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  • Episode 4:
    • Soon after Chagum is taken from the castle, he begins to feel a weird feeling in his stomach. Tanda laughs and says it would figure that a child as highborn as Chagum doesn't know what hunger is.
    • When Torogai first meets Chagum, she enters Tanda's hut absentmindedly muttering, "an egg, an egg..." and she sits down to eat, then notices Chagum, points at him and shouts, "The Egg!" Fade to Black.
  • Episode 6:
    • When the participants in the manhunt come to Tanda's hut and ask if he's seen an injured woman — the healer tells them that yes, he has, but springboards it into such an inspired rant about his frustrated love life that in the end the searchers just slink away awkwardly.
  • Episode 7:
    • Often when Balsa, Tanda, and Chagum fall into a "family" image. There are surprisingly meaningful and amusing scenes that consist only of wordlessly-exchanged glances between the three of them, but there is a moment the three sit down to eat in town and the Yakoo proprietor brings them, gratis, a traditional three-bean dish. Tanda explains that this means they were mistaken for a family: the large green beans stand for the father, the smaller red beans stand for the mother, and the chickpeas stand for the child — "Oh, I see," Balsa says, and helps herself to the "Father" bean.
    • Just before Tanda was served his "gisho", Balsa proved that Hiding In Plain Sight was the best idea by approaching another restaurant customer and asking about Balsa the Spear-Wielder. The customer went on at length about her having taken on a thousand men and being more ferocious than any man he'd ever faced in battle and it was so fierce a battle even he could only fight her to a standstill. He also assures her that Balsa is now quite dead. She maintains a perfectly straight face throughout the entire exchange.
  • Episode 22:
    • Balsa's offhand remark about women being born with the maternal instinct becomes hilarious given the context; firstly, the entire series has been playing havoc with traditional gender roles (Balsa often takes on a fatherly role, Tanda feels like the wife of some soldier, etc.), robbing any credence this has instantly, and Balsa's own answer to Chagum's rebellious phase two episodes prior was telling him to kill her, then slapping three feet out of him.
  • Episode 23:
    • Balsa's reaction to learning that Torogai has had 3 children already.


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