The first Junior Battle, Ayu (Ally) vs Reira (Riley), begins. Ayu uses Aqua Actress monsters with a variety of powerful support cards, but Reira uses camera-based monsters to copy them and use her own support cards against her, clinching a win with a Fusion Summon.
This episode contains examples of:
- Creepy Child: Reira gets especially creepy when he puts his bear aside to duel.
- Foreshadowing: A lot of Reira's uneasy around his mother makes much more sense when you realize he was experimented on by her.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Reira specializes in this, using copycat monsters and negating the opponent's effects. With the number of people who use type decks for the purpose of exploiting the type-specific advantage cards, this is a very effective strategy.
- "Silly Me" Gesture: Ayu does this after being reminded that she can't attack on the first turn.
- The Stoic: In contrast to the World of Ham around him, and even his own brother Reiji, Reira's sullenness during his duel is jarring.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: This is Reira's default expression.