The girls found out it has landed in the snowy mountains and they headed there by helicopter. Along the way, Mana was conflicted that Regina broke her promise and the others believed that Regina could not be trusted.
When they arrived, the innkeeper explained that the mountains is dangerous as it is not stable. But the girls insisted of going as such the innkeeper told them a legend-If you see a ray of light in your time of needs, a miracle will happen.
The girls transformed and together with Joe, scaled the top of the mountain. They saw Regina and the Jikochu generals who have been trailing them. They started to battle and in the midst, Cure Sword accidentally fired at where Regina is standing and she fell off. Cure Heart tried to save her but fell in too.
The others called for a truce with the Jikochu generals and they agreed. Regina woke up and Mana was still unconscious. Regina found the crystals and it revealed a woman trapped in a block of ice. Mana too woke up and believed she could be Queen Ange. Regina's eyes went back to normal and she apologize for what she has done. Mana forgave her however Regina is worried her father will destroy the Trump Kingdom if Ange returned.
Mana claimed that they will try to convince Ange and King Jikochu to get along somehow. The others found Sharuru and after Cure Diamond used Diamond Shower to create a silde, they finally found Mana and Regina. (Regina also realised she can't use her powers for reasons unknown)
|A Snowman for a Snowy Mountain episode-Typical!|
Cure Sword and Joe were happy to find Ange however a Jikochu appeared created from a mountain climber earlier. Mana transformed and together finished off the Jikochu with Royal Force Arrow.
The Jikochu generals took Ange and Regina away and headed back to Trump Kingdom...
So the beginning of the Cure Ace arc as Ange is captured by the Jikochu. This episode was just a warm up for the next few episodes as the girls returned to the Trump Kingdom where King Jikochu resided.
Now Regina is conflicted between her friendship with Mana and her family ties. I find it weird that she lost her powers all of a sudden which I hope the writers are not saying she is turning good and that's why she can't use her evil magic. That legend about the light is when Mana saw Diamond Shower sparkling in the darkness. (Symbolism!)
|Place your bets on who is Cure Ace!|
So who is Cure Ace? I have seen how she looked like and I also hope that it isn't Regina but Ange or Ai. If not, it could be a hybrid of both characters which will sound ridiculous but it might work. So the girls and Joe returned to the Trump Kingdom, can they save Ange and perhaps saviour Regina's heart? Find out next week for the second chapter of this arc!