Dance and Pretty Cure... Which to Choose? (ダンスとプリキュア…どちらを選ぶ? "Dansu to Purikyua... Dochira o Erabu?"?) is the 20th episode of the season Fresh Pretty Cure! and also the 262nd episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.


In preparation for the dance competition, the girls attempt to balance out their home lives, school, dance, and Pretty Cure duties- soon causing them to become exhausted and irritable.


Miyuki watches Love, Inori, and Miki train when they tiredly come to a stop. She warns them not to start slacking, and this makes them anxious as she brings up the week remaining before the contest, then scolds them for tiring out so easily. In an attempt to get on her good side again, the trio attempt to show Miyuki that they are energetic and encouraged to keep going- but after they get flustered and she sees how hungry they are she insists on taking break.

At Kaoru's Cafe, Miki and Inori talk about being scolded and worry they aren't good enough as they notice Love dozing off. They ask about the strange monster they faced last time, and Love comments on how much more powerful it was compared to their previous fights. They wonder if they can really continue to fight like this, depressing Miki and Inori until Love claims they will be fine as long as they continue to work together. Miyuki calls for them, saying they had a long enough break. After thanking Kaoru the girls take off, only for him to realize they didn't eat any of them as he approaches the table to clean up.


Love failed to jump over the boxes

The next morning, Love is late for school and immediately went out of the house eating a few bites of breakfast. After she leaves Ayumi worries over Love, commenting that hardly eating isn't good for the body. Tarte and Chiffon express concern over her; with Tarte eying the remaining food.

Her words manage to set up Love's proceeding school day. During gym she fails to properly jump- getting dizzy and falling over, and during break she tries to keep going until Daisuke approaches and brings up the box incident. She assumes he only came to tease her and asks to be left alone, causing him to confess that he was worrying because she's acting strangely today. Not only did she fall asleep during class, but she didn't even finish lunch like usual. Love shows disgust at knowing he was watching her so much- upsetting him to the point of him storming off after telling her not to overdo it.

Meanwhile, at a studio the cameraman tries to help Miki open up a little during their session but he is capable of seeing that she too isn't acting normal. She lacks her usual spirit and energy, and they call a break in hopes this will wake her up a little. But after Miki trips she takes it out on herself and starts stressing over her lack of perfection.

Inori feeding the rabbits

At Inori's school she is busy feeding the rabbits at their pen. She goes to fetch them water but dizzily tries to balance herself to avoid falling. When she trips on a pitch fork it winds up scaring the rabbits and startles her. She appears weakened and tired, and the rabbits curiously approach her and she claims to be fine and apologizes for scaring them like this.

With school over, Love heads home when she walks past Kaoru's Cafe. He asks if she still likes his donuts and she claims she does, but she doesn't have any money on hand right now. He offers to let her have a donut, suggesting that she can just pay him later since she can be trusted. Love refuses though, taking off after Kaoru promises to make special donuts the next day to give them plenty of energy, seemingly aware that something is going on.

As Love continues to walk hoome she happens to see Setsuna approaching her. Setsuna asks her how dance is going, and Love lies by saying its going good, and that she is full of energy- but Setsuna is well-aware of her flawed attempts to lie and asks what the problem is. Love tries telling her but she quickly stops herself, quickly taking off with an excuse.

The following morning, Love is busy packing up and preparing to head off to her dance lessons when she suddenly faints. She awakens later with a worried Chiffon and Tarte watching over her. They try to convince her that she is too tired to keep doing this and Chiffon begs for her to stay home for the day to recover, but Love claims she is fine and takes off, leaving the worried Chiffon and Tarte behind.


The girls confronting Eas and the Nakisakebe

Once again Love meets up with Setsuna, who tells Love that by doing two things she can always achieve both of them. Secretly her plans are to tire the girls out, seeing that when they are like this they surely can't do well as Pretty Cure. Love thanks her before taking off, and Setsuna transforms into Eas and summons a Nakisakebe out of eyesight.

When the girls spot it, they run to the construction site and Love demands to know where Setsuna went, since she saw her around there. This angers Eas and she claims nobody was there, which causes Love to calm down. They transform and attempt to fight the Nakisakebe, but with their lack of strength they are barely able to beat it. Eas angrily takes off, and after the girls revert to normal they faint on spot, causing several citizens to find them and express worry while Miyuki continues to wait for them.





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