This episode, obviously a follow up and closing of the previous predicament, was all about finding Snoppe. The guardians initially figured that Snoppe had gone missing and because of that Mihuy is jittery about competing. This episode, and the occurrences in the previous, give us a good look at how guardian eggs work. I’m not talking about the shugo chara itself, but the reverse of returning to an egg. When Snoppe returned to her egg, Mihuyu lost confidence in herself and didn’t have a chance to wipe away her fears with the power of her shugo chara. When Nikaido turned the egg into an X egg, Mihuyu lost even more confidence, convinced that she was incapable of snowboarding. And finally, when an X character hacthed out of the egg, Mihuyu slipped into a state of utter despair, reiterating her fears. So if you hadn’t caught on to the process of X eggs this episode shows them perfectly.
The guardians mount their snowboards and push off down the slopes utilizing their snowboarding lessons in order to save their teacher and new friend’s shugo chara. They search all over without any idea where to start looking. They split up and draw nothing but short ends. Luckily they get lucky when the most awesome character of all time appears. Amu’s fan boy. He was making his way to the mountain, where he had seen Amu on the TV the day before, from his grandmother’s house an hour away but got lost. He stumbled across the mountain cabin where Nikaido was keeping Snoppe’s X egg. Of course Nikaido hid so that he wouldn’t be recognized by the boy but he did see the X egg. This information soon reached Hinamori and the others who made their way to that location. Nikaido sees them coming and makes a break for it, leaving the soon hatching X egg for them to deal with, but Amu sees him stalking in the forest and wonders why he’s there.
This is where the power of Snoppe is revealed. That power seemed to be a hoax until Snoppe was forced into an x character form. The most riggdest X character. Snoppe creates snowballs that turn into flying snowmen. When they hit anyone, that person loses motivation. She knocks out Kukai and Tadase leaving Amu and Nadeshiko to handle the omfg giant snowman that was just formed before them. An Open Heart easily handled this (as usual).
The whole thing was handled well and Snoppe was returned to Mihuyu in time for her to win the snowboarding competition. Another friend was made, another problem solved, but what really haunts Amu is the fact that Nikaido was present at the cabin area. He should not have been there and she has speculations that he is making the X eggs instead of Ikuto. In my opinion, she is just reaching for something that will clear Ikuto’s name.