I recognize that this is written from a different time, but that doesn't give the show a free pass for being sexist. And I do think that this show is sexist. Whether or not that's intended I can't say since I don't know much about the author, but I think it would be really easy to read sexism with this part in particularly, especially with this episode. And again, being written from the late 80s and early 90s doesn't really justify it. That kind of writing wouldn't be good regardless of the time period. Anyway, I thought that this episode was pretty bad, but mainly for the second half. The fight itself was decent. It might have been a bit too flashy and they had to do that traditional think the opponent was defeated only to see that he survived bit, but there was some creativity there. Since Polnareff's stand is faster without the armor, I kind of why it would come with the armor, but they wanted to keep the knight design for it. Explaining his stands powers was typical in terms of padding out the episode, but it also tied into making him look honorable and respectful towards his opponents. Avdol's way to defeat him was pretty neat and I liked that he did spare Polnareff once he saw that he refused to commit suicide. I should have expected that he was controlled by Dio in retrospect. Polnareff's question for Joseph was certainly bizarre, but getting a reference to Battle Tendency was kind of neat. My problems with the episode started right with his motivation. So the man with two right hands raped and murdered his sister? He said that the man stole her innocence and then killed her, which is one way of saying that she was raped. If that is the case, then they're using a woman being raped as motion for the male character's story, which is awful. This certainly isn't an uncommon trope, even in this day and age, but it's still really terrible and made me feel extremely uncomfortable. His desire to join up with them made sense given that the man would be involved with Dio in some regards, but it still bothered me. Even if they just said that his sister was murdered, it would still be pretty bad since this would be the second time a woman was pushed into a refrigerator to motivate a male character in this one part. The rape just adds an extra layer of disturbance to me. And then we got that awful tone shift with random girls gushing over Jotaro again. I still have no idea why I'm supposed to like him, let alone understand why girls throw themselves at him. He's a massive jerk who seemingly finds everyone around him annoying. He does help people out, so he's not completely heartless, but that's not enough to balance out how he yells and insult women practically all the time. People have said that he gets better, but I'd prefer if I could at least tolerate lead characters right off the bat. Polnareff turning out to be a pervert made it even worse. He was more polite to the girls there than Jotaro, but taking pictures of their thighs was still incredibly creepy. Admittedly, I didn't hear when he said that he'd take pictures of their legs the first time I watched the scene, but he still gave off some massive creepy vibes even afterwards. Taking pictures of two young girls' legs that you just met and being so happy about it just seemed really unsettling. I understand that they probably didn't want to end the episode on the downer note with Polnareff's story, but that tone shift was hard and jarring. They went from talking about Polnareff wanting to avenge his dead sister, then had Jotaro yell at two random girls for gushing over him and then finished it off with Polnareff gushing over the girls himself. It's was a weird collection of how the series looks and treats women all within a few minutes, which would probably explained why I hated it so much. It instantly made me think "Forget you too, show", which is oddly enough what happened with the last Tokyo Ghoul episode I watched. To be fair, that episode and series is far worse than this one in my opinion, but the writing and treatment of female characters here did come close to that same kind of offensive mark that Tokyo Ghoul's compassion and kindness is for the weak message did. I think I'm done with this series. I gave it five episodes and that was five episodes too many. The only character who I can even remotely like is Joseph since he has a fun personality, although Advol is okay. Jotaro is too annoying to like and I can already tell that I'm going to have the same kind of problems with the writing like I did with the first two parts. I'll probably have even more problems with this part if this episode is any indication. Not to mention I don't want people getting on my case over disliking the series like what happened with the end of Battle Tendency. I've given the show far too many tries and it's clear that it's not my cup of tea. I'm glad that fans can enjoy it after it was taken off the lineup before, but it's just not for me. I came into the series expecting some over the top action fun, but what I see instead is a poorly written series with few likable/interesting characters, forced in drama, annoying narration, even that applies more for the first two parts than this one, and it doesn't have enough substance, charm or heart to make up for these flaws. These parts really haven't aged well either. Maybe it does get better from this point forward and maybe I could have liked it, but I don't want to wait through more episodes to see if that's going to happen. I've already gave it too many tries and I'm tired of waiting for the supposed good part to start.