Episode two of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun gave us our first Touma cameo, but if you were missing everyone's favourite special power nullifying bloke then he makes appearances aplenty in this fourth episode, as the series looks to tie the goings on in this show to some of the moments we encountered in To Aru Majutsu no Index.
Before this however, we see quite a lot of discussion between the four regular girls about urban legends, with Saten pulling out an ineffective "scary story" regarding a woman who strips off at random. This leads to further discussions of other urban myths, include one particularly preposterous one about some guy who can nullify anyone else's special powers. What a crazy idea...
Of course, Mikoto already knows different by this juncture, but from here we see her meeting Touma in various ways several times, while also bumping into the aforementioned stripping lady, a research scientist who you might just recognise from To Aru Majutsu no Index. Thus, the threads of the two series are weaved together, which certainly holds plenty of promise for future episodes as there's plenty to involve Mikoto with in such a case.
Once again however, it seems that To Aru Kagaku no Railgun primary motivation in this episode is to be fun, and in all fairness it is once again great fun to watch - Even without the kick of seeing Touma and some of his encounters with "Biribiri" again, there's still plenty to enjoy here, with all of the major characters acting to type to create a pleasing and entertaing affair. There isn't really a lot more to say to it than that - This was hardly going to be this autumn's "deepest" anime series, put that isn't necessarily a black mark against it at all. In fact, contrarily I'm enjoying it more by the week, relatively light-hearted fun though it may be.