*Huge Spoilers will be discussed here, if you haven't watched Madoka Magica yet, go back and watch the damn series*
After a very solid start, my discussion with Madoka Magica died down quite quickly but I had that feeling that this was one of the best first episodes of the season, so it was a no brainier for me to check out the second episode.
With both Mami & Kyuubey explaining the rules of becoming a magical girl, we all truly felt like these understandable rules wouldn't go as deep as that, when Kyuubey mentions "If magical girls are born from wishes, then witches are born from curses." Great way to fool them you smeghead.
The mention of human death and suicide in the conversation should of alerted the red lights but since there is little to no character death in magical girl anime, then it tended to be ignored as a big factor.
Madoka and Sakaya discuss this issue in one scene on the school rooftop, they wonder why they were fated to become magical girls (since both don't desire nothing) whereas many other girls could use the wishes, it's quite amazing how Kyuubey can bring the previous timeline magical girls together.
Homura who is deemed to be the main antagonist at this point, is still asking Madoka to keep her normal life. I also felt quite sad when Madoka asks Homura what her wish was, you can see the surprise on her face, she then leaves in silence.
Nothing else to say about the Witch Hunt accept for the Witch itself Gertrud; who in her previous life must of been some kind of beautiful girl who got opposed to the the point where she would become a witch herself, Mami action sequences still look amazing and the show ends without a ED again.
Madoka Magica still entertains me, even at this slow beginning. Next time begins the re-watch of the biggest shock of the Winter season.