Step off, spider. Just step off.
Definitely starting to feel this remake now that it’s getting to the good stuff. This is actually a perfectly paced episode, I think — draws out the challenges to the point where there’s a little bit of tension, but not so much that the challenges lose any novelty they possess. Let’s face it: The candle challenge and that ugly doucheprick trying to intimidate Kurapika into giving up without throwing a single punch aren’t exactly the most clever plot points in the world. But the former at least forces Gon to use his head a bit to be victorious, and the latter mostly serves as a peek into Kurapika’s obsession. He hasn’t really done that much up to this point, so there needs to be an opportunity for Kurapika to fuck someone up and remind the audience how awesome he is supposed to be.