Oh. I just had a new theory. I've been predicting for a while that Harley will beat May in a late contest and then there'll be a big showdown between them in the Grand Festival. But this episode is only May's third contest - that's very early for a Harley-victory, since he can't appear again until the GF if he beats her now. And if May beats him, then it's just a big Saffron rehash. So maybe what'll actually happen is that Harley will beat May in this episode, and they'll then have their big, final battle in her last contest, with them both competing for their fifth ribbons. Then the GF will be left free to focus on May-Drew. Hmmm. Looks like I'll have to wait and see what happens in this ep before deciding what's up.
Interesting theory, but I'm sure they'll have Harley appear in the GF anyway. May might not face him in the GF then, but he'll probably be there.
Of course, what you're saying is the writers will now be given a chance to resolve the May/Drew rivalry this region. I thought you didn't want that to happen.