WORKING’!! – 12
「デイジー死す」 (Deijī Shisu)
There was a lot of Inami action this week. More importantly, there was also a lot of Aoi action this week. In their search to try to help Inami cure her androphobia for the umpteenth time, Aoi and Popura devise plans to use traps and reverse traps. Kotori is out of the question because Inami wants to do it on her own without Souta’s help and knowledge. When listening to Souta talk to Kirio about the times he helped Inami, it was pretty funny to see that half of those time he was dressed as Kotori. Reverse traps are out because the only eligible traps at Wagnaria would be
the slender folk Inami.
Sometimes there are things you wish you never said. I’m sure Aoi was eating her words when she said setting records takes sacrifices. The sacrifice this time was actually Daisy herself as Jun uses it to save Hiroomi from certain death. It’s not often you get to see a man’s face the moment his life flashes in front of his eyes and he accepts his fate. There are also times when there are things you don’t want people to see. In Souta’s case, that would be when he was having his little moment with Inami in the break room. He always seems to get in these situations. This show continues to provide a plethora of awkward moments for our cast.
While Kirio is pretty oblivious to many things (such as the fact that he’s pretty much a stalker), he came to a pretty quick conclusion on the status of our main pair’s relationship. The episode made good use of Kirio’s brief moment of genius. It really contrasted with just how clueless Souta is when it comes to emotions. He waited 2 hours for a text presumably from the girl he likes (a lot) yet he equates her to a pet. If you’re looking into the unwritten rulebook of “cool” then this is an example of something a guy shouldn’t be doing.
What I found really interesting this week was how Aoi cried for her mother when she was locked out of Wagnaria. Despite the hints at a deeply strained relationship over the series’ run, she still longs for her mother’s care. Kirio wasn’t around to hear such a thing unfortunately. That also works out in our favor since we don’t want her taken away!
I feel like this week’s episode really focused on the slice-of-life aspect of the show more than the comedy. It made the jokes seem like they developed naturally instead of being forced or lacking throughout. Next episode seems to be the last of the season fortunately (or unfortunately).