Free! – 10
「苛立ちのハートレイト!」 (Iradachi No Haatoreito)
Man, what happened to Rin? Sarcastic but fun, less shark teeth and more smiling, Rin used to be the definition of the hot guy that everyone likes to be around! And yes I remember that last week’s post focused on him specifically so instead of getting my panties in a bunch since almost everything was covered within all the flashbacks, let me just comment on one thing before we jump into the heart of things — Nagisa as a little kid is just too cute. On the verge of maybe being illegally cute.
If you remember how much I praised Rei’s back during his introduction, it looks like I was spot on saying that he’s someone who’s genuinely concerned for the people around him. And after really highlighting how he’s technically out of the loop for anything concerning Rin and his past, I find it quite admirable how he’s doing the tough thing and demanding answers from his new found friends. Because not only is it tough to bring up these types of questions in the first place but it feels like he’s just about ready to clear the final hurdle in order to really call himself everyone’s friend. But then to see him go out of his way just to demand answers from Rin in order to personally really move forward, I can’t think of anything to say except that I hope he’s able to force what he needs out of that shark-toothed jerk.
In other breaking news though, I think one of my two dreams have finally come true. So for those of you who actually read my posts, you should know that I’m quite fond of our two main heroines. Both Ama-sensei and Gou hold a special place in my heart, but who would have thought that Ama-sensei had an alter ego named Marin-chan!? Not only does she have a killer body but it looks like she has some beastly strength hiding behind that innocent face of hers. And while some people may say it should have been obvious that she was some sort of model, it’s a little funny to think how early Kyoani foreshadowed it — remember when Nagisa suggested she pose in a swimsuit to garner attention to the swim club? Who would have thought!
At the end of the day I think we were given one of our strongest epidoes yet. Even though there was an appaling lack of Gou, a combination of touching flashbacks and some epic Rei moments helped push this episode pretty high in my books. And if I there was something I would complain about, it would probably be that there were no full-size opportunities to get a good screencap of Marin-chan q.q.