Mayama has a dream about Rika faintly calling his name. His coworkers tell him that it must mean that she wants to see him a thought which he brushes off. After his firm lands a major contract, he and his coworkers go out to have a drink, passing by a fountain. Mayama later realizes that Rika was standing on the other side and rushes back, but she’s gone. Later, as everyone is talking about Rika’s husband, Mayama feels left out as the only one who didn’t know him when he was alive. His boss, Nomiya-san, wants Mayama to introduce him to Yamada, but Mayama excuses his way out of it, mentioning that he’ll be with his friends at an upcoming festival. Lo and behold, his coworkers show up at the festival. Nomiya starts to win prizes for Yamada causing Mayama to grow protective, but he realizes that he just wants her to have a happy life. The next day, he finds Nomiya working on pottery with Yamada. The two start fighting but Yamada smacks them both in the head.
I feel pretty neutral about this episode, didn’t really like or dislike it. Since our comedy in the form of Morita is gone, we’re getting quite a bit of drama with Mayama. Which is fine, I think I just prefer if it’s drama where Mayama is with someone, rather than it just being about him.
I was hesitant at first when Mayama started being protective of Yamada. He really needed to be more like a brother to her than a jealous lover type. This settles it more so that he can pursue his relationship with Rika, which is what next episode seems to be about.
Insert song this episode was was Spitz – Y from their ハチミツ album from 1995 (the same one episode one’s insert song was from). Another nice slow song, though they did play it rather softly.