MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
Do NOT scroll down unless you want to be completely spoiled…
It’s just another day at school until Miharu discovers a letter in her shoe box. Everyone assumes that it’s a love letter, and Miharu doesn’t say anything to prove otherwise instead blushing and looking dazed the entire time. Junichi and Aisia are in the nurse’s office after falling down some stairs when Miharu comes in. She blushes at the sight of the doctor, making Junichi and Kotori realize that the letter must be from him. On the way home, Aisia asks who Junichi’s lover is, but he evades the question.
The next day everything seems back to normal. The students are in the gym listening to the doctor makes an announcement. Junichi and company are talking amongst themselves when a familiar voice takes the microphone…it’s Nemu, and she’s now the new nurse. Junichi is in a state of shock for the rest of the day, even brushing aside Kotori. In the nurse’s office, Miharu has a tearful reunion with Nemu, and they eat lunch together. But at the end of the day, Nemu is still in her office waiting for something when Mako stops by. After hearing what Mako had to say (probably that Junichi already left), Nemu goes running towards the lighthouse where she finds Junichi. Junichi is intially angry, and when Nemu grabs his arm and asks if it would be better if she had not returned, he raises his arm to slap her. Instead, he hugs her and says that he’s been waiting for two years. Nemu starts crying in his arms as Junichi welcomes her back. When they return home (holding hands), Nemu opens the door to find Aisia with the laundry. Junichi can’t explain quickly enough who she is and Aisia makes matters worse by calling him by his given name causing Nemu to storm out pissed off.
This episode caught me completely off-guard. I was expecting a Miharu episode, maybe with some comedy, which is what the first half of the episode delivered. And then they threw in Nemu. Bam…
Definitely did not expect her return this early in the series. I thought they would cycle around the girls, telling a story for each of them, and maybe Nemu would come back in the late teens. But here we are at episode six. With Nemu. The Nemu that they keep referring back to.
Poor Kotori. Not only does her main rival for Junichi come back, she also gets the cold shoulder from him (literally). I had such high hopes for her too. *tsk tsk tsk*
I admit that I was half expecting a kiss between them when Junichi and Nemu finally embraced. Still, it looked like they were at least holding hands when they walked into the yard of the Asakura home. I can only imagine where we go from here.
So yea, I’m still a bit speechless. More later if I think of anything.