Isn’t it lonely when you wake up, and don’t hear any voices?
Speaking strictly on an emotional level, I never expected an episode that had a sick Ohana would bring out such a wide array of emotions. First, I never expected Takako would make another appearance so suddenly. It’s amazing how quickly she can shift from being such an arrogant person to a timid one. The look on her face was priceless when Okami walked in while she was bad mouthing her. If I were to give Kissuiso a lesson in risk management, I’d probably start removing the biggest risk to their livelihood — Takako’s advice.
Second, I was really feeling it when Ohana started to question her role at the inn. I can only imagine what was running through her mind, hearing that Kissuiso is running fine without her and that things were running fine before she even showed up. Especially after working so hard for the past few days to really prove how much she cares for the inn, it stung a bit listening to Nako try to calm down Ohana. But by the end of things, I loved just how much our trio of girls has matured since they first met. Nako being able to run into things with a strong heart and without losing her confidence and Minko being sincerely kind to Ohana were just a few of the handful of things that made me smile.
Even though the preview hinted at it, who would have thought Tohru’s crush on Ohana would develop so quickly? At least, that’s how I perceived it. All of his actions toward Ohana seem to be slowly progressing toward something more than just friendship. Freaking out after hearing she collapsed? Making her tasty food when she’s ill? Having other girls give him looks of jealously? It’s a shame that Ohana isn’t noticing this, since Ko seems to be the only thing on her mind. While I wouldn’t fault her since she is sick, I’m going to cringe if she doesn’t start to notice soon.
If you remember a while back, there was a short explanation about the Bonbori festival that’s held in October — the basic idea that people light bonboris to light the path for the Gods to return to Izumo. The reason I’m bringing this up is that the temple where Ohana was talking to Ko (in her dreams?), there was a young girl and a fox spirit watching them — both of which happen to be the same goddess and fox that Nako was describing back in episode four. So, am I the only one who thinks that a supernatural element might be added in somewhere along the line? I’m not sure how I’d feel about spirits interacting with things, but I’m sure P.A. Works won’t disappoint us either ways.