Romantic triangles and the ability to see into the future? I can’t imagine how a combination of those two things could ever go wrong.
In any group of friends, there is always a set of unspoken rules everyone follows to keep things working smoothly. Be it not going after others within the group or making an effort to avoid things that others dislike, these things are in place to keep a group of individuals together without wanting to rip everyone’s head off. Which is why watching them slowly unravel the figurative strings that hold them together was the first of two reasons why this episode really irked me. Trust me, I understand the urge to ask someone out when you really have feelings for them but sometimes you have to consider the group as a whole and how you’ll effect it by being selfish with your decisions. Because at least with the people I spend time with, nine times out of ten they’ll think of the group.
Glimpses Into the Future
The other thing that irked me a bit was how Touko decided to use her ability to see in the future. Sure we don’t know much about how it works or just how accurate it is (for all we know David could be full of crap), but the way she decided to act after Yuki awkwardly asked her out is not what I expected. Yes, she might be the kind of character who does things at her own pace but based off of the conversation she had with Yanagi earlier in the episode you’d think she would at least give her a call! But instead of being reasonable she decided to call Okikura first in an attempt to see what the future held. All I can say is that I expected a lot more out of Touko.
They Say Hindsight is 20/20
Even though I’ve been seriously bagging on the episode, I can totally picture myself doing the same things if I were in Yuki or Touko’s situation. The feelings of wanting to be with someone you really like can sometimes overwhelm your better judgment and if I had the ability to protect everyone (including myself) by somehow knowing what and when to do something, I doubt I’d pass it up. I guess what I’m trying to say is that as much as the episode irked me, it probably all stems from the fact that I could totally see myself doing the same things. Something I have to commend the writers at P.A. Works for!
With the love triangle and one sided feelings in full swing, I appreciate that the show isn’t forcing us to endure episodes of characters not manning up and doing what they got to do. While it remains to be seen just how large of a role Touko’s ability to see in the future will play, I’m glad that we at least got some kind of explanation behind what those flash-forwards were about. At this point it’s tough to say where the show’s headed but I’m hoping it continues to keep going up! All in all though, not too bad of a second episode.
P.S. I hope I’m not the only one who feels like Yanagi is getting the short end of the stick. I feel horrible that she can’t get the guy she wants because she’s trying to be the bigger person. I would give her a hug if I could ):