Can it be that WORKING!!!, the series where the majority of its comedy comes from teasing the audience is actually delivering on its character development and potential romantic ends? All we needed was the Yamada siblings to bump into each other (which I’m sure will come soon) and this episode would have felt even more complete.
Whether it be the developments with Satou and Yachiyo or Souta and Inami, this episode felt like a reward for us long-time viewers. After two seasons of teasing and misunderstandings, we’ve finally got to the point where the characters are facing each other head-on. But will they end up together? I think both of them will, though I still think Souta and Popura are a cute combo. Carrying on from last week, Yachiyo clearly has developed feelings for Satou, and Satou just can’t say what he’s feeling. It’s painful, but believable. Their scenes together were my favourite – when/if they do eventually confess to one another, episode like this will only make it that much more rewarding.
This was another hilarious episode, carrying on from Satou and Yachiyo’s date. I don’t know what was more funny: Satou having to leave with an upset stomach because of how nervous he was, or Yachiyo shouting “Ask me out again!” as she tried and failed to leave the stockroom. Honestly, any moment with this pair is enough to put a smile on my face. Even if Satou doesn’t know anything about her (as proven by the quiz) that doesn’t change the fact that they’d make a great, cute couple. Yachiyo spends most of her time blabbing about Kyoko-san anyway, so if it were just her and Satou, maybe he would know her blood type, birthday, and shoe size.
The other recurring gag this week was the developing relationship between Souta and Inami. These two really have come a long way from the days of various punches to the face. But I like this new dynamic, even if Souta isn’t quite sure how he feels about Inami. I’ve never been 100% behind this pairing, but I agree with Souta: Inami can be pretty cute once you remove her comically-abusive tendencies. I’m not as sure about these two as a pair, but Inami tearing up and softly punching Souta was a strangely powerful moment. Yamada, you failed as a producer! Hang your head in shame and get back to not doing your work!
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Yamada was also hilarious, yet again; especially her taking pride in not wanting to work. If I worked with her, I probably wouldn’t be so in favour of her ways, but watching her in all glory is a treat. Overall, this episode carried on well from the last one. Will we get more progress next week? I sure hope so. I’m liking this new side to WORKING!!!.