We all need a Motoyama in our life.
Let me take a few minutes here to just word vomit all over the page about how amazing Motoyama is. As someone who the show has clearly labeled an otaku who has no inhibitions about his looks, social status, or standing in life, it’s amazing to see him act so warmly and positively toward Yamane’s situation. Instead of feeling any kind of jealously or ill-will, he goes above and beyond what life calls for in a best friend. If I were in Motoyama’s shoes, I don’t think I would have been able to do even half the job he did. Quickly deciding on a game plan and executing it flawlessly, I was in awe as he changed his course of action as he got a better understanding of the situation. As the metaphorical topping on the cake, I was in nearly in love when Motoyama went and got shoved to the ground to prove that Yamane’s focus was on Kurihara. Too bad Motoyama had to see the two end up failing in the end though.
Switching gears, let’s talk about one of the saddest moments we’ve seen in the entire series involving Kana and Chiaki. As the literal comedic duo who have broken out into spontaneous manzai acts when their feelings of embarrassment hit the ceiling, it was really depressing to see their relationship hit a rocky point. However, as much as I wanted to see them finally have a sweet and romantic moment, I can clearly understand why Kana freaked out the way she did. If it wasn’t already obvious, she was looking for a relaxed moment to really unwind with Chiaki and instead she was given a Chiaki who was amped up on what I can only assume was a Red Bull (Beer?) who then ruined everything by stealing the first kiss she was holding onto so dearly. God, of all the things that Chiaki could have done, why did he have to resort to something as halfassed as drinking to get over his jitters?
Overall, not too bad of a follow up episode after last week’s depressing moments. Hopefully, Chiaki will be able to work things out with Kana before it gets too serious but it looks like things are going to switch back over to Sugawara and Takano next week. In any case, I’ll catch you guys then!