You know that feeling you feel right before something big happens? That’s this week’s episode in a nutshell.
I can’t even begin to describe just how much I want Sugawara and Takano to end up together. Ever since their awkward introduction where Sugawara ended up (literally) falling on his face after a subtle rejection from Takano, every episode that passes has been killing me as it feels like the story is making a conscious effort to draw things out for as long as humanly possible. That said, it feels like our diligence is about to pay off since it feels like all the cards have been finally played. With Sugawara actually able to get his emotions out into words (albeit to the wrong person) and Takano finally entertaining the thought that her feelings for Sugawara may be something more than a fever, I can’t wait to see what happens when the two end up alone with each other. Hopefully they won’t wimp out since it would be adding insult to injury if they didn’t at least acknowledge each other’s feelings.
On the flipside of things, I’m genuinely afraid for our favorite manzai couple. With Chiaki acting way too rationally and Kana pushing things a little too far, it’d be awfully depressing to see them not get back together over Chiaki pulling one really stupid move. But what makes things ever worse is probably just how much effort Chiaki put in trying to fix his mistake only for a water damaged phone to make things turn sour. It’s a damn shame we’ll have to wait until at least next week before we get an answer!
Last but not least, let’s talk about Kaji and the random burst of emotion that came out of nowhere during her scene. As a fellow delinquent who could also feel the stares of others crawl up my neck, I can only imagine just how tough things were for Kaji as she tried her best to make up for lost time. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, I nearly let some rouge tears leave my eyes as I watched her lose all that courage she built up moments before getting tripped up by dropping her eraser. Luckily there are some amazingly sweet people in this anime and just like Kaji I couldn’t believe just how much a single act of kindness could mean so much.
Boy, what a great episode. With the story really kicking things into gear with the final episode around the corner, I can’t wait to see just what happens. With a ton of characters still waiting for some kind of ending, I’m excited to see what’ll happen to the rest of the characters we spent a whole season getting to know. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where I’m going to keep a tissue box within arms reach.