Boy, compared to the last few episodes, this week’s episode felt like it came completely from left field.
God, where do I even begin with this one? Looking at things from a holistic perspective, it’s almost like we were watching two different shows. With the first half of the episode giving off some super dark vibes (it reminded me of something we’d see in Kuzu no Honkai or something) and the latter feeling so damn awkward because of just how close to home things started to feel, it was actually kind of amazing just how much the show managed to pack in one single episode.
Starting with the jerk of the episode, let’s dive into Kase and just how much of a “bad boy” he really is. First off, who would have thought that a simple kitchen hand like Kase would be hiding such a dark side beneath those white chef clothes of his? As someone who I thought would be relegated to background character duty, it’s kind of amazing how he managed to carve out a space just for himself. Or rather, it’s nice to see the story introducing some type of conflict to the story since it’d be difficult for things to keep on going with the only conflict being a societal one. Now don’t get me wrong — I’m not a fan of creating conflict just for the sake of creating problems. However, when it’s done tastefully and in a way that manages to help flesh out multiple characters, I can get behind it entirely. Plus, if we’re being honest, I’m sure the story would probably run into some trouble keeping things interesting if it kept going down the path it started on prior to this week’s.
Switching sides, boy was it a totally different experience watching Tachibana go out on a date with Kondou. Besides being an overall pleasant experience since there was a mutual respect from both parties, can we take a few minutes to talk about being old please? While I wouldn’t consider myself “old”, I can agree that I’m no longer a spry spring chicken. And honestly, I can’t help but feel that I’m going to go through the same feelings that Kondou went through when I have to admit that I’m.. old. Watching him try to sort through his emotions while simultaneously deal with the reality in front of him was something that I didn’t know I wanted to watch but found myself loving every moment of.
All that said, at the end of the day we had another great episode that managed to use contrasting situations in an amazing way. With the story moving along quickly and problems quickly beginning to pile up in-front of Tachibana (and I’m assuming Kondou soon), I can’t wait to see how things go from here. See you guys next week!
P.S. I too drink my coffee black in an futile effort to try and impress girls. God, just kill me now.
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