「さくらとお花見ひっぱりだこ」 (Sakura to Ohanami Hipparidako)
“Sakura Feels a Pull at the Flower Viewing”
God I hate it when this show tries to play with my emotions.
With the plot still following along our tried and true path of one new card per episode, this week introduced the new gravity card and not much else. However, I say that with the utmost confidence and least amount of snarkyness possible since next week’s episode is looking like it’ll be the spike in adrenaline and action that we so sorely need.
That said, from a holistic perspective, this week’s episode was pretty darn good if you were looking for our side characters to get some well deserved screen time. For me, I’m a sucker whenever Kero-chan or Touya get a chance to say more than just a few lines so I was pretty content after the first ten minutes or so. Luckily though, there was a lot more waiting just ahead with all of Sakura’s friends from school getting a chance to shoot the breeze while sharing lunch under some beautiful sakura trees. And honestly, it’s never boring watching all of them just go about eating lunch while making lame puns or fake but funny stories.
When it comes to the Gravity Card though, boy was it a little disappointing to see just how short the capture moment was. With a face similar to Tomoyo’s, I wish we were given a little bit more when it came to Sakura overcoming the force that was violently pulling her toward that tree. That said, I suppose it’d be pretty bad if things got any more serious than they already were since there were so many people enjoying the scenery. That said, it’s probably a miracle that Sakura’s been able to keep her secret for even this long when the offending cards seem to be getting bolder and bolder with each passing episode.
All-in-all, not too bad of an episode especially if you were looking for some development for as many characters as possible. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any follow up to Syaoran’s sneaky conversation last week which was something I was really hoping for. I’m sure we’ll learn in due time just what the heck is going on, but until then I’m going to constantly be looking at Syaoran with some super suspicious eyes. Especially when the guy starts trying to act all romantic with Sakura!
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!