Well, that escalated quickly.
Man, after last week’s suddenly depressing ending, I was afraid that something big was going to hit us this week. And after watching this week’s episode, I don’t think there’s anyone out there who can deny that we were hit with some pretty big things.
Starting in chronological order of big revelations, who would have thought that we’d see Kondou drop such a dark and scary line while talking to Tachibana? Looking back at it, I remember trying to fight an internal urge to scream at Tachibana (an imaginary character) to stop pushing Kondou’s button about the book thing. Like, even though we (the audience) knew that she had no idea what kind of landmine she was dancing around, it was pretty painful to see her try her best to strike up a conversation with the person she had such strong feelings for even though it was literally the worst thing she could have done at that point in time. And honestly, can you really blame Tachibana for what happened? Seeing how Kondou has been trying his best to keep himself “separated” from the situation, it’s not too surprising to thing that Tachibana would leap on the opportunity to learn more about the person she cherishes.
All of which lead to a rather depressing latter half where we had to watch Tachibana deal with her thoughts about whether or not she had just pushed out someone who she really wants in her life. However, as we all saw, it looks like enough persistence and a little bit of luck, things can work out and boy did things turn out well for Tachibana. Something that, based on what happened earlier in the episode, came as a surprise since I thought we were at the turning point where Kondou might have made an exit out of Tachibana’s field of view.
Overall , a kind of crazy episode that leaves us in such a strong position for whatever is going to happen throughout the latter half of this series. Hopefully, we’ll get to see a strong showing from both sides since it looks like things are about to get a lot more serious. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week! See you then!
P.S. I forgot about it while I was originally writing but two random thoughts came to mind while watching this episode. The first being that this show has a lot of strangely erotic moments and the second being maybe Kase isn’t as bad of a guy as I originally thought he might have been.