“Let’s Go Home”
Well that escalated quickly.
I’ve been dying to know what’s going on with Kyo and boy did this week’s episode deliver on that. Ignoring any previous knowledge from the original series (partially because I can’t remember all that much of it), who would have thought that Kyo’s rosary was the object that was keeping the cat spirit inside of him from popping out?
Anyways, I don’t think I was ready for this week’s episode. Looking back on it, Kyo has always been a rather hotheaded guy who was ready to knock you out at the drop of a hat. But underneath that tough exterior of his, there’s always been a glimmer of this simple guy who just wanted to be with others. Looking at Kyo’s past, it’s not hard to see why he behaves the way he does. Ostracized by the Somas, stuck in a vicious cycle of hate with Yuki with things outside of their control, and living with the knowledge that his mother was afraid to truly look at him, it’s actually more surprising that Kyo has even made it this far.
However, even with the universe constantly working against him, you have to love how he’s stuck to being himself and in turn managed to find hope and salvation within the arms of someone who truly understands what he needs. Because at the end of the day, what Kyo needed wasn’t love but rather someone who was willing to try and understand him and provide a different type of empathy that only comes from looking at fear straight in the eye BECAUSE of the love you have for them.
Man, what an episode. It’s been a long time coming and I absolutely loved how this week’s episode executed everything. From all the hints that were being dropped along the way to the darker conversations that were only heard because we got to see what was going on off screen, I don’t think we could have asked for a better episode. From this point though, I can’t wait to see how the dynamic at Shigure’s household changes. I personally hope for things will get livelier with Kyo opening up a bit more and maybe figuring out his differences with Yuki. In any case, see you guys next week!