「都合のいい女子ですから」 (Tsugou no Ii Joshi Desu kara)
“She’s a Doormat”
And the hits just keep coming don’t they? Apparently not content to simply revel in its newfound depth (well, mostly newfound), Mobseka decided to up the ante and show Leon just what happens when you don’t really think on things enough. Tears shall be shed, miscommunication will be had, and all parties involved will be getting a wakeup call sorely deserved. After all, how else are we to receive the warm and fuzzy make-up moment?
Although it’s been said before it bears repeating: Luxion is the ideal wingman for Leon. For all the machine is, well, a machine, he’s got a hilarious knack for pointing Leon in the right direction and not taking Leon’s outbursts personally when he hits bone. Getting Leon to at least recognize his own involvement with Olivia’s current state of mind is a good win all things considered, though in tragic fashion it’s also a prime example of rubber banding in action. Leon still perceives himself as a mob, and so he naturally believes Olivia is better off with the bishounen crew because obviously cute and adorable doesn’t belong with a member of the unwashed masses. It’s a real tragedy because as oft mentioned already Leon is no longer a mob, he’s part of the in-group and contrary to all belief is only going to be rewarded more and more for his selfless actions. The kid may want to fade into the background, but the stage beckons and won’t be releasing him that easily. Milf queen demands it.
Of course Leon isn’t the only one to blame for the current state of affairs, Olivia too must bear some responsibility. While true Leon needed to let her grow into her own, Olivia a similar frame of mind where she can never rise above the status of commoner. She’s too has not yet realized she’s no longer bound by that status, that her friends – actual friends – don’t even consider it when engaging with her, and that everything Stephanie has done has been more out of jealousy than harsh truth. It’s a veritable given that Olivia and Leon (and also Angelica) will make up shortly, but the how and where are definitely up for debate. Will Angelica be in need of rescue? Or shall Leon take on the role of damsel in distress and be forced to come to grips with his mental blind spot? That preview might tease the latter, but personally I wouldn’t expect everything to go according to expectations here.
If there’s one thing Mobseka has shown over the weeks, it’s that it’s always full of surprises.