「ふたり≠ひとり」 (Futari Hitori)
Migi to Dali’s latest episode gives the brothers time away from each other as they make the most of their time alone. But while Migi sees the newfound freedom to pursue his own life as a promising venture, Dali has a hard time plotting revenge by himself.
DO IT YOURSELF
What I find interesting about this episode is how isolating both brothers gives us a better understanding of who they are as their own characters. By choosing Akiyama over Dali, Migi challenges his brother to become his own person outside of the overall revenge plot.
Migi’s empathetic side had often come through when he interacted with his new parents and friends, but this had been stifled until he broke free from Dali’s influence. Migi realizes that being his own person was liberating, and the times where he operated outside of Dali’s control made him feel free. The times he went on dates, hung out with friends, and celebrated milestones with his new family made him feel more fulfilled than plotting revenge, making it all the more bitter that many of these moments came from his date with Sali.
Dali, however, has a harder time adjusting to life without his brother. So much of his worth was built around working together with Migi, so it took having to concentrate on his own strengths for Dali to maintain his composure. Although he relies on Migi for many of his plans and strategies, he makes a more proactive effort to break free from his reliance on Migi while his brother is off pursuing freedom.
Every new episode of Migi to Dali has me endlessly worried for all of the characters with every cliffhanger they’ve thrown our way, and this episode is no exception. With the piercing stare that Reiko gives as she visits Eiji in the hospital, it’s hard not to feel immense fear at what she might have realized. Whether it’s Hitori being two boys or Hitori deliberately trying to kill Eiji, there isn’t a conclusion she’d come to that wouldn’t have dramatic, frightening consequences attached to them.