Oh boy, This. Episode. Well, someone finally Manned Up, but the question is, who… and how…
Kazehaya is moving so slowly now that he’s actually going backwards, barely saying anything to Sawako at all; Chi and Ryuu
look hot at attend Tohru’s wedding; and Kazehaya walks in on Kent confessing to Sawako…
This winter of despair is getting increasingly hard for me, Green Bay wins a Super Bowl, Kazehaya is putting up a losing streak that might damn well rival the losing streak of the Cavaliers, and yet Kent somehow manages to beat them all in making a nuisance of himself and giving me a bigger headache than Gundam 00’s flower of understanding. It certainly is a low point if I am agreeing with Pin in that Kazehaya should declare his love for Sawako atop a jungle gym. For a supposedly great guy I grow weary of Kent’s oblivious moron angle, he misreads the situation more than Kazehaya and yet his plays are doing more damage than I anticipated. If only Sawako was more discriminating when she chose her company…alas this villainous Kent has made his way into her good graces to the detriment of all. Kent’s foul insinuations and arrogant suggestion that Sawako’s love for Kazehaya is unrequited and that she should just have a crush on him to make up for it, sent me into a fury. I felt like ripping out Kent’s balls and smashing them with a baseball bat before smashing his leg throwing him in a ditch in a cornfield before breaking his face with said bat. Say what you will about this “well meaning” douche, I will never ever say a word of praise for him. I’d rather see the Heattles get a NBA Championship than see Kent find True Love.
May St. Noe forsake him and may Zeus BIG BANG PUNCH him, there is a limit to indecent proposals and Kent has crossed that line. How can such a man put himself on such a pedestal? How can he claim that he is acting in good faith and how DARE he pretend that he has somehow contributed to the acceptance of Sawako?! It’s almost as disgusting as seeing the Heattles play a humble card, and I hope the only crush that Kent will be getting is under Yano’s boot to his throat as she does the world a great service as she puts an end to Kent’s machinations. It will be sometime before Kent’s long awaited ass kicking, but at least Yano was not wasting her time this episode. Kazehaya might be in for a long slump, but Yano made the right decision to help out Chi-chan get ready for a wedding and go on a date of sorts with Ryuu. It is hard to argue against the results and I was elated to see Ruu-Chi do so well, sadly my elation was swiftly undone into RAEG when Kent made is infuriating proposal. Hopefully now that Ryuu is participating a bit in the fight he will hasten Kent’s defeat.
Firstly, just to get a private joke out of the way: I just have to say how awesome it was simul-watching this episode with Crusader (and EO and Roghek) via Skype. Seriously, you could actually hear him frothing at the mouth by the end of it. Yes, folks, if I were to die tomorrow, I can rest easy, safe with the knowledge that I got to experience an actual Crusader rant in person. Needless to say, I was profoundly moved by the experience. Thank you, comrade! *Wipes away a tear*
Back to the epi. The first half flew by in a gentle wave of building angst (nuff said) and daww (I love weddings!), whereas in the latter half all hell broke loose. Or did it? Guess we’ll find out later, but (shipping wars aside) I can only commend that kiraboshirific young man for honestly declaring his feelings to our long-suffering heroine…
…okay, so he needn’t have made out that Kazehaya was some kind of potentially emotionally abusive bf, however he didn’t exactly lie, did he? And can you imagine if Kent did get together with Sawako, how perfectly emotionally balanced their kids would be? Yes, just the right mix of adorable and cheerful, methinks…
…okay, I don’t really want them to get together either, but I firmly welcome this development with open arms!
…but not as much as I welcomed the Ryuu-Chi screentime in this epi! Clearly our prayers were answered! Not only did we have more Ryuu, but we got to see Chi in all her young-mens-hearts-stopping glory. Which reminds me – GO YANO-CHIN!
In fact, so successful was Yano’s hard work and so awesome are an alternative OTP, that I declare that this was one of the best OMG/DAWW-doesn’t-(s)he-scrub-up-nice?! sequences I’ve ever seen, if not the best, and also the best sequence in the whole epi: