Poor Rachel looked like she’s eating something really terrible. Either that or she’s receiving…No, this is not Sumomo momomo, my apologies.
Read on for summary and thoughts. Sigh, the chinese release took a while, so this review took a while too.
We see Kate warning two students about their colored fingernails, as she simply smiled and told them to do it soon. At the end of the corridor, Rose said her nails were fine as they went up to the balcony to chat. Rose then related how she worked very hard to get into this school through scholarship and that she was somewhat relieved that she still has a chance to return to normal. Rose also lamented how weak she was as she said she had been marathoning and doing sit ups (5 each day, lol!) to train up, eliciting a laugh from Kate.
Jessica was talking with the head Grace, Paula about Kate hanging out with the bad students, which was a bad example to Grace. However, Paula simply said that if Kate could reform them and kept them out of trouble, it was a good thing since the role of Grace is not only to establish rules but also to keep troublemakers away from trouble. Rachel was hanging out with her friends in the mall, as she looked at a stiletto, saying that it was a good weapon (against the beast). Her friends did not get the context and laughed saying it would give any pervert a good hit as they laughed merrily. Rachel’s boyfriend felt something amiss though.
Claire returned home to see the landlord lady who pressed her for rent. She was annoyed as she could not find a job to foot the 3 months of delayed rent and almost threw her telephone out the window as the line was cut off. That night, they met up with Rachel saying how good it was for Kate to be grace as she could book people to vent off stress and spend her days happily. Kate said she never really learnt what was happiness. Claire then said she had a secret weapon as it turned out to be the telephone in the backpack after the beast was killed.
Back to school, Rose overheard Jessica and her lackeys criticizing Kate for pushing the job away and only know how to please Paula. Rose, who was with her friend, heard it as she confronted them and said that they should not say anything so bad. Jessica then threatened to book them for mismeanor, only for Rachel to come over and drag her away since they did not do anything to warrant a warning.
They then had coffee together, remarking how they would never associate with each other without this experience. It was interesting, as Kate came over to meet them. Claire was finding a job but failed to do so, returning home only to see the other three girls at the door. Kate had brought food, only to discover that the electricity had been cut and the pot turned into a cooking banzai (? wtf!).
They then made some salad with the can food, with Rose ordering them around since none of them had cooked before. Kate then found a can of milk as they fed it to the cat in her house. Kate and Claire then had a talk, with Kate saying how it would be great since they were given a chance to go back to their normal lives. Claire said it was all right if it was not the same, since they were now happy spending time together and enjoying dinner. They then had a fun, relaxing time eating horrible food and the salad, ending with a heartwarming melody that speaks of the emotions that were felt under this gathering.
I always like such episodes, where there is a great bonding between the protangists of the show. Honestly, their minds have been so tight and stressed that there was no way that they could relax at all. In a way, I like this sudden mood of peace in this episode because not only it strongly contrasted with the other episodes, it is also a form of development.
I am so glad that even Rose being physically inept, has been trying very hard on her own to work out in order to be less of a liability. Rachel is also improving her relationship with the other three girls and it seems like all of them were dependent on each other. They are finally forming a team and it must be said that this is a good start for what will happen next in the future.
The warm song also made me feel really good, even though there is still a bit of off-key tunes in it. However, I like how the whole ambience of the singing created this comforting feeling that they cannot experience. In a way, Rachel and Claire gained something that they would never get if they were going back to their own lives: comrades that will support them no matter where they go.
It will seem to me that the period for Rachel and Claire’s weakness is over. Rose is also trying very hard which leaves Kate. However, I personally feel that the weakness of Kate has been initally exposed as Lise and it is very possible if they are to meet, her weakness would be exploited completely. She will then need the support of the other three girls, if they can.
Why I said that is because it seems that Lise will wake up next episode. Hmm, I wonder what her role will be in protecting the interest of Herve and his clan.