I needed this episode to remind me just how contagious tears can be.
Believe me, it’s no disease, but it’s something I try to avoid for the sake of keeping my own eyes dry. If only for a moment, the possibility of Keita actually dying sprung to mind before realizing that M/Ichiko has awesome luck and can pass for a miracle white mage. Greater than the family impact, however, is Ichiko’s mindset that is prominent in the second half.
Indeed, she is a bit confused but her soullessness and blankness ensues further hilarity. All this over a handkerchief — seriously? There are plenty of hints that Ichiko may be flat out love-struck but at least she realizes (finally) that what she wants is everything Keita and his family already have. So rest assured, the usual spoiled brat really is human, and I already noted this in a previous post that this seemingly hidden side of her is worth adoring.
To be fair and honest, there isn’t much more I got out of this episode. It isn’t that any section of the episode got dragged out, aside from the “indirect review” of last week’s episode, but it felt unusually long. Maybe it’s much thanks to the more serious undertones of Keita’s fall and near death. Once that was out of the way, it was really just Ichiko moping around until she got bailed out by, you know it, luck.
In playing the devil’s advocate, I do wonder what would happen if Ichiko does run out of luck, or if Momiji decides not to be so compassionate towards her nemesis. In many senses, I find it hard to really root for Ichiko because of her rich girl facade so there are times when I wish I could see her lose. Then again, I can’t imagine the “bad guys” winning so whatever the finale entails, I’m almost certain that there will be some kind of miracle that keeps the good luck streak going.
GO Rating: 3/5
Yup, a lot of blank Ichiko faces. What a cutie.