It’s a little late, and the sentiment is completely wasted anyways.
This episode, like the past two, focuses almost entirely on Rokka and Atsushi, with Hazuki getting next to no screen time. A significant amount of the run time is spent in flashbacks, which I’m starting to get seriously tired of, especially since a couple of them we’ve seen before (we’re shown again a handful of scenes from the hospital that were boring enough the first time, and the second time around it was almost painful). I understand that josei are generally softer, slower in their flow, but the rambling flashbacks that focus on Rokka describing things in dialogue as they’re happening in front of us are very different from the josei I’ve seen up to now.
That said, the focus on Rokka is just breaking my heart. Because we’re seeing how she’s suffered, how her heart is healing after all these years, and Atsushi’s possession of Hazuki’s body is taking a hacksaw to what’s left of her. She’s lived through his death, mourned and picked up the pieces. When she’s with Hazuki, we see little flickers of the person she was before her husband’s death, and I think that her relationship with him is doing a lot to help her move on completely.
But as she realizes that Hazuki has been possessed, I honestly couldn’t tell you if her reaction is a happy one or not. I can’t imagine the kind of distress she’s in, suddenly confronted with the fact that her dead husband is possessing the body of her new lover, and she’s completely confused and unsure of how long he’s been possessed and honestly, Atsushi is getting the jerk of the year award. We still see him tripping and stomping all over everyone else, including Rokka, while he does as he pleases, and if Hazuki doesn’t get to punch him in the face sometime soon, I’m going to be very disappointed.
GO Rating: 1/5