It seems the Banri/Koko drama is done… for now. Honestly, there was a lot more talking done in this episode than anything else, but it does seem like some things have reached a conclusion for the time being. For one thing, Koko seems to be at ease with Banri and Linda’s past, going so far as to encourage Banri to return home for a high school reunion. The argument from the previous episode seems to have spurred Banri to finally face his past, which will probably create some plot points as we slowly close in on the end of this series.
We also get to see more interaction between Oka and Koko this time around. I don’t know if Koko can be called an all-around tsundere, but in terms of this friendship she definitely is. Just watch the scene where she’s helping Oka unpack at her new apartment. Koko certainly seems to have grown up some since the beginning of the series, though it remains to be seen if she’ll drop this part of her act and just admit that she considers Oka a friend.
Perhaps we will finally start exploring the Yana/Linda relationship as well, as we see a brief scene between the two of them where Yana succeeds in angering Linda. Not much is explained as to what the nature of their relationship is, but hopefully this was a flag to start exploring it.
Overall, there’s not a lot to say about this one. As I said before, it was more talking than “action”, but if the discussions are serving to set up future plot points then consider them a necessity. That doesn’t make it a boring episode at all, of course, especially if you’re invested in the characters, but if you’re looking for stuff to happen, then this isn’t going to be the episode you were hoping for.
A Christian Perspective:
Not much to say here. There is some drinking going on at the Festival Club’s party, but that’s about it. Whether this is offensive or not will largely depend upon your view of alcohol consumption. I don’t think any of the characters shown were meant to be drunk, but I could be wrong.
Alcohol/Drug Use: Characters are shown drinking at the Festival Club’s fireworks party