Well, I think we all saw the romantic relationship plot device coming. Not that it’s here in full swing yet, but the beginning stages of it are certainly here. Between Kaori’s friends asking her about her relationship with Hase, Hase calling Kaori cute, and some other things, it’s pretty clear that the intention is to bring it to romance. Kiryu also steps up this time around, and this may be the most he’s spoken in a single episode. I could be wrong—I’m certainly not keeping count, but he seemed more vocal than usual. Of course, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a fan of this show that doesn’t want the main characters to fall in love, but it’s nice to have more evidence than just wishful thinking.
Plot wise, it’s about as plot heavy as any other episode. The premise this time is that the characters are preparing for summer vacation, and Hase is worried about not seeing Kaori over the break. Kiryu essentially helps Hase to communicate to Kaori his desire for them to get together over the summer. So basically, plot is not the biggest focus of this show (though that’s probably pretty obvious by now). There is a bit of character development on Kaori’s side, though, but I’m not spoiling anything. One Week Friends continues to come highly recommended from this reviewer, and I must also inform you to keep watching past the credits, because there is more.
A Christian Perspective:
Eh, I don’t really have much to say this time around. This episode doesn’t keep it’s spotless Content Guide, though, with one use of Jesus’ name in vain. Granted, these sorts of things may be the result of the translators moreso than the actual meaning of the Japanese words, but I can’t say that for sure, and since I’m reporting on the subtitles as far as dialogue is concerned, my inclusion of this stands.
Language: 1 “j**z”
Alcohol/Drug Use: None