Again with the parties!
We’re coming to the end of OreImo, and while there’s still tons of speculation about how the show’s going to end (and what the extended episodes will be), we still have a couple episodes to go! So let’s take a look at what we got for this penultimate TV episode!
Housewarming Party Time!
Even Manami and Kirino get along for the party
It’s time for another party in OreImo. This time for Kyousuke’s housewarming, although there are so many people coming that Saori gets permission to move it outside. But not everything goes to plan, because when you get the whole harem together, there’s going to be harem antics. This time, it’s about who will take care of Kyousuke. And eventually, Kirino steps in and nominates Ayase… because Ayase hates Kyousuke, so she thinks she can trust her. Talk about putting the fox in the henhouse. It’s been obvious for quite a while that Ayase likes Kyousuke, in her tsun-yan-dere style. But everyone goes along with it, because Kirino says so. Kirino was actually doing well breaking up the big fight between the girls, until her reason for saying no to Manami: “Because I don’t like it.” It could have been a harbinger of so much more personal growth, but really it came down to what Kirino wants, and that is ‘no girls who like Kyousuke around him.’
Domestic er… Tranquility?
There’s the knife again
Finally interacting as people
Ayase actually takes it seriously, and does take good care of Kyousuke. And with more exposure to him, especially after their pledge of a new start, she gives him a little more slack, realizing that he’s a good enough guy – even if he was peeking on her in the shower (hey, didn’t Morishima Haruka say that was a sign you liked someone?). But overall, they get through the month of studying and taking care of the studyer, and even have a reckoning about the lies they’ve told each other (and themselves) about each other. And of course, Kyousuke get an “A” on his mock exam, ending his time of living alone (I still really don’t get that whole deal, but whatever).
I just peeked to say I love you
Adding to the Harem?
But doesn’t take the rejection well
There’s one more surprise, tho, after Kyousuke’s done and moving out. Met by Ayase, she finally confesses to him. And even her empty threats after his rejection of her, completely in character but by now completely defanged, don’t sway him. This was probably the most likeable that Ayase has been throughout the entire series, and while she isn’t particularly graceful about being rejected, for once her behavior is understandable. Kyousuke actually does stand firm, tho, and sticks to the fact that there’s someone else he loves. Is it going to be Kirino? Next week’s episode title would certainly indicate that.
She does get in a parting kiss, tho
So are we completely set up for the incest route now? And what kind of ‘love’ does Kyousuke really have for Kirino (remember, please, no spoilers from the book). We do have four more episodes, but I figure there will be some sort of resolution for next week’s TV ending, and we don’t even know if the last 3 will be a continuation or something else. I really think it’ll be tough, even if Kyousuke and Kirino decided they wanted to be a couple, for them to get past everyone else. The only one who’s even given the barest support of that is Kuroneko, and explaining to everyone else would likely go pretty badly. Heck, Kyousuke might even have to fight his dad again, and that doesn’t ever go well.