“Hasebe, you so lazy, how can you be crazy?!?!”
Is it possible for Tohko to feature significantly in a Servant x Service episode and have it not be annoying? Well, we find out this week, as we get an awful lot of Tohko, with her both on screen and off.
Megumi’s Gonna Get It Out in the Open
Well, she was, until Tohko fell asleep
That’s right, she’s gonna tell Tohko once and for all that she and Taishi are dating. Yet, when push comes to shove she can’t actually get the news out before Tohko falls asleep. Another chance passed by. But Miyoshi (the real main character this episode) turns out to be more insightful about Tohko, pointing out that perhaps Tohko’s studying for college entrance exams in secret because she doesn’t want to bother Taishi about thinking about the costs for college.
Miyoshi’s insights are deadly
And where Miyoshi is more insightful is that she’s the only one who recognized that Megumi and Taishi are going out (besides Kanon). Or maybe it’s just that she’s not in denial of reality like Lucy, who Miyoshi perfectly describes as an “intelligent idiot.” And Miyoshi thinks that Megumi shouldn’t cause regrets by not doing what she wants.
Now she regrets not getting away from Jyouji faster
Regrets are the big theme this episode, from Megumi to Miyoshi to even Tohko. Miyoshi gets so tangled up in a web of regrets about regrets that she even agrees to go out to dinner with Jyouji, which I’m sure she’s regretting even before it happens. Jyouji, for his part, is so focused on regrets that he tries to preemptively regret not regretting things. Unfortunately, Jyouji can’t manage to realize how annoying he is to Lucy and Yutaka.
Tohko has driven everyone crazy
And Yamagami agrees that Megumi should live more without regrets, so she’s going to be more forward with telling Tohko about dating her brother. But that means she need to get a chance to talk to Tohko, who’s too busy haranguing Miyoshi for even Kanon to interrupt. But as I mentioned, even Tohko gets into the regrets as she sees Miyoshi and everyone else talking to the section manager, and starts believing that she’s driven them all to psychological issues with her criticisms. But of course, noone wants to admit to Tohko that the stuffed bunny is the section manager, and when she does eventually find out, she flies off the handle as predicted… although maybe not so much. Is Tohko becoming a little more understanding?
Don’t help out or anything, Kanon
Regret Hangover? Yeah, I’ve been there, too, Miyoshi.
Not much movement in any relationships this week, but I think Tohko is getting better as a character. She doesn’t ruin episodes anymore, and she has become a lot more sympathetic at times, given her struggles for her future, and the fact that she and Taishi live without any other support. And it’s interesting to me that she seems to want Taishi to get a girlfriend, yet is clearly a brocon. And I think if she finds out it’s Megumi, she’d be… well, not happy, but at least not awful about it.
And who else besides me is hoping that we get to see the full Magical Flowers cosplay troupe before the end of the series? With Kanon filling in the final spot of Lupine Purple, Megumi’s got them all planned out in her head, and we’ve actually seen that she has Gerbera Pink and Mimosa Yellow costumes for herself and Tohko. I still don’t see how Lucy fits into a Rose Black outfit, tho.