Remember, don’t overindulge on a date
As the season is winding down, and every show is up over 10 episodes, it’s inevitable that people will start looking ahead (even if I’m not the type to do that). But the counter to that is some hopefully great endings to anime that are already being shown, and one that might have a really good payoff is Servant x Service. With so many relationships up in the air, will any of them take that last step before the end of the series?
Lucy Around the Office
Lucy spends the first half of the episode traveling around the office because she realized that since Hasebe’s confession to her, she hasn’t really talked to him. So of course, it’s a little awkward around the office. But Lucy is nothing if not earnest, so she is going to do her best to straighten things out.
“No, don’t say that you think I’m special!”
And after a bit of a diversion trying to find the accidentally-sold-at-the-bazaar section manager, where everyone chips in to find the stuffed bunny, but in the worst possible places to look (trash bin, microwave, file drawer, drink machine?), Lucy finally gets to talk to Hasebe, when he finds her eating her usual punishment lunch (plain pasta, bread crusts). And she gets a chance to explain that she’s never really been around boys, having avoided them because of her name, and then going to a girls high school and community college. So she’s really uncomfortable around him. But the telling part of their conversation is when Lucy insists that she’s not special, and that Hasebe has to be nice to everyone. Can she get over herself before their date and realize that Hasebe really does think she’s special, and that she deserves his attention and possible love?
Miyoshi Out on the Town
Destroying co-workers all over town
I like that the show is using Miyoshi a bit more, even if it is for highlighting the foibles of the rest of the characters. This time, she uses her day off to go out to the city to try to relax, but ends up running into all her co-workers. And of course, she earns her ‘Destroyer of Men’ reputation again. With arrows through the heart of both Hasebe – “If you have enough time to play an unfulfilling eroge, why not ask Yamagami-san out on a date?” – and Taishi, the latter with a killing spree of four straight questions about his “girlfriend”. And the parting shot of “Please take care of your girlfriend.”
Taishi and Yutaka are no match for Miyoshi
But worse is that the next day is her dinner with Jyouji. She does her best avoiding drinking the glass of wine she’s poured, but gets quite tired of Jyouji talking about Hasebe. Encouraging him to talk about something else, all he can come up with is “Portfolio Management Services”. He really doesn’t have much else in his life. Too bad that makes Miyoshi forget about not drinking, and she promptly passes out from just one sip. That’s quite a lightweight. But for some reason, after she wakes up, maybe she’s feeling more regrets, or maybe she’s just realizing that Jyouji’s not that bad, and agrees to go out with him again sometime. Could this actually turn into something more? I doubt it, because Jyouji is still Jyouji, whose only actual good quality is that he’s “responsible”.
Plus, the guy drinks like a fish
While I was a little disappointed that we haven’t gotten to the big date yet, we did get some more between Lucy and Yutaka, and it was fun to watch. Now she just needs to be more comfortable with herself. She’s a much nicer girl than she realizes, and deserves someone who’s sincere and nice, like Yutaka really is (contrary to what Megumi might say about him).
Speaking of Megumi, you wonder if she got the chance to finally tell Tohko about her and Taishi. I’m thinking ‘no’, yet again. But could Miyoshi’s fire lit under his butt actually galvanize him into action and get him to be better with Megumi? Ha! Yeah, right. Poor Megumi.