Setsuna figures if she pushes Kazusa off the roof there’s no more triangle
Now that we’re past the big live event, what’ll happen as Setsuna and Haruki become a couple?
An extra wheel?
There’s not too much to say about the ‘action’ this week’s episode of White Album 2. I was kind of surprised that we’ve moved about a month into the future, with Christmas coming up soon. And Setsuna and Haruki have managed drag Kazusa’s test scores up far enough that she’s probably going to graduate from school (I think there isn’t too much for seniors in Japanese High Schools to do in that final semester, since most have gotten into the university they’re going to by that point or not).
Haruki seems happy to be with Setsuna
We did get some discussion between Setsuna and Kazusa, mainly Setsuna apologizing personally to Kazusa for confessing to Haruki. But Kazusa is still not going to admit that she likes Haruki, especially when her friend Setsuna has already gone after him. And it’s not that Kazusa is not caring about anyone, because she actually invites Setsuna to use her first name (and NOT Haruki).
Some Take Their Relationship More Seriously
Maybe Setsuna is more interested in Kazusa?
It’s hard to know if it’s a fault with Haruki, or if he’s just too interested in Kazusa to let it go, but from the way this episode was portrayed, he spends just as much attention on Kazusa as he does on Setsuna. Of course, we aren’t getting a complete picture, and for much of the time, it’s Setsuna who is inviting Kazusa along. But Kazusa is aware of the attention that Haruki is sending her way, and repeatedly admonishes him that he should only do things for his girlfriend, meaning not for her. I certainly don’t think you could accuse Kazusa of leading Haruki on, or even sending mixed signals. The only one who’s mixing up the signals is Haruki, to the point that Takeya, Io, and Chikashi are all afraid to mention anything about it, maybe for fear that voicing their doubts would cause something bad to happen to Haruki and Setsuna’s relationship.
Kazusa has some good advice for a boyfriend
But the way Haruki is, is anything going to happen in that relationship? Setsuna wants to take a trip with the three of them, and they even go to a mountain onsen resort for Christmas. If anyone’s keeping Kazusa in the relationship, it’s Setsuna. I’m surprised she’s not trying to rope Kazusa into a threesome, like Haruki would even go that far with Setsuna. Heck, he argues that they shouldn’t go to the resort with 2 girls and a guy. And while they probably shouldn’t let Kazusa drive (I’m guessing she doesn’t have a license), they really push it with mixed bathing (there’s that threesome thing again). In short, I think it’s hard to tell what any of the three of them are expecting out of their relationships at this point.
Bonus Skinship Time
I think it’s good that the three of them are good friends, but what does that mean for the future? Haruki certainly gives off weird signs toward Kazusa, but then he does the same thing with Setsuna. And even if the truth is that Haruki loves Kazusa as much or more than Setsuna, it doesn’t necessarily mean he doesn’t love Setsuna. And there are plenty of happy couples who had other loves that didn’t work out, or were even stronger (and no, not all of them fall apart later, either). I would like to see the show give a little more focus to some times with just Setsuna and Haruki, because it’s very hard to judge the depth of their relationship when all we see is them together with Kazusa.