Rawr! Table Flipping Time!
So how many shows is everyone watching? I’m right around 30, with some probably going to drop off and at least one more to give a try to. I’m not exactly being ‘ruthless’ with shows I’m deciding not to watch, but I’m definitely dropping a few. But I surely won’t drop this show! Let’s see how episode 2 was.
The most intimate they have been, as Yuuta gives her a good Chase & Sanborning
Shinka can’t believe how little progress Yuuta and Rikka have made, even now living together. She’s imagining a life of cuddles and kisses and gazing into each other’s eyes and more, and when she finds out that none of that’s happening, she really can’t accept that. In fact, she coopts Kumin and Sanae into following the two of them around, spying on their non-date to the grocery store.
Just friends, or maybe more
Unfortunately, it’s pretty much like she feared. They just act like friends, or even worse, father and daughter. Rikka being silly, Yuuta trying to keep her in check. Even her splurge for night-vision goggles follows this pattern, spending all her money for the month on something cool, but not useful for living.
Everyone Has Their Own Relationship
Shinka is definitely meddlesome, but she’s kind of got a point with the fact that Yuuta and Rikka haven’t really progressed at all. And it’s not like they don’t want to, more that they don’t really know how. Yuuta doesn’t know how to get through Rikka’s chuunibyou, and Rikka doesn’t know how to react to Yuuta, so she uses her imagination to deflect him and whatever feelings go along with him. It’s kind of sad, but sweet at the same time.
Once they actually try it, they enjoy it
But with a little push from Kazari the love guru (who actually wants to date Rikka, but knows it’s a lost cause) they actually do go on a date. And this was a really sweet date as well. Yuuta remembers the warnings Kanzari and Shinka give him, about making the moves, and actually asks to hold hands, which Rikka pretty gladly accepts, even after an initial freakout. They enjoy the rest of their date, but Rikka’s troubled. She’s really happy with Yuuta, but doesn’t know what she should do. She doesn’t know what it means to be ‘koibito’, and it’s hard to figure out what it should mean. But she’s really happy to be living with him and spending time with him. And Yuuta decides that living the way they want to and going at their own pace is probably the right way to go.
They even switch sides!
Having a nice date episode was fun, and it really did seem to indicate progress in Rikka and Yuuta’s relationship. Rikka’s admission that she really doesn’t understand what she’s feeling, but that she likes it, and that she likes being with Yuuta, is pretty important, and means that there’s definitely something there between them that’s more than just Yuuta acting like a parent. These two do have a special relationship, and it’s hopeful that Rikka can figure out what it means to be with him. But of course, we have the new girl arriving, and who knows what chaos she’ll bring to the show.
A New Challenger Appears!