Chihiro reads her diary to learn of her situation for the first time in four years, having all her memories gone and Renji tries to deal with her situation as Miya and Hiro go further in their relationship.
HOLY SHIT! This episode was huge as well, just like most of the episodes in this series. This show conti9nually amazes me. There are practically no filler or fluff moments in it, this episode of course being no exception. Both stories were interesting, Iâ€™m classifying there as really being two stories, Renji and Chihiro and the love triangle (perhaps square) Renji and Chihiroâ€™s story was great, but the love triangle really had huge moments, so Iâ€™ll talk about that first.
I canâ€™t believe how far advanced things have gotten in the love triangle. I mean, it would have been a huge enough episode if Miya and Hiro just kissed. If thatâ€™s all they did it STILL would have been huge for the show. However the fact that they actually had sexâ€¦.I meanâ€¦..MY GODâ€¦I wasnâ€™t expecting that at all. Hell, even if the show would have gotten further down the road I didnâ€™t think that this show would go that far into the relationships but now that it has it just adds a huge level of seriousness to everything. Then of course Kei already finds out about it, as shown in the end scene and completely freaks out about it. Iâ€™m really not sure what to think right now. I mean, the instant I saw that scene I felt so incredibly sorry and bad for Kei while at the same time not necessarily feeling that she should have been the one to end up with Hiro. It really seemed form a lot of what they showed here that Miya is kind of a better match and the fact that they already kissed and had sex kind of points to them being the ones that end up together in the very end. Still, even if Kei doesnâ€™t fit Hiro as well I still feel sorry for her, sheâ€™s got nothing going on for her and still has this guilt from Chihiroâ€™s accident, and I really hope they give her good closure. Not that that means she has to end up with Hiro, but that she ends up happy in the end because she is a good character for the most part and itâ€™s sad to see her like this.
Then of course there was Chihiro and Renjiâ€™s story. It was still very interesting even if it didnâ€™t have some huge drama moments like Hiroâ€™s. It was interesting to see Chihiroâ€™s initial reaction when she learned of her situation. It really is as if she is a different person effectively reading something that says this is who you are. I wouldnâ€™t react well to that if I was supposed to believe some diary that this is me. Still, it was good to see her return more or less to normal, but they held onto that drama of if she is a different person or not which will be really interesting to see. It was interesting to see Renji freaking out about it. It was much more understandable then him freaking out before because it is hard to say whether or not Chihiro effectively died or not. To go through something like that has to be brutal. Finally the bit about taking Chihiroâ€™s story seriously was very interesting. Iâ€™ve always tried to pay attention to her story because of how odd it is and how it fits with her situation and it seems like that will indeed be a very big part of the show.