Tomoya continues to try and fix Kotomiâ€™s garden in time for her birthday, while remembering more and more about his past with her.
I thought this episode was great. I did tear up at the end, Iâ€™ll say that now. It wasnâ€™t super emotional, I wasnâ€™t really crying, but I did defiantly tear up when they showed the suitcase with the teddy bear inside. Honestly though, I would have to say that I remember tearing up a lot more for Fuukoâ€™s arc. I canâ€™t really say right now for sure, but I didnâ€™t like Fuukoâ€™s arc THAT MUCH more then Kotomiâ€™s, but I would defiantly say hers ended up being more emotional. They were still both great, as I said Iâ€™m not sure but I am kind of leaning towards liking Kotomiâ€™s arc more while Fuukoâ€™s remained more emotional. Fuuko just seemed to get a bit too annoying at times, while Kotomi not only had a more calm personality while still having funny quirks, but itâ€™s almost as if her arcs basis in reality helped out. Fuukoâ€™s was supernatural, while Kotomiâ€™s was completely realistic, so that could have played a part. However Iâ€™m pretty sure we havenâ€™t seen the end of the supernatural arcs. Althoughâ€¦now that I think about it Iâ€™m not too sure what other supernatural things they can throw in. Iâ€™m pretty sure Ryou and Kyou will just have something where Kyou tries to get Ryou and Tomoya together but falls for him herself which is all realistic, and Iâ€™m not sure about Tomoyo but I canâ€™t think of anything right now. Iâ€™m only thinking Nagisa will have something because of how mysterious any arc involving her seems to be.
I am a bit disappointed that they didnâ€™t put any conclusion to the whole Kotomi is considering transferring to a school in America thing. Although that didnâ€™t turn out to be the main issue with her, it was her past and the fate of her parents; itâ€™s still something they left rather open. Perhaps theyâ€™ll address it down the road when it doesnâ€™t matter at all or will forget they even mentioned it.
As far as where the show is going now, Iâ€™m not sure. This was pretty much the end of Kotomiâ€™s arc, yet the preview wasnâ€™t obvious on who was the next girl to be focused on. I would guess Nagisa would be saved to last so itâ€™s either Kyou/Ryou next or Tomoyo. Still, the preview seemed to address basketball and didnâ€™t really show any of the girls that much, so perhaps there will be some break before the next arc of one or two episodes