Hirose finds a bell left to him by his mother and takes it around with him, causing a misunderstanding amongst Hayami and Hotaru due to the meaning it holds due to the upcoming festival.
I absolutely loved the confession bit at the end. Although this show really isnâ€™t the best and itâ€™s kind of too far along to wind up being a great show it still has some interesting parts and is a bit fun to watch. The confession really helps this show in my mind as it really points to it not just becoming some show where nothing really happens in the end. The entire time the two of them were on the hill I was just screaming in my head â€œTell her to keep the bell!â€ Which did end up being what happened, so Iâ€™m really glad that it turned out that way. That and they keep the meaning behind it, as they kissed so it was a confession not just a lets continue being friends type thing, which could have happened. It will be interesting to see where this leads to now.
Hotaruâ€™s grandfather really interested me in this episode. It was pretty believable and understandable that the adults would still bear a grudge against the Kohinatas more then their children, considering theyâ€™ve gotten to know her via Hirose and Hotaruâ€™s efforts. They would be more understanding that Hayami herself didnâ€™t do anything. However although Hotaruâ€™s grandfather didnâ€™t get super pissed and try to punish the arsons, he also didnâ€™t even begin to hint towards using this as an opportunity AGAINST her. I was surprised at the village meeting when he kind of defended her, saying to just not worry about it. Then when he saw her running he kind of said this must be karma, which when I thought about it seems to mean he thinks this is karma punishing him. After all he would benefit from Hirose being with Hotaru, yet Hirose goes with Hayami therefore Hirose choosing Hayami is bad for him in a way. It seems like he was understanding something along those lines that because of his actions against Hayami it was coming back at him. Although that may not be the case exactly, it depends on how serious you believe in karma and so forth but I got the impression he wasnâ€™t being so evil.