THE HECK DID I JUST WATCH???? This episode started off pretty wholesome and then it got REALLY weird halfway and especially at the end. I definitely expected something bigger to happen… but I digress. The majority of the episode gave me a lot of Tome feels I didn’t expect to get. Tome was one of those characters that I mostly viewed through a comic relief kind of lens and really didn’t think too much about her. However, through out this episode, I definitely felt more sympathetic towards her in this episode. While her want to see UFO’s was silly (initially), there was still passion behind it and I could definitely empathize with how down she felt when her passion was met with indifference. She was already feeling down and to her, it probably felt like the others were just pitying her.
But UGH, Mob is such a sweetie. Offering a hand to try and lift her spirits, what a gentleman. We didn’t get too much from Mob this episode, so I’ll take what I can get from this boy.
Speaking of a sweetie, Takenaka ended up being one as well. Despite how extremely stuck up he came across during his formal introduction, he actually turned out to be a lot more thoughtful than one would give him credit for. The fact that he spent the entire night studying how to summon an UFO. Even going as far as to memorize the freaking chant despite how embarrassing it must have been for him considering he tried to cover it up by just accidentally oversleeping. But he went above and beyond because he wanted to do all he could to help since the three of them were genuine in wanting to do something nice for Tome. It was honestly a very sweet gesture from him
and I may or may not ship him and Tome a little now because of it >_>.
And while the book they used to research on how to summon an UFO turned out to be fake, the fact they were all still able to have fun on the journey and make precious memories were what really mattered. Not to mention that was their whole premise of why their club shouldn’t be shut down in the first season, to make youthful memories together and they finally accomplished it. Not to mention that this was probably the first time that they actually pulled together and worked hard to do something. It took a lot of patience and endurance to get on top of the mountain and for a bunch of lazy bums, that is an impressive feat. In the end, Tome had fun with all of them even if it didn’t end the way she had hoped… That is, until aliens actually freaking showed up.
…As if things weren’t already weird. IT GOT WEIRDER. Inukawa got freaking taken away by the aliens and had to live with them for who knows how long. He went on this whole journey on his own and I’m just… flabbergasted at it all. Also I am very worried at what transpired during certain events… <_< This whole thing felt so unsettling and weird that I’m just speechless. Like, WHAT???? I know Mob can be a trip and a half, but this was on a whole ‘nother level. Why did they even take him in the first place??? I have so many questions!
I feel like I appreciate Tome more as a character coming out of this episode and I was actually able to really empathize with her. Takenaka also ended up being pretty endearing,
though part of it is probably because of my weakness for middle parted hair. But he definitely proved to be rather sweet and from the preview, it seems as if he’ll be showing up again.
I’m still very confused by this episode and I don’t know how I’m going to recover from this.