The captain always goes down with the ship!
The end of an era. It’s been a great ride, but all good things…
The girls are finishing the party preparations. Mitsuki is leading Rina to it, of course we know she overheard them planning it, but she plays along anyway, because Mitsuki is a sweetheart that way.
There’s a bucket of green tea pudding. This excites Mitsuki, but Rina has eaten so much studying for finals she’s rather sick of it.
We get to the presents, and Sumisumi has provided them with mustaches! …Do you girls need a ride? Yeah, you know where this is headed.
Kotone gives Mitsuki a chandelier. Hey. HEEEYYYYY! What the hell, Kotone? We agreed on a thousand yen limit!
Yuzu and Kaede do an impersonation skit of the two, with Kaede as Mitsuki and Yuzu as Rina. Ever the greek chorus, the impersonation just kind of has Rina in the back smiling the whole time. While the joke’s a little flat for me, they hit you in the feels when Kaede hides behind Yuzu, not wanting anyone to know she’s letting slip a tear.
Rina asks Haruka if there’s anything to eat with garlic, and Haruka obliges to whip something up. Mitsuki instantly is jealous someone else will get to eat Haruka’s home cooking, and it rather makes her short with the rest. Also, seems they’ve run out of utensils (not sure how, you knew exactly how many people would be here…) and Yuu just hands the job off, but Mitsuki won’t have guests in their home fetching silverware, so she sends Yuu to the kitchen.
And almost instantly regrets sending Yuu to the same room alone with Haruka, chasing after them, completely expecting them to be kissing. But, as we’ve established, Sakura Trick isn’t ALL about stealing kisses, and they’re honestly going about their business.
Yuu finally hits Mitsuki where it hurts, “What business is it of yours?” Well…Mitsuki can’t even get her head around admitting she likes Haruka. It quickly devolves into a sibling fight, as is prone to happen. Haruka suddenly finds herself in a lesbian tug of war. Good. Good.
Yuu asserts her property rights over Haruka by kissing her woman right in front of Mitsuki.
Look…my casual adoption of the Haruka/Mitsuki ship is well documented. But this episode is doing Yuu no favors. “Haruka is mine. Mine mine mine. See?” is so…it’s so frat boy it makes me want to punch her in her smug face. A reflex that Yuu had trouble enough suppressing in me earlier in the season. I would have less of a problem with it if Haruka wasn’t objecting THE ENTIRE TIME, while last episode when Haruka tried to do something similar Yuu fended Haruka off with a breast grab instantly, knowing it made Haruka uncomfortable. Oh, because it’s Haruka, obviously she wants it? Yuu…you’re just a bitch. Continue reading