Episode 6 –
It’s been a week and Hachiman believes that he’s returned to his “inner peace” and that Yui has given up on her sense of obligation. He thinks he made the right choice, but does he even notice how miserable Yui is?
Yukino amused me with her assessment of the situation when she questioned Hachiman about Yui. Their teacher tells them to look for more club members because it looks like Yui quit. I laughed when Hachiman asks if he can quit too and Hiratsuka just cracks her knuckles! She gives them till Monday to recruit at least one new member and shoos them out of the room to begin immediately.
Yukino is determined to get Yui to rejoin them. She thinks Yui’s birthday is June 18th and she wants to do something for her – just to thank her for her help with the club up until now. It was very hard for her to ask for Hachiman’s help! They take a day to go shopping for a present and Komachi goes with them. However, she won’t let them shop separately and makes them go together so that they can “share advice”.
But then Komachi disappears to shop for herself – or was it really to leave Hachiman and Yukino alone together? But Yukino won’t let Hachiman abandon her either. She even gives Hachiman permission to treat her like a girlfriend! Just for shopping convenience of course and as long as no one they know sees them. Sure!
Yui keeps losing her dog. She really needs to do something about that. And she just happens to be in the mall too. I have a feeling I know exactly what’s going to happen with that loose dog running around. Hachiman and Yukino are still debating on a gift for Yui and it was funny to see Yukino purchase an apron that Hachiman admired on her. But before she can buy anything, Yukino’s older sister shows up.
I liked how Haruno gives Hachiman the once over! I also enjoyed her quizzing them on how long they’ve been dating and didn’t seem to believe either one of them when they said they were just classmates. Haruno finally leaves them and it looks like Yukino may be a little jealous of her sister. And sure enough, a lost dog comes along and it looks like Yukino is afraid of dogs too as she cowers against Hachiman.
The dog jumps onto Hachiman’s lap and licks his face, causing Hachiman to drop it. The dog seems happy to see Hachiman and rolls onto its back for him. Yui soon shows up looking for her dog and is surprised to see Hachiman and Yukino together. She assumes they’re on a date and misunderstands Yukino when she asks her to come to the club room so she can talk to her about them. Yui reluctantly agrees to meet and walks off dejectedly.
Back at school, it was so funny when Yukino mentions wanting to talk to Yui about the future and Yui thinks she means the future of her and Hachiman! She gets all flustered and wants to congratulate them. LOL The girls are talking about two completely different things and don’t even realize it. At least Hachiman gets it and finally explains. Gee, Yui seemed so relieved to find out they aren’t dating.
Yui loves the apron from Yukino and Hachiman has a gift for her as well. Actually, he’d like to forget everything that happened and start over. But Yui still questions why Hachiman thinks she’s just being nice to him. Even Yukino agrees that the two of them should forget the accident and start over. Yukino leaves to report to the teacher that they have their new member.
Yui opens Hachiman’s gift and thinking it’s a necklace, puts it on for Hachiman to admire. Unfortunately, Hachiman has to tell her that it’s a dog collar! Did she really have to call him a jerk and throw the box at him? LOL She leaves, but before slamming the door shut, she thanks the “jerk”. But out in the hall, a very happy Yui runs off. And why is Hachiman thinking of Yukino?