This episode was about the first time Tohru and Miss Kobayashi met along with a bonus tale.
The first segment was centered around Tohru doing all she can to make a very special omurice for Miss Kobayashi. Her determination to please her beloved could not be surpassed. She even dared venture to her own world once more. Keep that in mind come the finale next episode.
The flashback officially began in the 2nd segment where Miss Kobayashi reminisced of that fateful day. She had had a rough day at work and she drank her troubles away. While on the train she didn’t bother taking her usual stop and rode to the mountains. While stumbling about she met Dragon Tohru who at the time was wounded by a divine blade.
Miss Kobayashi, too drunk to care, pulled the sword off Tohru with surprising ease. Tohru suspected it was because Miss Kobayashi wasn’t religious enough to believe in the god sword’s power. That or Miss Kobayashi was still upset about her bad day at work to care about gods.
Miss Kobayashi invited Tohru to drink with her, which she did. The two drank their troubles away, bonded over their loneliness and we all know what happened next.
Before we get to the third segment, the best part of the episode:
One day while in hiding Tohru met a thief who was also in hiding from the law after being the sole survivor of her former gang. The two talked whenever they got the chance. However, the most important conversation they had was when the thief asked Tohru about how she felt being a dragon and having the power and freedom to do whatever she wanted. Tohru secretly didn’t feel she had any freedom due to her being part of the “Chaos Faction” constantly at war. She then asked the thief the same question and she answered “a maid”. the reason was two-fold:
- She liked the sound of being a maid and also figured she would find love with the right master.
- Given the choice between being a thief and a slave she preferred the latter.
Tohru took both the freedom of choice and maid things to heart as they most likely played huge roles in her current position. the episode concluded with what will possibly be the arrival of someone very important.
Next time the Dragon Maid G-View.