Antarctica had something interesting in store while Ramen and Camp were business as usual.
We kicked off the episode with Mari and Shirase announcing their Antarctic journey complete with fist bumps of justice.
As Megumi watched she remembered her relationship with Mari and how Mari always depended on her. Remember this for later.
We joined our four heroines practicing a news report. They had an idea how it’d go and would give it their all…while Shirase was terrified at the prospect of being on live television. She’s good at socializing and talking smack to people she’s familiar with but strangers were a no-no.
While packing and making sure she had the essentials Mari found a PS One she borrowed from Megumi long ago and figured she’d give it back before leaving.
What I liked about this episode was that the buildup to it was very subtle. All Megumi scenes in eps 2-4 had something going on with her but it was hardly visible. In episode 5 the subtlety was gone. Two words doods, silent rage.
As the day of departure approached Megumi dropped more hints leading up to the big reveal.
On the final evening before the big day Mari and Megumi walked home and Mari told her that she wanted to take the journey as a big step for herself but also to become Megumi’s equal and no longer depend on her to make decisions…it’s coming…
On the big day Mari and the others said their respective “See you when I get back” to their families. On her way out Megumi was waiting for Mari. It was time…
Megumi could no longer hold back. She confessed that everything that went wrong with our heroines, specifically the bullies, the Shinjuku chase, Mom’s terrifying rage, all of it was her doing. Ever since Mari announced her journey to Antarctica with Shirase Megumi grew bitter inside. Her little Mari was growing up. She felt like she was losing her wing girl so she tried sabotaging their trip. She tried breaking up with Mari but our heroine thought that was too easy. Instead her punishment was to wait for her return so they could kiss and make up.
Next up is Ramen that surprisingly started with Koizumi-san being the narrator for the episode. She went in detail on the deliciousness of tomato ramen with extra ingredients and even brought up the tomato ramen she had at Yuu’s place and how she couldn’t tell her her true feelings…
…our hopes were quickly shattered as the narrator was none other than Yuu. Poor dear failed again. Also, Yuu, ya gotta quit the stalking yo. Unless you’re in an American sitcom playing a bespectacled nerd it’s not going to work dearie. Oh well. I’m sure you’ll figure it out…eventually.
The second sketch was about the mysteries of euglena and Koziumi-san teaching Jun its nutritional benefits.
Third sketch was about the thrill of waiting in lines. No really. The episode showed that there is some fun to be had. Anyway Yuu’s next plan to win Koizumi-san’s love was to stand in line and reserve a a spot for her at a restaurant she had her eyes on. Suddenly the guy in front of Yuu helped his friends cut the line. Yuu tried arguing with the group to no avail. Surprised she didn’t awaken her inner yandere again. Luckily for her Koizumi-san arrived and verbally DESTROYED them. Oh and Koizumi-san brought up stalking as a no-no but our lovesick heroine didn’t get the message…hang in there Yuu.
Not much to say regarding Yuru Camp. It’s part 2 of the The Outgoing Club and Rin’s separate camping trips. We saw the difference between both sides. One would think the club’s trip was more enjoyable than Rin’s solo journey but ultimately both trips had their pros and cons. Personally either one sounds good. We ended the episode with RinDeshiko sharing great photos of nearby cities/towns at night under a starry sky.
Good stuff once again.