Two episodes to go if I’m not mistaken.
Quick recap of Koyomi’s play. It’s about a girl who was in accident and woke up at the hospital with amnesia. Her family, friends and girlfriend all remembered her differently. To find her true identity the girl role played as every version her peers remembered.
The end has her choosing the girlfriend version of herself. This didn’t feel right to Koyomi. She thought the ending would be satisfactory for casual viewers but felt something was missing. Basically she’s going through what others do when writing for a highbrow crowd. Gotta find the right balance to please them and yourself.
Eh. Whatever. Pandering to super picky people can wait. What came next was FAR MORE IMPORTANT.
Touko: Sayaka. Bath time.
Sayaka: (Oh no. Wait. This shouldn’t be a problem. I’m used to taking showers alongside other girls after gym class. No big deal…OF COURSE IT’S A BIG DEAL! I’M GONNA TAKE A BATH WITH TOUKO! I’LL GET TO SEE HER TIDDIES AND SHE’LL SEE MY SUPER KNOCKERS! No…I have to do it. I can’t let that shrimp steal my glory.)
Yuu: (Better get into the tub quick. Don’t wanna give those two, especially Touko, time to take in my figure.)
“Sees Touko’s figure”
Yuu: (I can handle it.)
OG: We were denied a closer look at Sayaka in her bra and panties. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Touko: (Oh goh. Yuu’s tiddies are bigger than I thought…NONONONONO. Keep calm Touko. Hold it in.)
Touko (I want them. I WANT THEM, DAMN IT!)
Lotta “what ifs” that night.
We’re skipping ahead to the big moment of the episode. Remember the guy Miss Riko called to help oversee the seitokai’s training? Touko remembered him as one of Mio’s old classmates. He did his job helping everyone improve their acting. However, things got interesting when he complimented Touko on doing a good job as seitokaichou…unlike her sister. This triggered her. She later asked him what kind of seitokaichou was her sister? His answer rocked her to the core. Basically Mio wasn’t a token “perfect president”…but a token “goofball president”. Touko was like “But when I saw she was amazing…”. The guy was like “Guess she didn’t want to ruin your image of her as a role model”
Hmmm. Why does this sound familiar to me…
Think about it carefully before calling me crazy.
Moving ahead again to the gang playing with fireworks (thank you Miyako) Touko was pretty down. So much so she couldn’t approach Yuu, holding back more than usual. That’s where Sayaka came in. She overheard the guy complimenting Touko about being a better seitokaichou than Mio. She also figured out her plan to become Mio 2.0. Touko felt lost. Her years of planning had seemingly all gone to waste in one day after all. For now all she could do was thank Sayaka for always being there to support her.
Yuu most likely overheard their conversation and her expression was like (Why didn’t you come talk about it with me?). At least that’s what I gathered. Oh yes. I did notice the symbolic fireworks Sayaka and Touko were holding.
You know what I find interesting? Touko feels like she’d failed in her quest to become Mio 2.0. However, like her late sister she too hid her true self from the public, only showing it to people she felt she could chill out in front of. In a strange way Touko’s still following in Mio’s footsteps.