The young heroine made her highly anticipated non-skit return. How would her beloved little dragon make her heart skip beats this time?
Riko (I know everyone addresses her by her surname but I prefer her first) came to play. To her surprise Tohru and Miss Kobayashi were out, meaning Kanna’s all alone. Riko’s body was ready. That was until she went to the bathroom and was greeted by certain majestic flame sacs. Kanna explained she moved in recently. Riko’s puzzled over the unexpected developments in Kanna’s life but quickly cast them aside to play cards with her.
A certain thicc Aztec goddess paid a visit to chill with the adults but when the kids told her they were away went to check on Ilulu instead. Ilulu was invited to play with the girls but was still deep in guilt over her previous attack on the hughmaans. Lucoa offered to turn back time but Ilulu didn’t want her life changing conversations with Miss Kobayashi to be erased. Lucoa had her go back to the bathroom and to her surprise (softly) manipulated Riko back in there. The two were able to talk things through while obviously leaving out specifics so as not to scare Riko. Riko got the gist and concluded Ilulu used to be a delinquent. Riko said “I’m a delinquent too. I wanted to do bad things to Kanna at first but then realized how cute she was and…You know, you’re cute too Ilulu…”
Part 2 had Tohru doing her maid duties as she noticed Miss Kobayashi staring vividly at her. Her joy disappeared upon a sigh. Miss Kobayashi explained seeing Tohru’s lovely maid outfit reminded her of when she first tried wearing one but was criticized by everyone. She stuck to admiring them from afar ever since. Feeling Miss Kobayashi’s pain Tohru gathered all the older recurring cast members (the kids and Ilulu played Monopoly) to help come up with the ideal maid outfit for beloved mistress.
When it was Georgie’s turn she gave a passionate speech that can be summed up like this: “It’s not the outfit who makes the maid bu the maid who makes the outfit”, meaning maids who lived and breathed the life of maids were maids no matter what they wore.
Tohru criticized most ideas until Elma was like “What about your idea?”, to which Tohru admitted not having drawn one because she hoped Miss Kobayashi would wear one like hers.
This experience helped Miss Kobayashi understand public perception made her give up on wearing maid outfits instead looking boyish because she wasn’t worthy of cuteness and became a self-proclaimed pro maid otaku instead. She realized, “Screw society. If I want to wear a maid outfit sometime I’ll do it. Besides, I realized thanks to your excellent daily service yours is already the ideal one Tohru”.
This scene showing Tohru’s mad rock goddess skills was the sole reason Rory old Bean gave the episode a rave review.
Tohru first asked her Goth rock and wood carving neighbors for help on what made hobbies fun. The first one wasn’t much help but the wood carver gave her something to think about. See, Tohru adapted to playing guitar and wood carving with zero effort. The man explained that it didn’t matter how good you are at something, if you don’t enjoy it then you won’t get any fulfillment out of it. A hobby should be something you enjoy doing in your free time.
I bet most viewers can’t wait to add Tohru’s Miss Kobayashi tribute insert song to their music collection when it becomes available.
Best episode this season so far and it’s been a banger since the premiere.