When we last left our heroines another dramatic bombshell was dropped. That of course was far from the only one.
Fortunately it didn’t take long at all for everyone to show their support for Suzune. However, the shame she felt went further than the scar. She dropped yet another bombshell. The scar wasn’t for an operation on her own heart but for the heart she received from an organ donor.
I have a 99.9999999% hunch the heart she received was Akari’s.
You thought that was the only bombshell this episode? Here’s another.
You know our resident weirdo panda host? Turns out she’s a former idol, Red-Bead Jun, who only released one Enka themed song in her career. All this time I thought the joke was “This female panda mascot was played a guy and he only sounded masculine to viewers” but no. If I understood correctly Sumipan is transgender. Very cool if that’s the case. Also cool is everyone only reacting to her secret identity as a former idol.
With the performance deadline fast approaching Rena volunteered to help Suzune. She surprised her with an organ donor card of her own, planning to donate an organ one day to help someone in need. She presented Suzune with envelopes to write a letter to the family of the one who donated their heart. Tell them how she felt. One of my homies wondered why Rena cared about Suzune all of a sudden. As she told her last episode and this one her “raivaru” thing was wanting to compete against the best and beating them at their best.
Suzune still had a hard time making her decision until Miss Sunny delivered a letter to her. It was from one of her cheerers, a sixth grader named Suzune Sakurai. She was inspired by her to fight hard because she too was in the hospital fighting for her life. Her heartfelt words gave Suzune the answer she needed.
I didn’t think Ao could look sexier than she already did but there she is more beautiful than ever.
As a bonus Mama made a special swimsuit for Suzune to cover her scar. The Naked Blue performance was nice. My only nitpick was not enough swimsuit footage. The important part was everyone got the enough points to qualify for the third and final round. However, as we would learn after the ED there’s a huge stipulation. According to Sumipan only 7 of the 9 could perform. Not only that but the girls themselves would have to vote two of their own out.
Looking forward to next time.