After the painful revelation between Suzune and Rena would there be any hope of them reuniting?
We joined Suzune and Rena feeling terrible after what happened. Rena even had a nightmare about losing her voice while Suzune sang “Only One Yell” with no worries at all.
Like last episode the other girls spent most of their time worrying over the votes. Most thought no while Uta and Shiori somewhat considered it but ultimately didn’t want to eliminate anyone either.
Everyone did an interview except Rena. The chef volunteered to find and help her. She told her everyone came out of their shells to reveal shiny pearls and believed she would too but Rena worried what’s inside hers may be a rock. Chef gave her the Akari fanbook she threw away earlier. She looked over it and saw a message from Akari which we’ll talk about in a bit. Then she watched all Suzune’s recorded videos so far and came to a realization.
Rena rushed at top speed to find Suzune and apologize for “calling her a cheater” as I summed up last time. She admitted to being happy deep down Akari’s heart saved someone’s life. She still missed her dearly. As Suzune thanked her and Akari for saving her Rena gave a big hug, wishing her luck in the finals. Uh-oh…
It was as I feared. During the interview she revealed the reason for entering the competition was to know what it’s like to be a champion like Akari. However, she remembered an important quote in her fanbook, “Singing is my life”. She didn’t have the same passion and drive like the others. She only did it to be just like Akari. She shot down her “raivaru” stuff, not feeling worthy to best them because she didn’t have any real reason to sing. Basically she was encouraging the others to vote her out. The others panicked but Suzune could tell Rena felt lost because she didn’t have a personal reason to compete. Maybe, just maybe there’s still a chance to help her find one.
After the ED the time had come for the girls to cast their votes. We’ll have to wait for the results next episode. Hoo doggy.