What do you think Episode 8 My stepmother’s daughter is my ex?
Community Rating: 4.3
If you immediately melt when Isana calls that volume of Melancholy For the dust, please raise your hand the old man of Haruhi Suzumiya! I feel like this episode is a bit of a return to the slow pace of the earlier episodes because we basically spent half our time dressing up. It was good and fun, but also a little longer than expected. It’s also a bit of a shock, considering last week’s blockbuster news that Isana was rejected by Mizuto. It doesn’t feel like the consequences of this situation will be resolved, but the direction of this episode is just as compelling.
Having said that, in this episode, I found that there were a lot of moments Surprisingly influential though it took a while to get there. This episode is all about preconceived notions about relationships and how even friends can have a little bit of possessiveness in each other’s lives. We all want to feel important, and we all want to feel like we have a special place in someone’s heart, especially when they hold a special place in ours. By the end, Isana explained that while she still wanted to go out with the water man, she was more worried and worried about not being his friend, which hit me hard because it’s something a lot of people think of difficult thing. need to be accepted. Yume’s reaction to this is also noteworthy. I wonder if she’s piecing it together, which is arguably what she’s currently dealing with. Isana is undoubtedly the star of the episode: she may be the most naive of the bunch, but she’s also the most outspoken, answering directly when asked. In fact, I think she’s the only member of the crew who seems to have figured everything out about herself, even if her situation doesn’t fit what she personally thinks is ideal. I usually hate love triangles in romances, but it’s interesting to see how one person might learn from another romantic rival. It does solidify the character arc in Stepmother’s Daughter is more important than true romance. If anything, the romance is used more as a joke here, and one of my favorites is when Yume accuses Isana and Mizuto of having been secretly dating for so long considering how close they are.
In terms of our two exes, we got more Flashback likes about their relationship, which is good. But I especially like the insight of Aquaman and the monologue at the end, because it feels like there’s a hint of melancholy there. He stopped himself before he started getting caught up in “what if” scenarios, but it’s hard to tell if he was lamenting that he couldn’t let go of the previous relationship or was just embracing it. Maybe I’ve read too much about it, but it almost feels like he’s saying that if he hadn’t dated Yume in the past, he’d be more open and happy in love with Isana. It does solidify the idea that even though you can be close to multiple people, each friend or lover in your life will play a specific role, and these things are worth cherishing. I’m going to stop myself now before I start getting too emotional. Score: