Finally, the two admit their feelings for each other. GJ, Ryuji!
But their trials aren’t over yet, as parental problem comes up. Yasuko discovers that Ryuji is working part-time, despite her ban on it, and Ryuji explodes when she insists that he should be studying seriously. On Taiga’s side, her father’s business failed, so her mom wants to take her back in, but Taiga refuses since her mother has already remarried with someone, and is even expecting a baby too.
This leads to both of them deciding to elope, hiding out for two months until Ryuji turns 18 and he can legally take Taiga in as his wife. Kitamura and the rest help out too. However, things take a turn when Ryuji returns home to a message from Yasuko, telling him to go find his grandparents to understand things and Ryuji decides to go find them and really discover what happened and not “run away” again.
Finally the love-triangle drama is over and Toradora moves to tie up all the other loose ends. It’s great that the show just doesn’t suddenly end with Taiga and Ryuji finally admitting their real feelings for each other and pull a “happily ever after” end, instead going to resolve the family problems that Taiga and Ryuji has had always have.
On the other hand, Minorin was really great in this week’s episode. I’d expected her to break down during the health room scene at the beginning after Ryuji leaves to go find Taiga, but in the end, she broke down after Taiga and Ryuji leave Ami’s house. And Ami~n is really strong too, since I’d expect both of them to start bawling or something, but in the end, she didn’t.
Anyways, one more episode left! Let’s see how things will be resolved.