Heh, Satsuki might not be so bad after all. Her charming of Nako was really funny though, even if nonsensical. Or maybe Nako is secretly really ドＭ.
So, Satsuki’s return throws the inn in to quite a mess, but not as badly as I expected though. I’d have thought she would be doing stuff like demanding really crazy food for her meals or causing trouble with the employees… oh wait she DID do that, but at least it was all done in a “want-to-help-make-it-better” critical manner instead of being vindictive for the sake of it. Deep in her heart, I guess she really does love the inn. I guess this really salvaged her character from the initial bad impressions she’s made.
Of course, the women of the Shijima household also finally had a nice “heart-to-heart” bonding session together, helped on by a nice serving of alcohol and juice, lol. Drunk Ohana sure was a sight to see, and that’s just on some “juice” or so they claim.
Also, looks like Ohana’s giving up on Kou-chan for now… the shippers aren’t gonna be very happy about that, but I wouldn’t really count on that as totally resolved yet. It’s more of Ohana finally making the choice to concentrate on Kissuisou in the present rather than outright denying her feelings for Kou though, so there might be hope for that angle later on. Frankly, I’m more interested in this show as a family drama instead of a romantic one, so it’s not a big loss for me.
Next week’s finally going to focus on Yuina, from the previews. And Tomatsu (Yuina’s seiyuu) herself has said that the next two episodes will feature some major developments, so… お楽しみ！