彼氏 (Kareshi) – Boyfriend
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The episode starts with Suna and Takeo riding the train separately while people commenting on how cool they are. This scene really explains that they are both cool in their own way. While Suna gets girls swooning, Takeo is admired by men because of his build and form.
As they are off to meet Yamato, Takeo helped a woman who was struggling to bring her baby’s stroller up the stairs. Unfortunately, due to his build and scary face, the woman thought that he was stealing her baby, but with Suna’s explanation (and cool looks), the woman thanked profusely for the help.
Yamato remarked on how strong he is which earned him with new sweets to try. As they complimented all the seasons, Suna commented that they might having these conversations as they grow old together. It was so sweet that they were both embarrassed with the comment but liked it enough to blush over it.
As Suna left for home, probably because he feels that he’s the third wheel of the group, Yamato got a call from her friends and asked if they can have a singles meet since they don’t have any boyfriends — in which Takeo agreed as he has a lot of guy friends that he can bring.
For the singles meet, he asked his friends to do paper-rock-scissors game and only four people can come with him. Upon hearing that he will be joining the singles meet, Suna warned Takeo that a nice person doesn’t necessarily have nice friends.
When Yamato’s friend met Takeo, they thought he was bear of some sort. Who wouldn’t, right? Haha.
As usual, when Suna said something to Takeo, the girls only noticed him as he is a cool guy. Unfortunately, they don’t have the guts to talk to him, which is fine by Suna. Inadvertently, Takeo demonstrated his strength by opening a bottle with his bare hands. This earned a laughter from Suna, and in turn, the girls fell more in love with him.
Sorry ladies, he doesn’t care about you. He already have a bromance and no time with your judgmental attitudes. 😛
As everyone warms up with each other, a couple of the girls were taking too long in the bathroom that Yamato was worried about them. With Takeo, they look for them and heard them talking smack about the couple. As they rounded the corner, they saw what their words did to their friend. It was then Takeo understood what Suna said and was more worried about Yamato’s feelings.
Distraught, Yamato ran away from them, and was chased by Takeo. With kind words, Yamato stopped crying and she decided to explained it further to her friends so that they can understand what she was seeing.
When they go back to the restaurant, the building is on fire — and the couple of Yamato’s friends who were talking smack about them were still in the building. With Takeo’s perseverance, the two girls managed to get out of the building alive, but Takeo was pinned down and wasn’t able to get out in time before more debris fall down on him.
In time, received a call from Suna who calmly told him that Yamato is about to run into the flames with him. Even Suna remarked that he doesn’t want him to die — in his words of course. This gave him the burst of power and jumped out from the window. Everyone was crying and Takeo is burning and only Suna was trying to put out the flames.
As the girls apologized and thanked Takeo for saving them, they now understand what Yamato was seeing and was surprised at the coolness of his actions.
The episode really cements further as to how Yamato liked Takeo, and was ready to defend him from her friends, if needed. She isn’t pushed by peer presure and only has eyes to Takeo. It feels sad thought, that Suna will be forever the third wheel of the couple. Will he have a girlfriend of her own? Hopefully he will have one.