Here we go again - after the filler last week, I'm ready for some more development! And hoping for some Takeru back story SOON!!! Prince of Stride time!
Ah, Emotional Trauma!
Okay, so it looks like we're focusing on Riku this week, which is OK because honestly I'm ready for his trauma to be resolved OR AT LEAST explained a bit more. I'm glad they didn't leave it at "snow cones fixed things" after last week, but I am also ready to see him actually grow.
Am I the only one feeling worse for Takeru?
Seriously!! He just seems so upset....
I mean, look at this...
He thinks it has something to do with HIM that's making Riku be this way. He clearly hates that Riku keeps running away from him constantly....and I THINK it has something to do with how they connected in the past which we will hopefully find out more about soon!
Did Riku change too quickly??
I know we've been touching on his issues for a few episodes now, but I felt like the change was sudden and saw a few other people feeling that way, too. On the other hand, he kind of had already hit rock bottom, so maybe that's why it feels like he suddenly turned around & "got better." Either way, I'm glad for the change.
Takeru's smile, though.
Just wow. WOOOOOOOOWWWW.
Do I even need to say it?
BUT ALSO!!!! AM I THE ONLY ONE THINKING NEXT EP’S TITLE ‘FOR YOU WHO GAVE ME THAT SMILE’ MEANS SOMETHING ABOUT THE FLASHBACK?
Like, about how Riku was the one who probably inspired Takeru to do stride???