Rich Man, Poor Woman SP Recap Summary
Finished! Season is 99% confirmed! The question is when they will announce it!
It starts with the recap of the series up until now with the OST. Ahh I miss the OST!!
Finally after 5' of flashback, it starts with the busy NY city. I like the way Tohru walks haha. I have the same red scarf! Tohru is testing out some translation device. He tells the guy he wants to buy all the hard disks they're producing.
The Next Innovation team is shocked to find out Tohru is in NY without notice. Flashback to the day before. Tohru seems to have some new innovation about the Personal File user interface. Tohru wants to create a new project for Personal File called oshi-ire. Tohru is trying to persuade the factory guy but they keep refusing.
Makoto delivers a speech about some difficult science subject in English. It seems she's going to meet Tohru. I'm so jealous of people who got to see them filming in NY. Tohru appears from behind Makoto while they're talking on the phone. Makoto is smiling happily~~ I miss her bright smile :) . But hold on, not even a hug???!?!! Anyway they compensate us by holding hands going to the Central Station (I think). I love how Tohru's smile is full of happiness when he's with Makoto :").
They loook like teenagers on their first date :)). The new OST is not bad. Tohru says she looks just like a year ago. Tohru asks about her departure time and Makoto tells him it's at 7. I like how Makoto is so understanding. She smiles and tells him it's fine because the Tohru who is hardworking is the most attractive!~ Makoto looks like she was waiting for a kiss but in the end he just hugs her!!?!?
Tohru sees Makoto off in the rain. Ah long distance relationship is never easy.
Skip to a few weeks later in Tookyo.
Tohru is at a restaurant with his female employees (?) celebrating 1 million download of a new smartphone app. Just when they are about to toast the girls screamed and ran away. Turned out it was the ghostly-looking Makoto glaring at Tohru lol. Tohru laughs it off but Makoto showed him a photo of him with the girls on her ipad. Tohru is speechless.
Tohru is annoyed asking why she suddenly comes back. The girls at the company scream when they saw them not sure if it's happiness or horror. Everyone greets Makoto like the CEO's wife :)). Makoto says she'll be staying for only a week. Tohru warns her not to think of staying at his place. Makoto tells him she'll find some place to stay but of course we know that's not how it's gonna turn out. Makoto is mesmerized at the hardworking Tohru. She's greeted by the trio.
The shorty guy says he's getting married to one of the girl and she shows Makoto her ring. Makoto seems to be a little envious. It's funny how the employees are trying to get Makoto stay at Tohru's house. Tohru looks troubled.
Tohru's house has lots of towels for some reason…His fridge has nothing but drinks lol. I love Makoto's suitcase!
They're sleeping. Makoto is packaged in the sleeping bag and Tohru is on the couch. Makoto wonders about their strange situation. Tohru lifts her up and let her sleep on the couch, "With this you would have no problem right?"
Oh dear, am I hearing this right? Makoto wants to hug Tohru!!! Tohru turns around with this pondering look on his face (what are you waiting for?!?!). He gets up and unzip Makoto's sleeping bag, oh my my. Makoto reaches out and touches Tohru's face~~ She comments that his face is cold. And here comes the cutest scene, Tohru touches Makoto's forehead and says it's warm and they…just hug…????!?!!
Someone has a bad sleeping posture lol. Tohru is awoken because of the chopping sound. Tohru is shocked to see the existence of a rice cooker!! While Makoto is totally enjoying her housewife game, Tohru is at his limit. These two cannot be more different in terms of taste.
Tohru is such a geek when it comes to industrial design stuff. He keeps going on about the perfect design of the pan and its being the first to be produced. Ah I wouldn't want a hubby like that hmph!
They continue arguing about the use of hand towel lol. I must agree with Makoto's housewife sense that's it's a waste to wash the towel after a single use. She even comments on how the pitiful the towels are if you just throw them away after using them once.
Asahina is buying something from the convenience store. Ah I still remember how expensive it is to live in Japan even for buying stuff from convenience store. Flashback to an hour before, he saw his colleague reading the article about him. Yoko appears and shows Asahina the comments of those who hope he would come back to Next Innovation. She told him why not going back but Asahina has not intention of doing that.
Tohru is in a meeting with JITec. They want to install something that works with Personal File. Tohru is not happy and yelled "For whose sake are you making this!?!?"
Makoto goes to a restaurant and happens to see Yoko. She asks if Yoko has quit the restaurant and Yoko's sous chef showed up and said she hasn't quit! Aww I hope they will end up together.
Yoko told Makoto she's working part-time and asks how it is being with Tohru. Makoto smiles awkwardly and says "It's a little troublesome."
Tohru announced to his team that he wants to bring back Asahina! Tohru asks Asahina if he wants to work together but Asahina says he won't go back to Next Innovation. Tohru says then they can just work at another company. "If it's you then I will be able to do the things I want to do." Asahina tells her Tohru to do it alone. It's inevitable that there will be disagreement when different people work together. Asahina asks if Tohru is scared and gives him words of encouragement.
Tohru says he got it and will take the company to a new high. He tells Asahina, "You're the one who is running away."
Makoto is being transferred to America next week! Wow Tohru gave her a corner with metallic barrier in his house. Somehow she's like his pet. As much as I love this couple I don't like the way Tohru treats her...
They went on shopping in Ginza and Tohru picked out an outfit for her. He's totally mesmerized :)). Personally I think the outfit is a bit strange.
Makoto's colleague asks if she has decided; Makoto said she wants to stay in Japan because there's someone important here.
The employees complain about about the project that Tohru wants to do. Everyone decides to go to Wonder Wall. Yamagami (or whatever his name is) tells Tohru that he should bring back Asahina no matter what. Tohru is upset that the company he has spent 12 years building has become so boring.
Makoto has an interview but it didn't go well. She went home and brought up the topic of her transfer. They got into an argument. I really don't like how Tohru is treating Makoto! He even said "this is my house" aka "get out of here" He even threw the dress he picked out! Wow I would be so mad if my bf did something like that. Makoto got upset and said "You haven't changed at all"
Makoto wanders around and is spotted by Asahina. They went to a computer room/hostel (where you can stay and rest for all night). Asahina tells Makoto the meaning behind the oshi-ire project and Makoto realized she said something horrible to Tohru. Makoto thinks she troubles Tohru but still believes he'll definitely become great. Asahina told Makoto to go to Yoko and she ended up helping out with the wedding stuff for the girl who is about to get married.
Wow didn't expect this to be a 2hr SP. Makoto and Tohru decided to break up and Makoto went to NY. Tohru finally successfully implemented the Personal File project. Asahina decided to come home. Everything went well but Tohru of course feels something is missing.
In Boston, Makoto checked her cell and saw many missed calls from Japan. Turned out it was from Yoko. Makoto thinks they shouldn't have gone out to begin with. She said it wasn't love but because of their job that they're together.
Tohru is in NY wanting to buy the hard disks but they want him to pay double. Asahina returned like a hero to help out with the negotiation. Asahina persuaded JI Tech to agree with the outsourcing.
Everyone at the company is helping out the lovely couple. They tell Makoto that Tohru is in NY and will go to Boston. They sent Makoto the "director cut" version of Tohru's congratulatory message. Tohru finally said what he really means to Makoto, "I'll take responsibility for you. So you should stay by my side."
Asahina called Makoto saying Tohru is in Boston, "He's no good without you."
Makoto runs out to find Tohru and they finally meet by chance. Makoto tries to make up all kinds of excuse but in the end admit that she has something to say to him that's why she wants to find him. She asks what he means by something is not right about them.
Tohru said he wanted to see her face and he was able to see her so she can go. Makoto cries and says that there's no way she can go after hearing that. "Even if we fight I still want to be with you. I tried my best to change. Can't you change for me too?" Tohru stands up and asks Makoto "Who do you think I am? I…" then without saying anything he just kissed her!!! Lol way to go!!
Tohru: If it's for your sake, I can change.
She asks him to call her everyday but he says impossible lol.
He got a text while on the plane and thinks it's annoying but still happy to see the heart icon at the end.
Skip toward the last ep of the series. Tohru takes Makoto to his home hehe. He agrees to go with the towel but not one with the bear lol. He calls her Makoto for the first time and it make her squeals like a fangirl :)) . She kisses him and asks him to call her once again and happily call him Tohru.
The caption at the end says, "The end is the next beginning." I see a season 2 coming!! Our prayers have been heard!!