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You’re not laughing? Okay, that’s a lame joke. Let’s get to the gist then. (Sulking…)
Now, Haruko was right. Daikichi is really impressive for being able to juggle his responsibility at work and at home. We have seen this last episode, and I daresay all of us agree. This week’s episode saw Daikichi took a further step in ensuring us that he’s very serious about raising Rin. I would have named this episode as “Daikichi’s Sacrifice” instead of “Daikichi’s Decision”, but Gotou-san was right – words have to be chosen correctly as we speak since it carries power. Isn’t that why we are advised to hold our tongues?
While it isn’t clear whether Daikichi opted for demotion or anything since he only asked for a job that has fixed working hours. No OT. Either way, his career is affected after making such huge decision. I’m glad he didn’t make rash decisions this time around since he actually took time to investigate the consequences of his decisions. Very different from when he volunteered to take care of Rin.
On brighter note, it’s sooooo good to see his family is accepting Rin. They realized that they wasn’t being very kind to her during the funeral, and are working to make amends. I wanted to strangle Kazumi at one point. She’s the one who’s against Daikichi’s decision of raising Rin the most. But I decided to let her off the hook since she made an effort and try to get to know Rin. I kind of like this part here. I mean, I really thought Daikichi’s family will continue on to be hostile towards Rin until like maybe the last few episodes. It’s surprising to see his family starting to accept Rin so soon. It’s a good thing. I can see the little girl’s really happy.
I laughed out loud when Daikichi pointed out Rin likes old people stuff. As I mentioned before, Rin sounds and behaves like a grandmother. Fiiiiine…that sounds a bit harsh. Alright, I’ll stop saying that. But her liking old people stuff could be resulted from spending more time with people from older age groups. A brief flashback indicated she spent most of her time with grandpa.
Usagi Drop has another surprise in stored for me this week. It turns out Masako is a maid, and most likely not Rin’s mother. There’s still a possibility but I kinda doubt it since Rin mentioned Masako was all mad and dislike her. So what now? Who’s Rin’s mother? What happened after Rin’s birth? This is getting really interesting…..
Anyways, the heartwarming exchange between Daikichi’s family and Rin this week is definitely the highlight of this episode. I’m looking forward to see each of them playing some roles in raising Rin in the future, creating a warm family Rin might be longing for. Very sweet. =)