After watching this episode, I have to say that I’m finally rest assured with Miura Haruma taking on this heavy role.
Going back to the story, this episode made me so angry towards the younger brother Rikuto, seriously don’t get this kid at all. I do understand that normally, siblings fight for the parents attention, but Rikuto is on another level, he just wants to see Takuto feel inferior.
At some point I wanted to believe that because Takuto gave up in being a doctor as how the parents wished all along, the next in line to become one was Rikuto, so the parents moved away from Takuto towards Rikuto into pressuring him to become a doctor – for now I just want to believe that Rikuto is furious with Takuto because the parents are trying to make him pursue that kind of career without taking his desires and dreams into account. For now this is how I want to believe because it will be repulsive to see him trying to make his brother feel inferior just because he likes the attention he receives from the parents.
Leaving the younger brother aside, it was lovely to see Takuto put down the mask he usually wears in front of people, thanks to Megu. Although there was a moment when both of the misunderstood each other, Megu started understanding Takuto and the hardships he was facing at work even though he is a full time employee, while she still haven’t found a company to work at….except for the part time job.
It was touching seeing Takuto (finally) slowly showing his true and insecure self towards Megu considering that he never does that with the people around him – it was like he is starting to feel secure around her having moments of truly smiling while spending time with her.
As for Megu, she isn’t aware of the fact that she is slightly yet steadly changing Takuto and helps him grow more confidence without feeling stressed/pressured by those around him. She also helped him understand what he actually wants to do in life and what he likes about his job. Although Takuto was always put down by his senior at work making his confidence drop even more, with Megu’s advice on how to look towards his job, he could finally show an honest smile to his clients while enjoying doing that line of work.
Even though Takuto is starting to put his life and what not self confidence into place, the disease that puts hold on his body shows more and more hints, however now he does find some things happening with his body at least weird. Curious of what it may be he searches on the internet about the symptoms and learns that it may be ALS; although he doesn’t want to believe that he has ALS after just one search on the internet, he can’t help but wonder if it’s indeed true.
I’m still carouse of what will happen ahead with Takuto and how his relationship may develop with Megu considering that at the beginning of both the first episode and this episode, he is shown in a wheelchair holding the message bottle he and Megu wrote in the first episode on the beach, but more than his relationship with Megu, I’m still more curious on how his family will react when they will find out about his disease and that he doesn’t have much to life, if they will understand that all this time they forgot to see Takuto, the real one and not just the shell.
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PS: show some love to Rihwa for singing the lovely theme song for this drama: