I really dont like the mom! There i said it. I find her selfish, like whatever she is doing for the dad and Kahoko is not really for them but for herself, and her ego. I understand how hard it was for her to bear Kahoko, but she is so controlling and blames other people if they get into arguments.
When dad left, instead of acknowledging his efforts or even apologizing, she didnt even seem to care that he left, and she said it was rightful coz he was demeaning the role of the housewife. Well, isnt she demeaning her husbands role in the household too?
And she wont let Kahoko go. She has to control who she dates, where she works. I know she means well but it is not doing Kahoko any good with all the things she is doing. Kahoko definitely appreciates her help but it’s time to let her find herself and fly.
For this episode, it is the mom who leaves the house and im not exaxtly sad about it. I think she needs time to process all the changes that is happening to her household and come back with a better mindset.
I think she is just scared that no one will need her anymore and she wont be useful. But she can still be able to do that.. Cheering Kahoko on and supporting her husband without being controlling.
You know she has gone too far when even her own mom is giving her advice.
Im happy to see Dad back at home but i didnt see a definitive resolution to his issue, that he feels like he is just a sponsor, but it helps that Kahogo went to the house and tell him that he misses her. And the mom and dad should seriously talk and their relationship has to change.
As for Kahoko, she is just getting better every episode. This time she finally told her mom that she can go home in her own and she can choose her own clothes. Quite big deal for her as she starts to learn to be independent and have own her choices. She also made her own bento box and gave it to Mugino.
She also started working but she may need to do more work to find her special skills.
Mugino and Kahoko are also growing closer. Mugino gives her advice on how to handle her mom and dad. This scene was so cute.
We also find out more about Muginos’ family, esp about his mom. And the sweet Kahoko continues to cheer him on and support him.
Which leads him to go to Kahoko’s family and state that he will continue to meet with Kahoko. Awww.
Last bit, Ito is getting worse. She is acting out and her family is confused. Wonder how or what will make her stop? Hope to find out more in the next episode!