AHHH WHY DID IT END THERE?!?!
BUT MAN, A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO OUR DEAR HEROINE FOR TAKING ACTION HERSELF! (MORE THAN ONCE AT THAT! YOU GOT SOME COURAGE GIRL AFTER ALL THIS SHIT YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH) *SOBS* I am so proud of her! She isn’t sitting around doing nothing being a helpless damsel in distress (not that she could afford to)! It was great to see her and Orion teaming up! If it weren’t for him
(YAY HE FINALLY DID SOMETHING USEFUL!), she would/may have been stuck in that cycle of being drugged to sleep every day (to the point she might have ended up suffering an overdose). It was definitely the first thought that occurred to me when Toma handed her the first cup, but I will confess that my mind did briefly also consider the possibility of it being part of signs of time running out. It could be a mixed into it, but lets hope not for the sake of the Heroine to continue becoming stronger and taking independent actions.
Whatever information is in that diary will give us the closure for Toma’s route unless- *dramatic sfx* before the Heroine makes it to her apartment, she ends up jumping into another route. But I’m sure they aren’t going to keep that from us since we learned the other guys’ back-stories.
Toma Toma Toma. The fact that he had charmed me last week made his twist to his over-protective nature/yandere all more creepy and unsettling (White Knight my ass! Toma you’re doing it wrong!). It really set me off when he said that he (and for the love of god, please tell me that he’s lying) had planned everything to deliberately corner the Heroine into being kept in his apartment- secretly at that AND force her to take the drug through a kiss. I am glad that Shin confronted him and called him out on it earlier, but boy it was still pretty intense to watch.
When the heroine woke up and found herself in the cage, while I knew it was coming sooner or later I still shouted, “WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK MAN?!”, “YEAH QUESTION YOURSELF WHY THE FLYING FUCK DID YOU PUT HER IN A CAGE! SHE’S NOT A BIRD!” (Did anyone think about “What if she needs go to the bathroom?! You’re going to let her out for that right?! No? It was just me? Okay.) You have no idea how relieved I was to see that the heroine was like, “THIS IS AWFUL BEHAVIOR” because I would have smacked her if she went along with it without any complaints. But I won’t lie, I did find it annoying that she only asked that question because Orion told her to. I would have liked to see what she would have come up with on her own.
Before Toma had left to deliver a report to his professor, he didn’t lock the cage. While it may be me reading too much into it, I think Toma wanted to trust the Heroine to listen to him, and stay put- thus left it unlocked. But the Heroine needs answers, and fast. So she gotta run for it- I hope nobody will get in the way since she needs to either pick the lock, break it with a lock-cutter or whatever you call it or find the key for her diary.
With that said, there are two specific questions that we are waiting to get answers for: What did the heroine have planned on August 1st (clearly it was for Toma) that Ikki surely must have taken part of in advising/helping her out, and the second one is why does Toma act like this? Why doesn’t he trust anyone? What influenced him to go this far into protecting her?
I probably have more to talk about, but my left arm is in a lot of pain today so this will be all for this week. I am very excited for the next episode and see where will the jump take us next!