i watched half the ep last night and had half a live blog written up, but then i managed to delete it by accident, so we're going off of things i remember.
I think i must be the only one who it's bothering how much they tease Kei. it's one thing to tease him, but leaving him in the garage without a ride just seemed MEAN.
and, i think im the only one who really liked Mei this ep. I mean, i think she had zero chemistry with O-chan..which is strange, because O-chan has chemistry with AIR, but he's the one who backed down from asking her questions during their photoshoot, and girl knew just what he was trying to do, straightened herself up and told him to keep going. she's still not my favorite, but she's got some strength under there. and i do understand her confused logic about her and Kei and their relationship. sometimes you just get to a point where you KNOW. she tried breaking up with him, but that didnt work, so now she's going to try making him hate her, or think lower of her.
And OJIRO, going along with it, because he understands, too. I love him so much, and GOD, he is insanely gorgeous.
I honestly through the only couple this week that had any chemistry whatsoever was Ai-ai and Riku. But, again, Im fairly sure Ai-ai has chemistry with AIR and ROCKS and TREES.
i love her insight. she picks up on things very quickly.
i do think the angsty backstory makes creepy doctor man a little more human and less likely to give an evil laugh and manipulate the Love Shuffle for his own twisted gains. NOT THAT IVE GIVEN UP THAT THEORY.
Kei taking Kairi to the amusement park was toooo cute. the cap of her on the carousel is gorgeous. and i love her just wandering around with the balloon. Of course, she didnt find him interesting at all until he said he wanted to die, too.
And the panda! the instant he saw how much she wanted it..and that she called him "boring," he immediately emptied his pockets for it. and he called Ai-ai to loan him money! hee!
i did like that Ai-ai immediately threw herself into trying to help Rikikun(is that right?) get over his dead girlfriend by offering herself. i love how passionate she gets about things. and yes, i DID notice his line to her about waiting for her other half..and then Kei called. *heart*
Kairi SMILED over the panda. SMILED.
Mei kissing O-chan startled him so much. it was fairly awesome, except for all the ways it wasnt - you know, it was a jdrama kiss. CANT LET ANYONE LOOK LIKE THEY'RE HAVING FUN. which is probably why i cackled and bounced so much when Ojiro kissed Kei. KEI PUCKERED. he did! *glee*
and Ai-ai and Kei bowing down and apologizing to Ojiro, and him being a total bitch about it? AWESOME! "ow, it still hurts!" and their reactions also filled me with glee. the more i watch it, the more i remain convinced that THREESOME is the way to go, here!
i, too, felt the sad lack of ABBA in this episode. DANCING QUEEN, COME BACK TO US!
ps. im with anenko. where the hell are the icons?