Space Brothers episode 22
Another heart-breaking episode, huh? Well, it was to be expected. The third phase of their training was over, so it was once again time to select those who were good enough to go on to the next round, which means that the rest had to go home and look for another job, as crude as that may sound right now.
But not to fear, Mutta is still here! That’s right people, bust out your blow ticklers, put on your party hats and get ready to go nuts, because Mutta won’t be going anywhere! Everyone’s favourite moron made it through the third round and will be going to Houston with the rest of the finalists. This means that Yasushi, Kenji and that poor old man won’t be advancing to the next phase. It’s too bad, especially since Kenji’s spot was filled by that Yamato, a guy with a big mouth, a rotten attitude and not much else. That is one of the very few things that I refused to accept about this week’s episode, that Yamato was one of the few finalists. Absolutely unacceptable if you ask me.
It’s no surprise that Hibito, Mutta’s younger brother, and that crazy old man were happy to hear that Mutta had passed, probably because Hibito regained his brother and that old man won his bet. Still, it will be nice to see good ‘ol Mr. Smith again. That character always managed to make me smile with that hilarious personality of his.
Anyway, I would like to end this post by pointing out that I’m not completely satisfied with how things turned out. Yamato shouldn’t have been allowed to pass instead of Kenji, Mutta probably should have had to struggle just a tiny bit more and I think that a relationship between Mutta and Serika-chan is pretty much due here, although Serika probably still sees him as a father figure. Things have once again become so complicated…