Uchouten Kazoku episode 07
Not exactly the sort of episode I had in mind, but the second half proved to be very interesting. The show’s summary already said something about Yasaburou’s desire to find out about what really the day his father was taken from them.
Okay, keep in mind that we all finished watching an episode that ended with a crying Satomi. I was under the impression that this episode would focus a bit more on here and any and all problems that she might have. All of that was crushed when that old geezer stole that spotlight almost right away with his annoying tsundere-like attitude.
I must admit that it was funny at first. Yasaburou and his family had a friend on whom they could rely and vice versa. It was funny because it introduced quite a lot of possibilities. But now, instead of looking at a kind boy that’s helping out an old friend of the family in his time of need, it’s become like a regular chore for the Shimogamo family.
It seemed as though there was more to Yasaburou’s father than original said. It seems that the second eldest male of the family, Yajirou, was with their father on the day of his death. They were out drinking and Yajirou left him on his own when he was drunk and defenseless. That could explain why he chose to live his life as a frog in some wishing well.
This brings me to the following; Satomi. What is her role in this? She was there as well. She was there when the old man was captured and before he was turned into a (delicious) hotpot. Is this the reason why she returns to that well regularly to cry? The ‘interesting-meter’ is rising with every passing episode, just like the ratings for this show!