5-Ji Kara 9-Ji Made Episode 8 Recap | From Five to Nine (I Knew When We Collided)
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Junko and Takane announce they’re finally dating; everyone in the family is excited and Takane is thanking them for their good vibe and efforts towards their relationship. Junko’s mom recounts the old days where she and her husband would kiss every time of the day, when they started dating something that excites Takane, wanting to take notes and do the same with, a not-so excited as him, Junko. Junko’s parents suggest that Takane stay at their house, now that he hasn’t many obligations with the temple and he’s got more free time and they rush to make arrangements.
Meanwhile, Takane’s grandma after believing that Takane didn’t come of his own will, gives Amane the title of the temple’s successor, and tells Kaori she should marry Amane instead of Takane.
Takane tells Junko they should start doing things a bit differently now they’re in a relationship, trying to drop the honorifics on their names after Junko’s suggestion, but not being able to do it afterall. Instead, he wants a goodnight kiss before he sleeps, that Junko turns down, but in the end they end up holding hands while they’re sleeping.
The following morning, Junko is late for work, because Takane thought she was beautiful sleeping and disabled the alarm. Before she leaves, Takane once again asks for a goodbye kiss, and she ends up kissing him on the forehead, that Takane thinks isn’t so bad either.
Junko tells Momoe and Masako that she’s now dating Takane, and Masako thinks that she should get married immediately; Momoe doesn’t agree but at the same time she thinks that living in a temple might have its perks.
Takane goes back to temple and everyone’s asking him where he has been, and how things have chanced since the last time he was there.
Amane tells Takane, that maybe he should tell Grandma the truth and she might actually believe him; Takane replies he won’t be able to enjoy his position by lying and he will feel guilty eventually but Amane tells his brother he can’t understand him as he was treated like a troubling kid all his life, compared to him.
The chief priest tells Takane he will do everything in his power to change Grandma’s mind about Amane being the successor, but Grandma doesn’t want to hear anything.
Before Takane leaves, Kaori asks him if he’s never returning back and that she will have to marry Amane at this point, despite loving him; Takane tells her he is dating Junko and she should return back to her own home and not stay there anymore.
Makoto gives Junko an entry sheet for an upcoming exam that might land her at a New York City job if she passes. Anne tells Junko to follow her into one of the classes where she shows her a love correlation chart.
She starts analyzing the never ending change in the love situation in ELA, telling Junko that while she might have found Takane, Momoe and Arthur, and Masako and Hachiya are still on the works; Junko is surprised to hear that the young guy Masako was talking about is Hachiya afterall.
In class, Takane takes a bit long to make a point, and Satoshi makes fun of him; Takane then retaliates by announcing he has been going out and living together with Junko, and she’s having his baby, something that makes Junko figure out that he was the one that has been spreading rumours about that!
Hachiya waits for Masako to give her a necklace but she tells him they’re not in that sort of relationship and he should head home. He kisses her and tells her that they are not in that sort of relationship. She leaves but thinks to herself how this could potentially get dangerous.
Arthur tricked Momoe into going to a bar together, telling her that there was a BL even there; he apologizes for that ploy, but he wanted to spend some time with her, since he feels like he’s falling in love with her. He kisses her but Momoe leaves immediately.
Momoe believes that there’s no way Arthur wasn’t playing her, and he must be just having fun, but at the same time thinks that was her first kiss with someone.
After the bath, Takane is interrogated by Junko who demands to know where is that lipstick stain from; Takane says it’s probably from Kaori when she nearly hugged him in the temple earlier in the day, and Junko is furious with that. At the same time, Junko’s mom remembers a similar incident with her dad some years back.
Both Junko and her mother start yelling at Takane and her dad and end up throwing them outside the house; Junko opens the door after a while and lets Takane in but her mom leaves her dad outside who seemingly seems to be really cold!
Junko tells Takane he believes that he did nothing, but he’s not off the hook completely; he asks him about those sets of everything with their faces, and Takane tells him that he read in a shoujo manga that this is what all in-love couples have nowadays. Junko tells him that this manga is from 30 years ago and she can see why he never lated with the girls he dated in the past!
Takane pretends he’s sleeping and Junko’s father leaves; Junko tells him they can’t be kissing when their parents are in the house and go to sleep eventually.
The next morning, Takane wants to call the police because of a message Junko’s mother left, that she’s taking some time off; Junko says that she does that every once in a while when she gets into a pinch with her dad, and he shouldn’t worry.
Later, Chief Priest tells Takane that Amane is preparing something about the temple’s future but Takane says, that despite everything, he still has faith in his brother that won’t do anything reckless.
Takane finds his brother, and asks him what he plans to do; Amane asks him back if he finally decided to abandon Junko for the temple, but Takane makes it clear he won’t abandon either.
Grandma visits Junko at ELA and asks Junko if she is indeed dating Takane; Junko says she does, Grandma tells her that she doesn’t belong in Takane’s world, and no matter what, she will never accept her as Takane’s wife if it gets to that.
Makoto finds Junko alone, and tells her that if she needs anything, she can always tell him. Their conversation is interrupted when Nene is calling about their dad being in the hospital.
Amane asks Kaori why she ignores him and if she truly loves Takane that much; when she replies that she does, Amane says that he’s gonna take everything from Takane and forcefully kisses her. She slaps him away and ends up crying alone.
Junko tells Takane she only has cup ramen to eat but he says it’s fine; he then asks if they have to wait three minutes to eat it properly after opening it, and Junko realizes that this is his first time having something that regular. She thinks back to what his Grandma said about being from different worlds, and Takane picks up that something is up with her.
He asks her what is wrong and when she says everything’s fine, he tells her that he hates lies and should tell him the truth; he will do whatever he can to fix it.
After hearing those words, Junko approaches him to kiss, but her cellphone beeps interrupting them. They try again, but the beep from the kitchen which signals that the croquettes are ready, interrupts them anew.
Junko thinks that maybe God is giving them a sign that this isn’t gonna work between them but Takane replies that neither God nor Buddha give sings like those. Junko hugs Takane and asks him to stay like this for a while.
Her dad starts”crying” because of a text he got from Junko’s mom, that tells him that she will be returning eventually, and Takane wonders about the mysterious married life. He bids farewell to Junko after giving her home made lunch.
Makoto visits the hospital, and asks Takane if he plans on marrying Junko; Takane says he will, and he wants to make her happy. Makoto asks him if he understands that marrying her would mean she would have to give up her dream of going to New York; he warns Takane not to make her cry, because he will take her away from him if that happens.
The Chief Priest visits Junko, and tells her that Takane got kicked out of the temple. Junko wonders why he wouldn’t tell her something so important, and Chief Priest replies that he probably didn’t want to worry her.
He tells Junko that Takane has devoted his whole life taking care of the temple and that is the only place where he holds the memory of his loving parents. Amane plans to bring down the temple and he can’t have that; he knows he’s selfish, but asks Junko to break up with Takane.
Meanwhile, Amane thinks how he never really knew his parents, and his Grandma only noticed him because Takane screwed up, otherwise she wouldn’t care at all.
Alone, both Takane and Junko think about the things Makoto and Chief Priest told them and the good times they have had lately together.
Later, they meet at Junko’s place, where she asks him why he wouldn’t tell her about being kicked out of the temple; Takane says he didn’t want to worry her, but Junko says she wants to worry about him and that means being a couple.
She goes on about knowing that being with her, won’t allow him to go back to the Temple again and Takane stops her, saying he knows she will tell him that they have to break up, but he won’t do that. Junko says she knows she probably should break up with him, but she loves him and doesn’t want to afterall.
Reflection Corner :
Yet another absolutely hilarious episode; I can’t with Takane+Junko anymore, they’re being serious for 3 seconds and ridiculously giddy the rest of the time! What was with those couple sets of them lmao. At this point, I don’t laugh with the dialogues per se, (I still do ofc) but rather with the image(s)- the over the top calendars, the stickers, the pillows, the cups EVERYTHING. You don’t know where it’s gonna hit you anymore! I think the best was this though :
But, when they’re being serious (even if it is for mere seconds!) they’re also great to watch; Takane’s unshaken stance and feelings towards Junko, have made her rely on him and sharing the load of her problems together.
I really, really liked that the moment she told him the “I love you” was a serious moment, where they were both honest with each other, and were trying to find a solution together. They have really come a long (LOOOONGASS) way from the beginning and it’s nice to see that they’re both in a place where they can lay down their issues and try to fix them. Also, bonus points to Junko not being here for the bullshit noble idiocy device (…eer, even though, it might have made a BIT sense in this case, but still; being straight forward is the best approach!)
What was with the many kisses this episode? And of course, Takane and Junko would get blocked every single time! (Was it like 3 or 4 times this episode alone? It’s fine, head kiss has its own tender meaning as well!)
Momoe and Arthur though; darn, I loved Arthur this episode. He digs Momoe because of how excited she is about her BL stuff, and that is telling of her honest and genuine character. I really hope they get together in the end.
Amane remains a tool, no surprise there. Him having issues with how he was treated from his Grandma, is no excuse to bring the temple down and trick Takane likes this, so I’m looking forward to Takane outsmarting him in the end. (…but you know Amane’s gonna be forgiven in the end, bleh, whatever.)
Nothing like your first heartbreak, so onwards to episode 9!
p.s bring more pieces like this show!
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang.co only-