Love That Makes You Cry Episode 5
Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau Ep 5 Synopsis : Ren decides to visit his grandfather after finding out he has been sick, while Konatsu reveals the truth to Kihoko about him and Oto.
Recap – Summary :
Ibuki calls Oto to meet- they watch the stars together, and he tells her that having an unrequited love is painful, but if he considered him, he would return her feelings. Ren is having a bit of trouble at work, and Jouji gets him out of it, while his grandfather is struggling at his hometown due to the cold.
Konatsu tells Haruta that Ren has always been kind and she has loved him since she was a kid, and he promises her that he will find a way to make Ren fall for her.
Ren and Kihoko have an awkward encounter with Oto after they get off the bus, on their way home; in Ren’s apartment, Haruta and Konatasu meet Kihoko, and Konatsu lies to Ren that his grandfather had a small accident and prompts him to go back to his hometown for a while.
In the meantime, Haruta checks Ren’s phone and sees Kihoko’s lengthy text to Ren, and he later tells Konatsu that Ren might not be in love with Kihoko afterall.
The next day, Oto and her friend receive bad news about their work, as their contracts aren’t gonna be renewed, as Ren wants to take time off from work to visit his grandfather, but he’s turned down.
Ren and Oto later meet at Granny Shizue’s place; Shizue asks Ren if he’s gonna visit his Grandpa, but he replies that he can’t afford to lose a day at work these days. After Shizue leaves, Oto tells Ren that he should visit his grandfather; Ren doesn’t want to do it, because he feels that he hasn’t accomplished anything, as he said to his grandpa he would when he set out to travel in Tokyo but Oto disagrees- he saved her, and that is a great accomplishment itself. She mentions she will never bring that up again, and she will keep it locked in her heart, as Ren shares her sentiments while Haruta overhears their conversation.
The next day, Oto learns that her contract was renewed afterall, since Ibuki made a deal with his brother- Ren manages to get two days off with Jouji’s unorthodox help as Kihoko unexpectedly receives a good proposition at work from her new boss.
Oto finds Ibuki washing cars alone as his brother had sent him back to basic training, and she helps him wash all of them clean. After they’re done, Ibuki accompanies Oto to Shizue’s place so they can see the dog, and find Oto and Kihoko there who invite them for dinner. Oto helps her cook, and Kihoko picks up that Ren and Oto had met prior in Hokkaido, but Oto tells her that he was there to return a lost letter from her mom, and nothing else happened.
After the dinner is ready, Haruta and Konatsu soon join- Konatsu figures out that Oto is the one Ren loves, and blurts that out while pointing out the lying and the hypocricy going on; Ren tries to fix the situation by saying he does love Kihoko, but when Konatsu asks him if “she’s the one he loves the best” he’s unable to reply- Oto remains silent, and Kihoko understands what is going on; she leaves the table in tears and later calls for a taxi, leaving Ren behind, while Oto departs with Ibuki.
The next day, Ren is ready to depart for his hometown but before he does, he finds a handmade book outside his apartment, with instructions on how to take care of his grandfather, written by Oto- in the last page, she thanks him for everything and tells him to take care.
Ren meets his Grandpa who is surprised to see him there; Oto confesses to Granny Shizue how she loved Ren, and even if it was for a short time, she will always remember it.
Ren helps around the house and tells his Grandfather about how he couldn’t see him up until now, because he was stuck in a miserable life in Tokyo; lately though, he had come to appreciate it, and this is why he found his way back there too.
5 years later, Oto narrates how she hadn’t seen Ren since that day; she’s now a supervisor in the elderly home, while Ren is seen with a very different attire than usual, along with Haruta ready to get in a taxi and go on with their business.
Reflection Corner :
So, this week it was “Truth that makes You Cry”- after the truth bombs that Konatsu dropped, the food table became the tears-table!
Okay, Konatsu had no business revealing whatever she did, especially in the way she proceeded to do it, but goddamn it, it was about time for some truth to come out. (she should have just said “sorry, JUST THINKING ALOUD! in the end for the epic trolling! ; p)
I kinda felt sad for her, because you could see that when she was poking Oto to declare her love for Ren, in a way she was doing that herself indirectly; it’s ironic that she was basically calling Oto and Ren weaklings, while she never had the courage to tell Ren she loved him, and did it in a roundabout way like this.
I loved Ibuki this episode; it’s nice to see him taking it slow with Oto, letting her know that he’s there without ever forcing his feelings for her. He’s got that wise aura but he can also be playful. Damn, I want him to be happy too in the end, but..this show!
Ren and his grandpa scene was also great; apart from the beautiful scenery, it was a poignant scene, but also had this hope-breeze, as Ren was narrating his escapades in Tokyo, and how it went from being a sad place to a promising one, due to the people he met there.
But Mr Mover, what about 5 yrs later?! Did you become Mr Asshole, clicking your tongue when trains are late because of railway accidents? WHAT ABOUT THE INDESCRIBABLE FEELING you said you felt to Oto, when people shrugged those accidents huh? (I loved that scene in episode 3 btw, it epitomized how Ren & Oto get each other.) Something bad must have happened, right? Oh boy.
Truth hurts, love hurts, everything hurts in this series but I’m so looking forward to see how our heroes fared in this time jump, so onwards to episode 6 then! (Mitsushima will make an appearance next ep too, yaaay!)
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang.co only + huge thanks to sanashi @ DA