Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto Episode 8 Recap
Recap – Summary :
Chiaki thinks back to Misaki’s encouraging words the previous night, when Kaede calls him. Touma starts working at the restaurant, helping Kanata in the kitchen.
Misaki notices that Touma has been more cheerful lately, and he’s doing his best helping in Sea Sons, also patching things up with Fuka. Oohashi wants Kanata and Misaki to work together for an upcoming event in her restaurant, and she asks them to present certain dishes within a week.
Misaki is a bit nervous with the upcoming job and can’t think of how she should proceed with Kanata, but her friend tells her that she should just respond to his feelings as soon as she can.
Touma invites Misaki for a fireworks-outing with his brothers, where they all have fun together; Misaki finds some alone time with Kanata, who tells her that they’re gonna succeed with the upcoming job, and they will do that together. Misaki is happy with his words, and later tells her friend that she’s gonna confess to Kanata after they’re done working together, while Kanata reveals to Chiaki that he has already told Misaki he likes her.
The next day, Kanata takes Misaki to a familiar place so they can get fresh vegetables and fruits- despite her initial complaints, Misaki helps in the harvest, and she has a great time with Kanata. Later, they exchange their notes to see each other’s recipes and correct any mistakes, and they start testing in Sea Sons’ kitchen.
After an exhausting day, they take a break to have a beer, and Misaki thanks Kanata for all his help- she feels like she’s doing something worthwhile while also enjoying herself, and that’s mostly thanks to him; Kanata is silent, but seems to appreciate her words and when Misaki asks him out on a date, after their presentation is over, he agrees to that.
Oohashi arrives at Sea Sons for the presentation but doesn’t seem excited with the dishes; she’s willing to give them more time to fix them, though. Chiaki asks Oohashi what went wrong, and she says that it was Misaki’s dessert that it wasn’t good and didn’t fit with Kanata’s dishes, while Misaki overhears them. When she returns home, she finds that the file Oohashi gave to Kanata earlier, has a list of potential patissiers. She asks Kanata what is this about, but he says that’s not her business.
Misaki storms off the house, and drinks her sorrows away to the surf-bar, until she’s in no position to walk home on her own. Chiaki arrives at the time, and walks home together with her- he notes that she shouldn’t beat herself up, because her dessert was good, but it wasn’t in Oohashi’s taste. He then asks her if she’s planning to get together with Kanata, but Misaki denies that.
Back at home, Misaki apologizes to Kanata for not being good enough and dragging the presentation down- Kanata tells her she has a loser attitude and Misaki hurt by his words, wishes him the best with his new patissier.
The next day, Higashimura follows Kanata around, who tells him to stop following him, since he has no business with Sea Sons anymore. Oohashi asks Chiaki to help her change Kanata’s mind about the presentation, since Kanata doesn’t want to do it without Misaki. Chiaki tells Misaki that she misunderstood Kanata and he doesn’t want to find any new patissier, and she should talk things over with him.
Misaki decides to work again on the dessert and presents it the next day to Oohashi. Oohashi refuses to give her another chance, and Kanata arrives at the time, and tells her that he’s out of the presentation if Misaki is not his partner. Oohashi tries Misaki’s new dessert and agrees to give them another chance. Misaki thanks Kanata for coming to her aid again, and he tells her that there’s no replacement for her. On their way home, they decide to celebrate together later, at the evening.
Misaki goes back to the restaurant to prepare a cake for the special occasion, while Kanata is preparing a meal for the both of them; Chiaki is ready to step out and asks Kanata where Misaki is, to which Kanata replies she’s still in the restaurant. Just as Misaki finishes the dessert and is ready to go back home, Chiaki arrives at the restaurant and surprises her with a back-hug. Misaki is surprised with Chiaki’s actions, while Kanata waits for her at home.
Reflection Corner :
This show can frustrate me to no end with its constant back and forth but there was one new shiny development that didn’t go unnoticed :
HE CHANGED HIS FREAKING SHIRT, OH MY DAYS (and he smiled, but that’s happening a lot lately so w/e)
About that back and forth though..damn did Kanata and Misaki reverted to the early days episodes or what? I can get how Misaki must have felt inadequate and all-around crappy since her dessert-planning felt short, but did she really think that Kanata would ever work with anyone else, other than her? Likewise, did Kanata have to be so harsh and give her the cold shoulder in such way? You expect this sort of drama in the beginning stages, not near the freaking end where both of them have shared quite a handful of meaningful interactions and now know each other.
Anyways, putting that aside, they had a nice reconciliation and looked as newlyweds in that bus; Kanata’s line was pretty rad, I gotta admit: “Nobody can replace you in my kitchen yo..my kitchen is my heart GET IT.”
About Chiaki’s newfound feelings towards Misaki, my immediate reaction in /that/ scene was : “BUT THE FUCKING CAAAAAKE!11111!!!!”
Not cool bro, the girl worked her ass off to get that cake to your BROTHER who’s IN LOVE with her as he recently told you, and she was SMILING from ear to ear cause she was gonna CELEBRATE with your BROTHERx2.
Chiaki has always been the responsible one, the guy that will come through and bear everyone’s burden, so he was ought to have a “let-it-all-out” scene but it just..it didn’t feel like Chiaki at all?? If Kanata hadn’t told him about his feelings towards Misaki, I would (sort of) understand that reaction from him, but what is he aiming for right now? Confess to Misaki, Misaki reciprocate his feelings and start living in that house together, while Kanata is brooding with his old shirt again? You had a chance for that in the first episodes Chiaki, now it’s too late bro!
I have to say, I expect Misaki to turn him down because if we’re about to go in circles, where Misaki is again doubting her feelings, after she told her friend she was gonna respond to Kanata’s feelings when they were done working for the Dining Out, and she herself, asked him out on a date…it will be POOP. Simply, poop.
The only guy that made sense in this episode was surprisingly Touma, lol. While everyone else had their crappy moments, he was the only one to advance further in this one, haha what a surprise. Though, I lol’d when Kanata’s response about Touma& Fuka reconciling was “I don’t really care” because that’s how I feel about this couple too. But hey, yay for Touma looking good and praising himself for cutting onions, that shit’s hard!
btw, I loved how the intro got introduced in this episode- very smart, creative and beautiful!
Onwards to episode 9 then!
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang + huge thanks to chubba00