Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto Episode 9 Recap
Recap – Summary : After what happened with Chiaki, Misaki gets back home and pretends she’s sick to avoid the dinner with Kanata.
The next day, Kanata visits the place where the Dining Out will be held for some finishing touches- Misaki learns from Touma where Kanata is and asks him why he didn’t tell her he was gonna do a last round of preparations. Kanata replies that he thought she was still sick and didn’t want to bother her, but then he asks her to help him.
Chiaki wants to talk to Kaede about breaking up, but she picks up on it and asks him to spend one last day together so they can have fun before he does that.
After Kanata and Misaki finish their work, they have a drink nearby; they talk about their childhood, and then Misaki says that her dream has always been to work overseas. Kanata thinks that she’s doing just fine where she is, and she can still achieve small dreams, which are equally important. Misaki promises to give Kanata her answer after the Dining Out is over.
After the day is over, Kaede tells Chiaki that she’s gonna stay in Boston, since one of her friends opened a piano school and bids him goodbye, after she urges him not to keep his feelings in secret anymore.
Chiaki returns to the restaurant where she confesses to Misaki, and tells her that she doesn’t have to reply to him immediately, as he can wait. He later tells Kanata that he also told Misaki he liked her, while Kanata understands why Misaki was distant the other night.
When Misaki gets back home, Kanata tells her that he knows everything but before Misaki has a chance to explain, Kanata says that she must be really happy now that her dream of Chiaki liking her back came true. They end up arguing as they both wish they hadn’t met each other, and the next days go by without them speaking to each other.
Touma understands that Kanata and Misaki got into a fight because of Chiaki’s confession; he tells Misaki, that she shouldn’t be sad over it, as he has two great brothers, and whatever she may choose, it will be a good choice for her.
The Dining Out day arrives, and everybody is working their best, while Misaki is missing; Oohashi asks Kanata where Misaki is but he’s unable to give a reply, as he’s not sure if she’s coming himself. After a while, Misaki arrives and apologizes for being late, but she had to bring with her some freshly harvested fruit to upgrade the plates. Chiaki approves of her decision, and adds the latest ingredients which make a great impression to the guests, as well as Misaki’s improved dessert.
Kanata thanks Misaki in his speech, both for her hard work that added to the overall quality of the plates, but also because she stood by him and admits that she’s really necessary to him. Misaki is touched by his words, and Chiaki understands that Misaki won’t reciprocate his feelings. He meets with Misaki after, and tells her to rush to Kanata while Touma cheers his brother up after getting rejected.
Kanata is back at Sea Sons to prepare for the next day when he receives a call from Oohashi. Misaki rushes back to the restaurant and is ready to confess her feelings to him; Kanata doesn’t seem to pay attention to her, and Misaki catches him by surprise, when she kisses him. She finally tells him she likes him as well, but while Kanata seems happy at her words initially, he notes that is now too late for them.
Reflection Corner :
Kanata’s pooped-disgusted face, is exactly how I felt for the majority of this episode :
Maaaan, Sukikoto does one thing right and then turns back and does two (or more!) things wrong!
The good : Kanata and Misaki’s conversation while looking at (yet another!) the beautiful sunrise. They’re at their best when they listen to each other, talk about stories from their past and what they aspire to be; their honesty-moments and frank discussions are probably the saving grace of this show. The marble thing was really sweet, too.
The bad : Chiaki, bruh, it’s a good thing that you finally decided to put yourself first but emotional-liberation doesn’t mean you have to rub it at your brother’s face and completely disregard a pretty much endgame-situation! I was like “bro what the hell?!” when he told Kanata all non-chalantly, that he confessed to Misaki, and he’s waiting for her answer. Umm, a little discretion here?
Also, Misaki…why the hell didn’t you turn him down at the very spot HE RUINED YOUR FUCKING CAKE. Ugh, Misaki’s “flip-flop” this episode was supposed to keep us on our toes and wonder what her decision is gonna be (…right) but damn, it was staged so badly.
The ugly : And here comes the noble-idiocy trope! Oh how I missed it (not!)
So Misaki’s epic cake probably booked her a ticket to a cake shop overseas, and of course Kanata has to “let his love gooooo” cause that is the “honorable” thing to do, right? Asshole, your Dining Out chef-speech turned into a cheesy love-speech and now you’re willing to acting all cold and distant towards her without telling her the truth? Poop. But this exact reaction, encapsulates the WHOLE SHOW.
While I dig Kanata/Misaki, (mostly cause of Zaki&Mirei) Misaki getting the hell out of Sea Sons and realize her dream, might be an ideal ending. At this point, it all feels so badly orchestrated, that I’m like, w/e! (of course that won’t happen, we all know it lol)
Touma was the one who made the most sense in this episode, so that’s quite telling! (it was cute that he paralleled his brothers as hard-endured products, haha)
Also, Shibasaki gang should probably apply for the next Olympic Games. All that running, surely can’t go to waste, can it? (I think Misaki kept up with a car’s pace for a few seconds, UNREAL.)
Onwards to episode 10 then!
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang only + huge thanks to chubba00