Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto Episode 10 / Finale Recap
Recap – Summary : After being turned down, Misaki contemplates if she did anything wrong to hurt Kanata.
The next day, while everyone is prepping for Sea Sons, Kanata ignores Misaki, while Touma thinks that they are actually together. Chiaki tells everyone that the response to the Dining Out was very positive, and there will be interviewers coming soon.
Later, Misaki asks Kanata if she did anything wrong but he brushes her aside telling her he’s busy with all the interviews coming up. Chiaki tells Misaki that they want to interview her as well, and then asks her why she looks down. Misaki explains that Kanata rejected her; Chiaki asks Kanata if he turned Misaki down because of him, but Kanata denies that.
The next day, while Kanata is being interviewed, Oohashi calls Misaki and tells her that her dessert was received so well, a popular patisserie from New York is interested in her. Misaki says that she wants to keep working in Sea Sons, but Oohashi advises her to think it over a bit.
Kanata interviews a new patissier for Sea Sons without having informed Misaki, who’s shocked to learn that. Chiaki finds out about Misaki’s New York offer and how Kanata wants to make that happen for her.
Misaki confronts Kanata about him wanting to hire a new patissier, and wonders if he’s bringing his personal matters into the work environment; Kanata says that that’s not true, and he simply wants someone with better abilities for Sea Sons, leaving Misaki dejected.
The next morning, Misaki tells Chiaki of her decision to go abroad, and become a better patissier; Chiaki tells Kanata he knows the whole truth about him wanting to support Misaki’s dream, but he shouldn’t be so harsh to her.
A party is being held for Misaki, the day before she leaves, and everybody wishes her well, except Kanata who’s silent. Touma asks him to say a few last words to Misaki, but Kanata replies he has to go the restaurant to prepare for tomorrow, since a famous food critic will be there. Misaki notes that it is fine, especially since it’s an important day for Sea Sons.
The departure day arrives, and Chiaki and Touma bid farewell to Misaki; Touma notes that Kanata already left, and that’s cold of him while Misaki heads to say goodbye one last time in the empty Sea Sons.
On her way to the airport, she meets Kanata, and they have a short chit-chat that reminds Misaki of their early meeting days. She says that a long time has passed since then, and despite having their up and downs, he helped her have an unforgettable summer.
Kanata returns to Sea Sons, where the food critic awaits for him, and finds Misaki’s last note, that thanks him for everything. He is distressed after reading it, and Chiaki urges him to go find Misaki and tell her goodbye, after he gives him the info of her flight. Touma asks Chiaki what their plan b is regarding the food critic, and Chiaki smiles stating he doesn’t have one, and they should just apologize.
Kanata takes a taxi and heads for the airport immediately, as Misaki has an accident with an ice-cream that gets onto her shirt- while she tries to clean it up, Kanata finds her before she’s able to board the plane. While being reluctant at first, just before Misaki leaves, he hugs her and promises to be by her side, no matter what. He asks her to do the same, and Misaki replies that she will stay by his side too. They hug again before they kiss, looking happy to be with each other.
After a few months pass, Chiaki notifies the customers of the Sea Sons, that since the chef is missing, they will be closed for a few days, while Touma and Fuka prepare dinner for themselves and Chiaki. Nobirin proposes to Mikarin who accepts, while Manami writes a letter addressed to Kanata, informing him that their mother is now discharged from the hospital.
Kanata is revealed to have visited New York to spend time with Misaki, who “complains” that he’s as grumpy as ever. After Misaki notes that it’s cold, Kanata takes her hand, and asks her to follow him somewhere; Misaki asks him where they’re going, but Kanata doesn’t plan to reveal that, as they both happily walk to their destination.
Reflection Corner :
Of course the last episode had to be the most frustrating one! Kanatasshole was back in the house, full force, wasn’t he? We basically spent 40 mins of a 45 mins episode, for a nonsensical conflict! Just because Zaki and Mirei are two very attractive people who can pull-off an angsty expression looking good, doesn’t mean we gotta watch that crap every 3 seconds for ffs.
that’s fucking four, in one freaking episode; in the span of 20 minutes at that!
And it wasn’t even quality angst, it was a cheapass champagne-angst that was basically a fabrication to keep us guessing if Kanata will run to the airport or not! (duh, like we didn’t see that coming a mile away)
What bothered me the most, is that Kanata’s character suffered the most butchering; yes, Kanata has always been harsh and blunt, but at the same time he was frank and spoke his true mind. That’s the reason why Misaki fell in love with him. And now you want to tell me that he resorts to noble idiocy (cruel asshole idiocy to be exact) lying to Misaki, walking all over her and insulting her a day before she leaves? WHUT WHUT.
I suppose we were to believe that Kanata went for the martyr-angle, “suppressing” his feelings for Misaki and trying to make him hate her (???) so she could depart for New York without regrets, but Kanata was more like THE SATAN.
Anyways, the airport scene was cute (got heroine shikkaku vibes lol with the hug and kiss-position) and I did enjoy it, despite the whole angst-build up to that moment, being so crappy. (the kids painting Misaki with ice-cream, was lol-worthy though and possibly the highlight of the finale!) The New York scene was sweet too, which makes you wonder..what the hell Kanata, you were gonna go back-forth in New York anyways! WHY THE ASSHOLISH BEHAVIOR SATAN, WHY.
I’ve got to admit that Zaki and Mirei have great chemistry, and they were the major reason I got through this drama. I thought they fit nicely when I watched Heroine Shikkaku, and Sukikoto confirmed for me that they suit each other. I would watch them again in a new project, hoping that it won’t be as frustrating as this series lool.
No, okay, the series wasn’t bad- as a whole, it was (sorta!) alright. But it bugs me that in the last few episodes, silly cliches emerged and there were a couple loose ends floating around. (whatever happened to the mafia guy for example?) I would have preferred if the last episode was filled with a Misaki/Kanata honest discussion about New York and their future, a nice family gathering and all that, but well. At least Misaki realized her dream of studying the art of patisserie abroad, so eeh.
Still, the cast was good, the ost was nice (the main theme is so catchy) the scenery was relaxing and summer-vibe-inducing and the otp (at its peak) was pretty decent.
Farewell but not goodbye Sukikoto; I shall remember you every time I see a wasted cake on the ground and weep over that always-sad sight!
Overall Grade : 7, 78 / 10
Betsuni OTP : 8,11 / 10 (without the satan moments lol)
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang only + huge thanks to chubba00 😀