Despite being wrong with my prediction on what will happen to Inaba, the drama gets turned up to 11 as things hit a sour note.
Aside for Yui still living in fear and not keeping her word on returning to school, we are left with more fighting. It’s true that Inaba is the one that is suffering the most since she wants to isolate herself from her friends. It’s rather evident with being absent from the clubroom and her anti-social behavior. She shows this after getting shoved in the same group that Iori and Taichi is in with two other members. I’m not sure how running away would exactly solve the problem since it only drives Heartseed to do the extreme.
Like the body swapping, it’s clear that unleashing desires is not a useful ability after all. From what I have witnessed in this episode, it’s only causing more harm with more soap opera drama rather than benefiting the person. As you see with the argument over helping Yui with Taichi and Aoki, it was tense. They accused each other of being a “white knight” or “contributing absolutely nothing.” Unfortunately, Iori gets caught in the middle while she tries to break up the argument just to get punched by Taichi in the end. Although I don’t blame both of them, except for the fact that Aoki is the most useless male character ever seen in any show, the fact remains: something must be done. If they do nothing, Heartseed will pull these dangerous stunts like jumping off a bridge to make things happen. Either way, they are at a big loss no matter what actions they take as Heartseed always have the winning hand.
With things turning for the worse, I predict that Heartseed will finally pull his guns and have Inaba do something dangerous. Even so, the teacher who talked to Taichi sounded suspicious with his mentioning of a love triangle. What does this all mean? Maybe it’s foreshadowing Heartseed’s next extreme move to invoke some conflict? Who knows, but it’s a good guess. ¶