Enishi did not see this one coming at all… and fell into a SCAM!
I was looking forward for the movie production since I wanted to see the girls having fun on the big screen. Sadly, it seemed like the con artist has essentially trolled everyone. Even so, this fiasco does not look good for Enishi because he simply jumped into it without thinking over it carefully. He should have known that the director is a fraud since he asked for money up front and not throughout the production. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised by the consequences since he lost a bundle of money, which Sui willingly given to him.
The problem I see with the whole movie production is that he did not take the whole process seriously and his reactions afterwards made him look even worse. Before jumping into the deal, he should have done some research on the director to be sure if he was credible. Then, spread out the payments throughout the production. Sadly, he got caught up with his big dream that it led him to this mess. To make matters worse, he does not take responsibility for his actions and starts whining at Takako to have her bail him out. Even though he finally grows a backbone at the end of the episode, I still feel that he is a horrible manager from his actions and most likely fall in the same trap again. It’s quite unfortunate, since Sui actually wants him to inherit the inn even though Satsuki will probably do a better job managing it. From there, I can only worry about the future of the Kissuisou Inn since knowing him, he most likely run the inn to the ground from his self-inflicted risks.
Needless to say, this arc was full of wasted potential since it could have been exciting if the production went though. Then again, Enishi and Takako were never that interesting compared to rest of the cast since their personalities are rather annoying. Also, I was kind of saddened with the lack of Ohana, Nako, Minako and Yuina as they are simply shoved towards the sideline with nothing to do. Hopefully with the spotlight now on Nako, it will wash away this pile of disappoint away to the ocean and forgotten by everyone. ¶