Oh god, what are the children doing? It looks like an act of brainwashing for an evil plan or something. Either way, you better run for it before they take over your mind!
Part I – Alex vs Ika
It’s obvious that Sanae cares more about Ika than her dog, Alex to the point of disowning him. This makes me feel sympathetic towards him since he isn’t given the same love and care from his owner. Because of this, I can understand why he is so jealous and decides to attack attacks Ika. He just wants Sanae to give him more attention. Then again, she has a messed up personality to begin with, so it wouldn’t matter much.
As for Ika spending some valuable time with Alex, I have to say that he is like his owner. He tries to act like a macho man, but ends up being a total coward. However, he redeems himself by saving Ika when a vicious dog attacks her while trying to rescue him. This make it felt like they have finally understood each other. Sadly, the jealousy continues shortly after the walk ended, so I guess they need more time to bond with each other.
Part II – The Possessive Exercise
If you went out for run or jog on a summer morning, it’s not exhausting and actually feels pleasant. This is what the children exactly did through the various routines that looked like a ritual. When Ika tries to perform them at the Lemon stand, I couldn’t stop laughing as she got the wrong impressions from everyone. Essentially it scared Nagisa, got Cindy excited, misled Sanae and annoyed Eiko. To make things more hilarious, she unintentionally throws a bowl of ramen at Chizuru and clearly, she got freakishly angry from it.
Eventually, Ika did all the routines the next morning while she smacking down others around her and enjoyed it. She receives a stamp card for a prize and decides to cheat. Aside from that, this was the funniest skit from the episode mostly because of the eccentric workout sequences.
Part III – Ika, The Lifesaver
There wasn’t much to say about this part because it’s clear that Ika has great lifesaving abilities by using her tentacles. Also, I wasn’t too interested in Goro. On the other hand, Ika becoming overzealous with her job as seen when she takes a child off an inflatable whale and scalds a kid for hating shrimp was really funny. Despite this, she ultimately saves four children from drowning and lectured them. Perhaps Goro should learn a few pointers from her to become a better lifeguard. ¶