As Wakana catches a cold, stuff starts to settle down regarding her mother.
After watching the last episode, it was just downright depressing. She used to get along with her cheerful mother. Sadly, gotten angrier as time went on. I just felt that getting rid of her mother’s stuff isn’t going to make the grief any better as she might regret it. Although it’s unfortunate that she comes down with a cold, I think it benefited her since she can recover and eventually resolve her problems with her mother. Spending some time at the beach and her riding on Sawa’s horse did lots to relieve the stress she was dealing with. Otherwise, she would have never regained the motivation to return to music.
On the other hand, it’s interesting to see Wakana’s mother, Mahiru share her passion for music. I know she contributed to many great pieces in the past, but what amazes me is that she passes down that passion to her daughter. For a person that played Piano and Clarinet during most of my childhood, I give her props for that. She even promised to write a music dedicated for her. There is no denying that she loves her daughter. The only problem is that Wakana doesn’t realize it before her mother’s death. Of course, this is made worse with Mahiru keeping the secret to her husband and told him not to reveal the truth about the illness.
I know that Mahiru had good reasons why she doesn’t want to tell her daughter about the illness. If she told her right after promising a special song, I think it would devastate her even more. Unlike adults, children often have a hard time dealing with a tragedy or death of a parent because they haven’t develop enough maturity or understanding to cope with these events. Although her intentions were good, eventually her daughter will experience the trauma that changed her life forever. We saw that with her wanting to get rid of her mother’s stuff and the piano. Still, I’m happy that her father stepped in to tell the truth and give the unfinished piece along with the notes so Mahiru can continue working on it. That action shows how good a father he is, especially for not throwing away her stuff and selling the piano, but instead storing it elsewhere.
Thus far, Tari Tari has been developing into a solid show compared to PA Work’s past attempts. Compared to True Tears, this show hasn’t gone over the top with the drama, but instead incorporate this moderately while giving some heartwarming moments. I think they nailed this perfectly with this episode. Still, I can’t help to laugh at Konatsu’s excitement that caused her to inherently smashed the strawberry cake that she intend to give to Wakana. She must be embarrassed now.