The drama continues as her father finds out the shocking truth.
No matter how many times Sawa says that she hates her dad for being too strict, there is no denying that he only wants the best for her daughter. The problem is like with most teenagers, she is stuck in her own dream world without realizing the harsh reality. At first, I think she was rather unreasonable not because of the teenager mentality, but not willing to consider any other options. However, I digress since people should be aiming for the job that they will enjoy the most since one will do the same activity for a long time. Thankfully, I’m glad that her father did a 180 and argued with the horse riding school to get her in since it’s something that she really wanted.
As for how Sawa’s depression is handled, it was done rather nicely. Although it’s more of “I have to give up my dream” and “I rather sleep in bed because of Wakana’s remark,” the way on how it got resolved is pretty similar. As shown two episodes ago, the support from Wakana’s friends is one of the things that enabled her to break free from the depression and rediscover music. Sawa in a way is the glue that brings energy to the group. With that, it’s quite obvious that the power of friendship plays a role in resolving the issues the character has.
With Sawa regaining her will once again with an encouraging message from the crew, the group only have to pass an audition. While the vice principal almost got my blood boiling with her favoritism, it’s nice that she gave Konatsu and company another chance after being reminded of Wakana’s deceased mother. Come to think of it, I think Wakana and Sawa resemble their respective parents. The former has a love for music and the latter got her father’s traits while being angry. It’s quite fascinating to see even though they aren’t carbon copies. ¶