It seems that Math is not Rikka’s strongest subject.
Compared to last week’s showing of Shinka’s true intentions of destroying every aspect of her middle school disease, we are left with Rikka having trouble with math. It’s not so surprising for her to get a 2 percent on a math midterm given her personality. However, the thing that intrigues me is why she is so bad at it since Japan is ranked high in Math. Not only that, Sanae is surprisingly top of her class given her math skills even though she still has full-blown middle school disease. That is rather amazing given her personality.
Like you would expect, Yuuta had to motivate Rikka to study by giving her a carrot on a stick. Basically, if she gets above average on the test, he will come up with a code for Rikka. Surprisingly, the average was 50 and she manages to get a 52 while Yuuta gets a 62. Basically, the bell saved her, although any Tiger Mom would be yelling about such a low score at this point. Even so, the interaction between Yuuta and Rikka was rather sweet when he gave her a great phase for her to use. It may suggest some kind of romantic relationship between the two, although their personalities are complete opposites.
As a whole, this episode had some exciting moments besides the poor math scores. It’s just funny that Shinka ends up fighting with Sanae again by using a water hose that everyone forgot to clean the pool. If I had to hire them, I wouldn’t pay them given the poor job they did. Either way, it makes me wonder if two will ever get along or keep fighting. Who knows since Shinka will never bring back the real “Mori Summer.”