Despite Fuuka’s big screw up from last time, she still wants to help make Kukuru’s dream a reality. Of course, Kukuru faces a situation she didn’t expect.
In the beginning of the episode, it’s kind of cute to see a young Kukuru name a penguin with her parents. Her grandfather allows her to name a penguin. She decides to name it Choko. This can explain why she became so upset when Fuuka screwed up trying to feed the penguin.
As expected, the penguin that pecked her was Choko, who apparently likes to eat. Fuuka measured its weight and got to feed it again. Thankfully, it didn’t end up like a total disaster like last time. Not only that, but it also apparently developed a feet disease. Yep, it’s not too surprising given its age of 15 years old.
This causes Kukuru to go into a panic over whether or not she should call the vet or tell her grandfather. It’s obvious what she does after hearing rumors from the teacher that the aquarium might close at the end of the season. Yep, she wants to take things into her own hands. Even behind the scenes, her grandfather is winding down operations slowly by starting with the adoption process of all the animals.
She calls Takeshita, who is on maternity leave. Yep, her child is a bit overdue, but she decides to come anyway to help diagnose and treat Choko. Thankfully, the bumblefoot is still in its early stages, which is good news. When she wanted to check the other penguins, she feels a pain. Yep, her water broke and Kukuru starts to panic.
Meanwhile, Fuuka learns more about Kukuru from Kai. Apparently, her parents took her to the aquarium many times during her childhood. Sadly, Fuuka’s parents died during her childhood, but we don’t know what exact reason.
Either way, their grandparents took her in as their child. It can explain why Kukuru is so adamant on trying so hard to keep the aquarium open. Of course, Karin feels the same way and becomes upset over the city rejecting the extensions for the subsidies. Yep, she even called them a-holes. Still, it shows that the place is special to her.
Thankfully, Kukuru manages to find a bench for Takeshita to lay down as she gets a cab. Of course, getting one is the hard part since the next one will take an hour. Thankfully, Karin came to drive her and Fuuka tagged along.
Of course, Takeshita eventually tells Fuuka and Kukuru after she gave birth the strange vision. She was in the in the ocean and she saw her child and a deity of some sort. As Kukuru said, the aquarium is a place where they take care of life. I guess it holds true here. Still, it’s good that Takeshita given birth and her child is healthy at the maternity home.
At the end of the day, it seems that her grandfather is not happy that Kukuru didn’t tell him what happened. At least he and his wife seem happy that Takeshita gave birth to her child safely.