Riding along with Yui’s misunderstanding, I actually thought Hachiman wanted to end his ties with Yui. Turns out the scumbag just wanted a relationship reset which, to be honest, feels weird. I guess deep inside, Hachiman wanted to become friends with Yuigahama with no strings attached. No debts paid for saving dog or whatshit. Well, Hachiman does over-complicate things but it is not without reason.
I was expecting the episode to be drama-heavy considering it was quite the “big reveal” from the previous episode. Turns out they just smoothly raised the possibility of the Yukino x Hachiman pairing by having them go on a date.
While Hachiman’s assessment about Yukino’s sister garnered him “praise”, the main focus of the episode was Yui and Hachiman’s relationship that hints to be something “more”.
Restarting their relationship aside, I don’t know if Yui does have feelings for Hachiman. I am highly skeptical with this considering Hachiman has nothing that could “connect” with Yui (and I don’t want to use the dog). I mean, Hachiman’s interactions with Yui, and vice verse, has, so far, never gave away any hint that their relationship could go along the romance route. The way I see it, they’re just friends but I can’t ignore this nagging feeling that Yui harbors such interests.
Well, we’re halfway through the series. Let’s see where things are headed from here on.