Sunday, 22 December 2013

White Album 2 - Episode 12

It seems as if Hazuki has done a pretty good job of ruining everything by the end of last week's episode of White Album 2, having soured his relationship with Setsuna by dodging her birthday party before getting a slap from Kazusa for kissing her.

In the aftermath of all this, it seems as if our protagonist is still hoping to both have his cake and eat it, as he continues to feign illness to a concerned Setsuna to avoid her suspicions whilst also finding the situation to be a perfect opportunity to wallow in self-pity.  What Hazuki doesn't realise is that Setsuna has already caught on to far more than she's letting on, suggesting little surprise when Touma pays her a visit to explain that she'll be leaving for Vienna before it's revealed that she'd also seen Kazusa's behaviour after the school festival so is entirely aware of Touma's feelings towards her boyfriend.

All of this comes to a head at the school graduation ceremony - a ceremony which Kazusa doesn't attend directly but has clearly dropped in on, even going so far as to leave a note for Setsuna in the process.  Once Hazuki hears of this, his true colours show as he ditches Setsuna to search high low for Touma, only to discover that she's nowhere to be found.  Luckily for him, she calls him that evening, purporting to be "far away" but in fact being anything but.  Thus, it's finally time for both parties to admit their true feelings to one another...

After the die had been cast at the end of the previous episode, it was more a question of "how" rather than "if" Kazusa and Hazuki would get together, and it's certainly panned out in a suitably messy way that should leave some interesting questions to be asked by the series finale.  It's a shame that the show's cast aren't equally interesting, but not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth I'm happy to make the most of what it's delivering in these final weeks of the series, even if it took a while to get there.

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