The episode starts with Saku and her coworkers finishing a meeting. As they head out, Saku can’t wait to eat Yukichi’s homemade lunch. But her coworkers tease her, asking if she’s showing off her cooking skills to find a partner. They even tell her she should hurry up and find someone before it’s too late, which bothers Saku.
Saku feels like Yukichi is better at home stuff than she is. Her coworker, Yuri, talks about wanting a partner who’d treat her all day and spoil her — practically the way Yukichi treats Saku. Back home, Saku asks Yukichi if he’d leave her for someone who earns more. He says yes — seemingly as a joke? — but it upsets Saku. She thinks about getting a better job, but Yukichi tells her it’s bedtime. She goes to bed, saying she’s just tired, and totally not enticed to sleep.
They watch a horror movie about samurai ghosts. Yukichi thinks it’s funny, but Saku gets scared. When she takes a bath, she hears weird noises and sees Yukichi’s shadow, which freaks her out more. After the bath, Saku hears another noise and finds Yukichi playing with the faucet. She laughs and tells him he doesn’t need to be so serious all the time.
Later, Saku looks at cat pictures on her phone. She tells Yukichi it feels like taking care of a cat. Yukichi tries to act like a cat, but it’s more funny than cat-like. Saku says that even though other cats are cute, she thinks Yukichi is the cutest.
The episode ends with two sequences. First, Saku spills coffee, and Yukichi cleans and fixes the table. Then, Yukichi talks about how important it is to keep the house clean but still feel like home.
Opinions / Analysis
One thing I already appreciated about this series was the fact that Saku was never sexualized — and her scene in the bath shows that. I was so ready for some stupid shots of her body but it never showed up. Good job, animation team!
Is this show one-note? Yes. Very, actually. I mean, it’s cute seeing Saku and Yukichi’s daily life, but by the end of each episode, we always arrive back at square 1. I was hoping for something more about the boss — or Saku’s parents — or literally anything, honestly.
But nothing is going to happen this series, I think.