The episode opens as a woman stands in front of a poster of Miroku’s father the police commissioner and says in French “I love you”, the scene switches to the Yukan Club room where everyone has very tense expressions on their faces, Bido is successfully pulling a piece from the Jenga tower. The woman from the opening comes in quietly as Miroku just completes his piece removal from the tower, she blows in his hair causing him to knock over the tower lose the game and have a month long cleaning duty. The woman’s name is Chiaki played by Akiyoshi Kumiko (Densha Otoko
, Nodame Cantabile
) and she is Miroku’s mother. She’s just arrived from France and has appropriate gifts for everyone, including a pair of huge Eiffel Tower pastries for Yuri who of course begins to eat immediately.
I didn’t care too much for this episode; it focused too much on the police commissioner and not enough on the Yukan members. It’s filled with bathroom humour which is funny in the beginning but gets old as it’s constantly repeated. On the up side Karen picks up on an important clue, but the writer’s just use it for jokes which are pretty good but it doesn’t help to resolve the case. The best parts of this episode are Karen and Bido flirting in the police station and Akiyoshi Kumiko as Miroku’s mother, she’s great I’ve loved her since I first saw her play Hermes mother in Densha.
Love Song did another really nice release and you can download all eight of the English Hardsub releases here
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