Oh my god! I was wrong all along! The whole time, it was Mitsuo who was in the love polygon, not Banri! How could I be so foolish? I think it’s funny that Banri’s actually got a fairly stable love life now, and he’s being persecuted by his friends harder now. I’m actually curious whether Chinami is mad at Banri because she actually wants him to be in love with Linda so that she gets Mitsuo or because she’s Kouko’s friend now and suspects he’s cheating. Both are possible.
I’m assuming the ring is going to be a fairly important thing going forward. Although, now that I think about it, giving the ring to Kouko would probably squelch most suspicions that are surrounding Banri about his relationship with Linda. Oh well, next week, the two lovers climb the steps to adulthood?