The complications begin this week. Ritsuko becomes jealous of the new girl Yurika Fukahori for the attention she gets from Sentaro, showing that she truly does have a crush on him. Poor Kaoru tries to help her, but his efforts are misinterpreted as an interest in Yurika himself. But he finally gains the courage to admit to Ritsuko that she is the one he truly likes. Early confessions like this are always problematic. Even if Ritsuko accepts (which is unlikely because she likes Sentaro), there will always be something that gets in the way because there’s still so much of the show left.
I’m just guessing she turns him down and maybe later falls in love with him, but his affections are elsewhere and the drama will commence from there. Then again, we can’t assume that Sentaro’s love is so simple either. It may very well be the case that he realizes that he actually likes Ritsuko and he dumps Yurika or something. Or we could go the Occam’s Razor route and just say that Ritsuko ends up with Kaoru and Sentaro ends up with Yurika…we’ll just have to see. I look forward to seeing where this goes. I also think that the pigeon (Sarah) should do something epic…just because…it would be awesome?