Kanon 22March 8, 2007
Darkness is my only friend, Darkness hides my tears.
I’ve lost the only light, the embers fade and die.
What a gloomy episode. The beginning was especially disturbing with the drive past the place of accident. The teacher has to be a quite insensitive to do something like this. Nayuki in her shocked state was nearly painful to watch. Yuuichi must have hurt her deep at their parting 7 years ago and through the unanswered letters, because instead of letting him comfort her (now that he finally shows attention toward her) she pushes him away and only wants to be left alone.
To make the episode even more depressing Yuuichi finally remembers Ayu’s accident, which should be the reason for his amnesia in the first place. Don’t know what he is trying to achieve through running around outside in the dead of the night and in such a heavy snow storm after this. I guess he is now very confused himself and doesn’t know what to do anymore. In any case he isn’t helping the situation with freezing to dead in the dark forest. But I think (and hope) that from this point onwards things should get better for the Kanon cast again (can’t get much worse, can it?). And after all, at least one of the girls finally returned.
A quite nice (and surprising) scene I’ve to say.
Next Episode: Finale (although it should be the episode before the last one).