Quite a few people have complained about this episode because it was basically a flashback of everything that happened in the first season. Quite frankly, I didn’t mind watching this episode; sure, it was somewhat tiring to re-watch the scenes that I’ve already seen and had to endure seeing Kurumi, it still seemed essential. It’s been a while.. I think since the first season aired and this episode served to remind the audience of the progress of Sawako and Kazehaya’s relationship. The flashbacks did somehow rekindle my love for the first season and reminding me of the little moments Sawako shared with Kazehaya. [notice I said I didn’t mind. It doesn’t mean I wanted it to start with a flashback >3>]
This episode was used to ease us back into the story and allow a place for the storytelling to continue from. So, as shown, the next episode will start with Valentine’s Day. Sawako had made her chocolates and I’m hoping she’ll be able to give some to Kazehaya. Since Kurumi entered the choco shop, she probably bought something for Kazehaya.. I can’t remember what happened even though I just finished watching it a few minutes ago. -___-
This is getting me excited~ I now remember why I love Kimi Ni Todoke. Sawako and Kazehaya’s feelings for each other is simple, sweet, and adorable. They don’t complicate their situation/relationship, only following the path that their feelings direct them on.