Ok, this episode has laid all my fears to rest. This is the rare breed of show that knows how to throw in plot development without forgetting that it’s supposed to be a comedy.
And this episode was indeed hilarious, despite some serious plot progression. “Let’s get this over with soon or I’ll be late for work.” A deathbed wish to take advantage of supermarket discounts. Maou comparing Cueball to a B-movie villain and getting yelled at for spending money on movies. Ashiya randomly chucking cars around.
This show knows how to combine the action, drama and comedy into one solid package.
I’m somewhat surprised to find myself saying this, but I still enjoy Emi’s tsundereness. Usually tsunderes wear thin fast but she’s still great. I think what makes it work here are the fact that she actually has legitimate reasons for both hating and liking him. Plus she actually has a serious rival so her indecisiveness has some consequences.