Friendly reminder that we’ve more or less seen these things from the ES opening happen so far:
… well. Save for one little thing:
”[…] while understanding nothing himself, don’t you think that Rin, who has his eyes set firmly on the future, might appeared to have been shining to [Haruka]?” —- Shimazaki Nobunaga [x]
maybe it’s the wrong time to use this quote, but I feel it is somehow very relevant to the directing of this scene …
So, this episode broke me.
But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. Solidarity for everyone still crying and/or staring at their computer in shocked disbelief over this episode ohHHH MY GOD.
Anyway, it sounds like the fandom’s imploding and I have a LOT of thoughts about what just happened, so HERE WE GO
To summarise beforehand: why I think Haru’s breakdown has been a long time coming, why I think Rin was right to go after him, why I think this scene BREAKS MY HEART. This is NOT a post babying Haru for what he did NOR is it a post demonizing Rin for his reactions.
R: Haru! What do you think you were doing? Why the hell did you do that?!
H: It has nothing to do with you.
R: Like hell it doesn’t! This was an important match with all the scouts watching!
H: What do I care about that? Because scouts were watching? So I can set records in front of a crowd? None of that is what I swim for.
R: Then what do you swim for?
H: I swim for myself and for my friends!
R: Then swim for thoses friends and for your own sake! Do you not understant that what you do out there is going to impact your future? Don’t you have a dream?! Take this more seriously! I know you could—
H: You’re the one who doesn’t understand! What dream?! What future?! It’s you who cares about all that!! I’m not you!! I don’t have any of that!!
"You’re gonna be in it!"
“‘Course I am! I can even match you at backstroke!”