What They Say:
Chi is a sweet playful kitten, always full of energy. She gets milk from Yohei, and is relaxing at home, nice and full. As she searches around the house for something exciting, she comes across Yohei walking with a handful of rubber balls. The balls bounce everywhere as he drops them, and Yohei and Chi can’t get more excited. The day ends with Chi and the family making a great memory together.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The series took an interesting turn the last couple of episodes with Come-Come coming across his sibling and having quite the adventure in their house. But the whole situation put him through the wringer mentally because they ended up with a golden life while he was stuck in the box, crying and alone, and toughened up to survive outside on his own. It’s the kind of moment where you can be proud of what you did and that you survived but you can also feel sadness and a lot more for what could have been – as well as the loss of time with your sibling because of it all. So it was understandable that you had Come-Come so thrown by it all that he essentially ran away the last time to someplace else within the vast city.
The realization of what he’s done is sinking in quick as he’s moving fast and there are all kinds of places that he’s seeing for the first time, like bridges and the river. Once off the the train he realizes he’s in a vastly different world than the small park and homes nearby. The cars, the people, the water, the noise, it’s all overwhelming – and lonely. There are some beautiful scenes of him trying to deal with this loneliness and hunger throughout the day and night as it takes its toll on him. We also see him get his first taste of salty sea water, which is cute if not for the fact that he’s falling apart quickly – and there are birds circling him overhead! So, it becomes nice that he does get a little luck when another cat, a beautifully designed one named Diplo, helps him out a bit like Blackie would, bringing a sad little smile to my face.
I really liked a couple of very different aspects of this episode in how it plays out. Come-Come’s reaction to the reality of his action was great and giving him most of the episode to try and cope with it showed a good side of him, even if it proved to be too much. But I also really liked that he got some help toward the end with the introduction of Diplo, who looks great and has a tantalizing offer for Come-Come in becoming a traveling cat to see the world. While one can imagine where it’s going to go easily, there’s also that allure of wishing the show would take a more interesting track to explore. Combine all of that with some nice bits at the start with Blackie and Chi and it’s a very good episode.
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