]UPDATES - 31.03.2010
NOTE : There is not plot summary for Episode 2, so I am posting the entire plot recap.
SUMMARY FOR EPISODE 2
Episode 2 : Taiki Bansei (Great Talents Mature Late)
Ryoma wanted to go to Edo but was told by his father to work/supervise at the fields. His friends at the kendo all laughed at him.
He introduced himself to the field workers but they did not bothered about him. He looked lost.Poor Ryoma try to stop the fight between workers but no one listen. Yataro also wants to go to Edo after hearing from Kao that Ryoma wants to go to Edo.
Kao got a marriage proposal. She declined.
Ryoma is upset sulking at his room because of having to supervise the fields, not knowing what to do. Then he became like a little kid playing the paper windmills. An idea came to mind. Kawaii.... the smile.
He brought sake to the workers at the field. He was trying to foster good relationship between workers. He played the shamisen and singing! Must see!
Yataro's father took all his money (which he has been saving to go to Edo). Kao went to the fields to meet Ryoma to give him lunch. She told Ryoma she receive omiai. Ryoma looked shocked & changed the topic to lunch. She got angry took the food away & told Ryoma that she liked him.
It is raining & he is working the fields himself. He looks frustrated questioning this feelings. The workers came back & helped him. Gosh that smile... Even though it was raining, the poodle was wet but that smile was glowing.
Father & son moment. He plead (kneeling down) to his father at the roadside to let him go to Edo. Father gave him a letter of recomendation from the Kendo sensei here to got to Chiba dojo in Edo. Ryoma cry. What a touching moment.
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There are also some comic part. Yataro father's (all drunk) wanted to do a seppuku because he was sorry that he stole Yataro savings. Yataro stopped him & his father fell down & farted. heh. Ryoma acted like typical a kid/teenager.
But I liked best was the part when Ryoma met his father (who happen to be tipsy drinking) at the town street in the rain. When he asked his father once again about him going to Edo, his father turn round, sat on the road facing his son who was kneeling down & held out a letter of recommendation. What a scene.
By Mashamasha of MashaPlus Info Forums
(On the scene where Kao went to see Ryoma and told him about the marriage proposal she received whilst giving him his lunch) she asked for his opinion about her omiai, and ryoma said he feels so happy for her, he feels she will be a good wife as she is good at cooking etc.and this makes kao very disappointed as she hopes ryoma will ask her to reject it
(on what makes the workers who ignored Ryoma at first return to assist Ryoma in completing the project) I believe the two girls (mother and daughter as i remember) are one of the reasons which make them come back. When ryoma requested the men to stay and continue the construction work, ryoma said what they are doing now is very important to some people's lives, because many are killed during the flooding, and the one who survive need them to do the flooding prevention work, and these people really appreciate what the men are doing for them (remember the part the little girl gives something to Ryoma quietly?) At that time, the men are still not convinced by what Ryoma said. But when they see Ryoma working alone in the rain, they are convinced. And the link between the two girls and the decision for the men to come back is less obvious, but you can interpret in this way: the two girls appear at the same time with the men, this hints that the two girls have told their story (the father was killed in the flooding) to the men and said thanks to them for their work, and this makes the men believe what Ryoma has told them is true
Next week: Ryoma trip to Edo.
The shamisen-singing scene on the construction site!
“Catfishes live in shallow waters, Birds rest on trees”
“As we live, we will learn the worldly ways…..”
“What is a change of heart….”
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