Surprisingly enough, the entire episode didn’t just revolve around Ami coming up with a design for their team jerseys. They also get to practice bonding as a team!
(Spoilers in this review)
Ami came up with a design that everyone liked within the first minute of the show. Now that’s the kind of pacing I’ve been waiting for.
After the OP plays, Ami tries cleaning Ponta-kun and her road bike. Typical Ami gets herself wet (with the hose) and ends up having to dry herself off. Aoi swings by
because she wanted to be with her beloved Ami and convinces Ami to go get a First Inspection over at the bike shop.
Later, Ami receives a package. Could it be? Well, yes, of course it’s the team jerseys. And we get the same ol’ gag of Ami’s sister walking in on Ami acting like a goof. Except this time, Ami’s mother gets to see the shameful behavior. This show is sticking with the same formula through thick and thin for sure.
EDIT: Ami’s mother, as pointed out by D, is looking mighty young and fine for a mother of two. It must be the side plait. I think it’s the first time she’s appeared on-screen? She also happens to be pretty good at burning Ami.
To celebrate their new team jerseys, Team Fortuna (minus Saki) go on a cycling trip. Lo and behold, guess whom they encounter in a restaruant?
After they finish eating, Saki joins the group. The rest of the episode mostly consists of Hinako poking fun at Saki over how she once flew over the rails because she didn’t have her hands on the brakes. The story was brought up because Saki noticed Ami was also neglecting to put her hands on the brakes.
Lots of pictures incoming. I really do ship Hinako and Saki. Look at how touchy-feely they are! And now it’s Hinako time to tease Saki since Saki did the same to her last episode.
The episode ends with Hinako and the others (aside from Saki, who rode off to do more bicycling. When the heck does she ever study or go to class if she’s always working part-time jobs and bicyling) deciding to enter a team cycling event.
Next week’s episode is titled, “An Expanding World.” It looks like they’re going to experience a car trip to a faroff place so they can practice bicycling? No signs of Saki in the episode preview, but we do get to see a lot of seltbelt interactions with women’s bodies…
See you next week!