Stiffening to hear the name, Ayumu insists that his drunken self must've been saying the English word Falcon not Haruko.
Haruko is actually the flower lady that has been texting Ayumu about bringing flowers by and judging by how easily influenced Ayumu is by those texts, something is definitely up.
Naively tricked into working overtime for nothing, Michio buries herself in paperwork and doesn't notice the stranger she ran into before (2nd male lead) actually works in the same company as her.
I love this scene because Michio picks up the kitten and calls it "A-5"...which apparently is a meat grade. Looking at Michio with fear, Ayumu asks "You are even going to eat the cat?"
Amazed when the man who saved her from such an embarrassing situation is none other than the same guy who also picked her up the last time she fell publicly, Michio is pleasantly surprised when the man introduces himself as Daichi Mogami and informs her that they are co-workers after all.
Ha! Daichi is a lot younger than Michio so she doesn't see any reason that he would be interested in her other than money.
Sighing when Michio automatically switch on her "Sugar Mama" mode once they are at the theater, Ayumu shakes his head when Michio's first offers to buy him popcorn then tries to give him money when he tells her to go sit down.
Feeling frustrated when Ayumu keeps insisting that nothing is between him and Haruko, Michio demands "If there is nothing between you guys then why the kiss?!"
Realizing belatedly what she just said, Michio tries to take back what she said but Ayumu is having none of it. Shocked when Michio finally tells him about their drunken kiss, after a moment of silence Ayumu formally apologizes to her. Waving away Ayumu's apology, Michio easily convinces Ayumu that it would be the best if they just ignore the kiss...that is until the server puts the dessert with the word "KISS" right in front of them.
Grumpily going back to her room after hearing a smiling Ayumu tells Haruko that he is happy about the plant she brought, Michio punches her new meat pillow and vents "I am not happy, I am not happy! This is not even a gift (the pillow), this is just him getting rid of garbage! My precious small amount of experience (the kiss) was even the result of a mistaken identity!"
Ha! I am still not sure if this show will be addicting yet, but so far it is definitely what I have been waiting from J-drama.
I love the interplay between the two leads, with Ayumu treating our heroine like a precious...pet while Michio still can't bring herself to imagine her devilish boss as a possible romantic candidate. Of course, judging by how how much Michio can't stop grumbling about Haruko, our naive heroine has already started to fall in love with Ayumu.
I do have to admit that I have some mixed feelings concerning the heroine's age inappropriate naivety about the world. Michio's innocence is probably precisely why Ayumu is willing to take her under his wings but then it feels kinda painful to watch Michio still struggling with lessons she really should've learned in her twenties.
Oh, well. Whatever minor heartburn issue that resulted from watching the heroine being taken advantage of by her much younger co-workers is all wiped away by my love for our hero's character. As much as I love Ayumu's character though I do hope the writer won't drag the mystery surrounding him for too long. I am betting that Haruko is actually not the mystery lady herself but someone that is tied to her...which makes me wonder if it's someone that has long since passed away.
Anyhow, I was plenty satisfied with episode two and will be putting this one on my watch list. This post was actually suppose to be a summary post but by the time I added all the "must have" scenes I realized I would be writing a recap instead.