After a series of sub-par episodes, we’re surprised to see Working’s second season deliver an episode which rivals those seen within season one – touching again on the relationship of dog and master.
Androphobic flat chested character Inami is encouraged by her friends to follow a certain route home which is rumored to have a molester – one would think these aren’t too good a pair of friends, rather, they’re merely merciless when it comes to crime. Inami’s punch would ultimately end a molester’s spree of criminality. They admit this plainly to her – yet Inami refuses to take on the task, mentioning (lying) that even she would be afraid of unwanted hands.
Her friends however respond blatantly with the truth in an attempt of both extortion and motivation for her to do what they desire – a molester wouldn’t be interested in Inami’s flat chest. Inami insists they most certainly would – we however doubt that. Though no matter, she continues along in the path of the not-so-purehearted – and to be fair, she travels that route regularly on a daily basis to school, not merely in this instance in order to prove someone would be enticed by her lack of breasts.
Word has spread like a fire wildly rampant in a forest of the molester on the loose – even to the far deserted end of Wagnaria. Not much time however is needed to realize they need not worry of their own female crew, yet Taneshima decides someone must set out and recover Inami before the androphobic creature encounters (annihilates) the molester. With Katanashi rejecting the proposal, Taneshima takes it upon herself – however the though of his adorable sempai in danger leaves him accepting of the request in her place.
He heads out to the alleyway, all as planned, and finds a sight unanticipated – Inami was speaking without worry to the “molester”, and this, leaves Takanashi devastated. Our pedophilic main character spends a remaining well sized portion of the episode face palming himself as he believes he’s been betrayed by his one and only pet. Everyone can see that he’s quite clearly lost his sanity – and upon taking an early leave, he reads some literature on training dogs in his frantic state of depression.
Nothing restores his personality however – days go by with this idiot upset over something which no one can comprehend, neither the other characters, nor ourselves, the viewers. Yet this all works to our amusement thankfully as his stupidity is simply hilarious – even more so as we other characters attempt to cheer him up.
Katanashi’s problem lies in that he feels angry at the spectacle of Inami speaking with another male, perhaps jealous even. Yet he simply does not understand why – or didn’t, until it finally strikes him. At home, he asks his imouto, “am I a masochist?”. Beliving himself to be upset as he enjoys receiving pain from Inami – his imouto in the meanwhile is shocked as she wholeheartedly thought that to actually be the case.
In the end, he returns to his senses just as randomly as he lost them – with the single worthwhile aspect of it all is that it was undeniably a comical experience for the third parties involved (us).
On another note, the one who Inami ran into, the “molester” is one who goes by the name “Yamada” and is in search of his sister. He looks suspiciously a lot like the Yamada we know of Wagnaria – and even more so coincidentally, we believe he actually coined the name “Yamada” on the spot, and it just happened to be the exact same his imouto made up. Truly a like-minded family.
Working’s second season from this point on seems it will follow through on the tale of Yamada’s life as seen in the manga for those who’ve read it. The purple haired loaner who has not had much purpose save for showering us with cuteness and comic relief will now receive the recognition she’s deserved since season one.