I was rewatching the end of Hibike! S2E10 and I know most of you are focusing on the last scene but there was quite a build up of shots there:

*Kumiko realises she’s been focusing on everything but her best friend right now*


*still being avoided*

*fist clench*

*quick scene cut to the place where Kumiko and Reina watched the fireworks*

*out of vision, not priority*

*Reina’s line of sight; Kumiko being ‘happy’ without her (Reina’s pretty oblivious to the extent of how much Kumiko’s been hurting lately)*

*cold stare*

*continues to avoid*

*Kumiko notices and her heart probably sinks*

And if we cut back…

Are you, Kumiko?

S2E10- Lessons Learned

“What’d you think of her?” Hotch asked the next morning, joining Gideon in his office for coffee.

“Smart, quick thinking. She’s very curious, which is to be expected from someone entering the field who worked a desk job,” Gideon replied.

“The pressure? How’d she take it?”

Gideon shrugged. “Better than I would’ve expected from someone whose first field case involved a terrorist attack.”

“Hmm,” Hotch seemed to ponder as he gazed out into the bullpen, waiting for their newest recruit to arrive.

“What’s going on, Aaron? You don’t usually pay this much attention to new recruits. At least you don’t usually ask for my opinion.”

Hotch shook his head and collapsed into a chair. “I don’t know.” He ran his hand through his hair and took a sip from his mug. “I’m just worried her parents pulled some strings to get her in here.”


“I don’t know, it could be nothing. I just have the unshakable feeling that she was placed here. Though for what purpose, I don’t know.”

Gideon nodded. “Trust your intuition, Aaron,” he advised. “But be aware. As much of a risk as she could be, you’d be doubling it by not trusting her.”

“And do you? Trust her?”

Gideon and Hotch watched as the woman in question settled into her desk, flashing smiles at anyone she passed. “I don’t think I have much of a choice.”