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Fruits Basket: The Final Season Episode 7: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Savage love. Bittersweet goodbye. Severing bonds. Haunting nightmare. This episode is a roller-coaster ride of emotions!

DISCLAIMER: Major spoilers ahead.

What's in a box?
What's in a box?

Quick Recap: That’s Right… It’s Empty

Akira-san. As a lover and a father, Akira Soma has received possessive love from Ren and has given special adoration to Akito.

The curse falling apart. The rope snapped once again. As liberating as it is, goodbyes can be a bit lonely.


Manga Spiel! The episode covered chapters 117 and 118 of the manga. An interesting escalation of events, with more revelations and on the severing connections.


Author’s Corner: Changes

Is it too late for a change? The episode featured the dark, possessive, and suffocating side of love. As much as the hate Akito is getting for being manipulative and abusive, there is that vulnerable side. Being special, she is spoiled with validation and love. That everything revolves and centers around her, she was fixated with only receiving and deluded by the fact that she will be loved and cherished for all eternity. Under false pretenses, she enjoys exploiting the Zodiacs for her personal gain. Having no one to push her away and tell her otherwise, it snapped back at her. As comforting as his words are, Akira’s ideals fed Akito with false love.

The calm before a storm...
The calm before a storm...

Ultimately, the stress on Akito has accumulated, and she lost it. Accusing Kureno of letting her indulge in her fantasies when he could have stood up to her back then, she stabbed Kureno in the back after a hug. This took a major blow as to how Akito stooped too low, giving in to her impulses and getting the situation get a hold of her. It was heavy, gloomy, and miserable to watch.


Obsessive Love

As twisted and menacing as Shigure, Ren Soma proved her ill-gotten character. Her obsession over Akira drove her to madness, even despising her own child whom she feels jealous for Akira’s attention. Can a decent parent act that way? She drew too much attention as a man-whore and neglectful, irresponsible parent. Seeing her rush to Akito with knife at hand, it explained how she is corrupted and blinded by love. She only wanted Akira for herself.

"I pine for you, Akira-san."
"I pine for you, Akira-san."