Based on the title alone, my expectations going into episode two of “Terrace House” — titled “Tempura Incident” — were high. Viewers of the “Boys & Girls in the City” season are sure to remember the infamous “meat incident” of 2016 where the housemates ate a roommate’s special beef without saving him a piece. Would we be so lucky this early in the season to see the housemates embroiled in a similarly dramatic affair?

The episode starts in the morning with Haruka, Kaori, Risako and Kenny relaxing in the kitchen and discussing their plans for the 10-day Golden Week holiday period in early May. This is where we learn about one of Haruka’s interests: drag racing. She’s planning on racing her 2007 Chevrolet Corvette in a competition in Tochigi Prefecture, and her housemates (as well as the commentators and yours truly) are surprised — it’s not a hobby you hear about often. She also mentions that she likes watching golf and admits, “I’m such an old geezer,” which sets her apart from previous model housemates.

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