Previously on “Terrace House”: Risako takes a drastic — some may even say desperate — step of winning the charming Ruka over by flat out telling him to “date me,” in what has been one of the show’s more exciting proclamations of romantic intent. Then, we have to wait two whole weeks for his response. After all that, I was on the edge of my seat as Episode 5 began and … Ruka just laughs it off. Huh. That’s it?

Before that anticlimax, however, the commentators deliver a juicy sneak peek into Haruka’s past. Ryota “Yama-chan” Yamasato spills the matcha tea and tells everyone he watched an interview on YouTube with Haruka where she revealed that she has a tendency to “want what other people have.”

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