I propose a very low-stakes drinking game for watching the recent episodes of “Terrace House” — you’ll probably be parched by the end credits, though. Whenever Ruka appears on screen, take a sip of your beverage of choice. His appearances have become so rare lately that he’s basically making cameos at this point, and seeing him on screen deserves some form of acknowledgment.

What we’re not lacking on this show is romantic intrigue, specifically between Hana, Ryo and Emika. Hana’s crush on Ryo is obvious to everyone watching, but Emika has been making subtle moves to win over the basketball player by wearing his fan merch and, if that wasn’t subtle enough, texting him to tell him that she’s wearing it.

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