Official couple alert!! It has taken 33 episodes but we finally have our first pairing in Emika and Tupas. I’m not counting Risako and Kenny because ol’ Riri insisted they were still in the “talking” phase of their relationship when they moved out of the house together. Yama-chan, the resident cynic in the studio, argues that Emika is only humoring Tupas because she wants to do some damage control for her reputation after getting bashed by “Terrace House” fans on social media, but I see genuine chemistry between the two.

Then again, maybe I’m just feeling generous since this is the first episode to air after Valentine’s Day.

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