Ep14 and the first half of ep15 remind me why I do not consider Kare Kano a top favorite of mine despite enjoying the first half so thoroughly. I mean, 1.5 episodes of recap? That is insane. Gainax really was something else around this time. At least it apparently guilted them into featuring minimal recap for a few episodes afterward. Eps 16-18 have no recap to speak of! Amazing!
So after all that wonderful recapping, ep15 picks up with Miyazawa hanging out with Hideaki and her sisters while her dad grumbles about a pervert like Hideaki being around his beautiful little girls. I’m trying to remember if something is done with Hideaki’s story later the in the series, but I am drawing a blank. This seems like a weird place to develop his character, though. Not really sure what to feel after hearing his story, actually. It is yet another in a string of people with family issues who revolve around the Miyazawa clan, but where there is development regarding Arima and Tsubasa, but Hideaki’s story kind of hangs there like, “Yeah, my family sucks, but oh well!” It is kind of strange.