It's funny how a show like Nagi no Asukara can scare me more than any horror anime can.
Kaname has it bad. I suppose it only makes sense logistically that he'd move in with Tsugumu and Chisaki, but existentially he could hardly have ended up in a worse place. He's forced to stare at the two of them act like a comfortable married couple around him - though crucially, one with no signs of mutual attraction. Kaname to his credit makes it very clear his feelings about Chisaki haven't changed - he says "I like older women now" - but we haven't been getting much from Chisaki since the reboot. We know she's a mess, but what are her lingering feelings towards Hikari? Does she feel anything at all romantically towards Tsugumu? It seems the deck is hopelessly stacked against Kaname either way, but it would be nice to get a little clearer picture of just where Chisaki's head is at right now.
Hikari and the others get to Shioshishio he's either going to find no sign of Manaka at all, or a sign that she's met a fate that will shock and dismay him. If in fact that happens, how Okada handles Hikari's reaction to that will play a major role in determining how strong the final
eight nine episodes of Nagiasu are going to be.