this episode has the most appearances of Akina.
continuing from ep 7, 嵐子 lost her ballet group and went to 佳奈, told 佳奈 about her plight. 佳奈 offered to let 嵐子 and 遥生 to stay with them for the time being. 遥生 was surprised to find 嵐子 @ 佳奈’s place when he got back. 佳奈’s husband made お好み焼き for 嵐子(which she had never tasted before) and 嵐子 praised that it was delicious.
the students at the ballet school discovered that 嵐子 is staying at 佳奈’s place and visited her with lots of gifts, and requested her to be their mentor while 匠先生 is away, but got turned down by 嵐子.
嵐子 is very happy for 佳奈’s determination to go for 発表会( a public performance for the students at the ballet school) and encouraged 佳奈 " 頑張れ！ganbare!".
遥生 and 嵐子 spent some quality time together at 佳奈’s place. Going to the supermarket together, fighting for the hourly special at the supermarket…
嵐子 was home alone while a strong wind came by and caused all the laundry to fall to the ground floor. Helplessly, 嵐子 called 佳奈 on the handphone and 佳奈 rushed home, thinking something terrible happened to 嵐子. When 佳奈 got home, she was relieved to find that 嵐子 was fine and it was only a small matter of fallen laundry.
However, struck by ego, 嵐子 felt useless and thinks that 佳奈 did everything for her out of pity and sympathy, which was a misunderstanding. They made up when they saw the same ballet leaflet that 嵐子 kept for years in her pile of documents. 佳奈 confessed that she did not contact 嵐子 all these years ‘cos she was envious of 嵐子’s ballet career.
嵐子 went to the ballet school to take a look at 遥生’s ballet practice. She gave encouragement to 夏目さん, one of the student who was panicky during the practice and gave her some advice to build up confidence. 佳奈 mentioned that 嵐子 also used to be panicky before 発表会.
店長 visited 嵐子after hearing that 遥生 wants to give up ballet as he found out about 嵐子’s plight. He and 佳奈’s daughters suggeted to 嵐子 that 嵐子 to make a comeback on the ballet stage. She gave a thought about it, and decided to give it a shot. 佳奈 accompanied 嵐子 to the ballet troop to confront her assistant, to tell him that she wants to make a comeback, but he simply thinks it is impossible, and doubted if 嵐子 still can dance?
hearing the argument, 佳奈 kneeled down to plead with 嵐子’s assistant to support 嵐子 back on the stage again…that really moved 嵐子。
in 佳奈’s home, there was a scene that 嵐子suffered a minor heart attack.
佳奈 and 嵐子were at a park…and they started to practice dance steps like they were young…as suggested by 嵐子….however, after a few steps, 嵐子 suffers a heart attack again….
and till the next episode…
(ep 9 : 嵐子 gets hospitalised…and 遥生 gets a chance for the Royal Ballet school through 匠先生’s contact…)
Notice : The final episode of プリマダム on 21st June will be a live telecast performance of the 発表会 as mentioned in the drama, by 佳奈 and the rest of the students at the ballet school.
BTW, Akina’s acting in this epsiode is really good…especially those scenes of heart attack…really very painful..!
but so much so, if she keeps getting heart attack, the likelyhood of 嵐子 dancing ,….??? Will 嵐子 dance in the end?!