…okay, Rei is OFFICIALLY the character that gave it ALL for the team! I had a TERRIBLE feeling that THIS was going to happen and you know, the way the writers handled it, I feel okay with it. Rei, you’re the hero of the day! You TOTALLY rock!!
…I can only imagine what he must have been feeling through this entire episode. *hugs him* He did it for the team and for the teammates he loves so much, but even so, he made a huge sacrifice. And what’s more, when he asked Haru if there was someone he wanted to swim with, it must have stung just a little to know that it wasn’t him. …especially after the previous episode. But, in his heart, he knows he’s an irreplaceable member of the team and that’s enough for him. He knew that the group couldn’t move forward if he didn’t make this concession for them and so, he did what he had to do. Well done! <3