Re: Episode 4
Mei's doing pretty well. She puts Hayakawa in his place in no time, after Yamato did so physically, and she does the same to Aiko, but in a friendlier way that may be better for her role in the story. All of this only brings each Mei and Yamato closer to the other, and strengthens their bond greatly. It sucks that Yamato did sleep with Aiko, but at least it's not like he does that with everyone like Hayakawa. Still more of a playboy than I expect from either side of a main romantic couple in high school romance anime series. Maybe that's another thing that's more likely to be in shoujo romances than shounen, though.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)