Terrace House: Opening New Doors Recap

The new season of Terrace House is coming out on Netflix tomorrow! And if you are like me or any decent human being, you probably marathon the heck out of TH every time Netflix releases them. So I decided to make a recap video of part 4 to remind you guys who kissed who (Seina and Noah), who rejected who (Noah and every other girl), and who is still single (I’m sorry to call you out, Yui).

I’m super excited for the next season and can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to TH’s first ever LGBT member. 

As you might have remembered the ending of part 3, Yui decides to confront Mayu on her bully-ish attitude. They finally address the awkward jealousy vibe, apologize and go out to eat together, doesn’t seem to be real.

One night, with Mayu in the room, Yui spontaneously gets excited and asks Taka to talk in the boys room, she confesses she is starting to like Noah. When she returns to the living room, she has huge smirk on her face and kind of throws it in Mayu’s face who has no idea what is going on. It was kind of off putting to see Yui act as if she was superior to Mayu.

Mayu forces Noah to finally pick a date for their hike, he’s trying to delay it but Mayu won’t let him get out of this one. Somehow Noah gets into a pickle and Yui wants to go hiking with him too, at the same waterfall!

For the first time in a long time, 6 roommates are together for supper. Taka is asking what everyone plans to do the next day. Noah replies nothing, he’s off. And Mayu gives him the death stare and corrects him, that they are going to their waterfall hike. Yui just stares at them.

The  awkwardness resumes.

In the morning, Mayu makes bento for her hike with Noah, asks Yui to taste her omelette, Yui doesn’t answer cause it’s that bad. On the hike, Mayu straight out asks Noah if he could ever see her as more than a friend, he turns her down with tact. I applaud this rejection. It was tastefully done. Unlike Mayu’s omelettes lul.

Later at home, all three girls are together and Mayu tells them she got rejected and she is leaving Terrace House, but not because of the rejection. When she first came to TH, she wasn’t over her ex, and didn’t know if she could ever fall in love again. And since she did, it was proof to her that she could move on. So she has that going for her I guess.

Mayu asks why she isn’t relationship material. Seina replies she’s too aggressive with men.

The morning Mayu is leaving, all the roommates are at the dining room table and someone asks if Yui wants to say any last words. And she’s like not really and they laugh at that and kind of poke fun at it and find it kind of rude. But why would she have any last words? Like go f yourself? She probably hated Mayu’s guts for like a solid 2 months. I wouldn’t have anything nice to say to her either.

A new girl named Aya comes in, and she has a super crush on Taka, which is perfect because he’s kind of overstayed his TH welcome and hasn’t done anything since he shaved his mustache.

The gang goes camping to celebrate golden week, and Shohei announces that he is ranked #7 on Spotify hot list and Seina is hugging him holding him and you think for a slight second it might be more than friendship cause everyone else is just giving high fives.

The group splits up into couples. Yui goes to do like a written trivia questionnaire with Noah because she is trying to decide if he is bf material. Aya pulls Taka aside to light fireworks. And Shohei and Seina are left behind at the campfire.

Shohei tries another pass at forced kissing Seina and she stops him again. But like she is sending so many mixed signals! He says she’s the best thing that ever happened to him (even though he just placed #7 on Spotify!!) and she says she’s so happy to hear that and is like on the verge of tears. So what’s wrong??? Do you like him or not!

Ok a freaking huge bomb gets dropped after the camping weekend. Noah tells Shohei in private that he doesn’t romantically like Yui and that he’s going to ask Seina out. WHAT where did this even come from. Has there even been a scene where Noah and Seina are together looking at each other and speaking?? And on the other hand, Shohei is preparing a romantic church date where he is going to formally ask Seina to be his girlfriend.

Taka and Aya go on a cute date, eat some really good gelato and Aya is totally into Taka and he seems to kind of be interested too, but he is not giving a flirty vibe at all. I feel like he’s a bit sceptical, maybe like TH producers purposely put a girl that is super into him to get him off the show haha

So Noah goes on <<his last date>> with Yui horseback riding. It’s kind of strange to see the contrast of how he turned down Mayu’s feelings vs how he’s going to turn down Yui. I can only imagine it’s because he kind of respects or at least likes her on a friendship level because he isn’t like flat down deny deny deflect her advances the way he did with Mayu. So I think it’s even harder on Yui to find out that he’s just not that into her.

Shohei gives Seina a little paper with an address on it and tells her to meet him there tomorrow.

So now that Yui got turned down, she is totally blowing the whistle on his bad behavior, like missing work to play basketball and reasking her to go out for meals with her, the day after he turned her down. We’re starting to see  a completely different side of Noah.

Seina arrives to the church, dressed completely in white, she opens the door and there’s Shohei in a suit with a huge bouquet of roses and he has a speech ready and he asks her to be his girlfriend…. And she totally turns him down!! This is 2 denies in a row. Come on, this is becoming super hard to watch.

Back at the home, Shohei tells the guys he got rejected and wishes Noah good luck. Seina tells the girls and Yui cries more than when she got rejected herself.

Shohei and Taka go out for drinks and talking about how they are going to be lifelong friends, and Shohei tells Taka that he is leaving TH because he accomplished everything he came to do and now it’s time for him to continue on his path. And like it’s a huge cryfest bromance. And I actually love this part of TH, how men aren’t scared to cry in front of the cameras and show that they are sensitive, they have feelings. And it’s like honestly refreshing to watch such genuine people.

Noah formally asks Seina out on a date date, she says yes

It’s Taka’s birthday and Aya gives him underwear as a gift and he loves it and it’s kinda quiet between them, they do a lot of small talk and you are like dying during this scene because you want Taka to make a big move! Just like when it was Shion’s birthday and Tsubasa gave him a personal gift. Like it led to big things. So I’m hoping the same will happen. But Taka seems kind of embarrassed / shy. But let’s do this! Let’s go!

During the party, Seina was clearly drunk because she just got louder and louder. The next day, detective Aya reveals that she saw Noah throwing up in the ward and then kissing Seina. She tells Yui that she doesn’t think that this is the first time they kissed and despite Seina saying ‘oh we’ve never talked before’ she suspects that they already kissed while camping, because they disappeared together during the night. Which happened before Noah when on the last date with Yui AND before Shohei did his big church thing. Hmmm suspicious

Noah takes a wrecked Seina to eat indian curry and drink wine, which doesn’t seem to be a good hangover meal… Seina herself pretends she doesn’t remember the kiss but she agrees to go out more with him. You have to question yourself, are they acting for the cameras and just trying to make themselves seem likeable after they both rejected people and secretly seeing each other this whole time?

Later that night, Noah tells Shohei one on one that he kissed Seina and is like laughing at the same time. Which is pretty inappropriate because hello, Shohei just got his heart broken last week. And Noah is here laughing in front of him, telling him he’s going to do his best to pursue Seina. Noah just came off as a huge immature butthole and Shohei calls him out on it. And Noah is like oh yea if I were in your shoes, I would feel bad. Then don’t freaking gloat in front of him! What a jerk!

Anyway, the court is in session when the honorable judge Yui sits down to put Seina on trial to question her on what really went down the night of the vomit kiss. Seina seems kind of like trying to stick to her story and not really giving any details, so I think it’s a totally act. Seina and Noah are totally entitled to be together and what not, but the way they did it in hiding and then pretend not to remember the next day, give me a break. Yui ends the night by saying it’s totally fine with her because Seina was kind of using the ‘i don’t want to hurt Yui’s feelings by talking to Noah’ excuse to explain why she’s been so secretive. And Yui was like I’ll be cheering you on (which I believe is genuine) but Seina in the whole scene, just looked like an actress playing her role..

The next day, Shohei prepares a backyard convert for the roomates, and Shohei’s band Three1989 perform their new song which he just finished writting. Everyone is in tears listening to this song Rambling Rose, which I think is about Seina / TH. And at the end, he announces it’s his last day at TH. This guy is such a stand up guy, he doesn’t do anything small. Like with the church proposal and now this, like I think Shohei just became more awesome during his time at TH. Bravo to him.

Taka and Aya are going on a skateboarding date and FINALLY, Taka does something that shows his interest in her: he gives her a gift and it was body lotion and a fluffy towel that had embroidery on it saying ‘you are beautiful’. Finalllyyyy!!! Let’s get this love story going already!

And on the other hand, there’s Noah and Seina drinking in an empty bar, getting tipsy again and they start full on making out and then like Seina is on top of Noah and it’s like woah! These are totally not the same people that we saw in TH part 3! Eventually they get tired of just kissing and take a taxi to a hotel. Hmmm.. And the next day, both of them actually remembered what happened and decide to start dating!

A new member arrives. Shunsuke Ikezoe, a 21 year old makeup student who’s not sure if he’s bisexual or not. He’s at TH to discover more about himself.

And that’s it, part 4 ends like that! I can’t wait to see what happens to the new guy, but I kind of feel like there’s no room for falling in love with the roommates, because everyone is taken except Yui. And I don’t think they will be attracted to each other, but who knows? We’ll find out in 2 days when part 5 goes live on Netflix.

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