- Jou: Japanese culture is collapsing before my very eyes!
Recap / Digimon Adventure E 7 Roar Ikkakumon
On a mountain far away, black gears rise into the air...The weather has gotten colder, and the children are now suffering from exhaustion due to it. Taichi tries to cheer them up by saying that it’ll be fun if it snows, and all of the kids wistfully start to think up things they could do if it snows - all of them, that is, except Jou, who’s fussing over everyone and worried about all of the potential disastrous consequences of snow, despite Sora’s attempts to get him to calm down. Jou declares himself the one who’s responsible for protecting everyone, because he’s the eldest.Exactly as Taichi predicts, it does snow, and Jou worries on what they will do. However, the Digimon smell something weird, and the kids run over to what they believe are hot springs...only to find out that the water’s too hot to get into. (Sorry, we’re not getting the Hot Springs Episode until a little later.) The kids relax, especially because there seems to inexplicably be a refrigerator full of eggs nearby, but Jou continues to freak out, feeling like he’s the Only Sane Man here.Despite Jou’s protests, the kids decide to have the eggs to eat, reasoning that if the owner of the refrigerator finds out, they’ll be sympathetic to the kids’ plight. The kids and Digimon work together to fry and boil the eggs, while Jou wonders how everyone can be so carefree. While eating , Jou brings up the subject of home, and the kids attempt to stave off the homesickness by talking about what they like on their eggs. As they bring up their increasingly bizarre preferences for eating with eggs (in contrast to Jou’s simple salt and pepper), Jou only feels more alienated.