Episode three of Cucumber, Banana and Tofu split off into three very different directions. While Cucumber follows the main story, but moves away from Henry’s perspective somewhat, Banana invests time in characters we haven’t really seen before, and Tofu takes on a different subject matter entirely.
The focus of Banana is the couple of Sian and Violet. These two girls have barely been present in the cross-over world, revealing their connection by being neighbours with Dean, Freddie and Henry, which means this episode works far better as a standalone than either Dean’s or Scotty’s. The main focus of this episode is the strain put on a relationship by moving in together, and has some particularly nice moments. Especially excellent is Sian’s also-lesbian mother, whose unsuccessful previous relationships have given Sian expectations that may not exactly be accurate. Perhaps we will see Sian and Violet more in future episodes of Cucumber and Banana, but their story is just as effective in this episode alone.