I thought she made a lot of interesting points about Takato as well. He's my favorite goggle-head leader, so I was really looking forward to hearing his retrospective. I agree that he's an average and sensitive kid and I think that's part of the reason why I like him so much. His emotions are fairly realistic for a little kid and seeing how he handles taming Guilmon and then battling against stronger Digimon made his growth feel more genuine in a sense to me. Plus, Takato being so sensitive made him really likable for me and I like that he became a stronger person through his connection with Guilmon and battling other Digimon. I never thought that Takato's anger forcing Guilmon to digivolve was forced, although I also never noticed how drastically Takato changed from willingly risk his life to save Guilmon to forcing him to become a monster within a few episodes as well. I always saw as a combination of Takato still being in a fragile emotional state due to what he learned about Guilmon's creation before they met up again and the anger of seeing Leomon's death, but I like the theory on how Guilmon's intense anger could affect Takato as well. I'm surprised that some people count episode seven as filler since it does deepen the connection between Takato and Guilmon, as well as have the three leads team up together for the first time, so it's an important episode character-wise at least. I also definitely agree with her comment about Takato being the glue that brings and holds everyone together. I'm interested in what she has to say about the other characters as well.