The Duel is the seventh episode of the Netflix series Aggretsuko.

Netflix Synopsis

"After the president cautions Director Ton on his abrasive behavior, his unusually polite demeanor puzzles and frightens his direct reports."

Summary

Heading for work Retsuko wonders how will Ton react and arriving there Fenneko informs her its a devastation situation. Ton has been greeting everyone cheerfully and doing things by himself and that shocks and scares everyone. Retsuko went to make some tea and everyone went hiding there as they can't work properly with Ton acting like that. As Retsuko gave him the tea, Ton thanks her and puts a big smile. As she leaves, he wonders if she was the one that ratted him to the president. That evening at the karaoke, Retsuko told Washimi and Gori what happened. Washimi tells her that nothing is resolved yet as he only acts like that due to the warning and their relationship haven't changed and suggests a drinking party with him.

On the next day, Ookami asks Haida if he will be coming to end-of-the-month office drinks and Haida declines as it would be "pain". Retsuko then says she will be coming, which shocks Haida and makes him quickly change his mind.

At the party, Haida was late and wasn't able to sit next to Retsuko. She decides to use the opportunity and goes to talk with Ton wanting to pour him beer. As she does, she comments the label is up as he had told her before. Ton comments she remembered, but she was pouring wrong and decides to show her how and starts pouring her a glass. He asks her if she decided to stay or leave the company with Retsuko saying she plan on continuing working there. Ton explains he had learned his lesson and that times had changed since he was young. Ton then apologizes for everything to Retsuko. That moves Retsuko, who also thanks him for everything, but as she mentions the president, Ton realizes it was her and reverts to his usual self telling he can't stand women like her. Ookami tries to start a karaoke competition with him being first, but Ton comes and takes the mic and starts rapping dissing Retsuko. Retsuko got brought in front, but couldn't gather strength to sing. As she sees a picture with Washimi and Gori and she holding the piece of paper with the number that Yoga Instructor gave Gori, she returns and asks Ookami to input that number. As the metal song starts, Retsuko starts singing telling Ton that his rap sucks and that she hates him. As Ton gets defeated, he tells Retsuko that in 10 or 20 years, she will be a shitty boss too and then fells asleep like everyone else had already done so.

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Characters in Order of Appearance

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