Boruto Episode 17 Review
Warning: The following review has spoilers for the episode.
This week’s episode of Boruto gives us a closer look into the life of Sarada, daughter of Naruto’s former squad members Sasuke and Sakura. Although the episode is ultimately just filler, it does explore the troubled family life of one of the shows more important characters, and how she deals with a set of daddy issues that put Boruto’s to shame.
This episode follows Sarada as she attempts to deliver a doll to a patient under Sakura’s care. Sakura is going on a short vacation and Sarada offers to complete the task in her stead. Of course, the delivery goes awry, and Sarada must decide if it is worth sacrificing her composure to complete her task. The episode’s opening scenes do a great job of illustrating the difficulties in Sarada’s homelife. She takes on extra responsibilities around the house at the cost of her social life. She even has to help her scatterbrained mother organize her life. It quickly becomes clear she doesn’t put much stock in Sakura’s parenting abilities, instead taking pride in her own maturity. I always enjoy stories that show us the faults of the original series characters, rather than treating them like untouchable idols.