|Namida no Haha no Hi! Kazoku no Egao Mamorimasu!!|
|Heartcatch Pretty Cure! episode 14|
"A Tearful Mother's Day! Protect the Family's Smile!"
|Air date||May 9th, 2010|
|Opening||Alright! Heartcatch Pretty Cure!|
|Directed by||Ogawa Kouji|
|Animated by||Kawamura Toshie|
Namida no Haha no Hi! Kazoku no Egao Mamorimasu!! is the fourteenth episode for the season Heartcatch Pretty Cure!, the seventh season in the Pretty Cure franchise. The episode was casted close to Mother's Day in Japan, resulting in its theme.
Erika forgets her lunch, leaving her hungry through the pause. Tsubomi offers half of her, giving Erika her idea of asking food from every classmate. She ends up asking Shiku Nanami, whose lunch looks graceful. Tsubomi comments how good Nanami's mother is in cooking, but Erika shoves Tsubomi aside, telling her that Nanami's mother died years ago. However, when Tsubomi thinks Nanami is angry for mentioning her mother, instead she tickles her and tells her to smile, as smiling is the most important thing. Later, Nanami shows some signs of artistic talent, but rejects the offer to join the fashion club, as she has to take care of her little sister.
Later, after school, Nanami takes her little sister Rumi around to shop for dinner. As they know most of the people at the street, they are not afraid to bargain down the prizes, even when they eventually come to the Hanasaki Flower Shop and find a carnation that Rumi wants to give to her mother's memory picture. At home, when Rumi looks at the picture, she starts crying, not wanting the comfort Nanami offers. After dinner, Rumi walks away from home, and when Nanami tries to follow, tells her older sister that she hates her and wants her mother. Nanami, angry and hurt, tells her that she does not care, which hurts Rumi and causes her to cry as Nanami walks away. However, in a corned, Nanami cries and hits herself as she tries to force herself into smiling, as that is the most important thing to do. But she is questioning this statement, and it is revealed that her Heart Flower is in fact locked, so that Nanami is unable to tell her real feelings to anybody. Sasorina sees this and manages to open the cage, stealing her Heart Flower to make a Desertrian.
Tsubomi and Erika transform to Pretty Cure to get the Heart Flower back, but before they can defeat it, the Desertrian, finally out of the cage, cries out Nanami's real feelings, telling a present Rumi that she, too, misses their mother, but has to do her best and hide this pain for Rumi's sake. Eventually, Pretty Cure manage to heal Nanami's wilting Heart Flower, causing Sasorina to run. In her sleep, Nanami remembers when she made a carnation for Mother's Day she did not like the results of as little, but her mother told her that she loved the carnation and that Nanami should smile, as the most important thing is to smile. When she wakes up, she finds Rumi crying into her lap, apologizing for her bad behavior. Nanami, finally understanding why smiling is important, whipes the tears away from Rumi's face like her mother did in the past and tells her to smile. Tsubomi and Erika look from a distance, explaining how the carnation that was Nanami's Heart Flower means a mother's love.
The day afterward, Nanami and Rumi appear before Hanasaki Flower Shop again, Nanami with a carnation from Rumi. She asks if she still can join the fashion club, as long as she can take some days off because of family, which Erika accepts. At Mother's Day, it is revealed that Hanasaki Mizuki, Tsubomi's mother, and Kurumi Sakura, Erika's mother, received the presents the opposite girl usually gives to her mother.
- The fashion club gets another member, Shiku Nanami.
- Hanasaki Tsubomi/Cure Blossom
- Kurumi Erika/Cure Marine
- Hanasaki Mizuki
- Kurumi Sakura
- Shiku Nanami
- Shiku Rumi
When battling the Desertrian, Cure Marine shouts out "Marine Impact", but both her hands glow, meaning it is actually Marine Double Impact.
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