Yeah, at first I thought Tome was Twenty Eyebrows' plant, but it's obvious now that she's not.
Akine's dishonest and incompetent, but he's no dummy. He's got that household figured out pretty well.
If you only watch the Live-eviL version, you won't see this, but it looks like next episode we get back into Chiko badass action mode. Also Aya's weekly "Ojisan!" was pretty cheerful - the one at the end of Ep 6 was heartbreakingly sad. I don't know why L-E doesn't include these things.