Jumping a month later from the last episode, the Drama Research Club (Enken) holds their first public performance. Undoubtedly, Mugi-choco faces much stage fright, but her attempts to run off are nicely cut off by Nono-senpai, who can be really frightening at times :).
The enmity between Sakaki and Nono is also explored further with their little stand-off during the promotion of the Enken performance. At this point, Sakaki definitely feels very much like a bitch, I will have to say, but a shocker comes pretty soon as Orinaru finds out that Nono-senpai’s suffering from vocal chord paralysis, which is a death knell for her acting hopes. This of course, comes a big shock to everyone who finds out about it.
Still, the show goes on, and Mugi-choco is as nervous as she can be. To calm her down, Nono tells of her past story and states that she was similar to Mugi herself in the past, however, someone showed her a path in acting, which is briefly glimpsed as a silhouette. Ayako-sama really showered a lot of passion in to her performance as Nono. Her voice really absorbs the viewer in to the setting and time. The ongoing performance also helped very much to set the mood, as it mirrors the determination and hard-headness of Nono. In the end, with Nono-senpai’s help, Mugi manages to wing it through the performance and says all her lines without missing them.
At this episode, I was pretty much sold to watching out Hitohira. Still kinda regret I didn’t blog it at the time it was being aired, but I hope to make amends with this few posts now.