The show finally starts to get serious about the ongoing plot threads.
Syuu and Syuuri visit their mother’s grave on her death anniversary, and take their time going back after that, having dinner and visiting a fancy shop. Their happiness does not last long as later at school, the principal summons them on receiving an anonymous letter stating they both went to a love hotel on that same day. They both try to explain themselves, but the vice-principal doesn’t believe it and it’s only the efforts of Yuzuki-sensei, that they’re both let off the hook but the principal still decides to inform their parents about it.
Back home, the twin’s asshole of a father flies in a rage, angry that such a scandal surfacing right before the elections. (Man, that’s why I really hate politicians.) Even at school the next day, the news of the letter somehow leaks out and of course, Syuusuke is angered, but Sana manages to restrain him.
Trying to cheer Syuuri up, Sana and Hoshino invite her to go along to visit Kaji-san, who’s fallen ill. During the visit, Syuuri tries to peel some apples, but cuts her finger in the process, and Sana freezes up over seeing the blood on the knife Syuuri was using. He excuses himself, with Hoshino-san going after him, leaving Syuuri alone with Kaji-san. Kaji-san asks Syuuri about the legend of the twin hills, and starts to reveal that she was trying to make a wish for her granddaughter to be revived and sacrificed a bird, followed by a cat to try to make the elder sister hill’s sakura bloom, but it seems she’ll need a real human sacrifice and tries to attack Syuuri.
Sana and Hoshino return at that point, and seeing Syuuri in danger, Hoshino jumps in and gets stabbed, in place of Syuuri. Luckily, being in a hospital, she receives immediate medical attention and is saved. Upon returning home, Syuuri’s asshole of a father decides to transfer her to London, in a public school, due to the letter scandal and now her being involved in a criminal case. Syuuri objects but her father doesnt care and she runs back to her room, crying. Syuusuke enters her room to find her crying. Upon hearing on their father’s decision, he decides to run away from home with Syuuri…
Yay, no more stupid incongruent scenes this episode. As expected, this was mainly a Wakatsuki twins episode, although we also got hints on Sana’s trauma. I’m really leaning towards “attempted suicide” for the cause of his trauma now. Shockingly though, was how they resolved the mystery of Kaji-san and Hoshino-san getting stabbed to protect Syuuri. That was kinda dramatic and unexpected.
And back on to the Wakatsuki twins story… yeah I’m already hearing whispers of “twincest” all round, but their feelings are rather more purely about each other than serious romantic love. God I really hate their father, and who’s that bloody stupid enough to believe an anonymous letter with that kind of contents. Well, this will be interesting now that they’ve decided to run away from home, and the next episode seems to mostly deal with them saying goodbyes and such on.