Interesting episode, what with getting new content that LN readers don’t know anything about.
Beginning starts off with chapter 9 from volume 10.
We get a lot of tip-toeing around each other from the the three in the Service Club. The whole get-together to make chocolate was a way to get Hayama to eat chocolate so the girls didn’t have to be turned down and also a way to teach the terrible cooks how to chocolate from Yukino. This kind of acts as a pretense for Yui and Yukino as well.
We also get Haruno who kind of ruins Yukino’s mood which does lead up to some awkward sexual tension between Hachiman and her, from a dropped bowl of all things. Turns out Hayama received chocolate from Yukino before, though the proceeding reactions were pretty interesting to note; Hachiman, Yui, Miura, etc. Same thing with everyone hearing Orimoto wondering if she had never given Hachiman chocolate before.
Tamanawa likes Orimoto apparently. It’s kind of nice that these two characters came back, makes me wonder if they’ll even take part in the finale.
Not exactly sure what Haruno’s deal is, it’s like she’s trying to incite something; either from Yukino or from Hachiman.
For the mom, I have no idea. She’s seems rather manipulative based on how she talked to Yukino.
Episode ends with Yui’s ballad and apparently a monologue from Yui, perhaps another memorandum in volume 11? It wasn’t very positive, to say the least.
The scene with Haruno blurting out Yukino giving chocolate to Hayama long ago followed by the huge spaghetti match between Yukino and Hachiman picking up that bowl really makes me curious what kind of thoughts ran through Hachiman’s mind. It’s great that we’re having some visibility regarding his feelings, finally. Very subtle, indeed.
Happy times don’t last forever.