After school, Hachiman and Yui visit Yukino to check up on her. Yui expresses a desire for her to rely on them more, which Yukino confirms that she will at some point in the future. The following day, the committee tries to decide on a theme for the festival. Hachiman passively mocks Minami's suggestion, and counters with his own, which involves using wordplay on the Japanese kanji for "human". He uses it as an analogy for half of the committee members slacking off from their duties, while relying on the other members and victimizing them.
This gets Hachiman contemptuous looks from the members, but Yukino is able to see the reason and humour behind his words. He also allowed everyone to realize their poor excuses for not working their hardest. The next day, the committee comes out in force with Yukino continuing to take charge. Haruno explains how Hachiman's stunt made him an enemy of the committee and if he works harder, that would motivate everyone else to unite and surpass him. Yukino thinks the same way as she assigns him an unbearable amount of work to get through. As the festival starts, Minami falters in her opening speech and starts to show her lack of effort. Hachiman goes to oversee Hina's play which turns out to be a huge hit. Afterwards, while taking a break, Yui brings Hachiman lunch and they discuss how to best get closer to Yukino. After they eat, Hachiman tries to pay Yui back with money for the food, but Yui indirectly asks Hachiman out for payment instead, which he awkwardly realizes. Meanwhile, depressed with her inability to do anything meaningful for the festival, Minami locks herself in the bathroom