This episode is roughly adapted from Volume 3 of the light novel.
As school resumes, Hachiman feels satisfied that he was able to "reset" his relationship with Yui so that she is no longer burdened by guilt. The days progress and Yui has seemingly dropped out of the Service Club. Shizuka visits the Service Club and explains the club is more active with more members. She tells Yukino and Hachiman to "replenish their human resources", in other words, tells them to find a third person to join the club. Yukino tells Hachiman that she would like to get Yui to rejoin the club and smooth things over by celebrating her birthday.
That weekend, Yukino, Hachiman and Komachi go shopping to find presents for Yui but are initially unsuccessful. Komachi disappears leaving the two clueless as to what to buy Yui. They eventually decide on buying her some type of comfortably designed clothing. Afterwards, they are confronted by Yukino's older sister, Haruno Yukinoshita, who teases Hachiman and Yukino about being a couple. As Haruno leaves, Hachiman remarks on Haruno's facade which Yukino had already known.
Eventually, a dog runs out of nowhere and starts playing with Hachiman as he wonders whose dog it is. Yui shows up behind them and mistakes them for being on a date and hurriedly makes to leave, but not before Yukino asks her to visit the club to "talk about their relationship" on Monday.
On Monday, Yui shows up at the club for what she thinks is a confirmation of her thoughts until Hachiman clears it up. Yukino then thanks Yui for all that she did for the club and gives her the birthday present. Hachiman also produces a present for her, and refers to their last encounter at the "Workplace Visit". Yui laments that she doesn't want their relationship to end, although this time, Yukino sincerely helps repair the rift between them by stating that by "ending" one path, they can "begin" a new one, before she leaves to inform Shizuka of Yui's return. Yui is relieved and happily runs off. Afterwards, as Hachiman readies to leave, he picks up Yukino's book, while thinking of Yukino's sincere words.
- Komachi appears to recognize Yukino's feelings towards Hachiman and tries to set them up.
- This will turn into running gag with her trying to set him up.
- Haruno is introduced and Hachiman notices her fake personality.
- Sable remembers Hachiman for saving him. Yukino recognizes Sable.
- Yui and Hachiman reconcile their friendship.
- Yui rejoins the Service Club.
New Characters Edit
- Yui's birthday is June 18th. In 2011 (LN) it was on a Saturday, and in 2013 (Anime) it was on a Tuesday.