Episode Title - "Once Again, He Turns Back on the Path from Whence He Came"
Original Air Date - May 2, 2013.
Hachiman arrives late for his after school prep class and tries and is reprimanded by Shizuka. At the same time, another student, Saki Kawasaki also arrives late. As Hachiman leaves the class he notices Saki looking at a flyer for summer school classes. Later, Hachiman runs into Yukino, Yui and Saika having a study session at a local cafe and are joined by Komachi and her friend, Taishi Kawasaki. Taishi explains to them that he is worried about Saki since she comes home late every night. Yukino resolves to accept his worry as a request for the Service Club to determine what Saki's agenda is. At school, the Service Club try and fail using various methods to approach Saki. Later on, they learn that Saki works in a cafe somewhere in Chiba City, and track down the two most likely cafes. The Service Club discover that Saki works nights at the second cafe on the top floor of the classy Royal Okura Hotel. Here, Yukino reveals that Saki lied about her age to the management so that she can work nights there for her own reasons. The following day, Hachiman is reveals to the group that Saki is working to fund her summer school tuition so as not to burden her family, although she was inadvertently worrying her brother and solves the problem by telling Saki to apply for a scholarship. As they walk home, Komachi, reveals to Hachiman that he already knew the owner of the dog he saved in the accident, i.e. Yui, surprising him. This prompts Hachiman to cut his ties with Yui at the end of the Workplace Visit, believing that she was only nice to him out of guilt because of the accident. Upset by his words, Yui runs off. Hachiman ends with a monologue explaining that a loner such as himself might misunderstand feelings of girls when they are nice to him, so rather than fall for that "trap", he will always reject them.