Episode Title - "Ōhashi High School Cultural Festival - Part I"
Original Air Date - December 11, 2008.
Yuri-sensei complains about nothing happening during the school holidays compared to her students and being in her thirties she is still single. Preparations have begun for the school's cultural festival, with the student president and her brother in charge. The council helps make decisions, yet the students also formulate plans in order to help themselves with their love lives. Suggested ideas are a maid café and a cosplay café among others, but the draw results in a professional wrestling skit. Kōji Haruta creates a play that has roles for everyone. Kitamura informs the class that the student council has decided to give prizes to the class with the best performance, however the prizes mostly benefit the girls. Throughout the day, Taiga receives phone calls from her father and ignores them all. She tells Ryūji that he abandoned her. He empties her living expenses account, forcing Taiga to answer her father's calls. However she sends Ryūji in her place instead. Her father explains to Ryūji that he remarried someone a lot younger than him and it completely changed their life style to the point where someone had to leave. However, he informs Ryūji that he plans to divorce his second wife and that he wants to live with Taiga like the old days. Taiga's father waits for Taiga and Ryūji to come home, where Taiga immediately kicks her father's groin. Ryūji tries to persuade Taiga to at least talk to him and that she should be happy she has a father who wants her. Taiga admits that it was her who abandoned the family, not the other way around. When Ryūji realizes the only reason he wants to help Taiga resolve her family issues, is because his is in such a mishap, he stops himself. However at this point, Taiga agrees to talk with her father only because Ryūji persists so much, stating she won't see it the way he does.