Episode Title - "Ōhashi High School Cultural Festival - Part II"
Original Air Date - December 18, 2008.
The class is busy rehearsing for the play with Haruta directing them. Taiga and her dad start to reconnect and Taiga wants to switch parts with Ami so that her father can see her good side. When Ryūji tells Minori of them reconciling, Minori gets angry and argues with Ryūji that Taiga should not have anything to do with her dad; while Ryūji feels the opposite. Taiga tries to calm things down by making the two shake hands, but Ryūji walks away angrily. During the festival, Taiga's dad does not show up, and Ryūji does not apologize to Minori. The play parodies Yuri-sensei being single using the concept of the red string of fate. Taiga is constantly waiting for her father's message, even while on stage. The play is hugely successful due to other classes doing cosplay cafés and food stalls.