Note: Recap will contain spoilers.
Recap: Ema recounts what happened before the summer break – her discovery of her adoption, and finding out she wasn’t alone in the family after all. Because the overseas trip had to be scrapped, Kaname suggests a trip to a festival outside of Tokyo, where his monastery is having a Buddhist service at their head temple. After realizing that the family has a vacation home near there, they decide to take the trip with whoever can go.
When they depart, they wait for Subaru, who is talking with an unknown person inside the house, who tells Masaomi that he told him he was going to “think about it.” Yusuke tells Ema that he has to stay behind because he forgot his prep classes started the same week, and tells Ema that he wants to try to get into the same school as her, which makes her blush.
Hikaru decides to pick on Natsume and Azusa about their feelings for Ema, asking them if “anything happened” when they were alone with her. When Hikaru asks Ema where her “knight” is, she realizes that she forgot Juli.
When they arrive at the festival, Wataru wants to walk around with Ema, which she accepts. After they take off, Hikaru makes a comment about how the thirteenth brother is the “most aggressive.”
While walking around the festival, Ema and Wataru run towards a special festival event, which turns out to be Fuuto performing onstage. During the performance, Ema swears that he points to her during a song, even though the event is pretty crowded. Wataru, after having three shaved ices, doesn’t feel well, so Ema takes him to the bathroom. While there, a monk from Club Buddha tries to take her in as a client, but Kaname arrives and explains that Ema is his “little sister.” Kaname introduces him as Chiaki, or “Chii,” and explains that he works with him. Shortly thereafter, another colleague, Ryusei shows up to tell them that they overbooked and need to get back to the temple.
Ryusei senses that something is bothering her, and tells her that he can sense that she is bothered by love (which leads into a flashback of all the brothers that have confessed so far). He tells her that in order to conquer it she had to be true to herself and confront it, which she had been avoiding since the beginning.
At the vacation home, Kaname is celebrating for a successful festival. As the brothers cause their usual commotions, Hikaru asks Ema if she has gotten used to it. She says she has, but gives a confession of their own – she wants to be more like a part of the family.
While looking out at the stars, Ema is joined by Kaname, who she thanks for inviting him. He asks for a favor, and hugs her. Ema notices his sword tattoo, and he tells her that the most powerful weapon is love. He tells her that her feelings came through loud and clear, and he kisses her on the cheek, thanking her for coming.
Fuuto enters Ema’s room while she’s asleep, and tells her while she’s sleeping that he’s not going to accept her as family, and that he intends to take her. He unbuttons part of her night shirt, but suddenly starts to get hot thinking about her words on wanting to be family and can’t go through with taking advantage of her. After he leaves her room, he is confronted by Hikaru when he turns the AC down low. When he complains about the heat, Hikaru tells him that the night breeze is already cold enough for the house. Hikaru asks him if something happened, Fuuto denies it, saying, “I couldn’t…do anything.”
When out in the woods by the house, Ema is saved from falling in the brook by Subaru, who happened to be doing his daily jog. He explains to Ema that he’s been given a chance to go pro, but that the team he would be playing for is far away and he wouldn’t be able to see her during the season. Ema tells him not to think about her, because she likes him when he’s playing basketball and that he shouldn’t have any regrets.
Masaomi tells Ema that he wants to stop somewhere on the way home, which she has no problem with. Ema is surprised to see that it is a cemetery – the one where her biological parents are buried. Masaomi explains that he talked with Ema father, who gave him the information on her birth parents. Ema kneels down and prays, thanking her parents for giving birth to her and for giving her to a wonderful family.
After the ending credits, Wataru notices Hikaru with a chart in English, which has all the brothers numbered with unknown odds placed (which he mistakes for “attack power.”)
Review: Well, this episode was better than the last one. Some may argue about Fuuto’s actions towards the end, but considering how aggressive he’s been with her it’s not out of character for him. There was some genuine good moments, but honestly Ema has to stop being so shocked by everything! Next week: Will any more brothers confess as we get to the end of the series?