In Hayate’s quest to protect Nagi, Hayate gets to go back to high school by transferring into the same school Nagi goes to.
Well, like with colleges, prestigious schools usually require you take an entrance exam similar to the notorious SATs. They are usually difficult and require a minimum score to enter (in this case, a 65). Hayate hardly studies for it and try to tackle it. The scenes are pretty hilarious how Tama and Klaus try to keep Hayate awake to make him study when he wants to sleep. The way he kicks them out of his room is pretty funny. He even throws Tama out of the window.
Yukiji makes Hayate take this fake test before he took the real one. Hayate takes the hanging banana that the monkey wants, eats it and then fights them. In reality, this was a cruel prank pulled by Yukiji so she can laugh at it… However…
The prank that she pulled caused Hayate to fail the test by one point… JUST ONE FREAKING POINT! That really sucks. It can even happen in real life when you think that you have a 90 on the test… However, in reality, you have an 89 and lost that A by one point.
Frustrating, isn’t it?
We know that it’s all Yukiji’s fault, so why not get help from her younger sister to cover it up? Hinagiku goes all tsuntsun over the whole problem and ends up beating her up when they are on their quest to tell Hayate the bad news.
Another funny thing is that Nagi and Hayate assumed that he got accepted. Because of that, they had a formal event commemorating his acceptance into school although Nagi wanted a cosplay party. In the end, she looked very cute in her dress.
Covering up and telling that you screwed up isn’t easy. Hayate is completely oblivious of the whole thing and thought about something else until the other three from the three student council members found the truth on the paper. It flew to Hayate and the reaction from him is quite funny. He stared at it for a few seconds to get the hold of the whole situation and disappeared after Yukiji apologized.
In the end, Maria pulled a deus ex machina. She sends a recommendation so that Hayate would get accepted… Although it’s a cop out and I rather see him not get accepted, the story cannot continue with him not getting accepted. So, I guess this was for the best.
Overall, the whole arc was out of the ordinary. In real life, if you fail the admission test, you have to try again and do better next time. After watching this, we are now going to expect that someone’s recommendation from a high position will work for an admission in a prestigious school? Not likely, but it was pretty enjoyable and funny that it happened. If it didn’t happen, Hayate would be moping on how unlucky his life is.
One last note: Tsundere Hinagiku for the win!