The girls continue their search for the remaining treasures. With that, they make a plan for the festival’s revival. Meanwhile, Maki finally visits her parents after running into her father.
Now that the girls found the rod, they are looking for the drum. Given that the school is dark and abandoned for 10 years, it’s obvious the girls will become frightened. Of course, the girls didn’t know that the school still have power and water.
After Ririko mentions the blood-soaked Santa Claus, things just got scarier, especially with a man peeking into the window. The man is actually Maki’s father. There is no wonder why Maki acted coldly towards him, especially after thanking him for finding the drum. Either way, it seems that the drum needs a new head, which will cost a good amount of money.
While the girls continue to work on the proposal, Maki decides to visit her parents. It’s obvious that her father became upset that Maki quit college and gave up on her acting career. He even brings up the cicada eating, which causes them to get into a heated argument. It does not end well with Maki deciding to leave.
In the end, Maki’s brother gives her an envelope that contains an audition request. It seems that Maki doesn’t want to do it. She applied just to make her friend happy. Her brother becomes shocked that she is willing to turn down a once in a lifetime opportunity just to work with Yoshino instead.
Eventually, Yoshino notices that Maki is hiding something. After finding the envelope in the trash, she comes up with an idea of making the school into a restaurant. It’s not until her brother barges in the restaurant to tell Yoshino what Maki is hiding. Meanwhile, Maki helps Ririko out by giving her some advice.
It’s obvious that Maki doesn’t want to go back to acting. She believes that she can’t make a good living. She needed to do several part time jobs just to cover the basics. It’s easy to understand how she feels. Sometimes, the activity that he or she enjoys doing might not make a lot of money. While some people try to find a career that make a good living, it might be something that he or she might not enjoy.
At the end of the day, money isn’t everything when it comes to deciding on a career. If possible, it’s probably best to choose a career with the kind of work he or she enjoys doing. This can explain why her father still wants Maki to pursue a career in acting. He thinks that she will enjoy it since it’s something that she likes doing. After all, if she lets this opportunity go, she will certainly regret it.
In the end, Yoshino successfully convinces Maki to go to the audition. While it’s late, Maki manages to take the last train back to Tokyo so she can do it. It makes me wonder if she will pass the audition. We’ll see as the girls work on repurposing the school. ¶