This episode serves as a prelude to events of the Watanagashi festival where Rika will be killed yet again. As it was last season, we bear witness to things that take place a few days before that faithful day, cheerful little events that heavily contrast the gruesome fate that will befall our cute little Rika, who despite knowing the outcome, puts on a brave front and takes everything to stride.
Just As Keikaku* Translator's Note: Keikaku means plan.
Thus spoke Keiichi, hero amongst men.
Interestingly enough, we get to see Rika having a conversation with Hanyuu(voiced by Yui Horie) who is like a ghost/guardian angel that is with her all the time on her inevitable fate. Having said that, despite being the solution arc, I don't know how they are going to tie things up so I guess we'll leave that for next week. Shin out.