Noe contemplates whipping Shin with his own belt the next time they meet.
Going against Aiko's wishes, Shin'ichiro decides to open the door for Nobuse anyway. Having ruined her precious alone time with the former, Aiko lashes out at the both of them and orders the two to leave. The clueless male lead and his best friend leave her shop, still oblivious to what had just took place. Birds of a feather do indeed flock together, as both Shin and Nobuse are idiots in their own way.
On the other side of the spectrum, Jun shows everyone what a real male lead should act like by asking Hiromi out in the middle of her game. You have cojones, ese! Of course, Shin gets hold of the news and isn't all too happy about it, which is ironic since it was his idiocy that led to this in the first place, but whatever, lawl. He glooms over it during break, and we know by now, that when Shin's feeling down, all alone, Noe will suddenly appear out of nowhere to cheer up him, to which she does, right on schedule. He ungratefully wolves down the food from the bento box Noe brought, comparing himself to poultry raised in a farm. Noe corrects him, stating that he is a cock with big dreams, just like Raigomaru. Shin'ichiro takes leave and asks her to stop bothering him for a while, only to be stopped by Noe who, clearly inherited the same kind of bravado her brother has when dealing with the opposite sex, latches on to his belt, asking how long it would take. Shin'ichiro decides not to reply and hands her the belt instead.
The later half of the show is probably the most enjoyable part for me, as we get to see everybody's OWNED expressions, like so:
Nobuse wins first prize for his looks being told by Aiko why she actually bought the sweater.
Hiromi fares pretty well too, as Jun tells her that Shin'ichiro will be going out with Noe after their date. On a side note, Jun sent out all kinds of wrong signals that would suggest that he is indeed a siscon with his statement.
For someone who just found out that he might have been liking his stepsister all the while, Shin doesn't look too astonished, although you gotta love how Hiromi delivered it, by going "Oops, I let it slip". Guess he doesn't mind incest, which makes it one of Shin's redeeming factors, apart from being able to attract the attention of girls without any effort whatsoever.
Regarding the aforementioned revelation, despite the fact everyone has already suspected that Shin and Hiromi might actually be related, I like the way they build up that climatic scene, with fitting melancholic music to accompany it. Mrs Nakagami's ill treatment of Hiromi finally makes sense, as Hiromi reveals to Shin'ichiro that they might actually be siblings. Tears and more drama ensue.
Oh, Mr Nakagami, you're such a player! If only your son was as suave as you! That aside, the only person yet to be affected by all the drama seems to be Noe, who was still admiring her trophy, courtesy of Shin, towards the end. However, that might all change, as judging from the next episode, she and Hiromi will be getting into a catfight. Cue snarls. True Tears' awesomeness increases exponentially with each passing episode, which applies to my expectations of it as well. Please don't screw up >< Shin out.