No Haruka, I expect you to die.
Unless Yayoi suddenly became Haruka, I just cannot see how she can be so clumsy all of a sudden, which means that someone else has to be at fault. How people keep defending Chihaya is beyond me; she would stoop so low as to intentionally sabotage poor Yayoi with her infectious ineptitude and suffering. Just because you have a miserable life, it does not mean you have to go your way out to ruin other people's
Setsuna, why is your waifu so out of tune? I always had the impression that she would at least be an 'all-round' idol but it seems that is hardly the case. Why, I would even think that spending all that time with Chihaya has been detrimental to her stat growth. Either way, if there were any doubts that Haruka is the 'main character', then she has certainly cemented her role as the one who keeps everybody's morale and spirit in check in a way a 'leader' would.
Haruka: The spaghetti is good!
Chihaya: MY BROTHER IS DEEEEEEEAAAAD
I really wished that they did not pan the shot like this, since it implies that we really are going to get more Chihaya screentime down the line. Without giving too much away ( ), let's just say that the little boy in the photograph is the primary contributor to Chihaya's current state. Hopefully, future Chihaya episodes will also be a joint one like this, since she and Haruka really do have that chemistry going on, which makes one of them more tolerable at least.
（＞＜） So it finally came back to bite Broducer in the ass. While he has not been doing much for the past couple of episodes, I feel that he does not deserve Miki's indignation - Miki may have worked harder than ever before, but so did the other members, and it would be unfair for the rest of them if she got picked somehow (even if she is by far the most talented). It does serve as a good wake up call for Miki who is not aware she has a self-entitlement complex, coupled by the fact she has probably never faced any hardships or failure. Next week seems to pick up where this episode left off, so it looks likely it would be centred around Miki and the possibility of a defection.
Here's the bit that got me all confused - Show ▼