It seems like Koh and Aoba are finally talking admitting (in a manner of speaking) what they actually think of each other. The only problem is, we don't actually know the important details of the conversations in question - one between Aoba and Akane (what about? it's a secret) and then between the two of them the next morning.
Aoba asks Koh whether he likes Akane more than Wakaba..."she can't compare to (nuance: "beat") someone who's passed away"...
Then...Aoba actually asks Koh straight out: (do you like Akane) more than you like me?
And what does Koh say?
Is it ok if I lie?
o(>.<)o and we don't get to hear the rest of that conversation!!! Argh!!! Koh sleeps on the way to the final, whilst Aoba goes to the hospital. The operation begins.
Well, I guess I wouldn't have expected anything else - it's a very Adachi-like progression, and it can still end in so many ways! But bloody hell, what a way to keep us hanging!
And starting next week, the showdowns:
Kitamura Kou vs Mishima Keitarou
Ookawa (Takuo?) vs Azuma Yuuhei
Seishu Gakuen vs. Ryuou Gakuin!