Titre original : My Grandpa is on a Rampage!
The TV director is impressed by what the two girls are doing for the town. He wants to feature them for an interview in a local news magazine show called "It's 5:00! Wanko Channel!" "If the reception is good, we might have you on the show as regulars." Aki says she would have to ask her mom about this to which Daikichi replies: "I'll ask her for you. Just leave it to me." On the other hand, Yui who is well-aware of the idol business asks the director a series of questions: "Will there be a stylist? Make-up artist? Will we have costumes? Can we check the VTR in advance before broadcasting it?" Afterwards, despite the "good chance" of being famous, Yui voices her anxieties to Aki. "TV is so unlike the internet. you never know who may be watching... It's almost like a debut..." She says she wants to consult Hibiki about it. Aki says she will have to follow what her mom decides. She relates how Haruko does not think Aki will become an idol since she called her (Aki) "ugly" once. Yui reacts strongly about that. "You're not ugly at all! You have the makings of an idol. Your mom doesn't know anything about being an idol!" Aki assures her that her mom, when mad, does not know what she is saying and most probably did not mean it. Then Haruko arrives for her shift at the shop, and the two girls quickly leave. At the shop, the four guys (Daikichi, Sugawara, Yoshida, and Hiroshi) are lined up at the counter looking tensed, as they get ready to talk to Haruko. "What is it now?" She knows something is up. The guys then inform her of the TV offer. Haruko asks the same questions that Yui had asked ("Will they have a stylist? Make-up artist? Costumes?..."). Daikichi is confused, "How come you know all that?" Haruko: "I just know." They tell her: "Though it's only shown locally, the publicity for the town is going to be great...." Haruko asks what Yui thinks. Hiroshi: "She would likely say yes because she wants to become an idol." Haruko says she sees her former self in Yui, and that her (Yui's) motivation is completely different from Aki's. (As she explains, Aki is shown back at home, having hot pot and sashimi dinner with her grandparents and friends). Haruko says Aki is only doing this promotional thing because she loves the countryside and the people; whereas Yui is itching to leave for Tokyo. "They really do not care about the PR for the town. What happens if this escalates badly?" Hiroshi volunteers to be their manager, to serve as the middleman, listen to the girls' wishes, and to look out for them. Haruko says there is no need since "they're not celebrities." And that besides, he might only be in it because he loves Aki. But Hiroshi says "He's giving (his love) a rest for now." He admits he was not exactly dumped but Aki did say that it was "awkward" between them. "Maybe she wants to concentrate on her studies." But Haruko recalls meeting Taneichi. Hiroshi asks her if she knows something. She gave a coded message: " 'Ru-i-ga-to-hi-na-ki-su' Try saying saying that in reverse." There is a look of pain in Hiroshi's face as he realizes what it meant: "There's a person that (she) loves." The next day, Hiroshi goes to Aki's high school. He watches Aki doing practical training through the pool's window. When Aki sees him, he sadly traces the same message from last night on the dirty pool window for Aki to read: "There is a person that (you) love."