Nagi and Kōsei blow everyone away at the school music festival with their 4-hand piano duet of the Waltz from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty. Afterwards, Takeshi confronts Kōsei demanding the chance to beat him in the upcoming Eastern Japan Piano Competition. Kōsei visits Kaori at the hospital again to find her passion for music reawakened. He challenges her to perform with him one more time.
"You should enjoy the little detours. To the fullest. Because that's where you'll find the things more important than what you want." ~Ging Freecss