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Summary:

Having witnessed the kiss between Shigeru and Tsukasa, Tsukushi walks away from the meeting spot and doesn’t see Tsukasa push Shigeru onto the ground. Although Tsukasa is furious about the kiss, Shigeru just teases him as if he’s shy. She thinks that after having spent a year in America, he wouldn’t be opposed to a kiss in public, but Tsukasa tells her that they don’t have that kind of relationship. In fact, he called her here to make her understand his point of view and now wants her to go home. She pretends to leave, but actually stays and keeps watch over him to see who he’s waiting for. Meanwhile, Tsukushi goes to work, but gets paid a visit by Rui who heard about the meeting from Soujirou and Akira. Tsukushi wonders if he came just to see her, and is surprised when he says he did. Rui figures out that she went to meet Tsukasa, something was said, and she came back, but Tsukushi tells him that she actually stopped midway. What’s more, she says that her relationship with Tsukasa is already over. Rui, however, thinks that Tsukasa will wait and wonders if it’s ok for her to stand him up. Tsukushi is reminded of how Tsukasa waited in the rain for her previously, but she still doesn’t go back to their meeting place. Nevertheless, Tsukasa continues to wait there, just like Rui thought he would, until Nishida finds him and tells him that his mother is waiting for him. Nishida suggests that Tsukushi won’t show up even if he waits longer, and although Tsukasa feels that Nishida doesn’t know anything, he reluctantly leaves. Back at home, Tsukushi is trying to do her homework, but the memory of the kiss still lingers in her mind. When she suddenly hears the Imperial March ring tone of the golden cell phone, she chooses to ignore it and buries herself in bed instead. She’s surprised when a voice tells her that her cell phone is ringing and finds out that this voice belongs to Shigeru, who came bearing all sorts of good dishes for the Makino family to eat. Meanwhile, Tsukasa heads to his mother’s office and accuses her of being responsible for Tsukushi not showing up. Kaede however knows that Tsukushi did indeed come and then went home on her own volition. More importantly, Shigeru’s parents are coming to Japan next week, and Kaede sees it as an opportunity to formalize the engagement and make a big announcement to the media.

At school the next day, Tsukushi tells Soujirou and Akira about how Shigeru revealed that Tsukasa called her out and then wanted her to go home. Shigeru had ended up staying the night and had hoped to Tsukushi that they could be friends for a long time before she fell asleep. Soujirou thinks that Tsukushi should have gone to the meeting place so that Shigeru would have noticed that Tsukasa still had an attachment to Tsukushi, but Tsukushi feels that Tsukasa doesn’t have any feelings for her. She starts to bad-mouth him and doesn’t notice that he has actually arrived until he’s standing behind her. The two then get into a big fight, and Tsukushi ends up heading to her favorite spot on the stairs. Because of her angry yelling, Rui finds out that she saw the kiss and left, but he wonders aloud why Tsukasa told Shigeru to go home afterwards. After this, Tsukushi decides to stop talking about Tsukasa and instead asks Rui to help her study. The two head for the library where she tells him about wanting to become a lawyer. She confirms his suspicion that Shizuka had an influence and admits to wanting to become a person like her. When Rui reveals that Shizuka is actually coming back to Japan the week after next, Tsukushi feels that she wants to meet her. During all this, Tsukasa has left school and is having more flashbacks after seeing a homeless man, but this is interrupted when his car abruptly stops. The reason for this is because Shigeru found him and is blocking the car’s way. Since she gets in the car with him, Tsukasa gets out and tries to get away from her. When she proceeds to chase after him, he tells her that he doesn’t recognize her as his fiancée even though Shigeru tries to call it fate. Tsukasa wonders if she understands what expectations exist on the other side of this marriage, but it seems that she does indeed know that that the Doumyouji group has no future if they don’t cooperate with the Ookawahara zaibatsu. He then tells her that he doesn’t want to be with her and that he’ll think of a way to open up a future for the company. Above all, he wants his fate to be with a woman who’s not Shigeru. With what he said in mind, Shigeru visits the dango shop where Tsukushi and Yuuki work and hears Okami-san’s theory of how fate needs to be forced open. Because of this speech, Yuuki wistfully thinks about how Soujirou hasn’t called her, so Okami-san phones Akira and finds out that Soujirou is going to Akira’s place tomorrow. While Okami-san is setting things up, Shigeru asks if Tsukushi has a destined person and suggests that Rui likes her.

The next day, Tsukushi and Yuuki show up at Akira’s house and are greeted by a woman they think is his sister. As it turns out, she’s actually his mother, and he has a pair of sisters too that closely resemble her. When Soujirou shows up, he sees Yuuki and almost immediately turns back around towards the door. Running after him, Yuuki greets and passes by Tsukasa right as he’s arriving. Tsukushi also runs into Tsukasa, and by the time Rui gets there, the two of them have gone outside to talk privately. She reveals that she saw his kiss with Shigeru, but before he can explain, Tsukushi starts praising Shigeru. Not wanting to hear what Tsukasa has to say, she tells him that she can’t be friends with him after separating. She apologizes for calling him the other day and says that she won’t do it any more. With a simple “bye-bye,” Tsukushi leaves Akira’s mansion in tears. Rui sees her leave and initially chases after, but he eventually decides not to go after her this once. That night, Tsukasa opens the box containing the now-broken cookie that Tsukushi gave him way back then. Tsukushi had actually made him several more cookies in the shape of his face as a present for his most recent birthday, but she now dumps them in the trash can. Her studying is interrupted by her father’s announcement that his project at work ended in failure and he attempted to play the stock market with the company’s money. He needs their help, so Tsukushi finds herself looking for a late night second job. Yuuki warns her to be careful about her health since Tsukushi needs to study too, but Tsukushi is more interested in what happened with Soujirou. He and Yuuki had actually gone to a café the day before, but there were plenty of awkward moments in the conversation, so Yuuki has decided to join a group in learning the tea ceremony that Soujirou knows so well. Yuuki had recognized one of the women there, but couldn’t identify her. In any case, Okami-san thinks that Yuuki’s desire will force open the door of fate. Meanwhile, Tsukasa has gone to see his mother to talk about Tsukushi again, but she stops him and reminds him of the confusion he can cause with his careless words. The consequences of his actions would be a shadow descending onto the people related to their group, and it would be impossible for the company to succeed.

While walking through the streets thinking about what both his mother and Tsukushi said, Tsukasa is made fun of by a bunch of Americans, so he proceeds to beat them up. Across town, Tsukushi has taken a job directing traffic around a construction site, and finally gets off work late into the night. Returning homing, she finds Shigeru waiting in front of her apartment building, and Shigeru immediately gives her a hug. She reveals that she met with Tsukasa and he asked her to go out with him – he would make an effort to like her. Because of this, she’s now so happy that she can’t stop crying since she likes him so much. With Shigeru so emotional, Tsukushi simply congratulates her and starts to get teary-eyed herself. When Tsukushi confides all this to Yuuki and Okami-san the next day, Okami-san wonders if she’s really ok with it. She answers that she’s completely fine with it and even feels refreshed. Tsukasa also tells of what happened to the other members of the F4, and they want to know what he’s going to do about Tsukushi. He considers his relationship with her over and claims that he’s not a kid anymore. Since Tsukasa feels that he’s grown up, Rui gives him his blessing and congratulations. His own mother also congratulates him when she hears the news, though Tsukasa looks less than happy. The day of the meeting with Shigeru’s parents soon arrives, and on that day, Tsukasa takes another look at the now-broken cookie that Tsukushi made him. He finally takes a bite of it, but then throws out the entire box when Nishida comes to tell him that it’s time to go. Nishida suggests that Tsukasa not regret anything, causing Tsukasa to wonder whose ally Nishida really is. The private secretary calls himself an ally of justice, but Tsukasa doesn’t take that very well. Tsukushi meanwhile has been pushing herself with her jobs and her studies. It is on this night that she finally reaches her limit and faints on the construction site job. Tsukasa is having dinner with Shigeru and her family when Nishida passes him a note saying that Tsukushi had been taken to the Sanraku Hospital and that details are unknown. After thinking about what to do for a moment, Tsukasa excuses himself from the table and runs out, heading towards the hospital on foot.

Preview:

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Well it felt like the episode didn’t really get interesting until the final 5 or 10 minutes. I actually even groaned when Flavor of Life -Ballad Version- came on even though I really like the song. Anyway, as I had suspected and feared, they’re splitting Tsukushi and Tsukasa further and further apart so that they can bring them back together in some grand fashion at a later date. I guess it’s just very frustrating that they’re doing this, particularly when both Tsukushi and Tsukasa are obviously not stating their true feelings. I also found it odd that Nishida somehow knew that Tsukushi was taken to the hospital, almost as soon as she was. Nishida in general was not a character who I thought would get much development, but this episode shows that he cares at least a little.
Next week looks like fun though. The preview shows Rui kissing Tsukushi and the return of Shizuka among other things.

January 19, 2007 at 11:48 pm
52 comments »
  • January 19, 2007 at 11:52 pmAlisha

    So no full summary?
    Darn.

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:01 amjmoo75

    Many Thanx for your update…

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:06 amflybaby

    waa…. I love HYD2! Love this episode! Can’t wait to upload this one in youtube! T_T

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:11 ameve

    Thanks for your quick update. Can’t wait to read the summary!!

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:26 amDele

    Who do you guys think is almost kissing her? Rui, I don’t think it looks like him, so maybe there is a new guy? I am excited about Yuki and Nish..

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:35 amdarkredeyes

    OMG NEXT WEEK EP LOOKS GOOD……..CANT WAIT

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:40 amremoted

    The third episode was so draggy for me. I agree, the last 10 minutes was the only interesting part. The previews for episode four look more promising though. It seems they are going to portray the hormones of doumyouji pretty accuarate from the manga.

  • January 20, 2007 at 2:12 amHaurka

    new guy? nah, if i heard correctly, that was Rui’s voice in the background when they showed Makino kissing…like everyone, i thought this episode was kindaa boring..only until Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 20, 2007 at 2:36 amchoco

    the guys whose kissing tsukushi
    IS rui… i watched the full trailer

  • January 20, 2007 at 3:18 amSarah

    where can i watch HYD 2 episode 3 i realli wanna watch it

  • January 20, 2007 at 4:19 amStephanie

    Just watched the RAW like an hour ago. I agree that it wasn’t as exciting as the last 2 episodes, but it gets really interesting in the last few minutes. My favourite part was seeing Akira’s house. The big huge bunny was hilarious. I just wished I could understand Japanese and get everything. The preview looks so exciting, I can’t wait till episode 4.

  • January 20, 2007 at 6:44 amKurosma

  • January 20, 2007 at 7:33 amkathy

    can u guys tell me where can I watch the raw one? I cant wait:((

  • January 20, 2007 at 7:38 amCamcliffe4

    fabFABULOUS ………… What the…… Galing Talaga!!!! I really like the story very much.. The Hana Yori Dango is my 1 favorite movie in the world… I can’t wait episode 4 i think its good!!!!!!!! HANA YORI DANGO is the best… Arigato

  • January 20, 2007 at 8:59 amTonya

    I loved this episode. I was upset with Tsukasa in the last episode, but this one made me feel a little sorry of him. He really has alot of pressure on him. I am so ready to see next week’s. I wish I had the english subtitles. Next week I have a gig and have to work on Saturday when they replay it so does anyone know where I can find it to watch because my VCR is broken

  • January 20, 2007 at 12:13 pmCassiopeia

    *wail* …. What happened next? I downloaded the 1st episode and thrilled abbout HYD season 2. I enjoy reading your summaries, so I can decide whether I need to watch this episode or not. It’s not like Meteor Garden, tho. Hopefully this season will continue till Tsukasa and Tsukushi’s marriage ………. ^^

  • January 20, 2007 at 4:03 pmaishimasu

    HAYAKUUUUU kono episode MITAI YOO!!!doko de sagasu no? youtube de mo nai shi…….mooooooo hontou ni mitai desu!!

  • January 20, 2007 at 4:03 pmRasmiel

    Feels like this series just keeps on revolving around misunderstandings by Tsukushi and Tsukasa…I don’t hate it or anything, but it would be nice to see a conflict based upon something other than a misunderstanding -_-;

    On the side note, don’t home made cookies ever get bad? I mean, it’s been what, half a year(?) since Tsukasa receiver that one piece of cookie, and he actually eats it…Wow.

  • January 20, 2007 at 4:05 pmaishimasu

    i think RUI is sooo much cuterrr he matches her betterr cuz hes not taken

  • January 20, 2007 at 5:38 pmKusano_Love

    i love the story plot. it`s so interesting.

  • January 20, 2007 at 6:16 pmandrelei

    thanks for the update. ^_^v

  • January 20, 2007 at 8:59 pmRainySkies

    Is it just me… or does it look like Tsukasa has painted fingernails? O_O

  • January 20, 2007 at 9:49 pmkim

    omg is ep.3 aired yet???? i want to watch it so bad!

  • January 21, 2007 at 1:53 amJenJen

    OMG! Thank you so much for the summary! lol, I watched the RAW so I get the general point, but I still like hearing other people’s opinions and their descriptions! But I agree with some of the people, this ep wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. BUT I can’t wait for the next ep!!! Ahh..Rui kissed her…*breathes* I think Rui and Tsukushi are cute together, but …she belongs to Tsukasa. And that’s probably how the story is going to end. Too bad for Rui :(

  • January 21, 2007 at 9:51 amtensai_otaku

    OMNI I was just kidding!! :D
    I do understand why you don´t blog anymore ” haikei watashi no ouji sama X 50 times ” :D better like this huh!!?? :P ( Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora ) why a seiyuu does let some script like this takes use of her voice and not change the way the character express herself!! THAT´S THE POINT HERE DUDE ” SEIYUU RIGHTS!!NOW!! ” :P ( forget this…I know she changed the character´s phrases to adapt to herself……so….yeah you´re right OMNI she sucks like hell) :D

  • January 21, 2007 at 5:15 pmHaruhi

    Wow! That’s Rui in the preview?? I almost didn’t recognize him since he wasn’t wearing white! :D I can’t wait to see the kiss!!

  • January 21, 2007 at 5:29 pmmootab

    so far this season’s good, but the way that domyouji’s acting is kinda obvious, and gives away things

  • January 21, 2007 at 6:15 pmiREES

    OH MY GOSH! this episode was like AHHH! although every episode seems like that to me… i CAN’T wait ’til the next episode… but gosh, i can’t believe tsukasa kept the cookie all this time… he never really opened the box again until this episode, so i was like, “oh, he kept the box. how nice”, but then, he takes it out takes a bite on it in this episode, and i was like, “ew, gross! he just ate a year-old cookie!! maaan, don’t kill me, guys, but i think that makino should just be with rui and shigeru with tsukasa…

  • January 22, 2007 at 12:58 amdeina-kun

    I want all the misunderstandings to be said so that we can see everyone’s reactions… Ahh, the suspense.

  • January 22, 2007 at 2:04 amchelsea

    anywhere else i can watch HYD 2 online?other than youtube?

  • January 22, 2007 at 3:15 amDrayen

    i dont really care about this series, but out of curiosity i read the first lines of the summary and it seems like its another of those lame dramas that no-brainers can make because its about misunderstandings, when will japanese directors ever figure that misunderstandings is horrible for drama its just boring dumb and annoying.

  • January 22, 2007 at 11:34 amjan

    I think epi 4 will be nicer than 3 hahahaha… Rui~~~~~

  • January 22, 2007 at 9:39 pmKimberly

    @ iREES – LOL I thought the same thing about the cookie. I could tell he was gonna take a bite, and right before I was like “No man, don’t eat it! It’s a year old! It’s been exposed to air the entire time! Eww!”

  • January 23, 2007 at 11:12 amlingling

    I love it how Tsukasa always look at makino affectionately whenever they are together, despite struggling to distance himself emotionally from her.

  • January 25, 2007 at 5:29 amDidi

    Hi! I’m a french girl!!! What a good drama !!! Usually, I don’t like Jdrama but HYD is so great !!! Since I see the first episode of the first season, I buy all the mangas and read it in one day !! (22 vol bought + others in english = 36 vol !!!) because French version is very slow, I see it in english, so it’s a real good reason to see HYD, isn’t it dear parents ? :p

    ( Sorry if my english is bad!! don’t forget: I’m French !!!)

    I wait for the episode 4 !!!

  • January 25, 2007 at 11:44 ammirutamarisen

    MORE SPOILERS!!
    Well actually now is when all the conection between Rui an stukushi starts, what we are going to see from now on is how rui finally forget shizuka and come to stukishi’s side to confort her, for esp.4 stukasa is going to fight for stukushi but will face the big wall of Rui , what I mean is Rui is totally not going to let go stukushi and she is going to fallow him as well, since for her is the best chance to forget about stukasa she’s even going to tell yuki, for a while WE ARE GOING TO BELIVE HER since she is going to make it look so real, something else shizuka’s fiance is going to come on the TV atlast, and this esp. is going to be the formal for yuki and soujiro; since they are going to make it pretty obvious that they are going for a relationship, also akira’s house has something special apparetly coz they made a hole article about this house on the web page I’ve been reasearching and this house is supoused to be something historial and the ballons on the house are supoused to mean something Im not sure yet what it is but I’ll be sure to post it here as soon as I find out apparently the miyamura house is also something you guys have to pays attention in the drama coz’ she holds a key of something in the drama, that is all they say in the spolirs so, as soon as I find out more I will surely post it here.
    Well this are some spoilers I found in the hana yori dango 2 official web page in japanese here is the link for those that know japanese; http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanadan2/ ; by the way at the end of this second season at last we are going to know why in every webpage or publicity the make about HyD domioji’s picture is always the manga drawing or a really smal picture of him, apparetly it has a meaning, and is not until esp 5 or around that we are going to know who’s the guy jumping from the building in stukasa’s dreams apparetly this guys is somehow the solution to the problem of the Domioji enterprise, also before I go shizuka is going on stukushis defense by the way in the character chart in the HyD web page the show a relation between so you need to check this link if you want to know more:
    http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanadan2/chart/

  • January 25, 2007 at 11:47 ammirutamarisen

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  • January 25, 2007 at 11:51 ammirutamarisen

    Well here some spoiler from the offical hana yori dango web page from TBS.
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  • January 26, 2007 at 2:46 amnamakeruViFFY

    omg are you serious rui and makino kiss! this is the moment ive been waiting for xD hahas . ii havnt watchd episode 3 yet >

  • January 26, 2007 at 4:29 amsyu77

    Hi…thanks for the summary and the lovely pictures of the episodes…appreciate it very much. can’t wait for the summary of the next episode!!!

  • January 26, 2007 at 9:48 pmCarolyn

    Blech. I hate Tsukushi’s character more and more as the episodes go by. Whiny, and sad, and pathetic. Why does Tsakasa still like her o_O? If I remember correctly, he only liked her because she was different than the other girls. I hope the writers are just allowing us a glimpse into the vulnerable Tsukushi, and that later on she gets a spine, or something.

    Other than that…I am completely taken with how Shigeru is portrayed and love Kato Natsuki’s acting. Especially adored her in the NY arrest scene, and she was golden in her crying scene. Matsujun is also becoming an excellent actor o_o.

  • January 26, 2007 at 9:52 pmCarolyn

    Ah — forgot to give props to the Makino family too. They’ve been providing most of the comedic relief so far, esp. in this episode. Priceless when Susumu goes “You da man, Papa!” xD;;.

  • January 27, 2007 at 1:50 amMaAkusutipen

    By the pace of the series I think this might touch on the story arc, Meteor Garden 2 used for “their” version drama of the manga. Hehehe… Its another new ballgame for the girls and boys.
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  • January 27, 2007 at 1:20 pmNINYA

    Rui kising Makino… good gosh I hope Tsukasa sees it.

    The best part was seeing Akira’s humongous house. And meeting his weird mom! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! THE HECK it is so cool.

  • February 6, 2007 at 8:13 pmJunIsLove

    Ahhh this episode kills me I am absolutley in love with HYD, I had to wait soo long for the second one to come out too. I really like Rui, but I really want Tsukasa and Tsukushi to be togetherr.I dont really like this Shigeru character. Maybe I would if she would back off Tsukasa AKA Jun ^_^

  • May 18, 2007 at 1:17 ammarianne

    haha….rui kissed makino…im really shocked….that was the best part….for meh…and when makino and tsukasa….fell down on the apartment…that was really really funny…im not finish of watching episode 6….hahaha…”what the heck…”

  • May 18, 2007 at 1:22 ammarianne

    hahah…i love hana yori…the story is very cool….im so touched with the script…all of them give there best for the season2…keep it up!!!!

  • October 2, 2007 at 6:43 ammizu-genkaku

    i agree with aishimasu..RUI IS WAY BETTER!!!

  • February 29, 2008 at 3:11 ampatricia anne platino

    IT SO INTERESTING I LOVE JUN AND RUI FOREVER ALSO SHUKUSHI MAKINO IT JOYFUL AND IM SO IN LONE

  • February 29, 2008 at 3:12 ampatricia anne platino

    I LOVE THIS