When Isumi arrives at the Sanzenin mansion, she tells Nagi about having met the new butler with the cashmere coat. However, Isumi also says that Hayate is going to die if they don’t hurry, so Nagi wants to go save him. At that time, a sick Hayate is standing under a bridge thinking about what to do when he encounters the same three thugs who had been collecting on his parent’s debt previously. Things quickly get complicated when Isumi’s bodyguards find him there, and the three thugs decide to help Hayate as comrades. Hayate tries to run away, but they all see him trying to sneak off and force him to fight. Back at the mansion, Nagi is ready to run out to save Hayate, and Maria suspects that the coat got torn. Isumi confirms that it did already get torn, but she also reveals that it was her own fault and that Hayate was really worried – that’s how serious he is about being Nagi’s butler. Nagi’s happy to hear this, and when the doorbell rings to signify that Hayate is back, she first asks Isumi if Hayate said anything else good about her. Isumi, however, only recalls that Hayate called Nagi small, selfish, brash, and violent. Thus, when Hayate opens the door to announce his return, Nagi immediately slams it in his face and stomps off angrily.
Hayate ends up getting a fever of 38.9 degrees Celsius and is stuck in bed. Nagi blames it on Hayate being weak, but Maria thinks that a certain someone shutting Hayate out while he was in drenched clothing is to blame. Everyone knows that Nagi is at fault, but their staring at her just gets her mad. Later in the day, Isumi makes Hayate a milkshake because she personally still feels at fault. When Hayate finds it delicious and praises her cooking, Isumi says that all girls can cook, much to Nagi’s chagrin. Feeling that she has something to prove, Nagi decides to make Hayate some lunch in the form of kayu. Everyone, including Hayate, knows how bad Nagi’s cooking is, yet Hayate still eats the entire bowl when Nagi brings it to him. Hayate compliments her even though it tastes exceptionally bad, and Maria finds out too late that Nagi put cleaning liquid into it thinking that it was oil. After Hayate somehow manages to live through it, Maria comes by his room to tell him about Nagi’s mistake. Hayate explains that he ate it all because Nagi had worked so hard at making it and because he was so happy for being nursed when he’s sick – his own mother never did that for him. Nagi had overheard this conversation, so she sneaks into Hayate’s room after Maria leaves and tries to give him a kiss of thanks. Hayate, however, wakes up before she can do it, so she yells and hits him instead.
The next morning, Hayate wakes up refreshed and gets ready for another day of butler work. As he leaves his room, he runs into a maid he’s never seen before who helps him straighten his tie. The strange thing about this woman is that she trips over and over again as she tries to walk away from him. Tracking down Maria, Hayate tells her about the maid that he just met, and Maria figures out who he’s talking about. Without mentioning any names, Maria informs Hayate that there’s also another guest here today, so Hayate should take this person to the guest room. While Hayate goes off to do his butler duties, Maria reports to Nagi that a member of the Tachibana family is coming and that Saki – the maid – is already here. In response, Nagi calls up Klaus to order the kicking out of the suspicious people in the mansion. She authorizes the use of force because she doesn’t want Hayate to know about a certain something. At that moment, Hayate is out sweeping when he runs into a boy by the lake. He soon realizes that this boy is the guest that Maria was talking about, and to his surprise, the boy wants him to jump into the lake. Not giving Hayate any time to react, the boy proceeds to kick him into the lake.
Although he struggles for a second in the water, Hayate gets himself back out and explains his duty to take the boy to the guest room. The boy is surprised that Hayate isn’t mad, and the two are interrupted by the arrival of Saki. She immediately notices that there’s a robot floating behind them, and the robot quickly opens fire. Hayate escapes with the boy and Saki in his arms because of his duty as a butler, but the boy doesn’t want to be held by someone who’s wet and Saki doesn’t think that a guy should be touching a girl. The two struggle with him and cause Hayate to go crashing through the roof of the mansion’s guest room. Maria and Nagi are already waiting for them there, and Maria explains that the boy named Wataru is Nagi’s fiancé.
Let’s see, in references this week there was: the Musou Tensei technique from Hokuto no Ken, Mister Ajikko, and Minovsky Drives from UC Gundam. That’s what I caught from the three beeped-out parts, plus there was the InuYasha bust outside Hayate’s room.
This episode reminds me again of why I find Marina Inoue so talented. If I didn’t know that it was her, I don’t think that I would have recognized her voice as Wataru. Now that I think about it though, Wataru sounds a little like her Kanmuri voice from Yakitate!! Japan, but regardless, her vocal range is still quite impressive. Wataru’s maid Saki was also pretty fun to watch, if for nothing else than because she thinks that being touched by a guy will lead herself to become unfit for marriage.