During the morning assembly, Honda announces that Seiichi will be finished with the storyboards tomorrow, which would still leave the studio with five weeks to deliver the final episode, an unusually short amount of time for such a task to be completed. Later on, Aoi receives an email containing some research about diesel trains from Midori, who had been hoping to help her out on her workload. During a phone call between them, Midori informs Aoi about Misa's situation at work. While delivering a dombra over to the sound department at Sawara Studio for Marukawa, Aoi is forced to help sound effects engineer Toshiyasu Kawano in creating some sound effects for another anime, a process that earns her intrigue. Later, she gets together with the other girls for dinner at her apartment. When Misa contemplates quitting her job, Aoi gives her some advice based on what she learned from Kawano, asking her to figure out where she wants to go before worrying about how to get there. The next morning, Misa hands in her letter of resignation to Tateishi, wanting to pursue the kind of story-based animation that got her into CG production. Meanwhile, Seiichi manages to finish the storyboards for the final episode, much to Honda's delight. While delivering copies of the storyboards to Yūichirō, Aoi asks him about any other CG companies Misa could work for. Meanwhile, Honda announces his intention to quit to become a pâtissier, and Segawa congratulates Ema for her work on her cuts. Work soon begins on the final episode, although Aoi grows concerned when Seiichi goes a little overboard with consuming alcohol during a party following the after-recording.