1x23The Road That We Must Advance On Episode Summary Aired: Thursday March 12, 2009
As Valentine's Day approaches, Ryūji and Taiga get called in concerning their future ambitions form, though Taiga seems uninterested. Ryūji encounters Ami refusing to model the school uniform and talks with her, who tells him she originally planned to stay at school short term, but stayed to help Taiga. Ryūji gets a call from Taiga saying Yasuko had collapsed due to anemia from being overworked. Ryūji blames himself, but the both of them decide to fill in for Yasuko's part-time job selling chocolate, using Ami's celebrity status to boost sales. Taiga decides to make everyone some chocolate as thanks for the things they have done for her. However, when Minori notices that Taiga believed Yūsaku rescued her from the ski trip instead of Ryūji, she becomes angry. She confronts Taiga, with Ami and Yūsaku blocking the exits, trying to get her to show her true feelings. Taiga says she only wanted Minori to be happy, but Minori says that happiness is something only she can decide for herself. Taiga runs off and after Minori decides to go after her, she asks Ryūji if he will go after her too.