You know how to tease people to death.
This episode reconfirms why my favorite male character in the series is not Chiaki but Mine. He earned my full respect for the scene in the episode: He knows how to take the lead where it really matters, and that alone makes him deserve such a fine lady as Kiyora.
When I first read that scene in the original manga, I couldn't do anything but ask myself if I would—or rather, could—have done the same had I been in his shoes, that really is a tough decision. Yes, really tough even for me who, as some of you know, try and let one go if I decide the best path for her to take is the one without me.
By the way, I can sense a fresh new fandom building around Takahashi Noriyuki, the new concertmaster of R☆S Orchestra. If there were a pretty-boy award in this anime, he would win it for sure. Poor Chiaki! XD (Well, not that Chiaki would really care though. XDD)
Ahiiiiiii~ ° _.°//~