Tenma Hase discovers that Hitoshi Konoe lied about not being involved with the harassment of Eitoku students. In the second round of the contest, Haruto Kaguragi and Tenma face off in the archery portion, however, Tenma is unable to concentrate.
The pressure of the competition weighs on Haruto as he realizes that he will "have to abandon [his] feelings for [Oto Edogawa]" if he loses. Issa encourages him to lose "elegantly", while Airi Maya promises to provide him an escape route for after his loss. Haruto becomes irritated by his friends lack of faith in him. As the second round kicks off, Haruto notices that looks Tenma distinctly "pale". Tenma shoots his first arrow, which misses. Haruto clears his mind and successfully hits the target, while Tenma misses again.
Haruto miraculously wins the second round. He thinks Tenma was "going easy on [him]" and confronts him about it. Konoe shows up at that moment to check on Tenma. He defends the loss by saying "[Tenma] was just a little off." Tenma hits Konoe without any warning and tells him "do [not] ever show your face in front of me again." In tears, Konoe tries to explain his actions. Tenma, however, asks why he thought the attacks would make him happy. Later, Haruto wins the third event by default when Tenma does not show up.