In New York City, Tsukasa Domyoji complains while touring the Statue of Liberty with Tsubaki Domyoji. She becomes irritated with him, calling him an "embarrassment to Japan." They then go to a café for something to drink. The waitress cannot understand Tsukasa and mistakenly brings him coffee instead of cola. He drinks it anyway, not wanting to try speaking English again. Afterwards, Tsubaki decides to go shopping on her own, leaving Tsukasa to his own devices.
Tsukushi Makino has become competent at her job. Her manager talks about her progress to Kinsan, who notices Tsukushi let out a sigh. He asks her if she has to work the next day. Confirming she does not, Kinsan sets up a time and place to meet. The following morning, Tsukushi is searching for an outfit to wear when her mother asks if she has a date. She thinks that Tsukushi is going to meet Tsukasa or Rui Hanazawa. Ignoring Tsukushi's protests, her mother sets out on "Operation: Steal Hearts."
Dressed to the nines, Tsukushi meets Kinsan who is taken aback by her new appearance. She also notes to herself that Kinsan's clothes, which are not his usual "period drama" clothes. Tsukushi realizes "This feels sort of like a date." Meanwhile, Tsukasa wanders around lost in Times Square. Two dreadlocked men take a liking to his hair, calling him "friend." They then have him dance with them for money. Tsukasa reluctantly joins, before spotting a magazine with Kinsan's face on it.