In the second round, Tsukushi Makino's knowledge of English is tested by the head judge. She makes it through thanks to luck and her thoughtfulness. Tsukushi and Ayano Kurimaki are then announced as the two finalists.
Tsukushi Makino stares at Jody Grand, trying to urge herself to talk. She finally manages to belt out "Ha-Hallo!," causing laughs from the audience. Despite being taken by surprise, Mrs. Grand answers her with "Hello." As she begins conversing more, Tsukushi takes her English lessons into account. Rui Hanazawa remarks "At least she's talking," to which Akira Mimasaka declares "This is like first lesson stuff!" Mrs. Grand asks her a question about Japan's future, which Tsukushi has luckily memorized an answer for.
Tsukushi notices that Mrs. Grand looks ill. Considering the hot lights, she remarks to herself that "at her age it must be even harder than on me!" Just as Tsukushi is going to ask after her health, Mrs. Grand suddenly starts speaking much faster. Unable to keep up, Tsukushi has no idea what she is saying. In the audience, Tsubaki Domyoji tells the others that Mrs. Grand has "given up" on Tsukushi and wants to finish her turn quickly. Yuriko Asai and her friends cheer ecstatically at the turn of events.
Tsukushi recognizes a few words spoken by Mrs. Grand. Tsubaki, meanwhile, tells the others that she is talking about a best-selling book in England and wonders how Tsukushi is suppose to know about it. Mrs. Grand drops her tea cup and nearly falls over, but Tsukushi catches her in time as she yells "Pale!" Coincidentally, the word relates to what Mrs. Grand was talking about. She is impressed and also thanks her for her thoughtfulness. Mrs. Grand ends up picking Ayano Kurimaki and Tsukushi as the two finalists.