Just caught up with the episode and I’m really liking how it is going so far. They finally got to being aware of Nonoka’s part of the problem and Shione got to say what she really meant and I hate her a bit less for that.
Basically a Yuzuki episode and this seems to be panning out to be kind of like a VN (in that we are going to Yuzuki route first). What @Kanon says is true and it wouldn’t have worked as well without episode 2. I just find it out of character that when Koharu “threatened” her in ep 2, she just ran away like it was part of their daily pattern, whereas here it seems to be a more touchy subject. Might be because of her realization after knowing Nonoka’s identity.
And I feel pretty hard for Koharu. It takes a lot of courage to say what you truly feel to a friend when those thoughts contradict theirs. I think that is how true friendship is supposed to be, though. Not simply following them blindly, but letting them know when they’re wrong. It took her a long while and holding it in for that long wasn’t a good idea. Of course Yuzuki is being selfish not listening to anybody else etc etc but we all knew that.