While walking back to Shinichirō’s house, Hiromi tells him about her crush on Noe’s brother, which hurts Shinichirō. The next day, he leaves early in order to avoid Hiromi. Later, Aiko approaches him while he is resting on the seawall, and she eventually persuades him to go shopping with her. At lunch, Shinichirō tells Aiko about her giving him false hope in his relationship with Hiromi. Aiko tries to cheer Shinichirō up, but to no avail. When he goes home, Hiromi asks Shinichirō if he is avoiding her because of what happened, and Shinichirō replies in a way that hurts them both. The following day, Noe drags Shinichirō around town and explains why she is gathering tears, and in the process manages to cheer Shinichirō up. In the morning, Shinichirō apologizes to Hiromi for the events of the previous day. Concentrating on the apology, he accidentally uses face wash instead of toothpaste when brushing his teeth; Hiromi and Shinichirō both laugh at this.
Beranda True Tears Season 1 Episode 4