Tsubaki is going to visit Kaori in the hospital, and invites Kousei to come along, but he doesn’t feel up to it. Not knowing what he should say to her, or how he should act when he sees her, he just can’t take that first step. Worried to see Kousei unable to apply himself to practice, Nagi tries to encourage him in her own way by opening up about her own school. That’s when Kousei tells her that it’s important to play for someone else.
The episode ended at a cliffhanger with Kaori saying "Want to commit a double suicide with me? / Want to kill yourself with me?" In the next episode, this turned out to partially be a joke she made to try and lighten the mood.