Satoko and Reka are tranferedtoSt. Lucia school where Reka is popular. Everyone wants to befriend Reka. Satoko is jealous of Reka’s popularity since she knows that Reka comes from a village. In the morning, Rena made a grand entrance at school, and everyone admires her. The students are glad that she is greeting them, and she treats them well. Reka encounters Satoka, who showed no manner to her, and she tries to reason with her.
Reka tries to tell Satoko to stop putting on her act because she wants to embarrass her. Satoko continues to badmouth Reka, and other girls try to tell her that it is not how she solves problems. Reka reminds Satoka that this is not the Hinamizawa village she can try to behave herself. Satoko comments that Reka sounds like that stuffy old principal. Reka replies that she is doing this for Satoka’s own good, and Satoka left, saying whatever.
Previously on Episode 20
Other girls who idolize Raka can’t believe that Satoka talks with Reka in that manner. They cannot believe that Satoka and Reka were close friends, but their life is different. The student started to badmouth Satoka and Reka defeated her. She told them how Satoko is. Reka reveals that Satoka has saved her countless times now she is in a bad mood. Satoko’s grades have just dropped, and she cannot believe in herself, which is why she is acting like that.
Reka is excelling, and she feels that she is left behind alone. Reka promises other students that she will bring Satoka back on the right track. She told them to stop badmouthing them since it is a foul mood. While Satoko is standing alone near the window, wondering about her life. In the evening, Satokaospent a night reading alone and started to think about Reka. She wants Reka to be the village girl she knows and loves.
In the morning, she pulled a prank for Reka to acknowledge her. Satoko doesn’t like that Reka is living like a city girl, and she wants to remind Reka about the fun they had in Hinamizawa village. She laughs at Reka and the popular girls she hangs out with that they have fallen for her pranks. Satoko notices that the prank has hurt one of the girls, and she is bleeding. Satoko pretends like it is, not her who pulled out the prank.
Reka helps to stop the bleeding from the girl’s head, and the teacher arrives. She asked who pulled out that prank. Whoever did that must step forward, and no one admits it. Reka realizes that it is Satoka, the master of pranks, but she kept quiet. Satoko is worried that she did not mean to hurt anyone. She was doing it for fun, and the teacher told the students to head back to their classes. Reka is ordered to take the girl to the hospital.
Reka looks at Satoka, who is trembling with fear that she did something wrong. The teachers are complaining that nothing like this has ever happened in the history of their fine academy. They ask Reka and others if they have an idea of anyone who pulled the prank. Reka replies that she knows nothing and the teacher left. One of Reka’s friends followed the teacher and told her that she knows the culprit. Later the teacher went to the class and confronted Satoko.
She asks Satoka to follow her, and Sakota got locked inside a cell. Satoko asks why and the teacher reveals the prank; Satoka asks why she is suspecting her. The teacher replies that Satoka is the only one capable of pulling such pranks. She also said one of the students had told her that it is Satoko. They also have CCTV footage of Satoka wandering around the dorm in the middle of the night.
Satoko is told that she will be staying inside the cell thinking about the actions she has done. Satoko started to think that Reka is the one who sold her out. The teacher left saying that Satoko must first reform, then she will return to the class. Satoko continues with her studies inside the cell. Satoko realizes she has done something wrong, and after few days, they let her free. She met with the teacher and told her what has happened.
The teacher told her that she would be transferred to the special school. If she impresses them by earning high grades, she will be returned to regular classes. The teacher told Satoka to focus on her studies. Satoko started to work hard and earn their trust. Later Satoka and Reka reunite and visited the Hinamizawa village. They met with Keiichi, Shion, and other friends. They enjoy doing the old stuff they use to do when they were in the village.
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