Naoko confirms with Masato that they are really going to be together, even with all the forthcoming hardships. Masato tells Aya he's quitting the university. Naoko's parents visit Aya who confirms their fears. Naoko's dad confronts Masato while Naoko's mother confronts Naoko. Both are steadfast in the resolve to stay together to the torment of the parents. Masato even gets beaten up. Afterward they go out in the rain (I guess rain is their thing) and find each other even without the aid of a cell phone. It must be true love, right? Aya coincidentally sees them kissing in the rain. Poor Aya. Naoko and Masato finally do the deed. The show ends with Norisugi secretly passing info to Kirishima, Aya collapsing in the lab, and the couple walking arm in arm to start a new life in a new town.