Turns out what I suspected was true... Yamato doesn't want to be put on a pedestal, she wants to hold hands...and stuff. Ai confronts Yamato with Suna. It's hilarious while Yamato starts talking about how sexy Takeo is and Ai is wholeheartedly saying "amen that, sister," Suna is figuratively and literally slowly backing away from the conversation.
We also find out why Ai started to like Takeo. She was a little cougar in the sixth grade when third grader Takeo innocently complemented her.
Ai and Suna convince Yamato to talk to Takeo about her feelings. I don't think any boyfriend would back off if his girlfriend wanted to hold hands, and Takeo is no exception. His awkward first attempt is funny.
Ai leaves town heartbroken but happy for Takeo. Suna has his own problems when Takeo turns up in his room...to practice kissing. Poor Suna. A LOL moment to end the show.
Oh, and the heroic thing Takeo does this episode is rescue a kitty from a tree.