|Episode 12 - It's Time to Fly|
Mari freaks out when they find out they actually made it to the regional qualifiers... but Chika is depressed to find out that even despite the high view count on their video, Uranohoshi still has gotten 0 new applicants... So she decides they should go on another trip to Tokyo, to try and find some inspiration.
They go back to that shrine to meet Saint Snow.. these people say they were inspired by A-RISE... They say they intend to win, even though Aqours has more views than them.
Next they go to check out Otonizaka... Last time, Riko didn't want to go there. but now that she's been able to perform at the piano competion, she wants to go back there herself to get a reflection on how much she has grown... A student from that school can tell that these people are here because of muse... She tells them that muse didn't leave anything behind when they left this school... they wanted it that way. Chika sees a little girl running around who looks and acts just like Honoka...
Chika thinks about what she learned from that student.. and then suggests they all go to the ocean, the place where Aqours was born...
Chika understands now, what made muse great... instead of focusing on comparing themselves to others, they want to be free to fly straight ahead, from a place where there's nothing...
Let's turn that zero into a one!</spoiler>