|S2 Episode 12 - I Have... Friends|
Kotaka is avoiding going back to the club room now, and instead started spending his free time helping out the student council. He's still acting like nothing has changed since the beginning of the series, and that he hasn't actually become friends with anyone in the club yet.
After about a week of avoiding going back to the club, Yukimura approaches him and offers to help with what he's doing... She tells him that Yozora and Rika have both stopped going back to the club room now as well, and it's just Sena going there to continue to play video games. Yukimura says she'll continue to serve Kotaka regardless of whether he's still in the Neighbours' Club or not.
Then suddenly, he gets a message from Rika, telling him to come and meet her on the roof in 3 minutes or else he'll broadcast his embarrassing reading of a yaoi book that he did for her in the previous episode.
This is really different from what I imagined the finale to be like... RIka is pissed at Kotaka now, and is using some strange telekinetic powers to shoot metal balls at him, while telling him off for abandoning the club and flirting with the student council girls... She's gone totally crazy.
Kotaka starts explaining himself... he thinks of this club as a really special place where everyone can be themselves, and doesn't want to ruin it by turning it into a harem story, or something...
After they finish their fight, Kotaka and Rika officially declare each other as friends. Kotaka now thinks of this the same way he thinks of his friendship with Sora ten years ago... I never would've guessed that Rika would be the main focus of the last episode, but yeah this works really well.
Then near the end of the episode, Kotaka goes into the club room to talk to Sena, and before he can say anything, they're interrupted by a message that Yozora sent to all the club members.
I'm leaving on a journey. Please don't come looking for me.
That seems like a really weird note to end on, but okay. It would've been way too predictable and unlike this show to end on a happy romance theme.