As the SOS Brigade shoot more of their film, Haruhi tries to give Mikuru another contact, ergo another superpower. Yuki quickly takes action and injects her with more nanomachines before any damage could be done. Despite the weird phenomena Haruhi's film is causing, Itsuki suggests it is better than more closed spaces being opened up. However, when Kyon discovers Haruhi arranged for Mikuru to be drugged for a kiss scene with Itsuki, he gets furious at her shabby treatment of Mikuru and almost hits her, forcing Itsuki to hold him back. This causes Haruhi to become depressed, having always thought Kyon would support her. Kyon, reluctantly learning something from Taniguchi, later apologizes to Haruhi and filming resumes. However, he seems to have inadvertently encouraged Haruhi even more, making cherry blossoms grow out of season.