Episode 11 –
Saki has arrived! And without Kousaka. In the room, Saki teases Madarame about Sue’s kiss. And of course, Ohno wants her to cosplay. She has the outfit all ready too! LOL At least things are resolved between Hato and her friends, and she’s feeling better. When she gets back to the room, she gets a feel for what Genshiken was once like. She also catches Madarame stealing glances at Saki.
When Keiko shows up, Saki continues teasing Madarame about being a lolicon and the fact that he turned down Angela’s proposition. Saki also discovers that Hato changes at Madarame’s place. It was funny that Keiko didn’t know that Hato was a guy and her curiosity almost gets the better of her when she runs over to pull up Hato’s skirt! LOL She’s prevented from doing that, but Keiko still demands “proof”, telling Hato to show her breasts. Hato gives in and whispers in Keiko’s ear in his normal male voice, and Keiko is finally convinced.
Saki surprises Ohno and Ogiue by saying that it’s okay for two guys to be together. They wonder if she’s gotten into BL, but she just claims to have gay friends. The girls were so disappointed! LOL Saki is suddenly convinced that Madarame is a popular guy and decides to tease him some more. She mentions his S&M DVD collection and that seems to make Hato a bit uncomfortable. Madarame claims to have thrown it all out, but Saki tells Hato to look harder the next time she cleans his room. Madarame protests his innocence, but freezes when he thinks of Saki’s photos. Guilty! LOL
In talking to Hato, Keiko decides the time has come for Madarame to confess to Saki. He ends up in the club room and Hato and Sue keep him there until Keiko can bring Saki over. But Saki does know about Madarame’s crush on her and plays along, entering the club room alone. But when she enters, Madarame isn’t alone. Kousaka and Sasahara are there! But Kousaka must know something as well, because he takes Sasahara out of the room.
Saki tries to talk with the uncomfortable Madarame, and he’s trying to figure out what is going on. Saki admits they’ve been locked in together. Everyone else wonders what the outcome will be. Saki and Madarame play cat and mouse. Saki pretends she doesn’t know why they’re alone together and Madarame knows she knows about the crush. Then he wonders if perhaps she really doesn’t know. But he still doesn’t say anything. So Saki does. She’s known that he’s liked her for years, but Madarame still can’t admit it. He doesn’t want to be rejected, so he makes something up. It was kind of sad that he was telling her that he liked her without really coming right out and saying it. And Saki knew exactly what he was really saying too.
In the end, Saki lets him down very gently. Madarame already knew she wouldn’t leave Kousaka, but asks her if it would have been the same even if Kousaka had never been around. Saki tells him that they may have had a future together and that just makes Madarame feel worse. He then thanks Saki with a feeling of relief. Madarame can let go now. But now Saki begins to cry. She really didn’t want to hurt him, and Madarame is touched. He’ll keep fond memories of those past, fun club days. I didn’t expect to get all emotional as well, but I’m happy that Madarame can move on now. I wonder now who he’ll end up with.