While Shinobu practices with her cards, Arata hears for the first time that Mizusawa is currently fighting in the semi-finals. Shinobu is amused, as she sees the individual matches as the only true karuta match.
While the Match for Mizusawa continues, Hokuo loses their match, making Fujisaki a finals challenger. Chihaya's and Megumu's last card is read and both reach for it.
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