μ's manages to make it to rank 19, making them eligible to apply for the Love Live! tournament, putting pressure on them to keep their position. However, things don't go their way when they are unable to secure a spot on the auditorium for the upcoming school festival. Honoka suggests that they instead hold their performance on the school rooftop where they train, which the others agree too. Meanwhile, Kotori seems to be preoccupied by the letter she received, not being able to find an opportunity to discuss it with the others. As Kotori calls Umi on the night before the festival to tell her what's bothering her, Honoka ends up overexerting herself, ending up with a fever on the day of the festival, but she forces herself to come to school anyway. Despite the rain, the concert goes ahead, but after the first song finishes, Honoka suddenly collapses due to her fever.