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After the I-1 concert from the previous episode, a new producer, Hayasaka Tasuku approaches President Tange with an offer — he wants to help the Wake Up, Girls! Though he currently works for I-1, he explains that they don’t inspire him anymore, and he wants the challenge of working with the Sendai girls. Though suspicious that he wants no money in return, Tange agrees to hand over control of the group. Hayasaka proceeds to subject the girls with intense practices and multiple concerts. He does this mainly to train them up, to push them to their limits — and, it turns out, as he announces his intentions to cut Airi, to see who will break.