Tomoe begins worrying about her future, she sees her self as old and is jealous of Nako, Minko and Ohana. Before going to work one day, she is called by one of her high school girlfriends and invited to a wedding. Her friend remarks that Tomoe is one of the last of her high school friends to not be married.
Nako and Ohana being watched
On their way to school that day, Nako and Ohana are stalked by a group of men in army uniforms. Tomoe explains to them that they are self-proclaimed "survival gamers" and are also going to be staying at the Kissuiso. This turns out to cause distress for the young girls, especially Nako and Ohana, as the survival gamer's antics border on sexual harassment.
Tomoe ultimately decides that she will attempt to drive out
the survival gamers by force, and as a result get herself fired, so she can
attend the wedding! First she attempts to rudely awaken the guests, banging a
steel pot. Secondly, she hoses them all down as they try and infiltrate the
However, this has the opposite effect that Tomoe was intending. The guests are
thrilled and excited by Tomoe's defensive actions! They even go so far as
commending Tomoe as "an excellent commander", and tell Sui that they
will definitely come back to the Kissuiso again.
The survival gamers salute Tomoe
The girls, Nako and Ohana, are also impressed that
Tomoe was able to adapt a different style to serve a different group of
customers. They then start calling her "Tomoe-ney-san" (roughly
translating to "big sister Tomoe"). Tomoe then realizes that she shouldn't
take her job so lightly, she starts realizing how cute Nako and Ohana are, and
gives herself more credit for how hard she works at the . So,
Tomoe turns down the wedding invitation.
The title of this episode is a reference to a post-WWI novel by Erich Maria Remarque titled, "Im Westen nichts Neues" (the title is commonly translated from German to English as, "All Quiet on the Western Front").