Houtarou realizes there are still holes in his theory through the phone conversation with his sister. He then confronts the school librarian, Kouriyama Youko being her maiden name and being present at the time of the incident involving Eru's uncle. She reveals that Eru's uncle was forced onto responsibility for the student's strike for shortening of the Culture Festival and thus is completely not of his will to be expelled. His final wish is to name the Classic Club anthologies as "Hyouka" which in translation to English reveals it to be "Ice cream" which then is another pun, his true intention is delivering the message "I scream". Telling the future Classic Club members to be strong as he is forcibly expelled from his beloved Culture Festival. Eru cried at the message, remembering that her question for her uncle on that day was the true meaning of "Hyouka". The next day, the Classics Club began planning for their anthology.