It would be great if we could stay as a band for a long time.

- Hirasawa Yui (Season 2 Episode 12) 

Can we just take a moment to take a look at this scene again? The slideshow - Akiyama Mio’s history - that played during the Mio fanclub tea party. As the slideshow progresses from photographs of her childhood to her middle school and then to high school, can you see how her eyes soften near the end?  While I’m sure she was content with just having Ritsu by her side before high school, joining the light music club allowed her to meet new friends and form some lifelong bonds. Mio loves her band mates, as nutty as they can be, and I’m sure she was really thankful and glad that she got to make friends with them along with Ritsu.