Ep 10 – “A Day in the Life of the Fujioka Family!” / “Fujioka-ke no Nichijō” (藤岡家の日常)

Tamaki awakens from a nightmare in which he sees Haruhi living in poverty. With this in mind, he enlists the other hosts and they go to the apartment complex where Haruhi lives. Haruhi resigns herself to letting them in and serving them tea. Tamaki warns the twins not to insult Haruhi’s commoner lifestyle but ends up offending her himself. When Honey asks Haruhi to prepare lunch, she agrees. They all prepare to go to the commoners supermarket, but Tamaki lags behind to pay his respects to the shrine of Haruhi’s late mother, Kotoko. He and Haruhi exchange a moment of empathy but he trips and falls on top of Haruhi just as her Cross-dressing father (Ryouji “Ranka” Fujioka) arrives home from work. Upon seeing his daughter underneath Tamaki, he dislodges Tamaki from Haruhi face first into the wall. Later, he reveals that he’s a professional transvestite named “Ranka” and has been in contact with Kyoya ever since Haruhi became a host. Haruhi is thoroughly annoyed at everybody and leaves to go shopping by herself. Ranka invites the hosts to stalk Haruhi with him, partly to keep an eye on his daughter and partly so that he can be seen publicly with a group of handsome boys. Tamaki tries to impress Ranka with his appreciation for Haruhi, but Ranka only refers to him as “the enemy.”