The mystery of the festival theft finally arrived. As usual, Houtarou was reluctant to investigate a new mystery. But as usual, he was unable to resist Chitanda's and his own curiosity. Not much was advanced with the mystery though. Mayaka continued to be bothered by her club mates and looked very depressed. In the last scene of the episode, Satoshi vowed to solve the new mystery and beat Houtarou in the process.
Another mystery arrived, but episode 15 of Hyouka was not dull. We saw Chitanda put into practice the tips Irisu gave her to manipulate people. Satoshi's jealousy toward Houtarou seems to have surfaced again. Mayaka is becoming a dearer characters to me, but it is heart breaking to see her depressed and love Satoshi in secret. This episode gets a 9 out of 10.