The school's festival continued. A curious thing occurred after Irisu agreed to help Chitanda sell Hyouka anthologies. Chitanda asked Irisu to show her how to be more assertive around people. Irisu agreed, but more or less told Chitanda how to manipulate people. The rest of the episode focused on a cooking contest, where Satoshi, Chitanda and Mayaka participated as members of the Classics Club. They ended up winning mostly because Chitanda was superb, and even Houtarou lent them a hand.
Episode 14 of Hyouka was solid. The school's festival seems like a big success. It seems like we are embarking into a new mystery. This time it is centered on a series of thefts that have occurred throughout the school's festival. With less than ten episodes to go, Hyouka would appear to end up being a series of short stories, instead of a running narrative. The next episodes are crucial to determine the overall value of the series. Episode 14 gets a 8 out of 10.