Rokka continued to wonder who had remade the same bouquets Atsushi once had made for her. Atsushi (still inside Ryousuke's body) took off to a hiking place. Ryousuke's soul/spirit continued to wonder what to do. To further complicate matters, the Rokka with Ryousuke's soul/spirit warned him to be careful if he wanted to return to his physical body. At the end the episode Rokka seemed to have gone hiking too. Finally, the real Ryousuke seemed to be read to take action and get his body back.
Episode 8 of Natsuyuki Rendezvous continues to be stuck in a slump. Rokka is understandably confused, and Atsushi is doing some jerky things. The only bright things were that we saw more Atsushi and Rokka back story, and Ryousuke appears to be in his way to recuperate his body. The next episode will be crucial in determining if Natsuyuki Rendezvous can go from a very good series to a potentially great show. This slumping episode gets a 8 out of 10.