Haruka caught a cold and a restrained (he restrained himself from doing perverted things) Yoshihisa took care of her. After Haruka got better Yuriko ordered her to, essentially, go out on a date with Yoshihisa. In reality, Yuriko wanted to help motivate Haruka to recover her powers. Haruka and Yoshihisa ended up having very lovely date. Things appeared to be perfect until someone walked by Haruka. She was able to read that person's tormented mind, but apparently the shock was so big that Haruka collapsed on the floor.
The effective formula from the start of the series returned to episode 8 of Kotoura-san. This episode had a much better balance of humor and drama. It was also refreshing to again see the darker and manipulative personality of Yuriko. There is little to analyze, but the cliffhanger at the end of the episode is an encouraging sign that the series might return to being as pleasing as it was an the beginning. This back to form episode gets a 9 out of 10.