Heart-Throbbing! Midterm Tests are a Love Labyrinth (ドキドキ!中間テストは恋の迷宮 "Doki Doki! Chūkan Tesuto wa Koi no Meikyū"?), dubbed Midterm Mission in the English dub, is the 18th episode of the season Futari wa Pretty Cure, and also the 18th episode of Pretty Cure franchise overall.


Honoka tries to help a girl confess her crush to Kiriya, causing tension between them when he is unable to understand the gesture. While this is going on Poisony traps Nagisa and Honoka in a mirror maze when their mid-term exam starts.


On the way to school Nagisa runs into Shiho and Rina. After they bring up the farm she begins to think about her time alone with Fujipi, recalling how nervous she was and how they had to deal with the Zakenna attack. She feels sad now until the girls point out how lucky she was to be with Kiriya, given his popularity with the girls- only to recall they all have an exam to prepare for, which depresses all of them.

At school they meet a girl named Seiko, who has a crush on Kiriya. The girls get excited upon hearing this, but Seiko does not think she is good enough for him, so they try to encourage her. Nagisa even points out that she has great grades too, but Shiho just responds by saying that if she had better grades then she would be popular with the boys as well. It's then Honoka passes by and Rina and Shiho ask advice for Seiko's love confession. Honoka suggests that she should express her feelings by communication, so to show support, Nagisa, Rina, and Shiho decide to hang around.

During soccer practice Kiriya ends up injuring one of the soccer players from a tactic he tried using to recover the ball. One angrily approaches Kiriya, angry with him when Fujipi stops him and reasons with the other guy until he reconsiders and takes off. He warns Kiriya to be more careful with others, and soon they will like him and they will become friends too.


Honoka and Kiriya

Once practice ends, Kiriya heads for home while trying to figure out things. He encounters Seiko, who tries to give him a card and express her feelings. Being unable to understand he walks away from her, leaving her sad and feeling rejected.

He heads by the library and spots Honoka studying, so he approaches her and they head outside. Kiriya comments on how he is unable to understand people and Honoka tells him that he needs to open himself to them, he will be able to understand others, and himself by doing this.

Meanwhile, at home Nagisa is focusing on her plans to stay up all night to study. While she is prepared, Mepple started to bother her because he wants to play. Nagisa slashes one of her cards and a teacher appears, shouting at Mepple for disturbing her studying and for being all lovey-dovey with Mipple, saying that he isn't good warrior of the garden of light. He continues to keep Mepple in check until the frustrated Nagisa yells at them to stop, but soon finds herself too exhausted to stay up and falls asleep, dreaming that she gets a perfect score and everyone applauds her. Fujipi arrives with flowers for her, but when Mepple suddenly appears and shouting her name she awakens to find out it's actually two AM and she's in her bedroom.

By now Nagisa panics realizing she was unable to study, and Mepple reminds her that she has a lot of time until morning to make up for it. She decides to just go to sleep now since it is so late, but she feels studying is impossible and she should trust Honoka's intuition instead. 

The next day, Shiho and Rina help Seiko to confess again. They say that even Honoka is supporting her, and Kiriya happens to hear this and figures out that Honoka is the only supportive person who cares nothing for him. Instead of responding to the confession he yells at the girls to leave and prepare for the test, and even rips the love letter in half.

Nagisa is just awakening to realize that she has overslept. So she hurriedly gets ready and takes off for school.

Inside, Honoka is busy changing shoes when she spots Seiko crying. The girls tell her what happened and Honoka runs off to where Kiriya is and begins to yell at him for hurting Seiko's feelings.

Nagisa just happens to arrive to hear Honoka and she approaches to find out what is going on. She finds Kiriya yelling at Honoka by saying that she only cares about Seiko and not him, then he accuses her of being careless of his own feelings and that she needs to learn how to care about others more. Honoka realizes that Kiriya is right, in that she doesn't know his feelings or about him and she tries to apologize.

In the class, everyone is waiting for Nagisa and Honoka to arrive before the test begins. But the Teacher decides that they have waited long enough and she instructs everyone to remove their textbooks and notes from their tables.


Kiriya and Poisony

Nagisa and Honoka hurry up to get to class but by the time they find themselves in the room they open the door and realize they are in a trap.

Luckily, the girls had Mipple and Mepple with them so they transform in to Pretty Cure to see that they are now in a room full of mirrors. Poisony starts attacking the girls but it winds up just being a reflection of the mirror. They try to defend themselves but are only kicking mirrors. The real Poisony attacked the girls and reveals herself, but everytime Black tries to attack her she ends up missing. Poisony hides in a mirror but the girls are able to trick her by flipping out of the way and grabbing Poisony's arm, while White grabs the other. They start to spin Poisony and throw her into one of the mirror.

Poisony tells the girls that she will not forgive them and is trapped in the mirror. She claims that she will destroy the mirror with them inside and find the stones, but before she can act upon this, a bright white light appears and returns the girls in the hallway, right in front of class.

Later on Seiko waits for Honoka. She reveals that Kiriya had come to apologize to her and Nagisa approaches to tell them that she has an amazing thing for her. This is a special for all you can eat chocolate parfaits; but because she will be drowning her sorrows in chocolate, she is definitely coming too. She grabs ahold of Seiko and begins to drag her from behind while hurriedly making her way out of the school. Honoka reminds them of their test the next day but Nagisa refuses to think about it and keeps discussing chocolate. 

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