The Host Club drags Haruhi to an artificial tropical beach, but an accident separates Honey from the rest of the gang. Mori and Haruhi separate from the rest of the group to look for him, Mori eventually carrying her due to her slowness and clumsiness. Haruhi wonders aloud about Mori's and Honey's relationship, and then twins explain that they are in fact cousins by marriage. Meanwhile, Kyouya's guards, called in to look for Honey, end up mistaking Haruhi as the "small boy" Kyouya had described, and, under his orders, attempt to arrest any "suspicious people", as they believe that Mori looks suitably suspicious. Honey swings in on a vine, amazing Haruhi with his martial arts ability. The gang returns, ending the episode with Haruhi noting, much to the surprise of the twins and Tamaki, that she would enjoy visiting a real beach.
Detailed Summary (Based on Funimation Subtitles in Anime)Edit
The First PartEdit
We see scenes of a jungle island, with Haruhi wondering if she's dreaming, since there are no tropics in Japan, where they are. Tamaki tries to impress her, and Haruhi wants to leave, hinting they're in a building. Tamaki is self-centered, and Haruhi is not amused, since she has things to do. Haruhi wants to know where she is, since apparently she was captured by the twins and thrown into Tamaki's limo and taken to... wherever this is. According to Kyouya, this is a theme park his family runs (leave it to Kyouya to actually give answers). The Ootori family spreads out, so they have all sorts of businesses. The place they are in is a theme park they run to simulate the south tropics for people who want to go but can't for one reason or another, and Haruhi thinks it's shady. Apparently, the park doesn't open for a while yet, and the host club reserved it, and Tamiki is self-centered again. Title screen time. "Jungle Pool, SOS!"
The Second PartEdit
Hunny offers Haruhi something to drink. Haruhi selects the coconut juice, and Mori is walking around with no shirt on. The twins want her to go down the waterslide and Hikaru is eating a banana (I think it was Hikaru, correct me if you can tell the difference). They want to know what's with the pullover Haruhi is wearing. We get an "a little earlier" message, probably for an explanation. She is apparently getting changed, and twin maids (not the twins, who are standing behind her) take her in against her will. Apparently she is getting a swimsuit. The are all apparently the ones Mrs. Hitachiin designed that summer, Tamaki comes up. The maids show her vast collections of swimsuits, and tell her to choose one. Haruhi doesn't think she needs one, so they start suggesting ones. Tamiki has a weird look on his face when she says she doesn't want a bikini. The maids hold up one that is just a bunch of strings, which Haruhi declines with the phrase, "Eh? But that's nothing more than strings, isn't it?!" This causes Tamaki to fall right over. She finds one she's willing to wear and goes outside, but Tamki thinks it's too cute and makes her wear a pullover (explation complete, back to real time) Hikaru throws away the banana peel, and they want to know if Haruhi can swim. She says she can, but she's "not interested in this place". She doesn't understand the extravagance, and thinks a vinyl pool is all anyone needs. The twins don't know what a vinyl pool is, so Haruhi tries to describe it. The twins say she's a dummy and that what she's describing is an air boat. Haruhi is annoyed and tries to explain how something that small could be a pool. Tamaki drops in and tells the twins to 'let it be a pool'. Haruhi is annoyed about this. Now the twins want to know why he's making Haruhi wear a pullover. They start theorizing, forcing Tamiki to defend himself. (Watch the episode to see how funny this really is). At the end of Tamiki's defence, they point to Haruhi, who was standing right there the whole time. She is very very annoyed.
A Third PartEdit
Honey comes up and distracts everything. He wants to go swimming, and Haruhi doesn't want to swim. She asks if he knows how to swim, and he says the inner tube with bunnys on it looks cuter. She and the twins they get it (it's cute because of the bunny designs), but Renge comes out of the ground and says that a. it's tepid, b. she's cosplaying. They can't tell who she's supposed to be. She tells them, but it doesn't matter. She's wearing a bikini, and the twins ask Tamiki if it's okay for Renge to show that much skin. Tamiki thinks it's fine, which puts to rest his earlier argument for making Haruhi wear a pullover. Anyway, Renge accuses them of having a lukewarm understanding of Mitsukuni. (As she says this, Honey jumps into the current pool, calling to Takasi and saying, "Whee!") Tamaki is confused by Renge's words. Apparently, Renge doesn't see Honey's earlier phrase of "Looks cuter this way, doesn't it?" of being sweet. Kyouya agrees. He says to place a subject. The sentence turns in the heads of the twins, Haruhi, and Tamiki to "Just looks cuter this way, don't I?" This prompts from the four, "He PLANNED that?" Renge is impressed with him, saying that he felt threatened by the star of the last episode ( A naughty-type loli-shota, infringing on Honey's thing), so he is trying to reassert his position as the loli-shota of the club. Renge is still impresed with how deep Honey goes, and the four others feel like fools. Honey calls for them to look at himself and Mori. He's sitting on his cousin's back, and Mori is swimming against the current so well that they stay in place. Haruhi and Tamiki want to know what the deal is, because Honey is impossible to make out.
Hikaru squirts Tamaki in the face with a water gun while Karou calls him to a water gun battle. They explain what the rules would be, and Tamaki calls it a childish game (You can see Honey and Mori in the background still). The twins then start messing with Haruhi, annoying Tamaki to the point he grabs a water gun and starts pumping. He is worryingly serious about it, and they start, while Haruhi sits in the shade and has a cold drink. Mori comes up, soaked and trying to get the water out of his ear. Honey is in the current pool, motionless and adorable, with his feet working madly below the water to keep in the same place, and the water gun fight is raging in the background. Haruhi offers Mori her drink, and Mori accepts. The twins are taking shelter behind a tree, before firing back. Tamaki tries a side water-shot, but they find shields, which he says isn't allowed. He lands from a spring... right on top of the banana peel from earlier. He slams head-first into a tiki, and the eyes light up. A techno center activates. Mori drops his glass, prompting Haruhi and Kyoya to look at him, then at Honey. Honey looks up, and a giant wave is about to hit him (probably what Mori was looking at). Honey is taken, and his inner tube goes flying. Mori runs over to where he was as fast as he can, followed by Haruhi, but Honey is in some kind of vortex. Mori slides on the same banana peel and skids on the ground. He seems pretty beat up, and Tamaki declares they are going after Honey. They say the pool is the shortest way and run to it, all except Kyoya, who tells them that way is to the alligators. They see the gators and sprint back in the opposite direction. Tamaki points dramatically to a different route, but there are rather a lot of alligators in that direction. Apparently, there are alligators everywhere. Kyoya, perfectly calm, explains that these are the tropical animal pools. He supposes letting the alligators run loose is a bit dangerous, and that since the pool's switch location is a problem he'll talk to the designers. He thanks the others for the data (Still quite calm about being surrounded by alligators). They are annoyed.
Kyouya takes them to the area map.
- In the manga version of Jungle Pool SOS! the special operation rescue force consists of camouflaged Green Berets. However, in the anime episode, the special operation rescue force consisted of a SWAT team in jet black armor similar to the ones worn by the Tokyo SWAT teams.
- The special operation rescue force bears a striking resemblance to the ODSTs from the Halo franchise. However, this could simply be coincidental.