|Head-Up of Decision!|
|Rōmaji||Ketsui no Heddo Appu!|
|Air Date||July 30, 2014|
|Animation Director||Seiichi Akitake|
|Opening||Dried Up Youthful Fame|
|← Episode 16||Episode 18 →|
Head-Up of Decision! (決意のヘッドアップ！ Ketsui no Heddo Appu!) is the fifth episode of season two of the Free! anime and the seventeenth episode of the overall series. It aired on July 30, 2014.
After the others notice him behaving oddly and insisting on sleeping over, Nagisa Hazuki reveals he has run away from home, eventually explaining that his parents told him to quit the swim club because of his poor grades.
Wanting to avoid his mother, Nagisa and the others hide out at the swimming center to come up with a plan, where Nagisa laments how he does not find studying fun, having been forced to do it endlessly during middle school. As the group move further into the school when someone approaches, Rei tries to convince Nagisa to tell his parents how he really feels.
Moved by everyone's words, Nagisa voices his true feelings to the pursuer. However, the person turns out to be their teacher, Miho Amakata, who came after Haruka Nanase told her to let them handle it, and gives Nagisa the courage to talk to his parents.
In the end, Nagisa's parents allow him to stay in the club on the condition he studies and works hard for both his studies and the nationals.
List of characters in order of appearance:
- Prior to Eternal Summer's English DVD release by Funimation the episode was called 'A Resolution's Heads-Up!' in English