This episode definitely surprised me at the end - the cynical side of me says the Producer ending up in the hospital is a cheap ploy to add drama, but hey, it worked. Most of the episode we see Haruka feeling down because her time with everyone else at 765Pro keeps slipping away, a victim of their busy schedules not allowing time to practice for the New Year's show, and their Sunday show where they all got to be together getting the axe. Throw in Haruka getting shot down by Miki's "you're my rival for the lead in the play, so I'm not 'doing my best' with you, I'm getting the lead so I can show off to Honey" and even Haruka's going to have trouble staying upbeat.
I've got to think from last episode Haruka does like the Producer - so for him to get hurt saving her has to be especially hard to take. Miki's the type that's likely to go off on Haruka next episode blaming her for what happened, although I'm sure Haruka blames herself already. I don't think there's any doubt the Producer's not going to die, but we're definitely set up for some more good drama next week.
I'm giving Producer-san a failing grade for time management though - it's his job to manage their schedules, Haruka shouldn't be the one trying to get them together to practise. 765Pro may need to hire more than just two producers, I'm sure there'll be a long line of otaku applying for the job.
Miki was pretty obnoxious this episode - while you can say she probably has the right attitude for someone in the cutthroat world of show business, it's still not an attitude I like. She's worried about the Producer at the end, but I'd bet instead of consoling Haruka or trying to understand she feels guilty, Miki's just going to lash out at her and pile on the blame.
I'd be surprised if Haruka's "I...." to the Producer was a confession, it was probably more like "I really want everyone to get to practise and do their best for the concert" but hey, I can dream. Will she get to tell the Producer what she was trying to say then? Will she drop out of 765Pro only to get brought back by the Producer and everyone else? Will I actually get the Haruka x Producer-san ending I've been hoping for? Damn, it's going to be a long wait for next week...