And Miki came home to find out that the Koishikawa-Matsuura residence would be hosting an American exchange student. Thus began the third season of Marmalade Boy... Tonight we'll be seeing episode 50, which in my opinion begins the third and final set of episodes. The first set of episodes (shown last year) lasted until episode 25, when Yuu and Miki finally became a couple (despite the meddling of Ginta, Arimi, and Satoshi). Next were episodes 26 through 49, with all of the new obstacles (Suzu, Kei, Anju) and subplots (Namura/Meiko/Satoshi, Ginta/Arimi, even Tsutomu/Yayoi) that came with them.
The third season will feature several new characters, starting with the exchange student Michael. Two or three different couples will break up, two or three new ones will form, and two characters we thought would just go away will come back to cause more trouble. On the net, these last 27 episodes have been referred to as "the emotional whiplash that is Season 3". So, be prepared to oohh and aahh with the rest of CJAS, and enjoy! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss your heartache goodbye -- Wait, wrong series again.