Mataemon attacks Kojiro as Yoshihiko watches the repair of the barrier protecting the Chingo Stone. As Sen, Muneakira, and Yukimura discuss the situation, Jubei attempts to defend Inshun from suspicion. Yukimura continues researching the Samurai Bride while Sen, Matabei and Hanzo train. Kanetsugu interrupts the latter two but her plan backfires. Jubei talks to Musashi about her concerns unknowingly raising Musashi's suspicions. Kojiro watches as Mataemon is controlled and follows her back into town. Muneakira, Sen, Yukimura, Matabei, and Hanzo search the town while Musashi confronts Inshun about being the street attacker. Detecting the street attacker, Sen goes to confront the street attacker only to be captured. Due to necessity, Matabei kisses Muneakira to become a Master Samurai. As Hanzo sees Sen crying, she begs Muneakira to give her the strength to save her and thus, kisses Muneakira to also become a master samurai. With Mataemon defeated, she retreats with Kojiro. The next day everyone discusses the situation, coming to the conclusion that the Dark Samurai may be ultimately intending to wipe Great Japan off the map.