Reiji in the interrogation room remembers a talk he had with Eren in the car about how she would react to the name Eren. When the flashback we return to the interrogation room. To be able to kill Scythe Master Reiji has to reconnect with his Zwei persona in order to use the latter's assassination skills and power. However he has trouble controlling Zwei and as a result begins acting strangely. Lizzie and her group are dispatched by Claudia upon learning of Scythe Master's whereabouts, in order to fulfill Claudia's plan. Although reluctantly, Claudia insists Lizzie also admits Reiji into the assassination team and are it is dispatched to a wharf in San Francisco, where Scythe Master is being protected by militia of a former acquaintance. As a result of Reiji accepting the gun and agreeing to kill once again, he is also empowering Zwei while simultaneously rejecting him. Reiji's only goal is killing Scythe Master. When he finally makes contact with Scythe Master, Eren is also with him but Reiji realizes that all his efforts to make Eren independent have been undone by Scythe Master. When Lizzie engages in the ensuing fight, Reiji loses track of Scythe Master and Eren. Eren agrees to protect Scythe Master's escape. Reiji get fed up and uses Zwei's true power and is able to track Scythe Master's movements and is able to phantom shift. The strain of using Zwei's power while still mentally rejecting him causes Reiji to go berserk. Eren finds the standoff when Reiji finally corners Scythe Master. When he fires the killing shot Eren at the last second takes the bullet for her master, Reiji looks on in shock as Eren falls into the sea. Reiji drops to his knees, stunned, and Scythe Master shoots him declaring that this was an interesting finale for the battle between him and Ein. All Scythe Master's reinforcements are defeated but Scythe Master himself escapes to Claudia's surprise. As Reiji sinks into the ocean he remembers his promise to make Eren truly smile and live her life as a normal girl. At the end Reiji is seen on a beach lifeless as the sun rises.