-Syaoran directs a flame attack at Chaos, but Chaos avoids it. Chaos locks blades with Syaoran, explaining that he loves Sakura and causing cracks start to form on Syaoran’s sword. When Syaoran uses another fire attack, Chaos sucks it in and then uses an attack that combines his own ability with Syaoran’s fire. That is enough to break Syaoran’s blade and keep him down.
-Chaos releases Sakura, but she refuses to go with him. He reaches his hand out to hers and triggers something that causes Sakura’s eyes to go dead. Mokona tries to warn Sakura, but Chaos throws Mokona off. He spreads his wings, which are made of numerous real feathers, and opens a portal so that he and Sakura can travel through the dimensions. However, seeing that Sakura is crying with her lifeless eyes, Chaos decides not to enter the portal with her and instead flies her back to his castle. He knows that if her heart hasn’t changed, then there’s no meaning to traveling together.
-Mokona gets help for Syaoran, Fye, and Kurogane in the form of the couple who they originally encountered when they arrived at this world.
-Syaoran wakes up only after he has a vision of drifting in a sea next to that someone who looks just like him, except wearing black and having an eye patch.
-With Sakura gone and his sword broken, Syaoran wanders off to think. Knowing that this is about more than victory or defeat, Fye follows him and asks him tells him that for this once, he should think about himself instead of about Sakura. Fye suggests that the most important thing is whether or not Syaoran needs Sakura.
-Staring from the balcony in Chaos’ castle, Sakura looks out into the distance thinking of Syaoran. At the same time, Syaoran is looking at the castle from far away, recalling his memories with her on this journey.
-Fye brews a medicine and secretly whistles some of his magic into it.
-Kurogane contacts Yuuko and requests that he borrow Ginryuu for Syaoran’s sake. Yuuko thinks that Kurogane should trust and believe, and doesn’t lend him the sword.
-Syaoran decides to go out to see Sakura not for her sake, but for himself. Fye then gives him a jar of the magic medicine, and Kurogane hands over his current sword. Mokona says that Kurogane is entrusting his sword to Syaoran because he believes in him.
-When they had their swords together, Syaoran should have just kicked Chaos. Either he would have hit Chaos or Chaos would have avoided it, but either way Syaoran would have relieved pressure of his own sword.
-Is Chaos the giant bird that was traveling through the dimensions at the beginning of this arc? He does have those wings that made Mokona’s feather radar go crazy.
-I’m a bit surprised that Fye used his magic again and that Kurogane would bow his head to Yuuko. I guess that just shows how important this is to them.
-The recap of Syaoran and Sakura’s memories had me a bit uneasy. I was afraid it was going to go for the remaining four and a half minutes of the episode but thankfully it only lasted 45 seconds. At least it featured an insert song – if there’s one thing that this series has stayed fairly consistent on, it’s the soundtrack. Kudos to Kajiura Yuki.
-Two more episodes left! Next week is face-off number two between Syaoran and Chaos.