Using his eye, Allen confirms what Road told him: she’s human. The Millennium Earl’s umbrella, which Road brought along, reminds her that she shouldn’t tell other people about all this. Road, however, doesn’t think it’ll affect the Earl’s plans and wanted to make things more interesting. Allen meanwhile uses all his strength to rip his arm free from wall that he’s nailed to. Since he’s still shocked that she’s human, Road goes over and hugs him to show him the warmth of her body. But it seems that she’s not quite the same as other humans, which she demonstrates by using Allen’s arm to attack herself. Road explains that her family members inherited the genes of the oldest Apostle of mankind, Noah, and that makes them supermen. Allen sees this firsthand in how Road’s face quickly heals itself after that hit. She then uses her powers to direct a hail of sharp-pointed candles at Allen, one of which pierces his left eye. Licking up his blood off of the candle and laughing at him, Road thinks it would be best if Allen and everyone died. She believes that God wants this world to end, that’s why Akuma were given to them and the Millennium Earl. Allen, however, believes that that’s not God and brings out the gun form of his arm.
Before Allen can do anything, the three Level 2 Akuma use their powers to take him down. Road then turns her attention to Miranda, who still tied to her clock, and sends the sharp candles in that direction. Allen manages to get in the way and protect Miranda with his own body, freeing her in the process. Unfortunately, he’s taken too much damage and falls over. Miranda rushes back over to him, in tears because she couldn’t do anything to help. As she holds him, the nearby clock activates, surrounding Miranda and Allen in a circle of light. Miranda recalls that she has no memories of being thanked ever in her life and had always been left behind. She thinks that the reason she’s useless is that even though she knows she can’t do something, she’ll try anyway. Miranda considers herself a fool and is surprised when she feels the existence of something from the clock: the Innocence. She and Allen become protected by a dome of clock faces and all their wounds are healed, making Allen realize that Miranda was indeed compatible. He uses his arm to punch outside of the dome, grab the lifeless Lenalee away from Road, and pull her back inside.
When Lenalee wakes up, she claims that she saw a dream of a long time ago, but she doesn’t remember anything more than that. Allen then explains to Miranda that they were saved by her Innocence, which sucked out the time that they got attacked and wounded. What makes Miranda cry is when both Allen and Lenalee thank her for what she did. But with the threat still outside the dome of clock faces, Lenalee and Allen bring out their own powers. Lenalee uses her Dark Boots to create a tornado attack that envelops the Akuma while Allen uses his gun arm to take one of them out. Together, the two Exorcists face off against Road and the remaining two Akuma.
There were some interesting edits this week from the manga material. Instead of showing Road stabbing Allen in the eye with a candle, they showed her sending a wave of candles and the eye piercing happens off screen. I guess the original manga act was too violent to show on TV. They also took out a reference to Satan when Allen was responding to Road talking about God wanting this world to end. I’m not sure what the reasoning behind that one was. Still, none of these changes were so major that they took away from enjoying the episode itself.
I had originally though that they would be able to handle this arc in three episodes, but they seem to be pushing it to four. Thinking about it now, that’s probably why they included several minutes of introduction and recap in the first half of the episode. Anyway, next week should be the conclusion to the arc.