Some of the girls are ready to fight against the new monster, but Takamichi acts first with a blast of his magic. However, the monster fires back and injures Takamichi’s leg. Eva ends up using her magic to transport the group out of the castle, though she argues with Asuna afterwards. Seeing Negi feeling depressed because he thinks that it was all his fault, Kamo suddenly realizes how Negi can return to his old self: he needs to provisionally contract with the rest of the girls in the class who saw his magic. The problem is that, upon learning that a contract requires a kiss, the girls are very hesitant to go through with it. Negi doesn’t want to force them, so he suggests to Kamo that they think of another way. Around this time, Asuna notices Motsu floating in the nearby pond, but the monsters from before suddenly appear again from the water. They capture Negi in a bubble that the group can’t break through, and everyone is forced to retreat as Evangeline tries to hold them off with her ice magic.
The girls get separated into three groups, but each group has some of the girls Negi has already contracted with. Konoka tries to convince her group that a kiss is love while Fuuka and Fumika are trying to convince their group that a kiss makes you into an adult. Even Nodoka eventually convinces her group, and everyone gathers back up at the gate of the castle. To their surprise, the castle suddenly rises up into the air, supported below by a tall stack of plant roots. Meanwhile, Negi is still stuck inside the bubble and has been taken into the castle where he sees a vision of his past when he came to this castle with Nekane and Anya. He suddenly finds a doll that looks like Chachamaru standing beside him, and this doll becomes surrounded by a bright beam of light as the door to the castle opens and everyone comes in. After Chachamaru destroys the stained glass window that was possessed by a monster, Eva takes a giant mallet and frees Negi from the bubble. But before the girls can kiss Negi and contract with him, the castle starts to shake and crumble.
Asuna decides that they should all jump off and contract with Negi on the way down. The girls do just that and each of them kisses Negi during the fall. Negi turns halfway back into a human partway through and then changes fully back by the time they land safely on the ground. After Asuna welcomes Negi back and the rest of the class follows suit, they feel the ground shaking again and see more stone fragments of the castle coming down straight at them. A protective barrier shields them from the debris, but this isn’t the work of either Takamichi or Eva. Instead, Negi realizes that it was the Black Rose Baron who helped them. The Black Rose Baron refuses to answer if he’s their enemy or not, but he does tell Negi to hurry. Springing into action, Negi enacts his contract with Nodoka and asks her to find a way to get rid of this illusionary space. With her artifact, she figures out that he can get them out of here with a spell, so Negi utters an incantation that returns them to Mahora. However, they soon notice that something is wrong with their surroundings: all the buildings are in ruin.
For once, almost the entire episode was plot and not comedic side stuff. Contracting with everyone seems like an easy way out of the problem, but I guess it gets the job done. Hopefully they have a clever way of using these new contracts instead of just throwing the entire class into some battle later. I’m interested to see what everyone’s powers and artifacts are.
Production quality for this episode was once again across the board. Some of the beginning parts weren’t animated that well, though it got better towards the end. The fall scene was fun to watch (reminiscent of the beginning of the Spring OVA) and they unexpectedly played Happy Material during that part.
All this isn’t over yet as Negi and company still have to figure out what’s going on around them.