At the Black Order headquarters, Komui rushes to Lenalee’s bedside when she opens her eyes, and she comments on how he’s here now just like he was when she woke up before. Since she asks about Allen, Komui tells her that he’s on a mission with Kanda. At that time, Allen is being carried by Lavi through a blizzard. The group takes refuge in a cabin, and Elda notices that Allen has come down with a fever. When their finder Michael arrives, he reports that he didn’t see any Akuma around the cabin, so Kanda decides to go out to find the Innocence before the Akuma can get to it. Almost everyone wants to go with him, but Kanda leaves with only Lavi. While they’re gone, Allen explains to Elda’s father that the Innocence cannot bring back his son. Elda’s father, however, does not care, and he has disappeared when the group wakes up sometime later. Allen wants Elda to wait at the cabin while he and the finder go after her father, but Elda insists on coming too because she doesn’t want the regrets of not saving someone again.
Kanda and Lavi meanwhile have been able to find the cave where the Innocence is located. Since the storm is so severe, Lavi uses his hammer’s Wood Seal – which controls things in nature – to make it stop. Inside the cave, they find a large tree, but when Kanda tries to touch it, a strong force repels him. Having followed the two Exorcists, Elda’s father is delighted to have found what he thinks is the Leaf of Revival, but the tree pushes him back too. Kanda responds by pulling out his sword and cutting down the tree before it can hit him again, and the group finds the Innocence on the tree trunk. Elda’s father wants them to hand it over to him, but Kanda tells him that Innocence doesn’t have the power to resurrect his son, and Lavi explains how he thinks this legend started. Returning back outside, the group encounters the three Akuma. Since their individual attacks don’t seem to be hitting the Exorcists, the female Akuma decides to absorb the other two and strengthen into one larger Akuma.
During the battle, Elda’s father gets a hold on Kanda in order to get the Innocence from him. The Akuma takes the opportunity to freeze the feet of both Exorcists to prevent them from moving. Fortunately, Allen arrives on the scene and activates his arm. Kanda and Lavi get him to free them, and then all three Exorcists attack the Akuma together. After the battle is over, Elda’s father once again asks for the Innocence. This time, Allen asks him if it isn’t Elda who he should be helping. Allen points out that Elda’s father has been chasing after his dead son so much that he hasn’t seen his daughter who is still alive. Elda is fortunately ok with everything, and father and daughter end up hugging. Watching from a distance, Skin Boric prepares to attack, but he gets an electric shock from Road who wants him to return the umbrella Lero. She also tells him that the Millennium Earl has work for them, so the two of them go back.
At the train station before he leaves, Allen tells Elda that the Akuma are products of tragedy – souls which have been called back to this world. He warns her not to listen to the Millennium Earl if he ever shows up and tells her she can revive the dead. Taking his daughter in his arm, Elda’s father says that he’s going to face forward with Elda and her mother. On the train, Allen tells Lavi that if Elda’s brother becomes an Akuma, they would defeat it because this is the battle of the people who chose to be Exorcists. After Allen falls asleep, Lavi comments to Bookman that Allen’s fight seems to be becoming a painful fight and will be for a long time from now on.
I thought Skin Boric would get to fight Kanda this arc, but it seems that his involvement wasn’t very important. I would have thought that getting an Innocence would be pretty high on their priority list, regardless of what other work the Millennium Earl had, but that appears not to have been the case. It’s a shame though, because I think Road and Skin vs. Kanda, Lavi, and Allen would have been an interesting battle.
Next week, a story that involves Kanda again and a swordsman.