At Black Order headquarters, Komui receives a phone call from Kanda reporting what the Millennium Earl had said. In fact, many Exorcists are phoning in the same thing. Unbeknownst to them all, General Yeegar’s carriage has been stopped by a small army of Akuma led by Road and Tyki Mikk. After allowing his Finders to escape, Yeegar starts fighting the Level 1 and Level 2 Akuma. His Finders are meanwhile able to reach the nearest town and make the urgent phone call back to headquarters, so Allen and Lenalee soon get contacted with the news of the attack. Yeegar actually has little problem handling all the Level 1 and Level 2 Akuma, but Road and Tyki Mikk are a different story. Although Yeegar manages cut Road’s cheek by grabbing and throwing Lero the umbrella back at her, she quickly responds by transporting him to her alternate dimension. There, she bombards him with images of his past where the children he taught were slaughtered by an Akuma. Yeegar attempts to destroy the Akuma, but the killing continues anyway. His mind eventually breaks under the pressure, and Tyki Mikk takes over to finish the General off.
With Yeegar now lying lifeless on the ground, the Millennium Earl arrives on the scene and starts crushing all the Innocence that Yeegar was carrying. Tyki Mikk then notices that Yeegar is still alive, so he decides to tie him up with his own chains. Before he does this though, he takes a button off the Exorcist’s coat – one that has the name Kevin Yeegar written on the back of it. The Millennium Earl, Road, and Tyki Mikk are all gone by the time Allen and Lenalee arrive to the battlefield. Standing to the side of the road is Thierry, and he shows the two Exorcists what happened to Yeegar: the General is strung up in a crucified position to a nearby tree. He is still alive though, so they bring him back to a safe place. Komui arrives sometime later and finds the injured and bandaged Yeegar sitting lifelessly in a chair singing the same song that Road had sung. Hearing the words about the precious Heart that the Millennium Earl is searching for, Komui explains to Allen that the Heart is one of the Innocence they’re searching for. It is special because it is the root of power to all Innocence and can return all Innocence to nothingness. They would have the power to stop the end of the world if they had this Heart, but it is also what the Millennium Earl is after.
ED3: 「夢の続きへ」 (Yume no Tsuduki e) by SURFACE
Watch the ED! Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Mirror 3
I’m not a very big Tamaki Nami fan, so the opening sounded like all her other songs – that is to say, it was rather forgettable. The ending song was much more something I’d listen to.
Well they went a little light on the religious imagery (a tree instead of a cross), but otherwise this episode concludes Yeegar’s story and shows the battle that finished him off. It was interesting to see how Yeegar got defeated, but the battle was more standard action fare. That is to say, I kinda wanted to see Tyki Mikk really show off his power in cool ways instead of just blasting Yeegar twice.
With this episode, we appear to be back on track with the manga again, but next week seems to be more about Allen’s past with General Cross.