Pretty standard Ghost Hound fare, until things become quite interesting near the end. A good portion of this episode was also told from Hirata’s point of view, which is unusual.
Hirata beginning to treat Tarou’s mother
Masayuki once again failing to not help his bullied classmate – am I the only one who thinks his decision to not intervene will bite him back these days?
Yazaki Motoi is reelected, which is not a surprise considering the very little political opposition and competition he seems to have in the town of Suitenchou
Makoto skips school again to visit the closed-down pachinko parlor where he had a paranormal experience before; he also visits the Kameiwa Shrine to visit Takahito for some information about his father’s death, but gathers nothing new
We learn that Makoto’s mother is living in the neighboring town of Kumada, which explains Makoto’s refusal to visit Tarou last episode in the Kumada General Hospital (2chan boards are suggesting his mother is in prison although I don’t see how that is possible…yet)
Tarou has an OBE in his deceased sister’s room; he visits Miyako and the two have a brief conversation
Miyako sees supernatural events/things as flashes of light, and hints are given that she probably has dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder)
Tarou befriends the spirit of an extinct mammal (?) and wades through the Kakuriyo, which appears as a rift in the sky
The Kakuriyo has another dimension to it, which looks identical to the interior of someone’s brain on a microscopic level
Hirata undergoes an “experience” from 5:45 to 6:15 PM; he is horrified to see a disc of light from the taxi window, which seems to suggest alien abduction, although that is probably not the case