「 激突！ルキアVSルキア！」 (Gekitotsu! Rukia VS Rukia!)
“Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia!”
Kon chases Nozomi as she wanders around, looking for the place she’s supposed to go to. She refuses Kon’s pleas to go back, and tells Kon to take her to the mountain.
The reigai Kira fights Matsumoto and he releases his improved Wabisuke, which increases the weight of what it strikes by ten times. Using a ruse however, Matsumoto is able to defeat him and he fades to a cloud of dust. Elsewhere in the town, Rukia runs into her regai and they battle. The fake Nemu arrives and attacks her, but the real one defeats her quickly. At the same time, Rukia releases Sode no Shirayuki and also wins. However, she reveals herself to be the reigai, and turns on Nemu and Matsumoto, knocking them into the river.
In Soul Society, Kyouraku has been detained on suspicion of modifying the records, and Ukitake disputes it with the Central 46 to no avail. He meets with Unohana, though they are unclear about the conspiracy. Ukitake breaks out Kyouraku from the prison, but he turns out to be the reigai version and cuts down Ukitake.
Ukitake got it right: Central 46 are a bunch of thick-headed retards, and they should not have been replaced after Aizen slaughtered them. Since both the central leadership and the Captain Commander are no use and looking in the wrong direction as usual, it’s up to the shinigami to rescue Soul Society from this crisis. Unfortunately Ukitake was kind of in the dark about the situation so I can’t blame him for getting fooled, but Unohana did warn him. The reigai are using some good deceptive tactics, and manage to score quite a few victories. In the end, I guess it’ll be up to Ichigo again to save the day, though I think he’ll be tricked at least once too. There are some interesting dynamics with no one left to trust, but I guess the only real solution is to check for the weird bracelets and glowing blue eyes each time they meet. Also the reigai seem to be contained in some sort of soul candy, so I guess they aren’t really gone even after the body is destroyed (like in Madoka Magica).