「㐧玖刻」 (Dai Kyuu Koku)
“The Ninth Moment”
Or rather, the mutiny that Shiomi just pulled gave the Yukawa’s the information on Sagawa’s goal to see where the future ends. When its laid out in front of us, it is somewhat silly how many people had to die and how much trouble was caused just for Sagawa to freeze himself in the present to experience all of the world’s history from the beginning until the very last galaxy ceases to exist. To become an omnipotent observer is a dangerous tool to have, but he caused a world of problems for himself and others to go the lengths he did to try to get rid of the Yukawa family AND see what the future looked like. Juri shared this same sentiment by getting infuriated that he was going to kill her entire family just to see what happens in the distant future, and although straight up telling him that he can do whatever he wants wouldn’t guarantee their safety, it sounds like an option that might’ve worked before he could grow T-1000 sword-hands.
On the topic of Juri, she ended up locking herself into Stasis by destroying the Master Stone to Jii-san’s horror in this episode. Whether she’d be able to eject herself over time or someone else would gain that power isn’t looking like a sensible option, so Juri might be the only person that doesn’t make it back to the real world. Juri is taking it in stride as she is more gung-ho about confronting Sagawa and getting everyone out, but there is underlying layer of sadness to the possibility that she sacrificed her own freedom to let everyone else go.
It’s a feeling of sadness that would only get deeper once you realize that she’d be freeing Takafumi, who takes any opportunity he can to negate any of his good traits by being entirely unpleasant. He’s proved himself to show concern for Makoto as he wants to treat him, ultimately wants the family to prosper, and put himself on the line to distract the newly formed holder Tobino. However, he goes out of his way to undermine his family’s escape plans by taking Makoto away from the department store, going out of his way to try to take matters into his own hands, doesn’t hesitate on focusing on his mission to use the stone for monetary gain, and recently, tricked Makoto into letting him take credit for his new powers. Makoto being able to control the holders will definitely come to good use, and could potentially save the family, but the further Takafumi tries to pretend he has this power, the more of an obstacle it will be to get any semblance of truth out of him when he is intentionally withholding his intentions from everyone. How Makoto’s powers and Takafumi’s honesty will influence the Yukawa’s fight against Sagawa should come into play once the tenth moment comes around.