As Noein continues to taunt Haruka, she demands that he return her friends back to their home dimension. Noein doesn’t, but the dragon torque activates and begins the process.
Down below, Atori tells Miho and the others to get back in the house. He tells them that the dimension is an unstable illusion and that the house is the only thing that’s real to them. They refuse, saying that they intend to stick around so that they can help Yu and Haruka. Atori promises them that he will do everything he can to help their friends and they finally decide to listen to him.
We get a glimpse of Atori’s past as we see him as a child with his sister during a time of war. While trying to escape, she stepped on a landmine and got blown up, leaving Atori all alone.
Yu and Karasu continue to race across the plains of Shangri’La in their attempt to find Haruka. Karasu tries to encourage Yu as their emotional state has a direct effect on their plans. They are soon surrounded by Noein’s machines. Karasu tells Yu to go on and that he will keep the machines busy. Yu races on and manages to avoid getting attacked.
He is approached by one of the seahorses that admits that they have made a grave error in calculating. It asks Yu if he can stop Noein. Yu says he isn’t sure, but that he will protect Haruka. This is enough to convince the seahorse to teleport him to the platform where Noein and Haruka are squaring off.
Noein monologues about how existence is suffering, using his own backstory as proof. We get a glimpse into his dimension as we see the group, along with Miss Yukie, get into a car accident after a truck blows out one of its tires. Yu/Noein managed to get thrown free and live, but in that instant he lost all of his friends as well as Haruka. Noein explains that he went from dimension to dimension and saw that the various Yus all lost Haruka. He asks why she abandoned them, acting as if she had some say in the matter.
He then says that the chain reaction of realities was broken from the beginning and that by wiping out all universes, he will start a new chain, thus wiping the slate clean.
Back in the present, Koriyama and Uchida race to stop the Magic Circle Project from launching. Tobi and Kosagi are brought to a halt by the quantum energy and tell the two to go on without them.
They’re met by the head of the project, who gloats about his success in typical ham super-villain manner. Koriyama tries to stop it by drawing his gun, but Shinohara pulls his own gun, which happens to be significantly larger. He proceeds to shoot Koriyama and even goes so far as to press on the wound with his foot after Koriyama hits the ground.
The machine hits critical mass and the circle forms an Ouroboros.
As the episode ends, Noein makes a serious effort to sway Haruka to his side of the argument. Yu looks on in horror as Noein moves ever closer to Haruka.
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