Meryl has a dream about witnessing the near destruction of the moon. She is woken up by her coworkers who talk to her about her life following Vash the Stampede. They make it sound like she was near death at every turn, but Meryl says that Vash is more normal than the legends suggest. Her coworkers insist that her penchant for dangerous situations is why she gets all the odd jobs and a fellow female worker suggests that she’ll never find “womanly happiness” if she keeps it up. Their conversation is interrupted when Meryl’s boss asks to talk to her.
We don’t see the conversation, just Meryl running to retrieve Milly, who has been demoted to window washer for being tardy every day for a month. Meryl tells Milly that they have been given the Vash assignment back and that they are to track him down.
Meanwhile, Vash and Wolfwood have passed out in a desert, but are picked up by a truck driver who offers them a ride. They accept and he gives them a cantine of water to rehydrate. Over the course of the ride, Vash and Wolfwood bicker and fight, much to the annoyance of the driver.
Meryl and Milly travel to “Little Jersey”, where Vash was reportedly seen. One of the local authorities is surprised to hear that the man in question was Vash as he apparently started crying and eating donuts. Milly receives word that Vash is traveling to New Oregon, and even gives the speed at which they are supposedly traveling. Meryl questions the oddly specific information, but follow up on it anyway.
In New Oregon, Wolfwood fills Vash in on the situation regarding the town. It seems two families, the Fris and Polos, are warring over a satellite and it has already cost lives. This upsets Vash a great deal, but Wolfwood says it’s human nature. He insists that they leave before they get roped in, but Vash disappears as Wolfwood takes a moment to eat his food, sticking the priest with the bill.
Meanwhile, Meryl and Milly make way towards New Oregon. They book a train ride and Milly notes that the last time they rode on one, bandits tried to hijack it and ruined the whole experience. Meryl doubts it will happen again, though both note that they’re going to get roped into shenanigans once they rejoin Vash. At that instant bandits burst in to their room.
The bandits are revealed to be members of the Fris and they ram the train into the satellite. They then make a demand to the town to bring them the heads of the Polo family.
Meryl and Milly learn that an actual typhoon is heading for the town and that the bandits plan to use it for their advantage. Meryl berates Milly for getting mixed up and proceeds to kick her would be kidnapper in the groin. They then somehow free their luggage, and Milly’s stun gun, with their feet and incapacitate the bandit. He notes that they were white before falling unconscious.
Vash, meanwhile, manages to knock out two of the hijackers and scares off two more after he is revealed to be Vash. He doesn’t seem eager to play the part, but he is talked into it and manages to send the bandits running.
The two men report back to their boss that Vash is aboard. Others freak out, but the leader tells them to calm down. He is confident that Vash won’t be a problem as there is only one entrance into this area, making defending it a simple task. They then hear singing about genocide and blood. It seems Vash decided to screw with their heads. The lackeys panic, but the leader still isn’t fazed. Vash tries to talk the situation out, but the men have none of it. One even goes so far as to fire a rocket at Vash, but he manages to evade it, sending it flying down the hallway.
Vash charges and knocks the men out by pistol whipping them. Only one man is left standing and he’s holding a hostage at gunpoint. Vash talks to him, but it doesn’t work. It seems the man is intent on killing the hostage, who is revealed to be the guy who killed the gunman’s daughter.
The gunman says he’ll make it quick and turn himself over after it’s done, but it’s clear that he’s out for blood. He berates the hostage for being a monster and is about to pull the trigger, when Vash tackles him. The man proves too strong, and proceeds to pound Vash’s face in before throwing him aside. The man begs for his life and soon Vash himself is begging the gunman not to pull the trigger.
The gunman breaks down, saying that he wants to avenge his daughter, but finds that he can’t pull the trigger. He is soon taken away by the authorities.
Meryl and Milly are reunited with Vash and Wolfwood as they reflect on what transpired.
The episode ends as the leader is revealed to be some sort of puppet like construct that was being manipulated by a mysterious man who is revealed to be in league with Legato, who is still trailing Vash.
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