Kosuke and Legion get spit out of the Underworld and Haruto can feel his magic is gone.
Meanwhile, Wiseman still has Sora hanging. You have the Philosopher’s Stone, don’t you? Sora asks. Wiseman asks what would Sora do even if he did know that he had it.
“I’m just like you. Because… I’m not Gremlin… I’m Sora.”
The others worry while Haruto is supposed to be resting in bed, but only has dreams of Dragon faintly disappearing. He heads downstairs and says he’ll go find the Phantom. Rinko and Shunpei try to stop him from going out in his condition, but he insists.
Wajima says Haruto is in denial that his magic is gone. Rinko and Shunpei follow him and tell him that they’ve relied on him too much, for him to let them handle it this one time. Kosuke runs into them and apologizes for not defeating the Phantom before it took his magic away. He tells Haruto to sit tight and let him take care of it.
Phantom Legion destroys more beautiful hearts, but none of it is as exciting since he wasn’t able to fully do the same to Haruto.
Haruto sits alone when Kenta and Shiori find him. Shiori happily asks Haruto to do more magic for her, but he apologizes and says he can’t anymore.
While Koyomi is at the shop, worrying, Kosuke, Shunpei and Rinko find Phantom Legion and Kosuke immediately henshins, but he struggles.
Kenta tells Haruto that Shiori is having surgery next week and has been afraid. That’s why he’s been trying to cheer her up with magic tricks. Haruto says he’s realized he can’t do anything without his magic, not even make a little girl happy.
That’s not true, Kenta says. Magic is awesome, but what really cheered his sister up was Haruto’s desire to cheer her up.
“Your heart is more important than your magic.”
Haruto returns to the shop and sees Koyomi’s Engage ring on the table. They realize since Haruto can’t give her any more magical energy, she’s decided to leave and not burden them.
Haruto thinks, even if they find her, he has no magic. Wajima says saving Koyomi is more than just saving her life. That makes Haruto remember what Kenta said earlier.
He runs out and finds Koyomi by the ocean, the site where they almost turned into Phantoms.
Haruto apologizes about thinking only of himself, but she asks him to remember what he said to her the last time they were there.
“No matter who we were, let’s live in the now.”
You were right, she says. By living in the now, she was able to make new friends and new memories.
Koyomi is weak and Haruto wraps his arms around her from behind.
“Right now. I have no magic. But… Despite that, I… I…”
“I feel warmth, thanks to you Haruto. I’m okay with fading away. Haruto’s heart has saved everyone. Even without magic, you’ve become our hope. That’s why even without magic, even if I disappear, don’t be sad.”
Phantom Legion interrupts their moment and pleased by Haruto’s beautiful heart once again. He hurls a fireball at them, sending Koyomi flying to the sand and Haruto to the water.
Haruto fights back, but Legion has the upper hand. Koyomi watches as Haruto struggles. She tries to get up, calls for Haruto, but collapses, a flower vase breaks and she dies.
Haruto is distraught, but he won’t give up.
His tears fall onto his hand and suddenly a huge flash of light reveals a new ring in his hand. Kosuke, Shunpei and Rinko arrive just as Haruto’s Wizardriver reappears. He meets Dragon in his Underworld, revived by the strength of Haruto’s heart.
“You’re an interesting fellow as always. Once again, I will be your hope.”
Haruto scans the new Ring on his belt, calling for Infinity. Please.
And with that, Haruto becomes Kamen Rider Wizard Infinity Style. Very shiny.
Phantom Legion’s attacks barely leave a scratch on the shiny new Haruto. High up on a cliff, the White Wizard watches and says “This has become a problem.”
Haruto calls on Dragon to transform into Axcalibur and he uses it to defeat Legion with a High Touch Shining Strike.
Haruto places the Engage Ring on Koyomi’s finger and gives her enough magical energy to revive her.
Haruto de-henshins and tells Koyomi that it is thanks to her that he didn’t give up.
Back in town, they watch Shiori happy with her brother as her surgery was a success.
Meanwhile, Wiseman tells Medusa she will now be taking orders from… Sora.
Oooo! Great episode. I definitely enjoy toy intro episodes when they actually make an effort to make the story relevant and awesome to the series.
Every hero needs their emo/doubting themselves episode and I thought they did it well here. It’s true, we haven’t really seen Haruto without his magic. So it was interesting to see him not know what to do with himself this episode. He wasn’t the cool, smooth guy we’ve seen when he could take out a Ring, put his hand on his crotch and let the magic happen.
I’m usually one to ship all sorts of couples, especially on Sentai and Kamen Rider, but I haven’t been on the Haruto-Koyomi train at all. I see their connection, but definitely not in the romantic sense like I even see more with Rinko-Shunpei, Rinko-Phoenix, Shunpei-Haruto (you saw that Shunpei back hug to Haruto), Haruto-Kosuke, Kosuke-Rinko and Shunpei-Koyomi!
But dude, that back hug. That’s some Korean drama-level stuff right there. I almost kind of wish the show was more overt in forging that connection between Haruto and Koyomi. (Maybe not Megaforce, Gia-Jake or Samurai Emily-Mike level.) That said, I know it’s not like they’re going to start dating or anything. But that scene though!
For Koyomi, I do wish we got more out of her character. I’m hope we do delve into her past and give her some depth instead of her merely being a hallow shell of magic. It might make the ship more enjoyable to hop onto.
The other big development of course was Medusa becoming Sora’s underling. But that was thanks to Sora’s very foreshadowy tease to Wiseman. I know many have speculated about the identities of Wiseman… and the White Wizard and it’s looking a little like maybe they were right. From Sora’s two “identities,” the possibility of Wiseman and the White Wizard being one in the same is a very intriguing possibility. Definitely excited to finally see that play out.
And one last thing. The Infinity henshin scene was awesome. Very well done and made it seem much more epic than maybe it was. But even so, it was very cool and the idea itself is very cool, fusing all of Wizard’s different forms into one, shiny, sparkling package.
An overall great episode.