Recap: Kamen Rider Wizard, Episode 45 – The Smile in My Heart

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Haruto explains to Kosuke about following the Familiar through the forest and asks to leave Yuzuru to him so he can talk to the White Wizard himself.

Inside, Tamotsu, the buyer of the plane, refuses to hand it over to them. He shows them his large collection of toys and says he’d never part with this antique plane.

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Tamotsu’s son, Shou, arrives home. Kamagai greets Shou and says it’s nice that he can play with these toys with his father. But Tamotsu says Hell no! These toys aren’t for his son to touch and play with. The boy sullenly heads to his room to do his homework.

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Wajima calls Haruto and tells him to hurry back to the shop. Koyom’s in bed having convulsions. Haruto tries to give her more magical energy, but it doesn’t seem to be helping as the red cracks continue on her hand. Koyomi musters up energy to tell Haruto to stop or he’ll use up all his magic energy and won’t be able to fight the Phantom.

Next morning, Shou is out at the park playing with a baseball by himself when Siren approaches him.

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Rinko visits Kizaki at the hospital when Mayu comes to talk. She says that while she realizes all the bad things White Wizard has done, he was the one that taught her all she needs to know to fight off Medusa. Rinko understands. If she wants to trust him, she should. He might betray her, but that’s her decision.

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Shou gets back home while Kamagai and Shunpei are cooking dinner. He asks where the plane is and Kosuke takes it out to show him. Kamagai and Shunpei are startled by a bell ringing and it turns out not to be the stove, but Kosuke reeling in pain from just getting a kick in the balls.

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Shou runs out with the plane as they run after him.

Wajima sees what’s going on in the crystal ball and alerts Haruto. Koyomi tells him to go and protect Kamagai’s hope.

While chasing after Shou, Medusa stops Kosuke and says she wants him to play with her instead. They both henshin and fight.

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Kamagai, Shunpei and Tamotsu stop in their tracks when they see Shou walking towards Siren with the plane. He’s about to hand it over when Haruto arrives and holds him back. Haruto pleads with him.

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Just as Medusa gets the upper hand on Kosuke, Mayu arrives and henshins, telling Kosuke to leave Medusa to her. They battle.

Siren fires at Haruto and Shou causing Shou to drop the plane. Siren takes it and is about to step on it before Haruto quickly binds her.

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Haruto suddenly sees White Wizard’s Familiar and thinks to himself that if he lets his Sensei fall to despair and he conquers it, then Fueki will appear. And even if not, he’ll just jump into his Underworld to fight off the Phantom.

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Haruto apologizes under his breath and frees Siren from the binds. Shunpei realizes what Haruto is doing and before Siren can step on the plane, he runs over and tries to tackle the Phantom.

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That allows enough time for Kosuke to arrive to fight Siren off before she pops off. Kosuke asks Haruto where White Wizard’s Familiar went off to, but Shunpei decides to tell them exactly how he’s feeling.

They’ve been acting weird. He knows they want to find the White Wizard, but don’t use a Gate as bait. How could they possible think about driving the Gate to despair on purpose? They’re no better than the White Wizard if so.

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Haruto of all people should know the pain of despair, Shunpei adds.

Haruto starts to see the error of his ways and remembers what Kamagai told him back then. If he keeps everything to himself, something bad inside of him will rot. As has happened here.

Haruto turns to his Sensei and apologizes for starting to rot. Kamagai is happy Haruto has finally confided in him. Didn’t he say he’d be his final hope if he needed it?

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Ruining the moment, Tamotsu runs over to his plane and says thank goodness Shou was only under the Phantom’s control. But Shou says nope, he’s not a good kid. He wasn’t under the Phantom’s control. He’s wanted to break that plane for a long time. He’s wanted all his father’s toys to go away because he’d like to play with him too.

Tamotsu starts to scold Shou, but Kamagai grabs the plane, throws it on the ground and stomps on it.

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Kamagai explains that yes, his son is gone, but his smile is still in his heart. His current hope now is for his son and all of them to smile from the bottom of their hearts too.

Kamagai turns to Shou and tells him exactly what he said to Haruto all those years ago. The father and son share a tearful reconciliation.

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Back to the sisters, Mayu gives it her all against Medusa, but Medusa sends Mayu flying before disappearing. Mayu is frustrated, how will she ever defeat Medusa?

Haruto and Kosuke find Siren hiding in a factory and they battle to finish her off.

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At the shop, Wajima is relieved when Koyomi has finally calmed down and seems a little better.

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But up on a rooftop, Sora is deep in thought. Wiseman’s goal isn’t to make more Phantoms. And the ring mage has a doll that runs on magical power. AHA!

He laughs hysterically as he’s come to an apparent realization. Medusa arrives to report about finding a new Gate. But he doesn’t care about that now. Huh, aren’t you supposedly so eager to get the Philospher’s Stone, she asks?

Have I ever told you what my dream is? Sora replies. Medusa doesn’t understand what he’s getting at.

“My dream… is to become human.”

Medusa laughs. That’s impossible.

It’s possible, Sora says, with the Philosopher’s Stone. And he’s going to get it, by himself…..

Goodbye Phantoms.

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Episode Thoughts
Well, first of all, let me applaud Shunpei. I was definitely cheering him on when he decided to serve some Shunpei truth and realness to Haruto and Kosuke. I loved seeing him stand up to them and point out how wrong they were. Plus, him being badass and hurling himself at the Phantom. That was awesome.

It was also awesome seeing Mayu and Medusa really go at it for the first time. Their first meeting was kinda short, so it was great to see them battle it out. And great to see Mayu henshin again. I am definitely looking forward to their ultimate battle.

And the darned Philosopher’s Stone. Things suddenly have gotten much clearer. So it can make Phantoms human. Or possibly… non-humans, human? I think we know where this is heading right?

Very exciting stuff! A great episode.

0 thoughts on “Recap: Kamen Rider Wizard, Episode 45 – The Smile in My Heart

  1. One of the better stories of the second half of the season. However, was it ever stated why Sora wants to be human? I mean he never became, but what reason would there be for anyone believing it?

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