While a very giddy Legeiel plays the organ, Storious warns they must keep an eye out for the Swordsman of Light.
Meanwhile, Mei is trying to change Yuri’s mind about striking down Yuki-san. But Yuri says Touma is very naïve to be overly concerned with his friends over his swordsman responsibilities.
Touma leaves for the North Pole to have some time alone.
Meanwhile down at the South Pole, Reika updates the traitors on the latest Touma news. Ren wants to go beat his ass, but Rintaro stops him. Ren gets in his face, but Rintaro remains calm. Tetsuo says he will go talk to Touma and Rintaro goes with.
Back at the North Pole, Yuri approaches Touma and clues him in that it was he who gave him the Arthur Book. Touma asks who the hell Yuri really is.
Yuri explains that he too was a swordsman who protected the world. The first swords were those of Light and Darkness. When unified, an immense power is unleashed. In order to keep the Sword of Light from falling into the wrong hands, he gave up his humanity in order to fuse with it. He feels it was a wonderful thing in order to fulfill his responsibility.
But the world is in danger once again. Yuri says the Megido aren’t the only threat they should worry about. That’s why Touma must have the resolve to use the power he has to save the world. And the resolve needed to wield Yuri.
Touma heads to his rooftop where Rintaro and Tetsuo are waiting for him. They ask Touma if he is seeking the great power and say that he was just misted by Daichi.
Touma says Daichi may have chosen the wrong path, but he believes what Daichi said to him. Rintaro warns that this could make them enemies one day. Touma asks Rintaro if he trusts him.
Before Rintaro can answer, Yuri pops in and says infighting amongst swordsmen is dumb. They should be focusing on their just responsibilities.
Just then, the Yeti Megido appears and Rintaro springs into action. Touma henshins as well to stop Rintaro from hurting Yuki-san. He tries to explain that the Megido is a human, but Rintaro refuses to believe such a preposterous idea.
Yuki tells Touma that he needs to finish off the Megido now. Touma refuses and Rintaro thinks he’s now aligned with the Megido. Rintaro goes crazy and takes on the Megido. Touma tries to get him to stop.
Meanwhile, Tetsuo decides to spar with Yuri.
The Megido shoots his ice at Rintaro and Touma shields him, getting both of them frozen. Yuri melts them and the other peoples out of the ice, wowing Tetsuo.
Rintaro proceeds to send a finisher at the Megido, but Touma again steps in front and absorbs the attack himself.
Touma’s arm is ripped open. The Megido stumbles away and Yuri whisks the injured Touma away.
Mei bandages Touma up while Yuri plays with the shop’s gashapon. Touma insists that he must save Yuki-san and Yuri says he has to strike her down then.
Mei tells them about what Yuki-san taught her when she first became an editor. Books should create worlds that bring happiness to people who read them. Their job is to make sure people can enjoy those books. Thanks to Yuki-san, Mei understood the importance of her job. And thus she also understands the importance of the swordsmen’s job as well. But she still wants to save Yuki-san. Touma promises he can.
Touma says there are people all over the world working to make the world what it is today. And protecting the world is the same as protecting the people of the world.
Yuri appears to understand that 2021 is different from the year 1021 and he asks Touma to show him just what he means.
When Yuri plays with a toaster, Touma gets an idea on how to save Yuki-san.
The three of them head to the warehouse where Yuki-san is suffering in the cold just before she turns into a Megido one last time. Legeiel comes in, laughing that the Book is almost ready. That means they are running out of time to save Yuki-san before she dies.
Touma and Yuri henshin. Yuri takes on Legeiel so Touma can focus on saving Yuki-san.
Legeiel says one more attack by the Megido and the Book will be complete. Touma absorbs the attack and is frozen in ice. Just then, a Book pops out of the Megido’s body.
Touma says this is his chance. He breaks out of the ice and slices at the Book, releasing Yuki-san. Mei hurries over and helps Yuki-san to safety.
Yuri understands what Touma did. Touma explains that he covered himself in a flaming tornado before being frozen so he could break out. Yuri flies over to Touma and says he admires his resolve. He declares Touma is worthy of wielding him.
Touma uphenshins to Dragonic Knight and together with Yuri as a sword, finish off the Megido for good.
Outside, Touma says he will no longer doubt himself. He will do what he can to convince the traitors of his resolve. He will save the world. And then he will find Luna.
Yuri says he will fight alongside Touma, but they must weed out the real traitors within the SoL. Also, the way Touma separated Yuki-san from the Megido was too dangerous. Using Yuri on the Megido would’ve resulted in the same thing.
Touma cannot believe Yuri didn’t say so from the beginning.
Over in the South Pole, Reika continues brainwashing Rintaro.
A pretty solid episode. The focus was primarily how to resolve the conflict between Touma and Yuri which I think they did alright with. The Southern Traitors were again limited to pretty irrelevant scenes. And Mei was being awesome again. So, all in all, a pretty good episode.
First of all, with the traitors, my goodness. Can they be any more annoying? Lol I don’t know if the show is intentionally making them so disagreeable so as to help prop up Touma which they hadn’t really developed too well so far. Whatever it is, it’s definitely working! Ren especially is so grating. We get it, you miss your beloved Kento. He’ll be back in a couple of weeks, don’t worry. lol
It’s so fascinating that even with limited screentime, they can feel so annoying and dry away from the North Pole. Weird! Even dependable Rintaro and Tetsuo came off so closed-minded when they went to talk to Touma. They wanted to speak with him, but then didn’t even try to listen to what Touma had to say. Good job guys. And then Reika seducing Rintaro into more bad behavior at the end. Whatever. Mei will deal you later Rintaro lol
But like I said, it’s certainly helping Touma as a character though. The focus can now be solely on him instead of the 121 other characters on the season. And he’s done pretty well these last two episodes.
Other than namedropping Luna at the end, which was whatever, we’ve gotten to see Touma being much more resolute and much more about his principles that have otherwise been overshadowed by the clusterfrak of a narrative so far.
The MVP of the episode though was definitely Mei. I mean, her speech at the shop that essentially got Yuri to wake up a little bit was key. As funny as Mei can be many times, I really love when she’s calmer and serious. And when it’s in good scenes like this, it helps carry the episode.
Yuri’s expository explanation of how he’s a sword was alright as well. I don’t know if I really care to know more about the situation that forced him to fuse with the sword. But knowing the basic reason why is alright and helps make him less random. Lol
Also the fact that Yuri could’ve ended Yuki’s suffering all along. Gee thanks a lot. lol
OH! And there was BLOOD!
Overall, a pretty good episode. Again, the focus mostly on Touma helped a lot.