Samurai 7

Season 1 Episode 7

The Friend

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM May 13, 2006 on IFC

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  • introduction to Shichiroji

    After narrowly escaping Ayamaro's men,Kambei decides to take the group to meet his "spouse".They go to the city of Kougakyo.There,they go to an inn named Firefly house nd check in.Then kambei introduces his "spouse" : Shichiroji.Katsushiro mistakes him to be his girlfriend Yukino for a minute.But then Heihachi says that you must not take the word "spouse" in the literal sense.It is also revealed that Shichiroji was Kambei's right hand man in the great man and that Yukino found him in an escpe pod severely injured(just like in "momotaro"the Japanese fairy talwe where a boy is found inside a peach).Shichiroji then agrees to join Kambei and fight alongside him again knowing full well that the battle will not bring him any form of glory.Kikuchiyo survives the train crash and heads the firefly house,leading Ukyo and his men straight to him.Thus,using a secret passage underneath the floor,Shichiroji helps Kambei successfully escape and goes with them.They go by boat and stumble into the Shikimoribhito cavern as their only means of escape.