Komachi's friend: Kambei's fighting a one-man war now. He's not letting the other samurai help.
Komachi: Yeah, Momataro and Heihachi are busy rebuilding stuff, but everyone else is just bored.
Komachi: Kiku's feeling kind of lonely now.
Komachi's friend: How come?
Komachi: Cause Kambei isn't here.
Komachi's friend: Oh yeah, that makes sense.
Kikuchiyo: Shut up!
Komachi: Kiku acts like he doesn't like him, but he's followed Kambei from the start.
Messenger: For his inability to find the envoy's assassin, Ayamaro has been stripped of his title. He will remain in the capital until the emperor decides his fate.
Tessai: His fate?
Ukyo: Poor father, whatever shall we do?
Messenger: The emperor would like you to continue your father's duties as magistrate.
Kirara: Is that a book about war?
Katsushiro: Yes. Since the fighting ended, I've felt uneasy, like I still crave the battlefield.
Kikuchiyo: Hey, what is a samurai, anyway?
Heihachi: Look in a mirror. You'll see one staring back.
Kikuchiyo: Hey, what are you rats laughing at?
Komachi: You're just not cut out for harvesting work, Kiku.
Kikuchiyo: Excuse me, I may look like this now, but in my farming days, they called me, "Swift God to the rice field workers.
This episode is mostly comprised of clips from the past 16 episodes.
Original Japanese Title: 刈る! - Karu! (Cut!)
Original Japanese Airdate: October 23, 2004