At the end of the episode, Mugen is seen with a new sword on his back. That sword is from medieval times and did not exist in the Edo period of Japan.
Jin: For my entire life, I've chosen to fight for no one but myself. My dedication, and my study of the sword, was for no one but myself. Until now...
Kariya Kagetoki You have my compliments. You somehow managed to avoid a fatal blow. In your current condition, however, you can't possibly defeat me.
Kariya: (cleans the blood off his katana) After I've killed Kasumi, my orders are to kill his family and followers.
Fuu: (Praying at a shrine) God... please, even if it's just once. One day, please let me meet my father.
Kariya: (standing above him) You're Kasumi Seizou, aren't you? I'm Director Kariya Kagetoki. By order of the government, I have come to take your life.
Seizou: Kill me. I might as well be dead already.
Kariya: Any last words?
Seizou: Fuu. I have no right to ask for forgiveness, I don't deserve it. But you should know not a single day has passed when I have not thought of you and your mother. Please forgive me.
(Jin and Mugen wake up)
Mugen: It seems weird. Until now, whenever I found someone stronger than me, I wasn't satisfied until I killed him. But I don't feel like killing you now.
Jin: I think I've found what I was looking for all this time. I, who was always alone... found comrades for the first time.
Fuu: (To Mugen and Jin) I hope we meet again.
Fuu: There's something I want to tell you.
Jin: What is it?
Fuu: When we first started this journey, we made a bet right?
(thinking back to when they first met)
Fuu: I'm going to toss the coin, if it's heads, you two can both fight each other, but if it's tails, then both of you have to come with me. Understood?
Mugen and Jin: Agreed.
(Fuu flips the coin and it comes up tails)
(back to the present)
Fuu: Well it was actually heads.
Jin: It can't be...
Fuu: You're alive.
Mugen: It's you? I thought you were the grim reaper.
Fuu: I'm just always crying.
Mugen: We really suck.
Jin: You got that right.
Japanese title: 生死流転 其之参
Romaji title: Shoujiruten ki kore san
Translation note: Kariya tells Kasumi Seizou that he is Oobangashira. A oobangashira is a guard commander.
Fuji Television (Japan) air date: March 19, 2005
Mugen and Jin finally have their rematch from the first episode.
There is a new ending song, San Francisco by Midicronica, and animation sequence.
Fuu meets her dying father and shares some last words before he passes on.