Unaware that Jack has lost his sword, Aku has grown tired of pursuing him and is starting to give up hope of ever defeating Jack, especially since he has stopped aging. Elsewhere, the Daughters of Aku overwhelm and disarm Jack; while hiding from them, he hallucinates an argument with his younger self about the point of keeping on living and fighting. He flees to a nearby temple ruin, pursued by the Daughters. One of them stabs him in the side as he kills her, and he discovers the Daughters are human, not robots as he assumed. Jack uses Scaramouche’s tuning fork-like dagger to make the temple walls explode, and escapes into a river flowing past it. The episode’s climax is an homage to the musical composition “The Ecstasy of Gold”.
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