Episode XCVII

As Ashi searches for Jack, she comes across many grateful people that Jack had helped in the past, including former enemies who have newfound respect for Jack. During her journey, she sheds her suit of black ash and forges a beautiful floral outfit. Eventually, Ashi finds Jack in a graveyard surrounded by the spirits of great warriors. The horseman that has been haunting Jack, the Omen, announces that Jack must face the consequences of his failure or be dishonored. Jack prepares to commit seppuku, while the Omen attacks Ashi to keep her from interfering. She pleads to Jack not to lose hope and tells him of all the lives he saved, including her own and even the children from the previous episode. Jack confronts and defeats the specter, then tells Ashi it’s time to find his sword. Meanwhile, Scaramouche, who was reduced to a talking head after his defeat by Jack, sets out to inform Aku that Jack lost his sword.