This episode picks up the next morning with the crew debating whether they believe the villagers’ story, Rahzel seems to think that if Jean were to revive anyone it would have been the wife not a unborn child. Alzeid tells Rahzel to stop getting personal with everyone they meet, and Baroqueheat defuses the situation by suggesting that they go get some breakfast. While their eating breakfast, one of the boys from yesterday is shown being chased through the sky burial site, also the crew spends time playing a card game that Rahzel’s father invented. After a murder victim is discovered in the town square Rahzel and her group head back to the hotel to rest.
That night a crowd gathers outside the hotel demanding that Jean comes outside, the group considers fleeing but Lalawel won’t because her father is locked inside a room. The girl goes outside and tells the crowd to stop and that her father isn’t a murder, but the crowd says if she’s protecting him she’s just as guilty. Jean comes outside and tells the crowd that Lalawel isn’t his dead wife’s unborn child, she’s just a child he found wandering around at the sky burial site, and that he killed his wife when she told him that her unborn baby wasn’t his, but her lover’s and that she was going to leave him. He then takes everyone to the secret room and tells everyone that this is where he killed everyone who hurt or threatened Lalawel, he felt that protecting her would be atonement for him killing his wife and her unborn child, then Jean pulls out a knife and slits his own throat, killing himself.
After Jean is given a sky burial Rahzel thinks that he wasn’t the real killer and that he was just covering up for someone. They head back to the inn, and when they find the door open they hear a gunshot and rush to the source, where they find Lalawel standing over the body of the father of the murdered boy, and she says don’t look so surprised. She says that she has killed many people, the first one at age four, and that because he father loved her so much he always covered it up, she goes on to say that she doesn’t want to kill, and she wants to stop killing, and she doesn’t know why she kills but she says that she just can’t stop killing. Then as Rahzel attempts to go to her, she fires the gun at her and then sets the room on fire, as the hotel starts to collapse Alzeid and Baroqueheat grab Rahzel and escape the inferno, Lalawel is killed inside the blazing hotel. Well, that’s all for this episode, below are some screen shots.
Well, this episode finishes up last episode’s story arc, and in the end this arc was about Rahzel’s past and why she is the way she is. At the end of the last episode when the girl asked Rahzel if she was disgusted if she told her that she was a killer, Rahzel told her a story from her own past then asked Lalawel if she was afraid of her, and the girl said no, and Rahzel told her that her homework was to think about why.
In this episode we find out that Rahzel killed her mother when she was young, her mother was going insane and her father left home, her mother’s anger and insanity was directed towards Rahzel until the point where she was so frightened that she killed her out of fear. This is one of the reason that Rahzel always tries to help people in their personal problems, it’s kind of like her personal salvation. So, at the end when Rahzel offered her hand to save the girl it was like she was offering her hand to herself in salvation, like she wishes someone would have done for her. Lalawel refuses the hand offered and perishes in the fire upsetting Rahzel because she couldn’t save her.
But, in many anime salvation is a two way street, in the anime Haibane Renmei, Reki thinks that she can no longer be saved and that she’s beyond salvation until she reaches the point where she can reach out and grasp Rakka’s outstretched hand, she made the realization that she needed help to be saved and finally reached out to the hand warmly offered to her. Also, in anime like Kanon and Clannad salvation can only come from the care and love of others, and in wanting to be loved and cared for, so in the final analyse Rahzel is different from Lalawel because in her own sadness at the end of the episode she gladly takes Alzeid’s and Baroqueheat’s outstretched hands.