The opening is a series of clips from the previous episodes, up to the most recent, with Megumi appearing at Toru’s house, and appearing to attack Toru. Natsuno wakes up with a scream, and it appears that he had been having another night mare; when he wakes up Toru, he seems to be fine, and there are no bite marks.
The next scene after the credits is Seishin, who is visiting the families of the deceased. After speaking to a few people he discovers that the recent victims had something very unusual in common–they all resigned from their jobs before they died. When he goes to the library to talk to the librarian, he discovers that the librarian has also quit his job.
Meanwhile, Natsuno is still haunted by his “dream” about Megumi. When he goes to school, he discovers that Toru has been skipping class–and when he goes to visit Toru, he discovers that his friend has died.
Later, on the day of the wake for Toru, he receives Megumi’s postcard in the mail. He tears it into little pieces underneath his bedroom window.
The action switches to Masao, who has a very, very limited ability to understand when he should shut up. He manages to be offensive (mostly by accident) about his nephew’s sudden illness, and when his father and brother retaliate, Masao runs off. He goes to Toru’s wake, but is unable to offer sympathy or think of anything to say. His fumbling attempts at speaking to Toru’s sibling are interrupted by Natsuno, who asks where Toru is.
Natsuno goes to the memorial area, where Toru’s mother and father are, and asks to see Toru. He thinks about how he met Toru, and his friendship, then expresses his sympathy to Toru’s parents. Natsuno feels a little apprehensive about what he is supposed to say in such a situation, so he settles on very little. Toru’s father expresses feelings of anger and sadness, and Natsuno states that he feels the same way, and leaves the memorial area.
There is a strong contrast between Natsuno’s behavior and Masao’s. Masao babbles without understanding he is being offensive. Natsuno keeps the babble of “I don’t know what to say,” and “what do I do now that he’s dead” inside his head, where it will not accidentally offend someone. Natsuno keeps his words of sympathy brief and respectful–Masao thinks the needs to say something meaningful and does not realize when his words are not welcome. When Masao is called on his behavior, he tries to direct blame elsewhere. Masao is a character forever guilty of doing something wrong.
(Masao is a character who makes me cringe a great deal. He reads as not only spiteful, but painfully awkward, so I am not quite sure what was intended with his character. He is not a sympathetic character, and he is not a “comedy” character. If he had been intended to be a “comedy” character, I would not have been able to watch this show. As it is, it is very, very difficult to watch when Masao makes an appearance.)
Masao decides that because Natsuno is being quiet, that he is be disrespectful to Toru’s memory, and tries to start a fight. Natsuno makes an effort to avoid a fight, but Masao continues to make a scene. Masao is eventually driven out of the house by Toru’s siblings. Masao runs home, and when he is unable to get inside in through the garage, he goes around in back, where he sees a strange, ghostly figure. He follows after the ghostly figure, who turns out to be the (former) librarian, who is now a vampire. The vampire grabs Masao, and we go to the closing credits.