Ep 3 – “Swordsman of Sorrow: The Man Who Slays His Past” / “Kanashimi no Kenshi – Kako o Kiru Otoko” (哀しみの剣士· 過去を斬る男)

Yahiko is discontent with the teachings of Kamiya Kasshin-ryu. Meanwhile, Kenshin is wanted by government forces who arrive in town. Corrupt police threaten to begin executing the townsfolk. Kenshin defeats the aggressors and is greeted by an old acquaintance from the military. Yamagata invites him to re-join the military and become a high-ranking officer. Kenshin declines the offer, vowing to use his sword to bring justice peacefully without force.