Ep 17 – “Seventeenth Killing Spirit” / “Dai tō to shichi wa” (第悼と弑魑話)

Seishin continues to be plagued with what he should do about the attack of the shiki. Seishin’s father goes missing. Seishin realizes that his father knew about the shiki and invited the shiki to his room, on the condition that they leave Seishin’s and his mother’s room alone. Later on, a traumatized Kaori visits Seishin asking for a name for her grave. Due to the death of her mother and father, and the disappearance of her brother, Kaori believes that Megumi will kill her next, and she has dug up her own grave in preparation. Seishin tells her that she should still try to live. Seishin makes a decision and leaves the temple. Meanwhile, Ritsuko receives a call from one of the nurses – the nurse has been taken hostage. Ritsuko runs to save her, but on the way, she passes a truck with the gagged nurse. Ritsuko stands there in the middle of the road as two shiki approach her. Ozaki drives to Ritusko too late – she has already been bitten. Alone in his hospital at night, Chizuru visits Ozaki. She reveals that Seishin has decided to serve the shiki and visited Sunako that day. Ozaki tells Chizuru that he wants to survive to see the village die, and she bites him. Chizuru tells him to burn all evidence of the deaths.