Ep 20 – “Twentieth Mourning” / “Dai futatō wa” (第腐汰悼話)

As morning hits the village, the villagers rummage through the buildings and hunt sleeping shiki. The villagers learn that a shiki had killed Mrs. Ozaki. They follow the footsteps, only to discover Atsushi, now a shiki. Atsushi’s father kills him by impaling him with a stake and his own bare hands. As nighttime falls, the villagers put the dead shiki in a pit. Ozaki reveals that there are more shiki, and the villagers learn that the shiki might be hiding underground. Seishiro shoots at the villagers, but Natsuno stops him. Meanwhile, Toru tries to force Ritsuko to kill Yasuyo, but Ritsuko refuses—killing is against her nature. Toru releases Yasuyo. The villagers prepare an ambush for the remaining shiki. Other villagers drag out shiki from the pipelines to stake them in the heart. Upon hearing about the shiki killings, Sunako grows scared. She feels that she won’t be saved because she killed people. As day comes and light streams through, Ritsuko and Toru hold onto each other. Meanwhile, the shiki take control of a human, and use him to shoot the villagers. Ozaki looks on in horror as Atsushi’s father discovers the controlled human in the act, and brutally killing him.