Ep 6 – “Sixth Skull” / “Dai roku wa” (第髏苦話)
The revived Megumi picks up the torn pieces of her postcard to Natsuno and is sad and angered at Natsuno’s treatment of her. Natsuno confirms that Megumi came to his house and swears that he won’t die so easily. Meanwhile, Toshio confirms Hiromi’s death while Masao, who has been attacked earlier, is immobilized and unable to call for help. Toshio discovers that the insect bites are a likely vector for infection. He loses his patience when his latest patient’s wife makes a diagnosis and treatment despite the seriousness of cyanosis. When Seishin informs Toshio about the bizarre goings-on between the deceased victims, Toshio scolds his friend for checking out something not related to the illness. At night, Sunako comes to visit Seishin and the monk warns her about the dangerous disease spreading in the village, but she doesn’t seem at all worried. On September 20th, Masao dies. Natsuno rents a vampire horror movie to watch with Toru’s brother and is told about the legend of the “risen”. Natsuno discovers that Seishin has been borrowing books on the same subject and visits his temple, but is told by Miwako, Seishin’s mother, that her son is out on business. Part-timers working at Toshio’s clinic began quitting in fear of catching the disease. Natsuno visits Toshio next, asking him if he is sure of Megumi’s death. Toshio laughs it off when Natsuno thinks that Megumi may have revived, and jokes that anyone who did would be a vampire or zombie. When he asks Natsuno how he came up with the thought, the boy leaves. Kaori and her brother Akira sneak into the Kanemasa castle based on Akira’s sightings of an already deceased villager heading inside. However, they are unaware of Tatsumi observing them from behind.