|Episode 22: I'll Never Leave You|
Nido to Hanarenai
Opening theme: Itooshii Hito no Tame Ni
Ending theme: Tokimeki no Doukasen
Tamahome and Hotohori start their battle with Tamahome's intention of killing both Hotohori and Miaka. Hotohori gains a greater advantage in much of the fight but is distracted after realizing that Miaka escaped from her room where she should be kept. Miaka screams and while Tamahome is distracted, Hotohori runs his blade through his opponent's torso. Even in his bleeding state, Tamahome tries to kill Miaka but she kisses him and the effects of the Kudoku was lifted. After being healed by Mitsukake, he sets out for Kutou to retrieve the scroll. Yui lets him go back with it but the Suzaku Seven does not know thatNakago has another trap for them.