Episode 26: Star Festival
Hoshimi Matsuri no Yoru
Opening theme: Itooshii Hito no Tame Ni
Ending theme: Tokimeki no Doukasen
Tamahome finds her there and tells her they need to talk. Miaka tells Tamahome that Taiitsukun said that she must abandon her love for Tamahome because, in the end, their love cannot be. Tamahome is upset at Taiitsukun but runs away saying that after they've successfully called Suzaku he will make Miaka the happiest bride. The episode ends with Tamahome visiting his home village and finding his family dead, slain by an unknown assassin.