XCIV

Jack floats downriver and takes shelter in a cave, while the six surviving Daughters of Aku track him. He hallucinates an argument with himself over whether he can bring himself to kill all the Daughters if necessary as he had never before killed a human. A wounded wolf who battled tiger-like creatures in the previous episode joins Jack, and they bond as they recuperate from their injuries. Jack recalls an incident from his childhood where his father gave a group of assassins accosting his family a choice: leave, or “face your destiny”. They attacked, and Jack’s father killed them. As the Daughters of Aku follow remnants of Jack’s blood and close in on him, he gives them the same choice, echoing his father’s words. When they stay, he quickly kills three and lures the others onto a branch hanging over an abyss. One by one, Jack drops them into the abyss, but before he can return to solid ground, the branch breaks, and he too falls into the abyss.

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