Rukia, Renji, and Chad are battling Rudobon and the soldiers he created. But then, another enemy appears before them. It is Yammy, who fell from the Fifth Tower. The three of them are surprised that Yammy has transformed into a giant.
Ichigo escapes from his house in confusion after witnessing his friends and family welcoming Tsukishima as if they've known him for years. Regrouping with Ginjo, Ichigo learns that the same change has also happened to Riruka and the other Xcution members.
Ichigo is shocked to learn that Chad and Orihime have now sided with Tsukishima and are even willing to fight Ichigo to protect their precious "friend." Meanwhile, Ginjo races to help Ichigo, but the remaining members of Xcution halt his attempt.