Shuhei Hisagi joins Sajin Komamura to battle Kaname Tosen in hopes of bringing his former captain back to his senses. Meanwhile the other Soul Reapers form an uneasy alliance with the Visoreds: Lisa Yadomaru, Hiyori Sarugaki, and Toshiro Hitsugaya take on Halibel. Love Aikawa and Rose take on Stark. Hachigen Ushoda, Marechiyo Omaeda, and Soi Fon take on Barragan. The battle against the Espadas resumes.
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.