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With the Gurongi case seemingly over, Yusuke is brought in to have his bike and its new armor studied as Ichijo tries to reach out to his sick mother.
Yusuke manages to swerve and avoid the truck, but afterwards, the TRCS becomes unresponsive. As ULF 24 attempts to hit him with a truck while he is unable to move, he turns into Dragon Form and leaps away, forcing ULF 24 to get out of his truck. Yusuke grabs a nearby rod and transforms it into a staff, apparently destroying ULF 24. Ichijo reports this as Yusuke sifts through the wreckage that the truck pushed the TRCS into. Yusuke wonders why it suddenly stopped, but Ichijo advises him to not touch it and to see if it’s dangerous first. Yusuke replies that it’s fine, due to Kuuga’s mark being on it. Nozomi then calls and tells him that his mother collapsed. Ichijo then asks to speak to Enokida, which surprises Nozomi.
Nagoya West Hospital, 11:06 a.m.
Ichijo’s mother is seen in a hospital bed.
Ichijo gets Enokida on the phone, and requests that she look at Yusuke’s motorcycle. Yusuke then asks Ichijo if anything happened to his mother, but replies that it’ll be fine.
Metro PD Joint Task Force Office, 11:23 a.m.
Sugita tells Nozomi that him and Sakuraki will head to the scene, and afterwards he will take her daughter to her piano lesson. Nozomi remarks that he’s a good father, but he insists that he’s ordinary. Nozomi asks Enokida if Ichijo needed to be at the research institute, and if any other officer could stand in for him, since she believes he should go visit his mother. Nozomi tells her that since her father was also a policeman and dedicated to his work, her mother seemed very lonely up until her father passed away from disease. Enokida says that Ichijo acts that way because it’s in his nature, and deeply cares, unlike herself, whose husband left her because she was consumed by her work, and tells her to have faith in Ichijo.
In Shinjuku Ward, 11:57 a.m.
Ra-Baruba-Da comments that the flying object has appeared to Zu-Goma-Gu. She asks him what happened to Me Gyarido Gi, and he replies that he has not yet returned. She then orders him to call Me-Gadora-Da.
Chiba: National Research Institute of Police Science, 0:34 p.m.
The TRCS, complete with the beetle, is assembled in Enokida’s research lab. As they walk in the halls, Enokida comments that she was wondering what kind of person Number Four was, and couldn’t believe it was Yusuke. She also asks Ichijo if he should return to Nagoya now that the situation has settled. When Yusuke asks why Ichijo would return to Nagoya, she assures him that it’s nothing, but Yusuke catches on and asks if it has to do with Ichijo’s mother. Enokida confirms that his mother fainted, but that it was nothing serious. Ichijo returns to HQ, and Yusuke tells him to contact him if anything happens.
Jonan University Archeology Lab, 0:55 p.m.
Sakurako welcomes Jean back, who appears worried. When she questions him about it, he reveals that he doesn’t feel that he can face Mika since he couldn’t protect the fragments her father found. Sakurako then gets a call from Yusuke, who tells her that the armor appeared. Sakurako tells him that the Linto treated the beetle as a messenger from god. She then tells Jean that the pieces were retrieved to try to cheer him up.
At the lab, Enokida comments that the beetle changed the bike’s form, and she doubts that it can be changed back, but Yusuke thinks that it may work like Kuuga’s weapons and revert back to its original shape. When Yusuke touches the armor, it glows.
Bunkyo Ward: Pole Pole, 1:09 p.m.
Minori enters the full restaurant, and Tamasaburo requests her help, since he’s the only one there.
In Chiba City: Shin Minato, 2:07 p.m.
Sugita looks over the scene where Unidentified Lifeform 24 perished, and comments that it’s odd that they couldn’t find any parts of Unidentified Lifeform 24’s body. One of the other officers notices that the manhole cover was open, and they theorize that it escaped using it.
Metro PD Headquarters, Chief's Office, 3:03 p.m.
Ichijo reports that the UFO was likely an ancient weapon that was revived for ULF 04, and requests that it be placed under his command. The chief isn’t sure, but comments that since Number Four has defeated 21 out of the 24 Unidentified Lifeforms, and has saved many people, if the UFO is related to ULF 04, it should at least be given some protection by the police.
Ichijo and Nozomi briefly and awkwardly meet in the hallway outside until Ichijo receives a report about ULF 24 hijacking another truck, and runs off.
Ichijo’s mom wakes up.
Chiba: National Research Institute of Police Science, 4:57 p.m.
Enokida comments that after Yusuke touched it, the bike seemed to awaken. She then gets a call from Ichijo, who reports that ULF 24 didn’t die. The bike then gives off sparks, and Yusuke rides off on it, damaging some of the equipment that the scientists were using to measure it.
In Taito Ward, 6:31 p.m.
Yusuke catches up with Unidentified Lifeform 24 again, along with Ichijo. As Yusuke charges his bike at the truck, the front of the bike spouts flames, and manages to topple the truck, killing Unidentified Lifeform 24. However, once this happens, the beetle turns back into stone, returning the TRCS to its original form. Yusuke then suggests to Ichijo that he return to Nagoya, but Ichijo asks him what would happen if something happened. Yusuke says he understands, and after Ichijo suggests he rest, he tells Ichijo that the hospital his mother is staying at accepts visitors’ calls until 8 p.m. Ichijo nods and drives off.
Metropolitan Metro PD Joint Task Force Office, 7:58 p.m.
As Ichijo finishes up a report, he calls his mother at the hospital, and teases her that she fell ill despite being the head nurse. She teases him back, and asks how he can be so free, and the pair then hangs up. Nozomi, who was outside the conference room where Ichijo called his mom (and overheard the conversation), smiles.
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- Kuuga - Mighty Form, Dragon Form
- This episode aired alongside Mirai Sentai Timeranger episode 14, Case File 14: Dead Heat.
- Viewership: 10.8%
- Kamen Rider Kuuga DVD Volume 4 features episodes 13-16.
- Kamen Rider Kuuga Blu-ray Volume 1 features episodes 1-16.