|Episode 28 - Hikaru and Lantis's Dangerous Journey|
Hikaru and Lantis are out battling monsters in the crumbling Cephiro.
Monsters... I think they're much stronger now than before.
All monsters in Cephiro are materializations of the heart. The fear of people who have lost their Pillar creates powerful monsters.
Then they have some quiet bonding time until around half-way through the episode when Eagle/FTO shows up. Eagle is happy to see that one of the Magic Knights is here alone, so that means he can gather more data on her... Then he notices Lantis there with her, and suddenly he seems really worried, and starts fighting against Hikaru/Rayearth without holding back. Lantis just stands there, unable to do anything but watch, and somehow he doesn't even feel the need to try and take shelter from all the gunfire flying nearby him.
The Magic Knights were able to do some damage to FTO earlier, but now that Hikaru is alone she has the disadvantage. FTO manages to cut Rayearth's hand off... but then... Hikaru calls on her invincible protaganist power to turn the battle around. Rayearth's sword gets covered in flames and is able to cut through FTO's shield and cut his hand off. Eagle teleports up in the air to try and do a drop attack, but then Hikaru does the same and goes up higher than him...
They seem to be about evenly matched, and Lantis goes and breaks up the fight with a lightning attack, and tries to convince Eagle to stop what he's doing.
Stop this now! Eagle! I told you... The Pillar of Cephiro is by no means almighty.
Lantis... My mission is to seize control of the Pillar system of Cephiro.
Then Eagle suddenly unleashes a stun attack that prevents Hikaru from moving, and manages to capture her in a green forcefield. Lantis tries to help, but then he starts getting pelted with ice projectiles... oh I bet that's Alcyone... yep. Her attacks get even more intense after she hears Lantis's voice and it reminds her of Zagato.
Oh man, shit's getting real now... I think this is the first time they've ended an episode on the Magic Knights being separated.