|Episode 34 - Hikaru and Friendships Torn Apart|
Going with a Cardcaptor Sakura style episode title here. This was another exposition-heavy episode.
Nova tries to convince Hikaru to hate her friends, by showing her false memories of them saying things they never said... Hikaru doesn't fall for it. So then instead Nova brings out a false image of Lantis, the one that Hikaru is in love with, and he tells her that he hates her for killing his brother Zagato... This makes Hikaru feel guilty and start to fall into the darkness.
The real Lantis senses that Hikaru is in danger... and Clef can sense an evil presence in this castle coming from Hikaru...
The little girl who looks up to Hikaru, finds Lantis as she's looking for Hikaru to give her a flower wreath. Lantis says Hikaru is in danger, and then he reassures her that Hikaru will be okay.
Here in Cephiro, those with truly strong willpower always prevail. Hikaru is strong. She has a heart stronger than anyone else's.Then he agrees to go and give the flower wreath to Hikaru.
Apparently Caldina and Lafarga are in a relationship... okay, sure.
Umi wakes up inside the Chizeta fortress, and Selece talks to her to tell her what's going on and that she can call on him any time, just like Rayearth told Hikaru when she got captured. Umi starts to want to get more friendly with her Rune-God, and asks him to call her by her name. And then almost the exact same scene happens again with Fuu and Windam in the Fahren fortress. Both of the scenes end with Umi/Fuu being greeted by some nameless, identical-looking Chizeta/Fahren people.
Meanwhile, Eagle and Geo start discussing the current situation, and Eagle says now is the perfect time to invade Cephiro Castle, while two of the Magic Knights have been captured by the other countries. Geo questions whether it's right to betray Lantis... Suddenly Eagle starts coughing blood. Eagle reveals that he's had this disease ever since he was assigned to lead the invasion of Cephiro, and he's been hiding it from Geo and the others all this time.