"It may be that in this universe, things with no shape may be correct. Be it people, be it stars, their forms may be nothing more than ephemeral, temporary things. If that is the case, then there is no reason to weep when you look in a mirror." - Narrator
Maetel is attacked by Suru
At the request of two passengers, the Galaxy Express makes a 14 hour stop on Planet Nuruba: a formless planet that it also a popular suicide location. Tsuru and Suru, two formless inhabitants of the planet, attack Maetel and Tetsuro who have decided to stay aboard the Galaxy Express during the lay over. After replicating their bodies and stealing their clothes, Tsuru and Suru try to pass themselves off as the real Maetel and Tetsuro but are thwarted by a naked Tetsuro.
The suicide lovers
Before Tetsuro can give the two a beating, Maetel asks him not to and the father of the aliens comes to explain that the two meant no harm and only wanted to experience what life would be like if they had a form. Before the aliens leave the ship, their father seems to recognize Maetel but doesn't say where from in front of Tetsuro. The episode concludes with the two passengers who requested the stop committing suicide on the surface of the planet.