Kōichi, Reiko, Naoya, Yūya, Izumi, Takako Sugiura, and Junta Nakao go to a nearby beach resort to meet Matsunaga. Although tense at first, they manage to relax when they successfully leave Yomiyama without incident, convinced that the curse is ineffective outside town. As Katsumi is busy, they decide to go to the beach, where Kōichi discovers Mei nearby. The group spends the afternoon having fun, even undergoing a fishing contest for food. Katsumi joins them later on, but still doesn't remember what or where the clue is, though he does mention that it wasn't paper. Suddenly, the weather acts up, and a gust of wind blows the group's beach ball far into the water. Nakao volunteers to bring it back, but drowns in the process. Shortly after, his body is torn up by a motorboat, prompting everyone to realize that the curse may not be limited in Yomiyama. Kōichi hears the shocked Katsumi mutter: "But I...I protected them... I left it for them...in the classroom."