Ryoko tells Ayeka of her deep emotions for Tenchi while in the onsen from her past. However, the Jurai princess is drunk from sake and calls Ryoko an old lady. After Mihoshi's love confessions of Tenchi are told, Kagato appears and takes away Ryoko. Tenchi and the girls head for Funaho's tree where Kagato appears and puts Ryoko under his mind control to try getting Tenchi's sword. Tenchi overpowers her and slashes Kagato in the face. The space pirate heals his cut and overpowers Tenchi in a sword duel.
As Kagato is about to take the sword, Tenchi's grandfather takes it and Kagato reveals that Tenchi's grandfather is Yosho. Both then fight in a duel where Yosho has the upper hand in the battle until Ryoko intervenes. Yosho cuts off Ryoko's hand containing the gem so she could be free of Kagato's mind control. Kagato tries to take the sword thrown at Funaho's tree which he can't take since he isn't of Jurai royal blood. Kagato then takes Ryoko and heads back to the Sojia. After Yosho and Ayeka have a heart-to-heart talk, Tenchi, Mihoshi, and Ayeka get aboard Ryo-ohke with a fragment of Ryu-oh attached to take on the Soja. However, the Soja's defenses prove to be too overwhelming for Ryo-ohki to handle. In a desperation attack, Tenchi uses the Lighthawk Wings on Ryu-oh to launch an attack on the Soja, but the attack is weak and Ryu-oh's fragment is destroyed by the Soja.
Desperate for Tenchi's life, Ryoko frees herself from her sand prison and heads for the wreckage of the ship to find Tenchi's bloody headband. Assuming Tenchi is dead, Ryoko decides that she will kill Kagato.