A man who appears to be a priest approaches Death City as Soul drags Maka out of the apartment. He berates her for staying inside for so long despite being told they needed to get rest. They meet up with Black Star and Tsubaki as Sid and Lord Death discuss recent events. They first talk about what to do with Crona since even though he surrendered himself and shows no signs of becoming a Kishin, he still killed people under Medusa's lead and must be punished. Lord Death passes it over, saying they'll come to it later. The next topic is in regards to the Death Scythes meeting in the city. Sid reports that two of the scythes have arrived and Justin, the priest from earlier, will be there soon. Lord Death asks about the other four as Sid exclaims West Asia and Europe were too busy, South America was hard to contact, and Africa no longer returns their calls.
Elsewhere in the Academy, Marie and Yumi discuss the situation as Marie laments on how much she wants to retire and get married. Yumi snaps her back to reality as they go to meet Lord Death. Stein finds Spirit cleaning the walls as Spirit confides in his former partner that he is fearful since he wasn't there to fight Asura head on that he will be replaced and reassigned and will not get to be with Maka. Yumi and Marie break him away from cleaning as they meet with Justin in the death chamber, berating the priest for listening to his music and not listening to Lord Death.
The meisters convene to play a game of basketball to try and relax as Maka is reluctantly drawn into the game since Liz disappeared. Soul decides to make it interesting to involve a punishment for the losing team: Kid would have to have all the painting in his house moved or Maka spends a day with her father. The game starts as Maka has no idea how to play basketball.
Meanwhile, Lord Death explains to his four weapons that Asura has been released and since he can't leave that he'll need their help to find and defeat Asura. Stein goes on to explain that Asura's madness can carry over to other people who would go mad themselves and their insantiy would spread. Furthermore, witches would be awakened that haven't discovered their powers and natural disasters could occur if Asura isn't captured. Lord Death then reassigns the group. Spirit will be on standby with Lord Death constantly as opposed to working with Stein, Marie will take Spirit's place as Stein's weapon, and Yumi will assume Marie's responsibilites over Oceania to find Asura. Justin is not reassigned since he wasn't paying attention. Lord Death tells Spirit in private that Stein's madness is coming back and as his former partner, it will be his job to keep his sanity in check.
Stein and Marie decide to chat at the basketball court as Marie watches her new students, content with the people there as Stein comments how they can be playing when they just had the battle of their lives. Marie points out that they want to try and be semi-normal as Spirit joins up with them, knowing that things can not be normal. At this time, Soul's team beats Maka's as Maka approaches Spirit with the intent of sending Saturday with him. Spirit passes out as he can't believe he gets to spend time with his daughter, which amuses Stein.
In the end, Sid brings to Lord Death's attention again on what to do with Crona. Death admits that Crona is a powerful kid and that he could be useful, so he will give Crona a trial enrollment at the Academy as well as trying to help the meister with his problems.