Previously, Satoko was convicted of making a joke that nearly killed a student. He learned from his mistakes and reforms. Later, he visited Hinamizawa village with Reka and met Keiichi and the others. Satoko doesn’t want to go back to town. Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou releases the final episode next week; make sure not to miss it. Let’s find out below what will happen in Satoko’s life right now.
Right now, Oyahsiro’s curse had summoned Satoko in the afterlife. He holds the shards of Reka and Satoka’s life. Only Reka won in all the fragments but, Oyashiro’s curse didn’t like him. He snapped his fingers and looked back at Rika and Satoko’s life when they were in the village. Let’s find out what will happen below.
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That day Rika and Satoko were arguing about returning to town. Reka wants to go back to the city and study hard to make her dream come true. Satoko wanted them to stay in Hinamizawa village. He thought Hinamizawa was a good match for them. He told Rika that he wasn’t a genius like him, and that he could force himself to study while continuing to fall. Satoko is worried that when they get to the city, their lives have changed since Reka became popular.
Satoko will be left alone, and he will not be on the same level as Reka’s town friend. Reka’s friends are popular and genius students, but only Satoko is considered a country girl. She thought that going back would be embarrassing in her life. Satoko is worried that Reka will have fun with her friends, and that she will get high marks that she cannot afford. He told Reka to choose between him and return to town.
Reka says that he can’t choose anything and he wants Satoko and school. Satoko tells Reka that Hinamizawa Village is where they live. He reminds Reka how valuable Hinamizawa village is and how they grew up together. Reka tries to negotiate with Satoko, who insists on staying. Satoko asked Rika to choose between him and the city again, but Reka fell silent. He jumps in the road and gets hit by a car.
Reka shouted Satoko’s name, but Oyashiro’s curse saved him before he died. He summoned him to the afterlife again, and he realized that Satoko was defeated again. Curse Oyashiro snapped his fingers again and revisited their lives. It was the afternoon after the incident, Satoko woke up in the middle of the night. He dragged Reka to the top of the mountain. Reka asks Satoka why did he wake him up at this hour.
Once there, Satoko told Reka to see how beautiful Hinamizawa is. He explained everything about Hinamizawa. Satoko thought Reka would change her mind after hearing her touching speech. He asks Reka what she has decided. Reka replied that he had decided to return to the city and study hard. Satoko told Reka that didn’t happen. He started scratching his neck, and Reka realized that Oyashiro’s curse was possessing him.
Satoko took out a sword and threatened to kill Reka to change his mind about returning to town. He wanted Reka to think of Hinamizwa village as his home and place of life. Satoko thought that if he killed Reka, it would be best to bring him back to life; she will change her mind. She told Reka that she was a priestess and it was a sin for her to leave Hinamizawa village. Satoko also told Reka that the priestess served Oyashiro’s curse.
Reka replied that Oyashiro’s curse had given him the freedom to go anywhere. Before Satoko stabs Reka, Oyashiro’s curse summons Satoka to the afterlife. She laughs at Satoka for trying to change Reka’s mind, but she keeps failing. Satoko recounts Oyashiro’s curse that he wants to see all the fragments of Reka’s life. Oyashiro’s curse tells him that the pieces contain all of Reka’s past that he has been through for hundreds of years.
Satoko touches the fragments and looks back on Reka’s life; she wanted to find out why she kept failing. He travels to the past where Oyashiro cursed everyone. Back then whoever was possessed by the curse had the power to kill everyone in the village by himself. Satoko saw how he always lost every battle when fighting Reka.
He realized that he had to change the future so that he could win. He returned to the afterlife and spoke with the curse of Oyashiro. Satoko told Oyashiro about a new plan to kill Reka and then commit suicide. According to him, his past will be the same as Reka’s fragment. She says her wish will be fulfilled, and Reka will never return to town because she loves him.
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