|High Tide, High Time|
|Air date||October 9, 2004|
|Written by||Keiko Nobumoto|
|Directed by||Yoshiyuki Takei|
Gunshot of Remorse
After Quent accidentally shot Toboe in the previous episode, he drops his rifle and kneels over him, filled with shock and horror over what he has done. Darcia aims his gun at Quent and fires. It's revealed that Toboe bit Darcia's arm, causing him to miss, but Darcia doesn't fell pain anymore due to Jagura's poison which is slowly killing him and flings the wounded wolf away. Quent shoots Darcia with his sidearm, but it makes no difference. He tries to shoot him again, but the pistol runs out, then Darcia shoots Quent. Toboe staggers towards Quent, blood drips from every step he makes. He apologizes to Quent who assures him that he was the one who fired the rifle. Toboe tells Quent what he had promised Blue and how he wishes that they all could have gone to Paradise, Toboe rest's his head on Quent's arm. Quent finally puts aside his hatred of wolves and pets him. Toboe has a vision of Paradise where he is reunited with Granny and able to play as a pup after as his life ebbs away. Quent realizes that Toboe was one who saved him from freezing to death in the snow and tearfully thanks him. Kiba, Cheza and Tsume arrive, Tsume is saddened and affected by Toboe's death and kneels down in sadness, Kiba sees something in the distance and runs off. Hubb, who is searching for everyone in the fog encounters Darcia and is almost strangled by him but Kiba separates them, Kiba tells Darcia he knows he has the stone that will open Paradise and asks why he has not opened it, Darcia claim's hes been waiting him, soon he will lose everything like he has, all Kiba possesses must all by gone before opening Paradise that is the law of the world, the seal's broken and Paradise is under his nose, Darcia disappers into the fog laughing. Meanwhile Cheza is unsuccessfully trying to heal Toboe while Tsume sits nearby. Cheza's tears make a small plant grow out of the ground then disappear. Hige and Blue arrive, Blue kneels over Quent who smiles at her, acknowledging her as his dog again, Quent's eyes lose their pupils indicating that he's died, Kiba arrives with Hubb who breaks down in tears over Quent's death. Kiba strokes Toboe and the wolves howl in sorrow while Cheza starts singing.
The pack continues on while Tsume tearfully gives Toboe a heartfelt goodbye in private, revealing the origin of his scar. Jaguara's wolf hunting troops are shooting his pack killing most of his family and friends, As Tsume attempted to flee from the battle, the alpha male attacked him and banished him from the pack, branding him as a coward and caused him to refuse to befriend others. Toboe was the one who motivated him to pursue paradise. Tsume hears Toboe saying " Come on Tsume let's go, I believed in you, I won't wine anymore and I won't run away". Tsume tells Quent to look after Toboe before leaving. The pack comes across a cliff the wolves easily jump up but Hubb has to climb, but then the ground shakes, causing Hubb to loose his grip but he manages to hang on. Kiba tries to rescue him but Hubb doesn't let him, he says that he believes that the pack will open Paradise. Hubb let's go and plummet's as the pack looks down in sadness, Tsume, who is making his way to up the cliff witnesses Hubb falling. Hubb survives the fall but has serious injures, he inhales on a cigar before using Cher's scarf to suffocate himself. Kiba turns around and sees a huge wolf with glowing eyes, it's Darcia.
Kiba: Anyway, it's been fun. If it's meant to be. We'll meet again.
Kiba: Paradise is ours! We're taking it back!
Toboe: (walking to Quent) I wanted... To watch over you, like Blue did... For the rest of my life...
Toboe: (rest's his head on Quent's arm) Let me sleep here for a while.
Quent: (pulls Toboe closer, starts crying) You saved me boy.
-Kiba, Tsume, Hige, Blue and Cheza are the only ones left.
Hige: What good is pride when you are dead!?
This line was originally said by Hige in the first episode and is repeated towards the end of the series by Kiba
Tsume explains how he got the scar on his chest Click Here