|High Tide, High Time|
|Air date||October 9, 2004|
|Written by||Keiko Nobumoto|
|Directed by||Yoshiyuki Takei|
Gunshot of Remorse
When Quent accidentally shoots Toboe, he throws his rifle on ground then kneels over the dying Toboe. Quent is filled with horror for 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, then flings Toboe away. Quent takes out a pistol and shoots Darcia, but it makes no difference. He tries to shoot him again, but the pistol runs out of ammo, then Darcia shoots Quent with his next shot. The mortally-wounded Toboe staggers towards Quent, blood drops from every step he makes. He tells Quent he's sorry, and Quent tells him not to apologise as he is the one that fired the gun. Toboe says he promised Blue he'd protect him, but now he can't, he wishes he could have stayed at his side for the rest of his life and that they all could have gone to Paradise together, Toboe rest's his head on Quent's arm, Quent begins petting him. As Toboe's life ebbs away he has a vision of Paradise in which he is reunited with Granny and able to run and play as a pup, Quent realises that Toboe was one who saved him from freezing to death in the snow and thanks him for it. Kiba, Cheza and Tsume arrive, Tsume starts nudging Toboe, realising he's dead, Tsume kneels down in sadness, Kiba then sees something and runs off into the distance. 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 possess must all by gone before opening Paradise that is the law of the world and the seal's broken Kiba must hurry Paradise is under his nose, Darcia walks off into the fog laughing. Meanwhile Cheza is trying to heal Toboe but fails, Tsume sits nearby in sadness over Toboe's death Cheza's tears cause a small plant grow out of the ground then disappear. Hige and Blue arrive and see Toboe and Quent, Blue kneels over Quent he looks up at her and smiles, acknowledging her as his dog again, Quent's eyes lose their pupils indicating that he's died, Kiba arrives with Hubb who see's Quent and kneels down and cries, Kiba kneels down and strokes Toboe, the wolves howl in sorrow then Cheza starts singing.
The pack continues on 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. he didn't need any friends, never trusted them, all he did was betray the people around him until he met Kiba, Hige and Toboe. Tsume wanted to take Toboe to Paradise he was the one who brought him all the where there, 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". A tear rolls down Tsume's face has he tells Quent to look after Toboe and says farewell to Toboe before leaving. The pack comes across a cliff the wolves easily jump up but Hubb has to climb, Hige tells Hubb here's a edge where he can rest but then the ground shakes and Hubb loses his grip but manages to cling to the edge Kiba tries to rescue him but Hubb tells him not to, he says that he's not scared of dying and he believes that the pack will open Paradise. Hubb let's go of the edge and plummet's as the pack looks down in sadness, Tsume, who is making his way to up the cliff witnesses Hubb falling, Hubb looks at him while he falls. Hubb smashes into the ground and 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