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Episode 4: Cursed Womb Must Die
The episode begins with an ominous scene. Itatori, Fuguro and Nazaki are approaching a juvenile detention center when a strange womb appears in the sky, a sign of a curse. Their guide is a man named Ijichi, an employee of Jujutsu Tech. He’s not a fighter, but his role is just as important, as he provides key information about the curse that awaits them. The seriousness of the situation was revealed when he told them they were dealing with another “super” curse.
During an informational interlude, viewers are given explanations about the different levels of curses. The spectrum ranges from Class 1 to Class 4, with Class 1 being the weakest and Class 4 being the strongest. However, they now face an even more dangerous fifth tier: premium.
When the team saw a woman, the mother of a boy named Zheng, who was still trapped inside the center, she wept in agony as the scene of agony came into view. To cover up the truth of the curse, Jiu-Jitsu staff tricked her into believing that the detention center was being gassed. She was overwhelmed and fell to her knees, tears streaming down her face. Despite the emotional turmoil, the team of Nagasaki, Fuguro and Itator bravely entered the detention center.
Inside the center, Fuhei summoned his White Wolf, a familiar who would alert them of any approaching curses. Itadori showed a fondness for dogs and a desire to pet wolves. As they delved deeper into the building, they realized that the detention center looked vaster from the inside – an eerie sign of the curse’s twisted interior. They suddenly discover that the exit has disappeared, leading to a humorous moment where Nagasaki and Itatori try to lighten the mood by jokingly shouting “What should we do?”
Their quest takes a terrifying turn when the team stumble upon three bodies, one of which they identify as positive. There was a dispute between Banniao and Fuhei. Banniao thinks they should return Zheng’s body to his mother, but Fuhei protests and exposes Zheng’s past crimes of killing a little girl in a hit-and-run incident. He firmly believes that being is not worth any kind of redemption. Just as they were arguing fiercely, Kagezaki was suddenly forcibly pulled underground.
Just when Fuhei and Banniao were shocked by the sudden disappearance of their teammates, an ominous curse appeared. Banniao and Fuhei found themselves paralyzed, presumably due to the evil effects of the curse. However, Bannori managed to escape the paralysis and stabbed the curse with a sword-like dagger. However, his attack failed, resulting in the sword being snapped in two and his hand severed.
In the ensuing chaos, they make a terrifying discovery. The white wolves in Ambush, their early warning system, had already been taken out, so they were caught off guard by the cursed ambush. Meanwhile, Nagasaki finds herself in a basement surrounded by eerie white baby heads that she must fight to survive.
Itatori then convinces Fuguro to leave him and find Kagezaki, promising to stop the curse in the meantime. Despite his reservations, Fu Hei eventually acquiesced and left. Itatori instructs him to send out the signal once Nagasaki is safely rescued. Once the signal is received, Banniao plans to release the demon Sukura within him to help defeat the curse.
When Itadori faces the curse alone, his resolve gives up and he breaks down, unprepared for possible death. However, a howl from the crouching black wolf reaffirmed his resolve—his friends were safe. Banniao seized the opportunity to release Sukuna.
Sukuna took possession of Itatori’s body, looking for a way to torture his master. He was initially hesitant to heal the severed hand that Banri had injured in the previous battle. However, he eventually healed it to protect himself from the curse. Sukuna easily subdued the spell, and revealed his other finger in the spell. The episode ends on a creepy note, with Sukuna bursting into manic laughter when he realizes that Itatori cannot wrest control from him.
This episode was super cool! We’ve got it all – Itatori and Nagasaki’s sibling dynamic, Fuhei’s ruthlessness, and tons of lively fight scenes!
The only thing – and this is very important – is that the title of the episode is “The Uterus Must Die”, but we don’t really get any explanation as to why the curse is something a child portrays, or really much to mention And it is simply the womb in the sky.
But I think that’s too picky! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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