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|Period with Tears|
|Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 38|
|Air date July 9, 2017|
|Written by Yuya Takahashi|
|Directed by Satoshi Morota|
Resolution of The White Knight!
Period with Tears (涙のperiod Namida no Perioddo) is the thirty-eighth episode of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. It features Hiiro Kagami's defection from Masamune Dan, thus returning to CR. It also features the final appearance of Saki Momose.
Graphite mercilessly attacked the body of Taiga which forced him out of his transformation! The injured Taiga has been rushed to the hospital immediately, but there is a high possibility that his heart has been damaged. Moreover, it seems that it would take an expert-level of surgical expertise in order to save his life. After returning to Masamune, Hiiro's father and Asuna make an urgent phone call. The director asks Hiiro to perform Taiga's surgical operation. Just what decision will Hiiro come to in the end?
Taiga suffers from severe hemorrhaging after being mercilessly defeated by Graphite. He was transferred to Seito Hospital with Nico distraught over Taiga. Haima then calls Emu to ask about Taiga's condition, Emu said that Taiga's blood pressure is really low and his pulse is weakening before he rejoined the doctors. Shortly, the operation starts at 7:45 PM with Emu as the main surgeon at first. Since Taiga has massive internal bleeding, his vital organs (especially his heart) are a mess. A doctor commented that only Hiiro is capable enough to operate on Taiga for such a delicate procedure, which Emu reluctantly agrees on. On the other side, at the waiting room, Asuna tries to console Nico, to no avail.
Meanwhile, at Genm Corp Head office, Hiiro recalls about the previous events when suddenly his father calls him. Haima desperately ordered his son to come operate on Taiga ASAP. But, before Hiiro even replies, Masamune ends the call abruptly. Although what Masamune orders to Hiiro is still unknown at this point, he does return to Seito to operate on Taiga.
At CR, Kuroto and Kiriya reluctantly joined forces and analyze about what happened if Parado is deleted. Kuroto finally deduced that his father is right. If Parado is about to be deleted, Emu will become unable to access Hyper Muteki, which in return erases their only chance to stop Kamen Rider Chronicle and Cronus. They finally decide to help Parado out, which at the point was attacked by Cronus along with Graphite.
Graphite manages to inject Cronus' Buggle Driver II with the Gemdeus virus, in hope to make Cronus unable to access 'Pause'. But, to their shock, Cronus prepares his second ace in his sleeves: a case of modified Energy items that only work on him. Using Muscle Up and Iron Body Energy items, Cronus easily defeats Parado and Graphite, thus canceling their transformations. Just when Cronus is able to finish them, Lazer Turbo and Genm break in and help their escape. Cronus still manages to overpower them, and even took another of Genm's lives. Cronus then explained that he ordered Hiiro to sabotage Taiga's operation. Since he knew that the operation is really difficult for any surgeon, no one will blame Hiiro if he failed. If not, Cronus is going to delete Saki's data permanently. Kiriya and Kuroto are fed up with Cronus' god complex and continue their attack, only for Kuroto to order Kiriya to hurry and tell the CR. Kuroto states he could use his continues with no problem for now to keep Cronus busy, which Kiriya agrees with and flees.
Back at CR, Kiriya arrived at the waiting room and tells a shocked Haima. After Kiriya tells the info about Masamune's plan, Nico screams in anger. She then tries to go into the operating room, only to be held back by Asuna. Nico starts rambling wildly about Hiiro sabotaging the operation to save Saki. Emu manages to calm Nico down by asking her to believe in Hiiro. Emu, being an optimist, believes that Hiiro would never do things like that. Emu then decides to chase after Masamune. On the other hand, Hiiro recalls about Taiga who indirectly guided him many times. But, Masamune's orders make Hiiro unable to focus and dropped his scissors. But, he decided to continue the operation anyway.
Meanwhile, Cronus managed to take 23 of Kuroto's lives just as Emu arrives. Kuroto retreats as Emu is left alone with Masamune. Emu is about to transform into Muteki Gamer, but Masamune threatens to delete Saki's data if he is about to transform. Emu becomes hesitant to transform and Masamune uses this chance to trample Emu with his feet and stating that Hiiro will experience his first failure, either Taiga or Saki will live and the other will die and be lost forever. Masamune laughs and Emu wonders if Masamune is actually a human or a devil. Just when Masamune is about to transform, Hiiro joins the fray.
Masamune then asks Hiiro if the operation went well or "wrong", and to Emu's surprise and relief, Hiiro decided to save Taiga at last. Hiiro explained that as the best doctor in the world, he'll never ignore the lives of those in front of him. In dismay, Masamune then deletes Saki's data in front of them, but Hiiro manages to stay strong and asks Emu to fight together once more, which Emu complies. They transformed into Muteki Gamer and Legacy Gamer respectively and fight Cronus, whom despite the usage of the Iron Body energy item, loses the fight and flees.
Emu cancels his transformation and apologizes as he was unable to save Saki. Upon Hiiro's request, Emu leaves him and says that he will wait for him back at CR. After Emu leaves, Hiiro cancels his transformation and starts to cry since he lost his last chance to save Saki as rain starts pouring down on him....
Back at Seito, Taiga regained consciousness and Emu explained everything that happened to him, with Nico overjoyed upon hearing it. Hiiro says that his wish did come true (to become the best doctor at Saki's behest) which Taiga understands. And then, they rekindle and reconcile their relationship as comrades and apologize to each other for their previous mistakes and hostility towards each other.
- Emu Hojo (宝生 永夢 Hōjō Emu): Hiroki Iijima (飯島 寛騎 Iijima Hiroki)
- Hiiro Kagami (鏡 飛彩 Kagami Hiiro): Toshiki Seto (瀬戸 利樹 Seto Toshiki)
- Taiga Hanaya (花家 大我 Hanaya Taiga): Ukyo Matsumoto (松本 享恭 Matsumoto Ukyō)
- Kuroto Dan (檀 黎斗 Dan Kuroto): Tetsuya Iwanaga (岩永 徹也 Iwanaga Tetsuya)
- Asuna Karino (仮野 明日那 Karino Asuna): Ruka Matsuda (松田 るか Matsuda Ruka)
- Kiriya Kujo (九条 貴利矢 Kujō Kiriya): Hayato Onozuka (小野塚 勇人 Onozuka Hayato)
- Parado (パラド Parado): Shouma Kai (甲斐 翔真 Kai Shōma)
- Graphite (グラファイト Gurafaito): Shouma Machii (町井 祥真 Machii Shōma)
- Nico Saiba (西馬 ニコ Saiba Niko): Reina Kurosaki (黒崎 レイナ Kurosaki Reina)
- Masamune Dan (檀 正宗 Dan Masamune): Hiroyuki Takami (貴水 博之 Takami Hiroyuki)
- Haima Kagami (鏡 灰馬 Kagami Haima): Hanamaru Hakata (博多 華丸 Hakata Hanamaru)
- Rider Gashat (ライダーガシャット Raidā Gashatto, Voice): Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ Kageyama Hironobu)
- Narration, Gashacon Bugvisor II/Buggle Driver II Voice, Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashat (仮面ライダークロニクルガシャット Kamen Raidā Kuronikuru Gashatto, Voice): Junichi Suwabe (諏訪部 順一 Suwabe Jun'ichi)
- Saki Momose (百瀬 小姫 Momose Saki): Kana Nakagawa (中川 可菜 Nakagawa Kana)
- Surgeon: Kazuya Suma (須間 一也 Suma Kazuya)
- Nurse: Junko Hamura (羽村 純子 Hamura Junko)
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Level 99, Muteki Gamer: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji)
- Kamen Rider Brave Level 100: Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun)
- Kamen Rider Lazer Turbo Level 0: Satoshi Fujita (藤田 慧 Fujita Satoshi)
- Kamen Rider Genm Level X-0, Graphite Bugster: Yuji Nakata (中田 裕士 Nakata Yuji)
- Kamen Rider Para-DX Level 99: Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya)
- Kamen Rider Cronus: Kosuke Asai (浅井 宏輔 Asai Kōsuke)
- Gashat Used:
- Level Used:
- Energy Items Used:
- Muscular, Iron-Body (2x)
- Speeding-Up, Instigate, High-Jump, Recover, Shrink, Giant, Invisible, Confusion, Liquefaction, Dark, Sleep, Reflect, Fortune, Flatten, Balloon-Body, Gag, Fascination, Partner, Prediction, Halt, The End
- to be added
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Uchu Sentai Kyuranger episode 21, Space.21: Farewell Scorpio! The Day The Argo Revives!.
- Closing Screen:
- Text Color: Pink
- Count at episode end
- Gashats in Ex-Aid's possession: Mighty Action X, Gekitotsu Robots, Shakariki Sports, Bakusou Bike, Giri Giri Chambara, Mighty Brothers XX, Maximum Mighty X, Hyper Muteki
- Gashats in Brave's possession: Taddle Quest, DoReMiFa Beat, Drago Knight Hunter Z, Gashat Gear Dual β, Taddle Legacy
- Gashats in Snipe's possession: Bang Bang Shooting, Jet Combat, Gashat Gear Dual β
- Gashats in Lazer Turbo's possession: Bakusou Bike, Proto Mighty Action X, Proto Taddle Quest, Proto Bang Bang Shooting, Proto Bakusou Bike, Proto Gekitotsu Robots, Proto DoReMiFa Beat, Proto Giri Giri Chambara, Proto Jet Combat, Proto Shakariki Sports, Proto Drago Knight Hunter Z
- Gashats in Genm's possession: Proto Mighty Action X Origin, Dangerous Zombie
- Gashats in Para-DX's possession: Gashat Gear Dual
- Gashats in Poppy's possession: Toki Meki Crisis
- Gashats in Ride-Player Nico's possession: Kamen Rider Chronicle
- Gashats in Cronus' possession: Kamen Rider Chronicle (Master ver.)
- Unknown owner: Ju Ju Burger
- Kuroto Dan's Life Points remaining: 70
- Gashatrophies in Ride-Player Nico's possession: Bang Bang Shooting, Mighty Action X, Taddle Quest, Bakusou Bike, Gekitotsu Robots, Jet Combat, Shakariki Sports, Giri Giri Chambara, DoReMiFa Beat
- Video Game References in this episode:
- Cronus keeping a lot of Energy Items in a case for him to use is a reference to the inventory usage in role-playing games that allows players to carry health-restoring and status-healing items, etc.
- This is the first time Cronus uses Energy Items.
- Cronus's Energy Item Case is a remodeled of O Medal Holder. Furthermore, he throws Energy Items to himself much like Ankh threw Core Medals to Eiji Hino.
- Asuna does not transform into Poppy Pipopapo throughout this entire episode.
- Taiga's scan is curiously dated May 30th 2017, over a month behind this episode's airdate.