Ichigo and his friends have narrowly escaped Hanza Nukui's team's attacks. But Uryu and Chad have been inundated with the Spirit Energy of Bakkoutos, and Orihime's healing power doesn't seem to be working. On top of that, Yoruichi, who has been spying on the Soul Society, reveals that Rurichiyo and Shu Kannogi are to be married in a matter of days. Kisuke Urahara speculates that this marriage will be coerced with a Rurichiyo double. Meanwhile, Rurichiyo is deep in thought, staring at the injured Uryu and Chad.