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Parasyte The Maxim Ep.22 – “Quiescence and Awakening” (Summary)

Shinichi and Migi have finally decided to face Goto who has already started chasing them. Migi formulates a plan to leave Shinichi’s right arm so they can work separately. However, the risk is too high and Migi doesn’t have enough time to strike Goto since his consciousness starts to fade away immediately. Shinichi impales the enemy on the leg, distracting him for a moment which gives Migi the chance to behead him. Unfortunately, his cut isn’t deep enough and he immediately realizes that their plan is a failure. He instructs Shinichi to run away while he attacks Gotou and after hesitating for some time, the young man flees the scene, leaving Migi alone as he starts to fade away.

MIGI: “This is farewell, Shinichi. I’m glad I didn’t take over your brain when we first met. Thanks to that, we made many good memories as friends.” ©Madhouse

Shinichi ends up in a village where Mitsuyo lives. The old woman offers him some help after seeing his injury and right arm. He stays in her house for a few days until someone from the village frantically informs them about a monster that attacked his friend. Shinichi instantly knows that the man refers to Gotou, and he decides to confront the enemy by himself after he learns that the villagers plan to attack the parasite. Mitsuyo tries to stop him from leaving, but Shinichi doesn’t want the villagers to be killed and sacrificed while he continues to run for his life.

That night, he bids farewell to the old woman and takes a rusty cleaver as a weapon before running into the darkness, unaware of the monster that is waiting for him.

“If Gotou’s adapted a totally different human appearance, there’ll be no way for me to recognize him. But I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it!” ©Madhouse