The previous episode introduced many new characters to us, among whom the most highly anticipated was Toji Fushiguro.
This made the viewer’s imaginations run wild regarding the true potential of Toji as a villain. Also, the last episode was crammed with some high-tech information regarding Master Tengen and the organisations against his assimilation plans.
We will learn more about the events that encompass the Hidden Inventory Arc in this episode.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: What challenges and obstacles do Satoru and Geto face to protect Riko?
The episode begins with the defeat of the second-strongest member of the Q-Association, Kokun, at the hands of Geto. Kokun finds himself ensnared by one of Geto’s cursed spirits, his desperation and fear evident as he pleads for mercy.
He apologises profusely and promises to withdraw from the mission, vowing to abandon his profession altogether. The defeat left Kokun humiliated and willing to do anything to extricate himself from the clutches of Geto.
On the other hand, the strongest member of the Q-Association, Bayer, also loses in the face-off against Gojo. When Geto showed Kokun the picture of a defeated Bayer that was sent by Gojo, he could not believe his eyes. Their last resort and their only hope of victory, Bayer, was rendered unconscious and defeated by Gojo.
With their defeat, the organisation was disbanded, putting an end to the revolutionary Q-Association.
The scene is cut to show Toji casually relaxing after gambling at Kyotei, a boat race held in Japan. In the meantime, Shin Kong comes, and to quench his curiosity, he asks Tojo about his previous whereabouts—where has he been and what has he been doing for a living?
Toji comments, showing the gambling ticket, making money out of money.
It irritates him that Kong regards him as a jobless wuss.
Toji has apparently used the thirty million yen he received in advance to wear down Satoru and the other sorcerers with the confidence that he will get the money back from gambling. But, unfortunately, he loses the bet.
He says that he cannot just nonchalantly walk into the battlefield when it involves Satoru. He is just waiting for the right moment.
Right before leaving, he asks Toji about Megumi, to which he takes a while to respond, only to answer, “Who’s that?”
From their short conversation, we get to know that Toji is the infamous Sorcerer Killer, is terrible at gambling, and must be related to Megumi.
Riko Amanai, the Star vessel, is saved by the boys, and Gojo asks if they should take her to the hospital as she lies unconscious in his arms.
But as soon as she wakes up, she slaps Gojo, jumps out of his grip, and begins to question if they are working with her attackers.
Geto assures her that they mean no harm to her and are actually there to help her. But Riko is not buying whatever those “despicable-looking liars” say.
Riko’s caretaker, Misato Kuroi, comes in only to see Riko being toyed with by the boys. She gives her reassurance that they are on their side.
Gojo complains about the girl’s aggressive behaviour, only to hear her bragging about being the vessel of Master Tengen.
She has a very optimistic perspective on the entire event without actually understanding the gravity of the situation.
The boys turned a deaf ear to her speech.
Riko realises that she is late for school and asks Gojo and Geto to drop her off. Gojo gives Masamichi a call and gets ordered to comply with whatever Riko demands, as it has been ordered by Master Tengen. Gojo considers this to be like spoiling an already-spoiled brat.
But Geto empathises with her situation. Considering Riko’s background, how her parents died in the accident, and that her only family is Kuroi, Geto shows a very compassionate side of himself.
What they can do for her right now is let her live and have fun for the last few days of her normal life before the exchange.
For precautionary measures, Geto sent four of his cursed spirits to keep watch over her. In case she faces any danger, Geto will immediately sense it.
And he did. At that exact moment. Two of the cursed spirits have been exorcised.
The three of them rush towards the school, with Kuroi informing them that she must be either in the chapel or the music room. They head in separate directions; Gojo rushes towards the Chapel, Kuroi takes the music room, and Geto searches the other places.
While the trio is on Riko’s search hunt, the scene takes us to Toji, who is relishing his Teriyaki. He is on a call with Kong, who has set a bounty on Riko for $250,000 for 47 hours. This bounty will lure in other sorcerers who will fight against Gojo and Geto, thereby weakening Gojo. It is then that Toji will seize the opportunity to attack him.
Actually, the bounty is the deposit money Toji gets paid by the Star Religious Association. So, in case the Star Vessel is assassinated, Toji will not receive the deposit. If things go haywire, then chances are that he won’t get any reward. He will be in a pickle if they think it would have been better to put out the bounty instead of commissioning him.
Toji, on the other hand, appears to be unconcerned about the situation. Because he is well assured that if Gojo Satoru is safeguarding the vessel, no one in the world would be able to assassinate her on his watch. But he didn’t say clearly if he could kill Gojo or not.
During the conversation, something more interesting catches his attention, so he hangs up the phone and leaves the restaurant immediately.
In the school, Geto finally comes across a sorcerer who must be the one to exorcise his cursed spirits. He has a very easy fight with him, though the opponent initially makes a very intriguing impression on the viewers.
With his curse manipulation technique, he tricked his opponent and ultimately, in a matter of a few minutes, defeated the Shinigami user.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 2 Ending Explained: What actions will Satoru and his allies take to ensure Riko’s safety as the looming deadline of the bounty approaches?
As Satoru enters the chapel, all eyes are drawn to him. Except for Riko, all the girls are stunned at the sight in front of them. Their hearts race instantaneously, and their minds are captivated by Satoru’s mesmerising beauty. Sensing their admiration, Satoru graciously indulges in their infatuation, subtly embracing the allure he exudes.
Soon breaking the girls’ bubble, Gojo leads Riko to Jujutsu High.
Then Kuroi comes across another sorcerer who has his sights set on Riko. She shows some exceptional combat skills and, with the assistance of Geto, beats him. But to their surprise, it was just a clone of the main sorcerer.
Geto informs Satoru about the current scenario, immediately disclosing the intel that an underground cursed website has placed a staggering $30 million bounty on Riko’s head, and they have been given a deadline of 11 a.m., two days from now to accomplish their dark mission.
Now it’s showtime, folks.
Protecting Riko is on Gojo, the possessor of the first Six Eyes in a hundred years, paired with Limitless Cursed Technique, which is a perfect opportunity for him to show off his extraordinary jujutsu powers.
He is a snob when it comes to sorcery. He has the utmost confidence in the prowess he possesses and knows the fact that he is the strongest sorcerer a tad bit too well.
The clones could not even touch him, thanks to his Cursed technique, which is the convergence of an infinite series.
Using his Cursed Technique Reversal: Red, which is the divergence of infinity, he pulls off his last blow with full force, only to fail in the attempt. (Gojo, you better work on your techniques!)
The episode comes to an end after Riko gets a text revealing the kidnapping of Kuroi.
This episode proved to be a fascinating and compelling segment, providing viewers with an interesting experience. It definitely delivered some riveting conflicts, amusing interactions, and thrilling discoveries, leaving spectators totally immersed and anxiously awaiting what lies ahead in future episodes.