Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 episode 8 Recap and Ending Explained: How will Geto execute his ultimate plan against Gojo?
The last episode ended with Gojo Satoru arriving at Shibuya Station- the epicenter of the impending chaos, and blessing the viewers with his majestic presence. When Gojo Satoru appears, a sense of calm washes over us, assuring us that everything is about to fall into place.
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 8 Recap: How did Yuji deal with the Locust curse spirit?
The latest episode begins with the scene where the non-sorcerers are trapped inside the curtain that resembles the one outside the area. Gojo examines the situation and wonders what the enemies are up to by establishing the nexus underneath the station.
He gets a grip on their purpose and decides to play along with the enemies.
Itadori hears the news that Gojo is handling the situation all alone. He has been paired with Mei Mei and her brother, Ui Ui. Right when they are about to leave for Shibuya to assist Gojo, Mei Mei gets a call. Their destination gets changed. A curtain similar to Shibuya is dropped at Meiji Jingu Shrine Station.
Gojo flies down to the BF-5 Platform of Shibuya Station at 20:40 p.m. There he meets with the three musketeers- Jogo, Choso, and Hanami. They have come all prepared. Engage Gojo and make the best use of the situation. Once defeated by Gojo, Jogo will make certain that the cards are stacked in their favour.
Gojo does not leave the chance to tease them- a force of habit.
At Meiji Station, the curtain has trapped the general public. On the inside, the fifth floor has a curtain that prohibits any sorcerer from entering. The curse user or the cursed spirit who has dropped the veil is between the two curtains and not on the central platform.
The bomb drops on Itadori when the supervisor says that between the curtains there are transfigured humans. A bomb that triggered him to channel all his hatred for that one particular curse user. Guess who?
It’s none other than our deranged, patchfaced Mahito- the one who killed his friend, Junpei. All this time, he was looking for an opportunity to finish off that maniac. His hatred for him will become the power source of his cursed energy.
Mei Mei sent her crows fused with cursed energy to look inside the station. Through their eyes, Mei Mei informs Itadori that the transfigured humans are on the fourth floor, attacking ordinary people who are on the fifth floor.
She assumes the situation on the fifth floor because her crows could not go past the second floor as they were hunted down between the first and second floors.
This means that whoever has dropped the veil is right there, between the floors.
However, their purpose in isolating the fifth floor is still uncertain.
To save the people on the fourth floor from getting annihilated, they disperse- Itadori climbs down to B2F, and Mei Mei moves to the fourth floor.
It’s 21:03 p.m. Yuji reaches B2F only to see a locust curse spirit feeding on a human. It was there to protect the curtain. Against the backdrop of a serious event, they have a comical conservation that surely lightens the mood.
The cursed spirit reveals the location of Mahito, and he wonders if he is the one to cast the veil. Itadori analyses the situation when he notices a nail-like structure behind the cursed spirit. It seems suspicious to him, and he decides to destroy it.
The fact that these cursed users and spirits look down on humans infuriates him. He has experienced many things in a short span of time that have made him realise this.
They have a heated fistfight. Itadori fights with ferocity, raining down punch after punch with his black fist technique.
This battle scene brings to mind two striking moments: firstly, the masterful black fist combat style employed by Nanami in the first season and the movie. Secondly, the electrifying clash between Gojo and Miguel from the film. He leaves no opening for the locust curse spirit to retaliate. He ends his game with a final black fist punch and breaks the nail.
Itadori prays for the soul of the deceased to rest in peace, and on the other side, the heartless maniac Mahito shows his pity for him.
Mei Mei praises Itadori for tackling the situation single-handedly saying he is the only one after Kusakabe to exorcise a cursed spirit without using any technique.
In the next scene, we are brought back to the BF-5 platform. Gojo knows that if he runs away, they are going to kill everyone above. But they had other plans devised for him.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Episode 8 Ending Explained: What is the master plan of Geto? How will he execute the plan?
In the final moments of the episode, we’re transported into revealing flashbacks. Jogo engages in a conversation with Geto, discussing the meticulous execution of their scheme.
Geto reveals to Jogo that Gojo is most powerful when he is alone. He also informs him of potential counterattack strategies. He tells him every detail about Gojo’s techniques and the possibilities for him to use them. And how they can corner him into resorting to a completely defensive mood.
Geto advises Jogo to utilise the innocent citizens as a means to deter Gojo from expanding his domain and endangering them. However, Geto is keenly aware that Gojo’s formidable infinity renders him impervious to any harm from outsiders.
Geto strategically leverages his deep-rooted friendship with Gojo as his ultimate ace in the hole, and he exposes the full spectrum of possibilities regarding what Gojo’s technique he might use when and how.
“Let him focus on defeating cursed spirits and saving the non-sorcerers.”
– Geto Suguru.
Jogo, Hanami, and Choso aggressively push through the bustling crowd. They make relentless attempts to punch Gojo, only to realise that their malevolent determination remains ineffective, even when they muster their most formidable abilities through domain amplification.
It is the same domain expansion that Mechamaru used against Mahito.
Enough warming up, Baldy! It’s time for the real game.
Assuming that they could defeat Gojo like this was their gravest mistake. Once Gojo Satoru enters serious and God mode, it is the endgame for all.
Gojo removes his blindfold and consequently, shown in the flashback, Geto instructs Jogo to keep him occupied and diverted for as long as possible. Geto sets a specific target of 20 minutes for this entrapment, during which he plans to unleash his ultimate strategy involving the Prison Realm.