Back to the plot, because Takeru wants to know what happened 10 years ago, the first person he asked about it is the sage, the most likely person who might know all of this. But considering this guy likes to speak in riddles, he is the least likely person who will tell everything... and I was right. Instead, what he just did is to tell us that Benkei is the next Eyecon they will get in this episode before leaving. After some stuff about Christmas cards, Takeru receives a mail about the man who worked for his father 10 years ago and all clues lead up to one professor and the strange things that is happening in his old lab.
Because he is a target of the Ganma and Takeru needs answers, he protects the professor only for him to escape before Takeru even got a chance to ask him anything. After the fight, we learn some more stuff that happened 10 years ago. As I have suspected, the professor's final journal entry confirmed that Saionji is the traitor and the obvious candidate on what happened to Makoto and Kanon. Because that is not enough, Takeru and friends return to the professor, giving us a new flashback sequence where we see Ryu telling the professor his hope for the future.
Thanks to the Ganma, the Benkei Ghost Eyecon is ready and all Takeru needs to do is to create the eye symbol. Seeing this injustice, he fights the Ganma and of course, unlocks the Benkei Ghost Eyecon and finally, transforms into Ghost Benkei Damashii. This form's debut is really, really amazing. Aside that we have some great fight scenes, it also led to one of the best filmed Ghost vs. Specter fights in the series. The intensity, the good use of close-ups, and Specter's rage made the fight really entertaining to watch. As for the Ganma, well he escaped, but who cares, this fight is awesome!
Now that Takeru knows Makoto's motivation, will this cause Takeru's resolve to wish himself back to life falter? Back to the bad guys, it seems that their plan is going smoothly now that all 15 Eyecons have been unlocked. What is their big plan and how the 15 Heroic Ghost Eyecons will factor in it?