At the Furukawa’s Bakery, the doctor discovers that Ushio have been stuck with the same illness.
In the Illusionary World, The robot and the girl continues their journey to their destination.
The day of Sports Day, Tomoya stays at home to take care of Ushio, but Ushio-chan wants him to participate, but he refuses.
Two weeks past and Ushio’s condition did not improve and she was unable to attend Kindergaden or even get out of bed. As a effort to stay with Ushio, Tomoya retires from his job. After leaving, Yoshino was disappointed of him leaving, but he understood why. After saying their farewells, they trade their screwdriver and keep it until Tomoya returns after Ushio gets well.
Tomoya kept Ushio at home because he knew that putting her in the hospital because there is no known treatment. Tomoya pulls out the to PJ’s for Ushio and have her change, but she wanted to do it herself and tried to stand, but fell due to her sickness. Because of her sickness, she couldn’t go bathroom alone and have to eat soft foods. Ushio asks Tomoya to go on a trip as her wish, but he said he will after she gets better. With Tomoya in dispair, asks what he should do to Nagisa as their happiness are being fooled around by the city and he needs to save her from the same fate.
Next day, He left Sanae to wash Ushio when he goes out to shop. After they went out, Akio offers Tomoya money, but he refused and that he have some saved up. After shopping for food and supplies, they sat at the bench. Akio tells Tomoya that a hill outside of the town is getting dugged up for a shopping mall. Tomoya then says that Nagisa’s daughter is also linked to the city too.
Winter came, and Tomoya asks Ushio if she’s wanted water. Then she have her sip water. Then, Ushio asks Tomoya to go on a trip and he agrees. They got ready and left the house. Tomoya asks her if she want to piggyback, but she wanted to walk alone. Then, he tells her if there something wrong, he will go to the doctor with her.
After walking, Ushio fell. Afterwards, it started to snow. As they continued on, and after a few moments, she fell again and he catches her, and was fading. She asks Tomoya if she is on the train and he answered yes. Ushio then tells him that she loves him and he said he loves her back. After those words, Ushio died in Tomoya’s arms and he yelled in dispair and fainted.
Meanwhile, in the Illusionary World, The girl was exhausted and they tried to continue, but she eventually fainted (figurative to the above situation ;-;)
Afterwards, Tomoya finds himself back to square one. As he walks to school, he finds a girl at the bottom of the hill and she asks him, “Do you like this school?” Tomoya paused and think in his mind whether or not it’s a good idea to do talk to her or not.
This could be the most melancholic episode ever since Episode 16… Although I felt that Episode 21 may as well be a rehash of AIR TV Episode 13 (I haven’t seen it yet…) or Clannad ~After Story~ Episode 16… Although I felt that it was a little forced, Kyoto Animation still did a better job making it happen than in the visual novel… of course… I still feel bad about it to… but there’s hope on the way… the true ending… but it’s a week away… so it will be very painful to wait.
Poor Ushio…. 🙁
This episode gets a 8.7/10… and it makes the Titanic movie look like a overrated tragedy.