The Kurosaki family drops everything to visit the grave of Ichigo's mother. Ichigo intended to take a day off from Soul Reaper duties, but finds Rukia waiting for him at the cemetery. When she learns how Ichigo's mother died, Rukia suggests that perhaps the Hollow who came after him was the one who killed his mother. Ichigo refuses to listen and runs off. Then a Soul Reaper named Saidoh appears to take Rukia away from the temporal world in which she has overstayed.