• Mid-chase, Jack argues with a manifestation of himself in his own head, which all but voices his own death wish. Jack insists that he'll beat the daughters and that he always finds a way.
• Jack kills one of the disciples in a fight, realizes she's not a robot, then jumps (while mortally wounded) out of an exploding castle wall. His status at the end of the episode is ambiguous.
• In a parallel story, a white wolf (whose forked path in a forest echoes Jack's own), is killed after a gruesome fight with sabertooth tigers.
In its original run Samurai Jack best demonstrated what you could do with an intentionally simple dichotomy: Jack was good and cool-headed and self-motivated in his mission to defeat Aku; while Aku was evil and short-tempered and constantly scheming to kill Jack. Now we know what 50 years have done to that relationship through a host of other dichotomies laid out here. Not only do Jack and the wolf both theoretically perish at the end of the episode, but Jack and Aku both give themselves difficult psychological critiques and each comes up short.