|Air date (JP):||July 21st, 2003|
|Air date (US):||September 11th, 2004|
|Written by:|| Mary McGlynn, |
|Directed by:||Tensai Okamura|
Scent of a Trap
過ちの記憶 (Ayamachi no Kioku, False Memories) is the twenty-fifth episode of Wolf's Rain. The episode aired in Japan on July 21st, 2003. Due to episodes 15, 16, 17, and 18 not being aired in the United States, the episode is sometimes considered to be the twenty-first episode by American fans. The episode aired in the United States on September 11th, 2004.
Hige becomes aware of the tracker in his collar and tells Blue to take it off. Then, they're again attacked by soldiers, but manage to flee. Kiba goes all the way to where Cheza is and is relieved to find her. However, Lady Jaguara traps him, ties him to a table and moves Cheza. Cher meets a mysterious, disguised character, who leads her into the castle. Lady Jaguara wants to conclude her plan by using Kiba's blood for a moonlight reactor. Cheza sings her song because Kiba asks her to, and Tsume and Toboe, who are both in jail, hear her and double their efforts to break out. Hige wants to go and save Cheza, but promises Blue to stay so then he'll definitely try to return. Cher and the disguised man enter the room where Lady Jaguara was celebrating, and everyone drops to the floor until it's only Jaguara, the man and Cher left standing.
Hige: That’s why I have to go.
Blue: Then I’ll go with you.
Hige: I knew you would say that. But I can’t let you.
Blue: Why not?
Hige: I need you to wait here.
Blue: No Hige, don’t leave me behind.
Hige: I won’t! Please Blue, if I know you’re waiting for me I’ll make it back no matter what! …It’s the only thing that can get me threw this. If I know you’re here. I won’t give up. I’ll do whatever it takes to get back to you. I promise. I’ll never leave you alone, Blue.