The captains are in a meeting and Renji tells Rukia to calm down and quit pacing. Yachiru is back with a report from the outer districts. She says that in her division's sector they found the same kind of footprints as before. Opie says he knows who Ichigo is and that Buckbeard told them to use a special technique to deal with him. I'm not sure who's talking on the last page (maybe Mayuri), but in the balloon it says, "Isn't it because we/you failed to finish killing that man?"