"In The End, Part 2", known as "Countdown to a Comeback! Astral Is the Secret Plan!?" in the Japanese version, is the fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on May 2, 2011 and in United States on November 5, 2011.
Yuma challenges Mr. Kay, who is behind it all. Yuma notes that each time Mr. Kay reduces his LP with "Terror-Byte" Astral's body weakens, causing him to slowly vanish! To make things worse, the Explosive Virus Time Bomb Mr. Kay has set is slowly reaching its countdown.
Mr. KaySets a card and ends his turn. "Gogogo Golem" then returns to Yuma's side of the field. Yuma is surprised because he didn't expect Mr. Kay to use his monsters. At that moment, a warning is heard alerting them that in twenty minutes the virus bomb will be released. Astral begins his turn and Yuma reminds him again that it's his turn. Caswell Francis comments that Yuma has been talking to himself the whole time and asks Tori if he's okay. Tori tells him that he's fine and that it's just his "Bring it to 'em" mode.
Yuma begins his turn and draws a card. Astral tells Yuma to Summon "Ganbara Knight" but Yuma warns Astral not to butt into his problem. However, Astral reminds him that a "Number" monster is riding on the Duel and that, if they don't get it, Astral will be obliterated. Yuma just says he doesn't give a care about him. Then, Astral says Yuma isn't strong enough to win on his own, which makes Yuma extremely angry at Astral. Yuma says he'll no longer do a single thing Astral tells him to. Astral doesn't understand exactly what Yuma means by not doing anything he tells him and Yuma explains that, if Astral tells him to move his right hand, he'll just move his left hand. After that, since Astral chose "Ganbara Knight", Yuma Normal Summons "Achacha Archer", which leaves Astral baffled. Through its effect, Mr. Kay takes 500 points of damage. Yuma is happy since he delivered damage but Astral says that doing that came with a huge price. Astral explains that, if Yuma had Summoned "Ganbara Knight", he would have had two Level 4 monsters and, therefore, could have done an Xyz Summon to bring out "Number 39: Utopia". Yuma realizes he messed up but tries to cover it up by saying he already knew that. Mr. Kay activates his Trap Card, "Damage Vaccine Ω MAX", recovering the damage he took. Mr. Kay then says he yearns for a perfect victory and won't let Yuma injure even a speck of his LP.
Caswell starts to panic, saying that even if he was used, he was still the one who launched the virus bomb and that, to summarize, he'll be blamed as the culprit. Tori looks at the clock, showing seventeen minutes and thirty seconds left and says they're running out of time. Kari continues to search for the switch for the virus bomb in the labyrinth and swears she'll stop the bomb. Back at the Duel, Yuma ends his turn. Mr. Kay begins his turn and activates the effect of "Number 34: Terror-Byte", detaching an Overlay Unit to gain control of "Gogogo Golem". Astral says that, if Yuma had Summoned "Utopia", Mr. Kay would have nothing to steal because "Terror-Byte" can only control monsters with Levels and Xyz Monsters don't have Levels, but rather Ranks. Astral then tells Yuma his Duel is defective and that he would be better off just obeying him, to which Yuma just tells him to shut up. Yuma says, although he'll take damage, in his next turn, "Gogogo Golem" will return to his field and he can then Summon "Utopia". Mr. Kay just laughs and says he's not a foolish Duelist who uses the exact same strategy he used the previous turn. Mr. Kay activates two Continuous Spell Cards, "Infected Mail" and "Cracking". Tori asks Caswell what exactly are Continuous Spells and he says that, unlike Normal Spell Cards, Continuous Spells, as long as they remain on the field, will always have their effects active. Mr. Kay explains that, through "Infected Mail", he can choose a Level 4 or lower monster and attack the opponent directly with it but, after that, the monster is destroyed. Mr. Kay attacks Yuma with "Gogogo Golem" through "Infected Mail". After the battle, "Gogogo Golem" is destroyed and Mr. Kay activates the effect of "Cracking", inflicting an extra 800 points of damage to Yuma. Mr. Kay calls this technique the "Terror-Byte" combo and Yuma comments that that combo is going to give him some problems.
Yuma sees Astral fading a bit and Astral explains that, when his LP are depleted, so will his own life. Yuma remembers the time when Astral warned Yuma that, if he loses, he'll lose something of great value. Tori wonders what's wrong with Yuma since he seems a bit down and Caswell praises him to cheer him up, calling him an unrecognized genius and telling him that, if he unlocks the dormant talent within him, he'll definitely win. Yuma is pleased at hearing this and says he'll do his best. Astral says his Observation nº 6: "Humans work their hardest when they are praised." and tries to do it himself. Astral talks about Yuma's "eternal combo of recovery", the way he jumps over boxes, drowns in the pool and how he changes his character at whim; and that, summarizing it, he's quite intriguing. However, Yuma doesn't like hearing this and angrily asks Astral if he's looking for a fight. At that moment, the room they are in starts to shake and moving upwards. Kari finds the final door where the switch is and finds out that, to stop the virus bomb, she needs to defeat a Crashbug Avatar inside. Kari accepts this challenge and sends her own avatar to a karate fight.
Back in the tower, Mr. Kay says that the place they're in will be the front row seats to watch the virus bomb's success. Mr. Kay Sets a card and ends his turn. Astral thinks to himself that Yuma is bound to lose to him but that he must win at all costs. Astral then recalls what Yuma said about not doing anything he'll say and sees it as an approach. Yuma begins his turn and draws "Goblindbergh". Yuma Summons it and, with its effect, he's allowed to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower monster from his hand. Astral tells Yuma to Summon "Zubaba Knight" but Yuma refuses and Summons "Ganbara Knight" instead. Realising he has two Level 4 monsters on the field, Yuma overlays "Ganbara Knight" and "Goblindbergh" and Xyz Summons "Number 39: Utopia". Astral tells Yuma not to set the Trap Card in his hand, but as Astral predicted, Yuma does so anyway and ends his turn. Kari has just left the Crashbug Avatar with 50 LP whereas Kari has 1000 left. She thinks the battle is won but Crashbug can still rise.
Mr. Kay begins his turn and draws a card. He activates the effect of "Terror-Byte" again, gaining control of "Achacha Archer". Then, through the effect of "Infected Mail", he can use "Achacha Archer" to attack Yuma directly. Yuma panics, thinking there's nothing he can do, but Astral reminds Yuma that "Utopia" has a great effect of his own. Yuma activates the effect and sends the overlaid "Ganbara Knight" to the Graveyard to negate an attack. Astral explains that Yuma is safe because, since "Achacha Archer" didn't attack directly, he isn't destroyed and, therefore, "Cracking" won't activate. Also, Astral points out to Yuma that Mr. Kay has used up all of the Overlay Units that "Terror-Byte" had, so its effect can no longer be activated. Mr. Kay comments that he thought Yuma was just dumb but apparently isn't and Caswell also says that Yuma seems much smarter than usual. Tori wonders if it's because of the Dueling Spirit Yuma sees. Mr.Kay tells Yuma not to think he didn't read through that strategy. He also adds that the conditions for his perfect victory have been set. Mr. Kay activates the Trap Card, "Bug Switch", switching a monster from Defense Position to Attack Position and, since "Crashbug X", "Crashbug Y" and "Crashbug Z" are in the Graveyard, he can Special Summon "Super Crashbug" in Defense Position. Yuma is relieved because he thought it would be in attack. However, through the effect of "Super Crashbug"', all Attack Position monsters have their ATK and DEF swapped as long as "Super Crashbug" remains on the field. Mr. Kay attacks "Utopia" with "Terror-Byte" and Astral tells Yuma to not dodge that attack. Yuma sends the last Overlay Unit of "Utopia" to the Graveyard to negate that attack. Mr. Kay Sets a card and ends his turn. "Achacha Archer" returns to Yuma's side of the field.
Yuma draws a card and says that, if he doesn't defeat Mr. Kay this turn, "Utopia" will be finished. Astral gives advice, saying that, he may be wrong, but using "Zubaba Knight" and "Achacha Archer" to Xyz Summon "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" could be a good idea. Yuma, who remembered that he had another Numbers, Summons "Zubaba Knight" and overlays "Achacha Archer" and "Zubaba Knight" to Xyz Summon "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon". Yuma puts the blame of his 0 ATK "Leviathan Dragon" on Astral, saying that only happened because he butted in. Yuma then remembers that Astral would never tell him to do something stupid and realizes that he lied so that Yuma could bring "Utopia" to the field. Astral tells Yuma to activate the Spell Card "Thunder Short" and that, if he does, his victory is set. He adds that, this time, it's not a lie and that, if he doesn't activate "Thunder Short", Astral will be obliterated from this world. Yuma activates "Thunder Short" and, through its effect, inflicts 500 points of damage for each monster his opponent controls. Mr. Kay activates a second "Damage Vaccine Ω MAX", recovering the LP he lost. Yuma thinks that the Spell Card was just pointless but Astral tells him to use the Trap Card he had set before. Yuma activates "Overconfidence", destroying "Super Crashbug". The ATK of all monsters returns to normal. "Leviathan Dragon" destroys the 0 ATK "Terror-Byte", while "Utopia" attacks directly, defeating Mr. Kay.
Yuma, Tori and Caswell celebrate the victory, but Yuma still asks Astral how come he knew that Mr. Kay was going to recover his LP. Astral says that, since he was seeking a perfect victory, he decided to bet he would try to recover the damage from "Thunder Short". Astral takes "Terror-Byte" from Mr. Kay, recovering another piece of his memory. With this memory, Astral sees a galaxy with blue and pink colors and remembers that he came to this world from the Astral World. Tori wakes up Mr. Kay and Yuma tells him to hurry up and stop the virus bomb but Mr. Kay says he can't because he doesn't have the deactivation switch. Meanwhile, Kari has finally managed to defeat the Crashbug Avatar with only ten seconds left but, even so, the timer didn't stop and reaches 0. However, instead of the state of mass panic Yuma and his friends were expecting, the only thing that happens is that a building with its lights off goes on. With this, Mr. Kay tells his students to look at the sky with the D-Gazers on. They do so and see in the sky the image of a giant "Crashbug".
Mr. Kay explains that the night view in the city makes the matrix code of that image, responding with the Duel Gazers and materializing the Crashbug's picture. However, the code was incomplete because of the lights off in the building. Yuma asks Mr. Kay if all that perfection talk was just about putting light on a building and Mr. Kay says it was, leaving his students completely baffled. After that, Caswell gives Yuma his "Crashbug" card and tells him to read its text. While he does so, many other kids see Crashbug throwing bombs which create fireworks: "Crashbug, an electrical fairy that lives off of the other bugs. It becomes extremely powerful because it lives off its bug friends. It's said that those who witness its full moon-like appearance may forever live in happiness." Caswell says that, to summarize, their teacher just wanted everyone to live forever in happiness. Astral says his Observation nº 7: "My memory pieces, the Numbers cards... They grow the desire and darkness that dwells inside those they come into contact with."
Turn 4: Yuma
Yuma draws "Achacha Archer". Astral tells Yuma to Normal Summon "Ganbara Knight", but after getting provoked, Yuma refuses to listen to Astral and subsequently Normal Summons "Achacha Archer" (3/1200/600) in Attack Position. As "Achacha Archer" was summoned, Yuma activates its effect to inflict 500 damage to Mr. Kay (Mr. Kay: 4000 → 3500 LP). Mr. Kay activates his face-down "Damage Vaccine Ω MAX" to gain LP equal to the damage he just took (Mr. Kay: 3500 → 4000 LP).
Turn 5: Mr. Kay
Mr. Kay draws. He then activates the effect of "Number 34: Terror-Byte" ("Terror Byte": 2 → 1 ORU) to target "Gogogo Golem" and take control of it. Mr. Kay then activates "Infected Mail" and "Cracking". Mr. Kay then activates the effect of "Infected Mail" to target "Gogogo Golem" (as its Level is at most 4) and let it attack directly this turn. "Gogogo Golem" attacks directly (Yuma: 3200 → 1400 LP). At the end of the Battle Phase, the second effect of "Infected Mail" destroys "Gogogo Golem. Since a monster was destroy and sent to Yuma's Graveyard via a card effect, "Cracking" inflicts 800 damage to him (Yuma: 1400 → 600 LP). Yuma's hand contains "Overconfidence", "Ganbara Knight", "Thunder Short", and "Zubaba Knight". Mr. Kay Sets a card.
Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma draws "Goblindbergh" and subsequently Normal Summons it (4/1400/0) in Attack Position. As "Goblindbergh" was Normal Summoned, Yuma activates its effect and Astral, using reverse psychology, tells Yuma to Special Summon "Zubaba Knight", but Yuma instead Special Summons "Ganbara Knight" (4/0/1800) in Attack Position. Yuma overlays "Ganbara Knight" and "Goblindbergh" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (4/2500/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position. Astral, again using reverse psychology, tells Yuma not to Set "Overconfidence" and Yuma responds by setting the said card.
Turn 7: Mr. Kay
Mr. Kay draws. He then activates the effect of "Terror-Byte" ("Terror Byte": 1 → 0 ORU) to target "Achacha Archer" and take control of it. Mr. Kay activates the effect of "Infected Mail" and targets "Achacha Archer". "Achacha Archer" then attacks directly, but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia" to detach "Ganbara Knight" ("Utopia": 2 → 1 ORU) and negate the attack.
As Mr. Kay has "Crashbug X", "Crashbug Y" and "Crashbug Z" all present in his Graveyard, he activates "Bug Switch" to switch "Terror-Byte" to Attack Position and Special Summon "Super Crashbug" (4/0/3000) in Defense Position. Due to the effect of "Super Crashbug", all face-up monsters on the field have their original ATK and DEF switched ("Terror-Byte": 0/2900 → 2900/0, "Utopia": 2500/2000 → 2000/2500, "Achacha Archer": 1200/600 → 600/1200). "Terror-Byte" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia" to detach "Goblindbergh" ("Utopia": 1 → 0 ORU) and negate the attack. Mr. Kay Sets a card. On Mr. Kay's End Phase, control of "Achacha Archer" returns to Yuma.
Turn 8: Yuma
Yuma draws. He then Normal Summons "Zubaba Knight" (3/1600/900 → 900/1600) in Attack Position. Yuma overlays "Zubaba Knight" and "Achacha Archer" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" (3/2000/0 → 0/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position. Yuma's hand contains "Double or Nothing!" and "Thunder Short".
Yuma activates "Thunder Short" to inflict 500 damage to Mr. Kay for each monster he controls (Mr. Kay: 4000 → 3000 LP). Mr. Kay activates his face-down "Damage Vaccine Ω MAX" (Mr. Kay: 3000 → 4000 LP). Since Mr. Kay gained LP, Yuma activates his face-down "Overconfidence" to destroy "Super Crashbug" ("Terror-Byte": 2900/0 → 0/2900, "Utopia": 2000/2500 → 2500/2000, "Leviathan Dragon": 0/2000 → 2000/0). "Leviathan Dragon" attacks and destroys "Terror-Byte" (Mr. Kay: 4000 → 2000 LP). "Utopia" then attacks directly (Mr. Kay: 2000 → 0 LP).
The following cards appeared in this episode. Card in italics debuted here.