Merlin notices that Galand’s magical abilities are still sealed away, giving hope they can defeat him. Ban uses his blood to restore the Sacred Tree and to heal King. Ban threatens to kill Gerheade if she ever tries to harm Elaine’s body again and then departs with Jericho, refusing King’s request to re-join the Sins. Galand easily overpowers both Meliodas and Diane. Merlin attempts to trick him with a lie, but Galand, who is the Commandment of Truth, cannot be lied to and Merlin is turned to stone. Meliodas is forced to unleash his demonic power. The other nine commandments realise that the magical energy once abundant in the earth has been absorbed into the souls of living beings, and by absorbing human souls; they can recover their magic. Despite his increase in power, Meliodas is killed by Galand, Slader is impaled, Diane is wounded and Merlin’s statue is smashed. Galand departs, sparing Arthur, Elizabeth and Hawke. Gowther arrives in his human form. Gilthunder comes across a village where a Red Demon is harvesting souls for the Commandments. He destroys the demon, returning the souls to their humans. Before they can celebrate the village is attacked by a Grey Demon. Hendrickson suddenly appears to help Gilthunder defeat the Grey Demon.