|The Possessed Girl|
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"The Possessed Girl" is the 2nd episode of the season "Jigoku Shoujo".
In the first part of this episode a phone rings and outside the house, the mysterious caller who called the home can be seen singing a song. Later, at the same house, a girl named Ryōko Takamura accesses the Jigoku Tsūshin and submits "The man who is stalking me", in the hope that he'll be dragged to hell. Ai receives the request from Ryōko. The next day Ryōko gets another phone call from the stalker, who sings the same song as the night before. Ryōko's mother comes to her and tries to comfort her, while Hiroshi Takamura, her father, picks up the phone who yells a warning that the stalker had better not call again. Ryōko's mother continues to try and calm her daughter and just as Ryōko begins to settle she receives a text. The text message is from Ai Enma.
Later that morning, Mr Takamura goes to the police to discuss his daughter, who has been stalked now for over a year. The police tell him they have still not found any fresh leads and don't know the identity of the stalker. Inspector Kōichirō Kisaragi arrives and asks his colleague Akimoto to go and get him a coffee and when he does Kisaragi says he believes he knows the culprit's identity, and that its Inspector Akimoto. He asks Mr. Takamura to remain patient as it is hard to arrest a fellow police officer, but he promises he will if given enough time. Mr. Takamura then leaves to take Ryōko to school. On the car journey there Ryōko receives another text from the stalker, but her father says to ignore it. He drops her off and promises to return to collect her after school.
At school Ryōko is led to a classroom by a teacher, who is actually Hone Onna in disguise. As Ryōko opens the door to her classroom she finds herself in the realm of eternal twilight, having been summoned by Ai. Ryoko is relieved to have the opportunity to be free from the stalker. As Ai gives Ryōko the straw doll of Wanyuudou, she says that she must pull the red string to send the stalker to hell. Once vengeance is served, Ryōko will have to keep her bargain, that her soul will be taken to hell after she dies. Ai then returns her to her classroom to resume the rest of the school day. After school Mr. Takamura is waiting for his daughter in his car when he spots Inspector Akimoto in the car in front. He gets up to confront him about stalking his daughter only to find that Akimoto is dead. Before he can do anything Mr. Takamura is hit with a shovel and left unconscious. When Ryōko leaves the school she is picked up by Inspector Kisaragi, who tells her he knows the identity of the stalker and that he's taking her somewhere safe. By the time they reach there destination night has fallen. Inspector Kisaragi begins to tell Ryōko that he had been exchanging gifts for a while and she seems puzzled by what he is saying. She eventually realizes Kisaragi is the stalker and tries to escape, but he stops her. In a panic she pulls the red string and is saved by the timely arrival of the police, who scared Kisaragi off. The policeman heads over to Ryōko and tells her that her contract has begun, moving his hat to reveal he is Ren Ichimoku. Ai is seen with her grandmother getting prepared to head to earth.
After her ordeal Ryōko goes to the hospital to check on her father, who had survived his run-in with Kisaragi. Kisaragi arrives in the hospital to get to Ryōko again but as he walks along the corridor all the light are turned off. Blood begins to pour along the floor, which Kisaragi finds is coming from a tap. He slips in the blood and ghostly hands reach up from the blood to grab him, but he manages to escape and find the room with Ryōko and her father. He attempts to stab her but finds its a skeleton. Shocked, Kisaragi tries to move away but is attacked by her father's skeleton, who shouts at him for stalking his daughter. He throws the skeleton to the ground and stomps on it, only to find that its a double of him he's kicking. He runs from his double and finds himself surrounded by Ren, Wanyuudo and Hone Onna, who ask him to apologize for what he'd done. Kisaragi refuses, blaming everything on Ryōko, so Ai sends him to hell. On the ferry he becomes confused to where he is and demands to know. He is interrupted by Hone Onna, who jumps on him in her skeleton form.
Later Ryōko is seen leaving her friends at school and getting into the car with her parents, who are apologetic for being late. As the car drives off Ryōko looks at the mark on her chest and a candle with her name on it is seen joining the others.