Ereshkigal reveals her plans to kill all of humanity before Gorgon does, so that she can take their souls to the Underworld for herself. She then attacks the group, forcing Mash and Gilgamesh to defend Ritsuka. Revealing that as King of Uruk, he still has the power to harm Ereshkigal, Gilgamesh attacks her directly, telling her it is time to be punished for her actions. This only enrages Ereshkigal further, since she feels she’s only carrying out the duty she was given. Ritsuka then realizes that Ereshkigal had been possessing Ishtar’s body during the night while talking to him in private. He concludes that Ereshkigal’s plot to bring all of humanity into the Underworld is based on her desire to protect them. As Ereshkigal readies her ultimate attack, Ritsuka uses a Command Seal on Mash so she can use Lord Camelot to neutralize the attack. Seeing that Rituska completely saw through her plans, Ereshkigal loses the will to fight him, and Ziusu-dra arrives and severs her connection to the Three Goddess Alliance. Ereshkigal agrees to revive Gilgamesh and the people in Uruk and Kutha whose souls she had stolen, as well as help fight Gorgon. When asked why she came to the Underworld despite her rivalry with Ereshkigal, Ishtar admits that she had always wanted to free Ereshkigal from the Underworld, which was why she tried to invade it in the first place. Gilgamesh leaves as his soul returns to its body, though he notes he wasn’t able to find Enkidu’s corpse in the Underworld where it was supposed to be buried. He concludes that since Enkidu’s soul was destroyed by the gods, Kingu is a different soul that has been placed in Enkidu’s body.