The Eastern and Western forces gear up for an epic showdown at Sekigahara. Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura reaffirm their rivalry. Ishida Mitsunari struggles with his responsibilities and the news of Tenkai's betrayal.
Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune both do some soul-searching and consider the alliances they are respectively about to join. Chosokabe Motochika and Maeda Keiji find their assumptions about Tokugawa Ieyasu challenged.
Striving to be the best commander of the Takeda that he can be, Sanada Yukimura goes on the warpath to confront Uesugi Kenshin, his lord's archrival; Mori Motonari and Otani Yoshitsugu's plotting takes an interesting turn.
Tokugawa Ieyasu sets out to forge new bonds and alliances, which enrages Ishida Mitsunari and spurs him to take action. And one of the key players that everyone wants on their side is Saika Magoichi and her band of mercenaries.
Ishida Mitsunari mourns Toyotomi Hideyoshi's death. Tokugawa Ieyasu, now free to seek to rule the country on his own terms, faces off against Takeda Shingen. Meanwhile, Katakura Kojuro desperately seeks to return to Oshu.