Natori also showed up and was surprised to find Natsume in the forest. He explained the situation to Natsume and invited him to help with the job (of exorcising spirits). He also informed Natsume of an upcoming assembly of people with special abilities, just like them and gave Natsume the necessary directions. Of course it was an offer Natsume couldn't give up. Not when he had a chance to find out more on his powers and what he is capable of doing.
So the next day, off he goes to the appointed assembly location following the directions given by Natori earlier. He encounters a tiny spirit who acts as a guide to the assembly arena. Halfway through, he met up with Natori and together they made their way and reached their destination safely. It was a huge mansion. By the time they arrived, the place was already packed with spirits and gifted people. Among the many people and spirits, Natsume suddenly heard a voice calling the name of his grandmother Reiko.
Natori offers Natsume a mask to disguise himself in order to keep his identity a secret. An arrogant old lady came up to them and she was introduced to Natsume. She chastised Natori for not being able to stop the evil spirit (which Natsume found him chasing after in the forest) and handed him a demon sealing pot. Natsume asked if Natori could find the demon with his paper doll and they decided to give it a try with the help of Natsume's tremendous powers.
The paper doll zoomed out and they quickly followed its lead. Apparently the demon was somewhere in the mansion. It jumped in and attacked Natsume before running away again. Nyanko sensei went into pursuit while Natori and Natsume prepared to seal the demon. They were successful eventhough it was Natsume's first try. It shows just how powerful Natsume's powers really are and just how talented he really is. The old lady appears again to take away the sealing pot.
They found out that she had used the crow spirit (which Natsume saw flying into the forest) as a bait to lure out the demon. She was planning to train the demon and sell it. The idea that he had helped the arrogant lady to capture the demon for human's use irked Natsume. He found out that not all talented people shared the same thoughts and the same feelings toward spirits like him. However, he also decided that not all spirits were harmless and that he now has people who he wanted to protect.
The feel of Zoku Natsume Yuujin Chou is taking a turn into a more serious atmosphere. Danger seems more prominent now with spirits acting more boldly to attack humans and other spirits. These last few episodes are keeping me at the edge of my seat and holding my breath. But I like the stronger Natsume, I find his powers fascinating. But I really do hope they would explain more about Reiko. I'm confused how Natsume is related to his foster parents and yet Reiko used to be a friend of Shigeru's.