January 24, 2013
Guilmon finds a portal to the digital world in his shed and the kids decide to tell their parents various things: Takato introduces Guilmon to his parents and although his mother freaks out, his father shows a lot of faith in him and convinces his mother which touches him, Henry tells Suzie the truth about Terriermon and leaves his father an e-mail, Rika's grandmother accidentally finds out about Renamaon but takes it well and promises to help cover for Rika. Rika wears a dress for her mother (something she hates to do) in order to give her mother a moment of happiness before she leaves which touches her mother. Jeri gets Leomon to speak to her father about the whole thing and Kazu and Kenta decide to join them in order to find their own Digimon partners. The kids, after getting detention, write essays for Ms. Asaji about what they're doing believing she won't read them for a while, but she reads them right away and confronts them. The kids convince her to leave them to do what they have to do, but she is incredibly worried about them. The next day as they prepare to leave, the group is confronted by Yamaki, but instead of trying to stop them he gives them a comlink to stay in touch as he is now on their side. Afterwards the group heads through the portal to the Digital World.