Sayaka gets angry at Kyubey for keeping the truth from her, but he keeps her in check by making her feel the pain she would have otherwise felt while fighting Kyōko. The next day, Madoka asks Homura about the meaning behind Kyubey's actions and why she never told them. Kyōko talks with Sayaka, taking her to a church which belonged to her father before he was excommunicated for his controversial beliefs. She explains how she made a contract with Kyubey so that people would listen to her father's sermons, but when he found out about her wish, he broke down and killed himself and his family, leaving Kyōko alone. Sayaka apologizes to Kyōko but refuses to listen to her advice to live for herself. The next day, Kyōsuke returns to school, but Sayaka avoids talking to him. Hitomi confronts her about it and reveals she is also in love with Kyōsuke, giving Sayaka one day to confess to him before she does. Sayaka breaks down in front of Madoka, believing that she can never be with Kyōsuke as she feels she is no longer human. As Sayaka fights against the shadow witch Elsa Maria that night, a witch whose silhouette looks exactly like that of Hitomi, she ignores Kyōko's help and recklessly attacks the witch without regard to the damage caused to her body, laughing maniacally.