With the two schools locked in a tie, Reiji (Declan) appears and offers to duel Yuya in the tie-breaking game. Reiji turns out to be almost as good as a Pro Duelist, and quickly establishes himself as a Fusion user, activating Spell cards to search out monsters and fuse them together, but his card effects will damage him on his next turn. Yuya is hesitant to end his own turn and have Declan lose due to these consequences, and Reiji accuses him of being too soft in duels.
On his next turn, Reiji not only stops himself from losing by destroying his cards to negate their damage, but reveals he can do more than Fusion Summon. He proves it by Synchro Summoning and Xyz Summoning back to back, leaving Yuya facing three powerful monsters.
This episode contains examples of:
- Absurdly High-Stakes Game: The entire You Show Duel School, a legitimate business which if nothing else has property values, is being determined by a few duels.
- All Your Powers Combined: Reiji reveals his deck can pull off all three major summoning methods, and rather easily, too.
- Big "SHUT UP!": Reiji does this to Yaiba and Hokuto when they insult Yusho Sakaki, one of the few times in the series where we've seen him emote.