Aku has his most powerful minion, Demongo, find Jack and capture his essence. Jack is no match for Demongo, because Demongo has the essence of thousands of great warriors, and can summon them from skulls to fight for him. Since essence cannot die, whenever Jack kills a warrior, Demongo can bring him back. Jack realizes he must free the essence from Demongo. Jack hitches a ride on a warrior's essence into Demongo's body, and sees all the warriors, each trapped in a circle of fire. Jack destroys the circles and frees the warriors, who then surround a powerless Demongo as Jack walks away. Later, Aku is holding Demongo, trapped in a giant skull. Demongo begs Aku for forgiveness. Aku thinks about it for a second, then casually crushes Demongo in his hand...Read the full recap
Aku: As far as the eye can see the land is desolate and full of despair. Shadows draw across the earth and block out the light. Darkness oozes from every crevice. Hope has been eradicated; only terror reigns! And yet there is one who mocks my omnipresent evil with his existence! He possesses a sword which could destroy me. They call him... Samurai Jack!
Demongo: I am the Dealer of Destruction, the Merchant of Doom!
Aku: You have failed me, Demongo.
Demongo: Forgive me, Master!
Aku: (considers) No. (crushes him)