We begin our look at Escaflowne. A track star whose hobby is reading tarot cards has her race interrupted by a boy trying to slay a dragon. If she'd listened to her coach, that never would have happened.
Escaflowne continues with our hero finding herself on the world of Gaia, with the Earth and moon in the sky overhead and catgirls stealing her stuff. But there's something weird going on around here...
Still stuck on Gaea, Hitomi flees the wreckage with Van until the two are separated, but she is rescued by the dreamy Allen so she doesn't really mind.
Merle arrives bearing terrible news, that Fanelia has been completely destroyed. Even worse, she reveals that Merle survived.