It’s Cardcaptor Sakura episode 46, and Sakura is forced to fight Yue, who defeats her by rebounding her attack using the Wood card against him. He then tells her that the catastrophe Yue to befall the world is that the Clow Cards and anyone they have affected will lose their memories of the person they love the most. Sakura then has a dream of such a world, but is helped out by Ms. Mizuki’s bell. Sakura then is able to transform her wand into the Star Wand, and uses it to capture Yue, making her Master of the Clow Cards.
A hell of a lot went on in this episode. Naturally, Sakura didn’t want to fight Yue, since he’s also Yukito, but was forced to by Yue. I guess Sakura shouldn’t take my advice anymore, because I suggested using the Wood card after the last episode, and that was obviously a bad idea. I’d think it would have been under Earth, but it must be under Windy or (more probably) Watery if it’s under the Moon.
Of course, after being Yue, we find out that the whole thing had been orchestrated in advance by Clow Reed, who noted that she ultimately noticed all the necessities disguised as coincidences that he had planted around her in preparation of her becoming the new Master of the Clow Cards. Of course, there are some philosophical questions that opens up, such as can Sakura really have had free will in capturing the cards if it was always her “fate” to become their new master, but these aren’t issues discussed in the show. I suppose that one could argue that Clow Reed only saw a possible future where Sakura become the new master, and she happened to fulfill it, but it was by no means guaranteed.
Of course, now that Sakura is the new Master of the Clow Cards, Shaoran isn’t really needed any more, is he? And wouldn’t it kind of be awkward that the person you’re crushing on is also one of your magical partners? (I don’t really want to call Yue Sakura’s servant since she didn’t want to refer to him as such.) I guess it gives Sakura an excuse to be around Yukito all the time now, though.
Of course, for those of you who might think this is the end: never fear! We have yet another season of Cardcaptor Sakura to get though!