The first story developed on this DVD is a single episode in which Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo and Hakai find themselves in a painful conflict with a group of women who have been seized by a parasite demon. The only release is death, and the tragedy has a strong effect on all of them, especially Goku.
The second story takes up the three remaining episodes. Sanzo discovers that a Scorpion demon has eaten another priest and is terrorizing a village sets out for the desert to settle the problem. Even though the initial problem is cleared up, it leaves Sanzo dying of poison and the rest of the team frantic to find a way to help him. When Kougaji shows up intending to take one of the holy scriptures, a battle breaks out, and we finally see Goku's underlying personality. The endless banter between him and Gojyo has kept us from understanding what the Monkey God really is about, and this story reminds us that circumstances are rarely what they seem.