Steins;Gate Episode 22 — Being Meltdown
Published November 29, 2011
Kurisu reveals to Rintarō that she recalls her stabbing from dreams, as well as Rintarō's various attempts at saving Mayuri. When Kurisu tells Rintarō that he should save Mayuri over her, he can't accept it and runs off. As Rintarō attempts to time leap again, Kurisu stops him, worried that seeing Mayuri die over and over will destroy him. After giving in and choosing to save Mayuri, Rintarō tells Kurisu he loves her, to which she responds by kissing him. The next day, Kurisu leaves Japan, whilst Rintarō and the others delete their data from the SERN network. Just before this act takes Rintarō to the Beta World Line, Kurisu returns to tell him that she loves him. After getting rid of the Mobile Microwave, Rintarō receives a call from Suzuha, telling him he needs to prevent World War III.