There is no Goddess but Goddess, and He is female and His name is Yuki.
I’m surprised this show’s going to be twelve episodes. I thought noitaminA shows were usually eleven. Not that I’m complaining, of course.
This episode had a great build up. Everyone is psyched and working together. It looks like they’re moments away from catching the fish with the power of friendship. And then… *snap*! The sacred lure breaks in two, and we end with a cliffhanger as Haru prepares to sacrifice himself to lead the fish away. Well done.
Also, I’m a bit surprised this side story got any resolution. If they remembered to tie up this, I have little doubt that the conclusion will leave no loose threads.