Sakura, Tomoyo, and the Ball Trap
Season 3, Episode 59
Episode 59
Air date December 7, 1999
Cards Transformed The Shadow
Episode guide
Sakura and Double Trouble
Sakura and Her Precious Friend

Sakura, Tomoyo, and the Ball Trap (さくらと知世とボールの罠, Sakura to Tomoyo to Booru no Wana) is the 59th episode of Cardcaptor Sakura. The Cardcaptors title for this episode is "Trapped."


Sakura grows in power for every Clow Card she transforms, while Yukito/Yue's energy begins to falter. Syaoran, in the meantime, has fully realized his love for Sakura and consults with Tomoyo, who helps him deal with his jealousy towards Eriol and gives him the confidence (just barely, though) to speak his mind to the oblivious Sakura. Before he can do so, however, both he and Sakura sense Clow Reed's presence once again, this time in the form of a basketball that leads them through the school at night.

Space has been warped in the building, causing every door to lead into a different room each time, which separates her from Tomoyo. She begins to lose hope of finding her, but Syaoran gives her the courage to proceed. Sakura then hears Tomoyo's singing voice and uses the transformed Shadow card to track her down. She later thanks Syaoran for all the help he has ever given her; Syaoran tries to confess his love to her, but is interrupted when Kero forces Sakura to pose with him for Tomoyo's camera.

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  • Yue: Clow? Why are you here in such a form? You're supposed to be dead, Clow.
  • (Eriol uses his magic to render Yue unconscious)
  • Eriol: There are things that I must do. I've been keeping it a secret from both you and Keroberos. Your magic consumption is rather harsh. Even if you can't get more magical power from your new master, you have someone suited for receiving power near you. It's tough when your true form and disguise have different minds, isn't it, Yue? But it looks like things have been progressing in a way different from even what I have been thinking. I'm having lots of fun as a result. But I would be troubled if you figured I was around right now; so I would like you to forget for a while yet.


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