8x10The Cruel Arrancar, Ulquiorra's Provocation Episode Summary Aired: Wednesday February 20, 2008
Everyone on the Arrancar side, sees Rukia's and Aaroniero's death. Meanwhile, Renji continues his fight with Szayel Aporro, who was Ilfort's brother, and Szayel is easily winning, since he made that room to block Renji's bankai.
Ichigo senses Rukia spiritual power drop and Ulquiorra comes in when he noticed. Ulquiorra is trying to provocative Ichigo into fighting him, and gets what he wants when he tells Ichigo that he forced Orihime into Hueco Mundo.