1x1I Met Her in a Dream... Episode Summary Aired: Thursday January 6, 2011
Fourteen-year-old Madoka Kaname has a dream in which a dark-haired girl is struggling against an evil force. As Madoka wakes up and goes to school that morning, the very same girl, Homura Akemi, enrolls in her class. Even stranger, Homura seems to know Madoka and later confronts her in the hallway about whether she cares for her friends or not, saying she should stay as she is or else risk losing everything. After school, while visiting a record store with her friend, Sayaka Miki, Madoka hears a voice calling for help. Following it to an unused storage room, she finds a small creature named Kyubey being attacked by Homura. As Homura insists that she hand Kyubey over, Sayaka helps Madoka and Kyubey escape. They are then caught in a strange illusion and approached by more strange creatures, but are rescued by another girl named Mami Tomoe, who transforms into a Puella Magi and defeats the creatures, dispelling the illusion. After Homura leaves, Mami heals Kyubey, who wishes to form a contract with Madoka and Sayaka to make them Puella Magi.