Late one evening, Sakura and Kero are awakened by the clock-tower
ringing loudly at midnight. Everyone is confused because they are
sure the bell shouldn't ring after mindnight. Sakura endures a
difficult test on her recorder during music class, making one
mistake, while Kero spends all day defeating a difficult stage in one
of his video games, because he forgot to save it on the previous day.
That night Sakura practices the music until she gets it right and
Kero remembers to carefully save his game.
In the middle of the night, the clock-tower behaves oddly again and
seems to run backwards. When Sakura and Kero awaken, Kero discovers
his game is not saved. Sakura goes to school to discover they are
having the recorder test again. She is sure they had the test
yesterday, but Tomoyo remembers nothing about it. This time Sakura
does her test perfectly. At recess, Sakura watches an almost perfect
replay of the previous day's soccer game. The only different thing
is that Syaoran's location has changed. Like Sakura, he seems to
know that the day is repeating. In fact, he tells her that this is
caused by a Clow Card.
That night, Sakura dresses in the fairy costume and goes to the
clock tower with Tomoyo and Kero to attack The Time Card. It counters
by first slowing them and then by rewinding the day once more so they
are forced to endure a third replay of the day.
The next ... or is it the same? ... night they return to the clock
tower and try to attack it again. The Time speeds time so that it is
midnight and then rewinds the day again. A third time they
return to the tower, after a fourth replay of the same day. Kero and
Sakura are truly wearying of the day at this point. This time Syaoran
shows up and tells them that by breaking the clock tower, they can
defeat the time card.
Tomoyo and Sakura object to breaking it, so they sneak into the
tower without using magic so the card won't sense them.
As Sakura sneaks up on The Time, she is frozen. Freed when Syaoran
surprises the card by jumping through the window, Sakura uses The
Shield to protect them from time's power. It tries to escape but
flies into a trap Syaoran has set. Sakura returns the card to its
true form and it is awarded to Syaoran (which makes Sakura very sad
and Syaoran just a tad smug).
The Card's Power:
To control the flow of time.
Appearances and Uses in Other Episodes (up to ep. 27)
Used by Syaoran as Sakura is engaged in a tug-o-war with The Power
card. Syaoran freezes time and hops down from a tree. He takes the rope out
of The Power's hands and when he starts time again, the card admits defeat unaware
of the cheating.
Used in episode 27 by Syaoran to bring Sakura out from under the control
of The Return card.