Shun had been absent from Unified Class, and the children (well, now teenagers) were worried that something bad might have happened to him. Saki and Satoru went looking for him at a town named Pinewood. They did not find him, but apparently something bad had happened at that town. After a conversation with her parents about the whereabouts of Shun, Saki recalled that she apparently used to have a brother, who was possibly eliminated by the Ethics Committee. Saki went alone to look for Shun after Maria told her that he might be in real danger.
Episode 9 of From the New World was very interesting. It is clear now that Shun is in a lot of trouble with the Ethics Committee. It is also evident that Saki cares deeply about Shun. Probably the biggest development in this episode was that some of the rumors about the adults killing certain children/young people might be true. This series becomes more intriguing with each new episode. I am very happy that this series is so interesting. This episode gets a 9 out of 10.