People with Dark Pasts Can't Shut Up (すねに傷がある奴ほどよくしゃべる, Sune ni kizu ga aruyatsu hodo yoku shaberu) is the thirty-sixth episode of the Gintama anime.
One of Otae's colleagues runs into trouble with a bizarre cult run by conman, and Otae enlists The Yorozuya to getting her money back.
As she is returning from her work along with one of her colleagues, Otae finds another colleague, a girl named Hanako, standing on the edge of a bridge, ready to fall down and commit suicide. Just before she falls down, Otae lands a powerful kick and launches her back to the ground. Back in Otae's house, the Yorozuya gang tries unsuccessfully to make some nabe. Among the ingredients, they throw Otae's ice cream there, so once Otae finds out, she beats the men up and sends them to buy her 100 cartons of ice cream. Kagura and Otae learn from Hanako that she has been conned by two people, who belong to a bizarre cult, and lost all of her money. Being an immigrant from Osaka, she tried to kill herself as Edo was way too unfriendly for her. The gang, along with Otae, agree to help her get the money she lost from the cult. That cult gathers believers who chase their dreams and wants to grant their wishes. The group joins the cult, showing however some signs of doubt, as to how true the priest's words and actions are. He fulfills Gin's and Kagura's wishes and they quickly pledge faith to him. Shinpachi and Otae are not easily fooled, so they go along with Hanako to spy on the priest's room from the rooftop. Unfortunately, the rooftop collapses and Otae with Hanako are captured. Shinpachi makes a run for it and informs the rest of the Yorozuya about the situation. Gin, who wished for straight hair instead of his natural wavy hair, was not fooled by the priest's trick unlike Kagura, so they all go to free their friends. In the meantime, the crowd of believers decided to punish the women's betrayal with death. Gin stabs something through the roof and it appears that a ninja was behind all of this. He was hiding in the rooftop's beams and quickly fulfilled the wishes that contained simple and concrete things. The ninja makes a run for it, while the priest suffers the infuriated crowd's anger and frustration.
- Sakata Gintoki
- Shimura Shinpachi
- Shimura Tae
- Hanako (debut)
- Hattori Zenzou (debut)
- Tomu (debut)