She tries to use her light to release them, but an Airdramon attacks them before she can do it. So, not only do you have a failure in continuity, you're also showing kids that violent acts and their consequences aren't connected. In the final showdown, Myotismon attempts to kill Kari by attacking her with his Grisly Wing, but Wizardmon steps in and takes the blow for her, sacrificing himself. When Senri is about to blow to candles, Tai calls her asking for help in the battle against Keramon, but she says she can't go.
Tai rejoins the others as they reluctantly digivolve their partner Digimon.