Log Post #3 of 23
From: warpio | Posted: 4/06/2017 08:52:00 PMUpdated: 4/06/2017 11:40:41 PM
|Episode 2: The Magical Turnabout - Trial part 1 recap|
This prosecutor, Nahyuta Sahdmadi, is a Khura'in monk who has an ability that lets him forsee where the argument is going to go...
He speaks some enchantment spell in a foreign language, and explains that he will punish all the "lawyer sinners" who would dare to defend the accused.
He wants to help the victims' souls reach enlightenment so they can ascend to the Twilight Realm... he thinks of the trial as the victim's "sacred last rites"
... this prosecutor's gimmick sure is something.
it's kind of lame though. all the other main character prosecutors were able to predict the defense's argument just by being well prepared, this guy's just cheating.
Detective Sky is forced to give testimony explaining that Trucy's motive for killing Mr. Reus is that Mr. Reus stole Trucy's notebook and intended to read out its secrets on stage, to get revenge on the Gramarye Troupe for kicking him out before...
she's gone back to munching on snacks now, and the prosecutor keeps threatening her with a "divine pay cut" for trying to take Trucy's side..
Ema doesn't get along with this guy at all...
"munch munch munch... This "Holy Mother" is no scientific concept I've ever heard of"
Ema mentions that the prosecutor never explained to her the reason why this is being treated as a murder.. he says that the tape in the understage was moved so that Mr. Reus would climb up into the wrong coffin by mistake.
Now Sahdmahdi is arguing that Trucy must've killed him understage and put his body into the coffin to make it look like it was an accident..
Athena jumps in during Bonny's testimony, and uses her psycho analysis ability to get Bonny to transform into a vampire bat, and admit that she messed up the show on purpose, and that she somehow knew that Trucy had moved the stage lifts.
.. oh shit, I did not see this coming.. Apollo suggests that this Bonny who saw Trucy move the lifts, must be a different Bonny than the one that was on stage.. he brings up the unknown fingerprints that were found on the coffin, and suggests they must belong to Bonny #2, the one in the witness stand right now... she admits to it, and says her real name is Betty de Famme. She reveals the secret to her teleportation trick, and now both twins are at the witness stand.
This is something that Sahdmahdi couldn't predict, because Ema kept the unknown fingerprints a secret from him... oh, so his gimmick isn't really a cheating power after all. Sahdmahdi is pissed off at Betty for lying to him.
Seems like Bonny really is as nice as she seemed.. she doesn't want to believe either Betty or Trucy are guilty.
lmao these 2 are so cute/hilarious when they're together.
Sahdmadhi then objects when Apollo says Betty must be the murderer... he brings up the dragon falling at the same time that the body was revealed, and he suggests that this was all planned out in advance by the TV studio, and that Betty and Bonny were merely tipped off about it.
...wait what? it was actually written into the script that Mr. Reus was supposed to pretend to be dead, and then it turned out that he was killed for real.. it was all meant to prank Trucy into thinking she killed him.
...I guess what he's getting at is that they planned for Trucy to have used the rubber sword like she was supposed to, so that Mr. Reus wouldn't actually die for real when she puts the sword in.
and just then, Sahdmadhi pulls out a signed note from Trucy, proving that she knew about the prank... it's obviously forged, and it doesn't make much sense either. the note is telling Bonny to take the video camera from Mr. Reus after he falls out of the coffin, to prevent them from broadcasting the prank. If Trucy really did plan to commit murder, why would she incriminate herself like this by writing that note?
He almost manages to get a guilty verdict from that, but then Apollo does a last minute objection and says Trucy should testify about how she used the rubber sword.
I'm pretty sure that TV producer asshole is gonna be involved in the 2nd half of the trial