Log Post #10 of 23
From: warpio | Posted: 4/26/2017 09:47:00 PMUpdated: 4/27/2017 03:20:19 PM
|There's some really cool character development in this 4th episode. But you need to have played the 5th game Dual Destinies in order to appreciate it here.|
Episode 4: Turnabout Storyteller - Trial part 1 recap
Athena is going into a sudden last minute trial on her own... Apollo is too busy with Trucy's show to help, and Phoenix is overseas. Simon Blackquill shows up and brings in the defendant Bucky Whet just before the trial, and Athena hasn't even had any time to talk to him yet... Bucky is a fat drunk soba shop employee, who is accused of murdering the rakugo storyteller Taifu Toneido... Simon is a frequent customer at this soba place and thinks very highly of it, and Bucky is like his friend or something... in fact it was him who went to the Wright agency to get someone to defend Bucky... but he's disappointed that only this newbie lawyer Athena could show up.
The prosecutor for this case is Nahyuta... for some reason the chief prosecutor Edgeworth keeps making this guy hop back and forth between countries every few days.
Toneido was killed in the dressing room of a theatre, while making soba... Bucky's motive for killing him could be because Toneido had stolen the deed to his father's soba shop.
Simon comes in to give his witness testimony.. then he starts giving Athena tips on how to be a better lawyer... Nahyuta chews him out for helping the defense, and says Simon is not a true prosecutor.. Simon is all like "Hmph, how dare you treat me like some evil spirit to be exorcised? I'll remember this, you blackguard..."
Nahyuta is really mean.. he even calls Athena a "half-boiled, putrid egg yolk"
Next witness is Geiru Toneido, the one Simon was with during the time he witnessed the scene. Geiru is a balloon artist girl wearing a clown nose and a bright pink costume.
Judge: "I daresay I can't take my eyes off those balloons"
Geiru's testimony is really easy to poke a hole in.. and she seems really eager to pin the blame on Bucky... but then Nahyuta brings out some conclusive evidence showing that the victim left a message that points to Bucky. Then he tells Athena to listen to the gallery, and hear all the people saying she's a shitty lawyer and should resign...
Simon cuts in, saying this is a cheap trick by the prosecutor and the gallery teaming up to try and manipulate Athena to make her give up.
and he calls prosecutor Sahdmadhi "Sad Monk"
"And you fopdoodles in the gallery! Can't a man watch a trial in peace?! This inexperienced amateur is about to turn the trial around!"
Simon is now on the lawyer's bench with Athena.. oh cool, I didn't see this coming.
Next, Uendo Toneido comes in to testify about when he discovered the body and the dying message. He's another rakugo storyteller and all of his dialog is filled with lame jokes...
Simon says he found a contradiction right away, but Athena already agreed not to ask him for help.. I'm actually a bit stuck on this one.
oh my god, no, Athena...
Knock, knock! Who's there?
This evidence and that statement...
This evidence and that statement, who?
They contradict each other, that's who!
oh... I should've seen that. Uendo says the victim drowned in soba broth, but the autopsy says there was nothing found in the victim's lungs.
Athena figures out that the victim's head must've been placed in the bowl after he died... but if the culprit had time to do that, they should've also noticed the victim's dying message and had time to remove it.
Simon asks Uendo to explain in more detail what the cards looked like at the crime scene.. then Nahyuta says he has a more detailed photo showing them..
The puzzle here is really easy. It's obvious the cards were rearranged based on the soba stains. when you arrange them back to their original positions, they actually spell out "OWEN 4TH" instead of "WHET NO 4"
Athena implicates Uendo as the one who rearranged the cards. Simon agrees, and wants to know what Uendo was doing in that room for a couple minutes before he discovered the body and ran out... Nahyuta tries to convince him to remain silent...
and Simon is like "A rakugo artist who's afraid to speak! Who's ever heard of such a thing!"
"Is it not your job to tell tales if there is an audience to listen?"
"The more you keep quiet, the more we want you to talk. That's simply human nature. Isn't that right, people of the gallery?"
"Even with this wonderful audience in front of you, you still refuse to talk? If so, then perhaps you chose the wrong line of work, my friend!"
holy shit, Simon is on fire
Uendo finally decides to give some more testimony, Athena senses some emotional discord, and does a therapy session to figure out that Uendo stubbed his to on something as he entered the room... oh okay..
what the hell is this next part... I'm supposed to guess what thing in the picture he stubbed his toe on, but I have no idea. I've pointed to like 10 random things and they're all wrong. I decided I needed to use a guide for this, then I was immediately shamed when the guide pointed out that you were supposed to notice that there's a track in the flour on the floor, showing that the TV had been moved. damn, this was entirely on me.
Athena is lost on what to do next, then Simon points out that the table looks like it was moved too. Uendo says the table moved as he was pushing the tv back, and that's how he discovered the victim was dead.
Next, when she tries to ask him about why he felt surprised when he looked over the table and saw the cards, he gets overly emotional, and causes Athena's emotion detector to go haywire. Now the emotions during the testimony are all over the place and make no sense... Athena figures out that Uendo actually has multiple personality disorder, and that's why his emotions are so drastically different.
The judge asks Uendo to introduce all of his different personalities to the court. First there's the storyteller, Uendo Toneido. Then there's Patches, the jester. Then there's Kisegawa the Courtesan... hmm... isn't there a 4th one? Owen the 4th, perhaps?
lol Athena thinks the same thing immediately after I thought of that... Uendo denies having a 4th personality.
Nahyuta agrees that this guy probably did rearrange the cards, and that he might have a 4th personality, but says that it's likely the real culprit left the Owen 4th" message there in order to frame him, and Uendo rearranged the cards to save himself from being framed...
But Simon mentions that nobody outside of the Toneido family knows about Uendo's multiple personalities.
But Nahyuta objects again, saying that Uendo was only in the room for a few minutes, which is not enough time to kill him... and he couldn't have been killed by Uendo earlier because of Blackquill's testimony, saying he heard rakugo being performed in the room.
I think I already figured it out. Blackquill heard the sound on the TV in the room, and at that point the victim was already dead.
Next, Uendo gives testimony about his alibi. He performed rakugo in front of a room full of people right before the time that he went into the dressing room, and he also mentions that nobody laughed at his performance... Then I ask him about what his performance was like. He said he did the "Time Soba" story, and prosecutor Nahyuta then goes and shows off how much he studied by reciting nearly the whole story.
The contradiction here is easy... Simon's invitation shows that the "Time Soba" story was supposed to be performed by the victim, but instead Uendo was performing it. Athena then theorizes that he did the wrong performance on purpose, and put the TV near the door of the dressing room so that the TV would play the Time Soba story and it would seem like the victim was still alive, rehearsing it.
Nahyuta suddenly brings up that Bucky was actually in the dressing room before 4pm as well. So even though the time of death has changed, that still doesn't clear Bucky of suspicion. Bucky comes in to testify that he came into the dressing room that day to deliver the fresh soba ingredients that the victim ordered.. then he gets sick and passes out again.
Simon reminds Athena that they still haven't fully investigated the 4th personality, Owen... Uendo says that his 3 personalities are always aware of each other, and they all have the same memories... but Athena theorizes that this 4th personality might only come out when the other 3 are unconscious, and that he must've had some sake in the dressing room and passed out and became Owen, then murdered Taifu. But Uendo denies having drunk any sake at all.. he only ate a sweet bun while he was there.. then Athena has to prove how Uendo could've consumed sake by accident.
This part had me totally stumped. I knew what statement to present on, but I only managed to present the right evidence by chance. It was the "Resting, Do not disturb" note that I had to present... I see how you could've figured this out, but it's very subtle... you had to notice the camel design on the paper that this note was written on, and then look at the crime scene photo to notice that both the sweet bun wrapping and the sake bottle label both have that same camel design... very clever, I wish I had caught onto that before solving it by accident.
Athena asks Simon to go buy some of those Sweet Buns for everyone to try out.. Simon sends his bird Taka to go get them.
Seemed like this episode is gonna be a really short, non-eventful side case before the big finale episode... I got to the point where the trial is taking a recess and it gives me a save prompt... but I doubt this is just the half way point. I can't see how they could add much more new info to this case to stretch it out that much further.