Log Post #11 of 23
Log Post #11 | From: warpio | Posted: 4/27/2017 10:31:00 PMUpdated: 4/28/2017 01:13:49 AM
|It feels like it's getting close to the end here, but honestly I still have no idea who the culprit might be...|
Episode 4: Turnabout Storyteller - Trial part 2 recap
Taka brings over the sake buns, somehow... and Uendo immediately passes out from it and then his 4th personality emerges.
Owen has the personality of a five year old kid, and he's very frightened.. Athena can easily tell with her psychology powers that Owen is innocent and he really is sad that his master Taifu is dead... She manages to get testimony out of him from where he says that he saw Taifu standing holding a knife, and had blood dripping from his face, and then he passed out and doesn't remember the rest.
Athena and Simon are both confused about what this could mean. There can't be blood dripping from the victim's face if he was standing, and also there was no blood found at the crime scene, so Owen must have remembered it wrong or something... Simon suggests doing that thing that the Wright cohorts always do... "What do you call it? Rotate your thinking about?"
Athena then LITERALLY rotates her thinking around, by 90 degrees... she says that Owen saw Taifu laying down on the ground, not standing. The knife he was holding must've been him fighting back against the culprit that was ontop of him, and the blood was coming from the culprit's face.
Nahyuta says this works out perfectly, because Bucky has a fresh bandage on his head...
...yeah, so I'm starting to side with the prosecutor on this one... I can't think of anybody except Bucky who could've done it.
Athena seems to be losing her belief in Bucky too... but then Simon shouts "Silence!" and reminds her of her duty and acts really serious and even comes up and grabs her...
Judge: "Defense team, please! No fighting in my courtroom!"
Athena does more therapy on Owen, and finds out that the culprit killed Taifu by smothering him in soba dough... that soba was then made into noodles in order to hide the murder weapon. Nahyuta brings up that only Bucky Whet knows how to make soba out of dough from all the people involved here... it's looking more and more likely that Bucky did it...
Then Athena gets even more info out of Owen, and finds out that Owen saw the culprit standing above him after he woke up again.. he says he smelled perfume on this person...
Nahyuta says that perfume smell could've been hair product, cuz a five year old wouldn't know the difference... just then, Bucky shows up again and says that he doesn't use any perfume or hair product because its smell would get into the soba. he gives everyone a sample of his noodles to prove it. then he gets sick again and passes out... this guy is so unhealthy lol, he never shows up for more than a few minutes before having to be sent to the infirmary.
...of course... the perfume smell means the culprit was probably Geiru Toneido. Athena calls her out for more testimony. The judge agrees to it cuz he wants to see her "balloons" again.
Athena confirms that Geiru does know about the Owen personality... whereas Bucky couldn't have known. If Bucky had done it, then the Owen message wouldn't make much sense, unless the victim had spelled it out before the murder for some unrelated reason.
Nahyuta thinks it's stupid to pin an accusation on this woman just because of a five year old's vague unreliable testimony... yeah sure he'd totally be fine with it if it helped his side though.. he tries to refuse the defense's request to ask Geiru any more questions, but then Simon does his ninja blade throwing thing and pops Geiru's balloon and makes her jump, and causes everyone to see the bandage on her forehead...
The perfume, and the bandage, that all matches up perfectly with what Owen witnessed.
Geiru gets pissed now, and she changes from a cheerful entertainer into an angry pirate holding a balloon sword.
Then she reveals the mark she got on her hand from her soba allergy. It proves that she couldn't have murdered someone in a room full of soba dough...
Athena has to turn her thinking around again, and figure out how Geiru could've been in the room without getting an allergic reaction... This is another case where the answer makes sense, but the evidence you have to present to get to that answer makes no sense at all.
It turns out Taifu wasn't making soba in the dressing room, he was making udon. Only the bowl that Taifu's head was placed in had soba, and that's where she got the mark on her hand.
Geiru's balloons all get popped, and then she takes off her balloon artist costume and shows her true self... she explains that she hated her father for not letting her inherit the Toneido rakugo art, and was jealous of Uendo who got to inherit it instead of her... so she killed her father with the udon dough, and tried to frame Uendo by spelling out Owen's name with the cards. That dough had Geiru's blood on it because of the knife injury.. so she fed the udon dough to her dog. That links back to Simon's testimony, he mentioned Geiru feeding her dog a ton of buns and the dog couldn't finish them all and buried the rest... then to get rid of the blood that dripped onto Taifu's face, she had to take the last of Taifu's soba stock and dunk his head in the broth, even though she had to risk an alergic reaction from it... Then when Uendo saw the cards and the dead body, he thought his 4th personality might have done it, and he rearranged it to point to Bucky instead, just out of desperation...
So I guess Uendo doing the time soba performance was just a prank, but the TV being placed by the door is not really explained as far as I can tell. or maybe that was all part of Geiru's plan too, but she never mentioned it.
Sahdmadhi acknowledges Athena as a proper opponent and says he'll remember her name... Athena sympathizes with Geiru a bit, and after the trial she asks Bucky to deliver some udon noodles to her. Bucky explains that Taifu was learning to make udon instead of soba, as a way of making up with her daughter, and he was trying to get her to decide what she wanted to do on her own, instead of being forced to inherit the Toneido business.
This was a pretty decent episode. It's a very quick, concise case that pretty much only involves a single room, and only a handful of characters and less than 2 rows of evidence throughout the whole thing. but despite that it still manages to be very tricky at some parts. I had no idea who the culprit was up until right before it got revealed. There were no big crazy twists, but the twists it did have were very unique and I didn't see most of them coming at all.