Log Post #15 of 23
Log Post #15 | From: warpio | Posted: 5/06/2017 09:58:00 AMUpdated: 5/07/2017 10:06:18 PM
|Episode 5: Turnabout Revolution - Trial part 1.5 recap|
Athena wonders why Phoenix is acting strange and using such a desperate argument.. Armie remembers some new details, and tells Apollo that someone was pushing her wheelchair when she woke up after passing out from seeing the burning orb.
Phoenix brings in Paul Atishon again, who suddenly remembers he saw the actual murder through the window... his flimsy testimony is easily defeated, and Apollo proves that Paul must've been in the study when the murder happened. But the only problem is the heavy suitcase was the murder weapon, and only Datz would've been strong enough to attack with it.
Then, Apollo comes up with the theory that the killer was actually up on the 2nd floor with the suitcase, and Dr. Buff was sitting at the coffee bar (supported by the coffee stain on the book), and the killer only had to push the suitcase down onto his head... Paul gets really nervous now, and uses the old "what motive could I have possibly had" excuse... Apollo says that Paul had plenty of motive... when the doctor found out this relic was actually the Founder's Orb, not the crystal, he became desperate and wanted to get the orb to replace his heirloom with it... and he lied to the doctor about the Defiant Dragons threatening him, but that only made the doctor go and hide the Founder's Orb in the cave. so he resorted to murdering the doctor...
(then I guess Paul had to push Apollo into that cave to get him to find the Founder's Orb for him)
kind of a stupid plan, but it matches this character being an idiot...
Phoenix interrupts, and simply says "P-please don't accuse my client!"
Paul: "Wright: You'd better do something to change the current courtroom climate... or I'll be charged with murder! And you know what will happen to her if that happens."
wow... not very subtle there... this guy is such an idiot lmao
Athena explains what she heard during the recess... Maya is being held hostage by Paul Atishon, demanding to obtain the Founder's Orb for his benefactor, who guarantees his election victory as long as he gets the job done.
this isn't even the first time Phoenix has been through this kind of thing... but now that Apollo and Athena know, they're in this predicament too.. although I don't think these 2 have actually met Maya before.
Apollo is about to retract his previous statement for Phoenix's sake, but then Dhurke comes in and objects. He gives Apollo his speech about how a dragon/lawyer never gives up until he's reached the truth... Apollo gets one of those inner monologue revelation things... finds out he hasn't fully solved the riddle of the orb yet. The last part requires the founder to return through spirit channeling... and you can only channel her once you know her face, which the orb has revealed... He realizes that a spirit medium is needed to obtain the founder's power, which means Paul can not harm Maya.
Oh wow, this is actually a really cool way to bring the plot to full circle with all that stuff about Khura'inism and Holy Mother that was revealed in case 1 and 3...
Phoenix immediately resigns as Paul Atishon's lawyer once he hears that Maya is safe.. and Apollo comes up with the final bit of evidence linking Paul to the murder... the fact that someone pushed Armie as she woke up above the coffee bar... Paul was trying to move her out of the way. Then she ran away to her room, and he never got the chance to wipe the fingerprints off her wheelchair. Paul's mental breakdown scene is really hilarious...
Paul gets arrested, and the judge awards Dhurke the ownership of the Founder's Orb.
what a happy ending... and Armie Buff even decided to stop pretending her legs don't work, and started walking again...
but no, it's not over yet... Dhurke says his next step is to track down the one who originally stole the Founder's Orb and brought it to Kurain... and Phoenix says that Maya is still being held hostage in Khura'in by the true mastermind...
yep... I knew it wouldn't be over that quickly. This first trial was just barely scratching the surface of this episode's main conflict. I like that this first part took place in Maya's home village, before going back to the kingdom of Khura'in for the real conclusion.