Log Post #16 of 23
Log Post #16 | From: warpio | Posted: 5/07/2017 08:47:00 PMUpdated: 5/08/2017 10:57:50 AM
|Episode 5: Turnabout Revolution - Investigation part 2 recap|
Dhurke suddenly says he knows who Paul's benefactor, and Maya's abductor is... then suddenly Phoenix gets an unidentified call from the abductor, and Dhurke takes the phone and calls him out... "It's your friendly neighborhood dragon. I just happen to be in the U.S. on a little trip... Minister of Justice Inga Karkhuul Khura'in."
geez... Dhurke doesn't even try to hold back for Maya's safety at all, what a jerk...
Inga told Phoenix that he has access to other spirit mediums besides Maya, but Dhurke called him out on his bluff. But Dhurke then tells him that Maya isn't the only insurance he has... I bet he's talking about Dhurke's son, Nahyuta
Dhurke has now changed his tone, and wants to go back to Khura'in immediately.. but he can't get on a plane as a wanted criminal.. suddenly, chief prosecutor Edgeworth shows up to save the day... Phoenix asked him to help when he got here... yeah I guess since this is an international hostage situation, it would make sense for the chief prosecutor to get involved... he's set up a private charter for Dhurke and everyone else to get to Khura'in.
Once they get to Khura'in, Apollo (who I'm still in control of) wants to explore and reminisce about his childhood, but there's no time.. they all immediately head for the Ga'ran Palace courtyard...
this place looks so pretty...
Rayfa is there, and has no idea what's happening.. Queen Ga'ran shows up with her guards and they go to surround the place where Inga is waiting with the hostages... is she actually helping to rescue Maya? I would've thought she'd be on Inga's side. hmm... I dunno, this could just be an elaborate setup...
wait, isn't Dhurke with us? it's kinda weird that she isn't having him apprehended right away. oh, there we go.. she just noticed him now. Dhurke says he's here to "conduct a hostage exchange"... he says Maya Fey is as good as dead if he is arrested now... wtf... um I'm confused... he must mean that he's going to trade the orb for Maya and the other hostage... but didn't he say earlier that Maya is safe? and does the queen really care about Maya at all?
Ga'ran lets Dhurke go into Amara's tomb to do the exchange, and Rayfa asks "Barbed Head" to explain what's going on... but instead Phoenix asks Apollo to explain it to her, without even introducing him...
"Leave nothing out, Horn Head, or I'll dehorn you where you stand!"
Ga'ran gets impatient, and orders the guards to storm in and arrest Dhurke and Inga... and they find Inga dead and Dhurke standing over his corpse. Dhurke is arrested for murder (which changes nothing really, since he was already wanted for the murder of the previous queen)... Maya is there, and says that Dhurke rescued her, then she passes out from exhaustion.
Apollo being here makes this interesting, because of him being Dhurke's adopted son, so of course he'd care about this situation and would want to risk his life to defend Dhurke... The previous cases in Khura'in have just been Phoenix trying to help Maya or Maya's friend... I don't think Phoenix would've cared about risking his life to defend Dhurke, and if not for Apollo being here it would've made more sense for him to just take care of Maya and stay out of this. Athena is here too, but like she's only being dragged along in case her psychology powers are needed, so she seems like a 3rd wheel in this episode.
Edgeworth managed to get Apollo permission to investigate the crime scene, so now we have full access to the palace... oh and Ema is here again... it seems that prosecutor Nahyuta has a thing for her and keeps making her hop back and forth between countries with him.
Actually, we still haven't found out who that 2nd hostage was for sure. It might not have been Nahyuta I guess?
...I'm starting to dislike Dhurke more and more now. He was cool at first, I liked how him and Apollo instantly had a lot of chemistry and stuff... but this guy is so self centered... first he disregards Maya's life until he hears about the 2nd hostage ("oh she'll be okay. oh wait, someone I care about is being held hostage too? I meant to say Maya is in great danger!"), and now he's being completely casual about letting his son risk execution to defend him in court.
woah... this came out of nowhere... Dhurke casually brings up that the previous queen Amara was actually his wife! He used to be a member of the royalty... he says he defended himself in the trial of his wife's murder and won, but then he was accused of fabricating evidence. Apollo is like "where have I heard that before?"... then he ran away and avoided imprisonment because he knew he'd lose the retrial.
so wait lemme get this straight... Dhurke wants Apollo to risk his life to try and clear him of 2 murders, even though he himself wasn't confident enough to try and clear himself of guilt in the first murder case? holy shit what a loser this guy is...
Apollo and Athena get permission from Ema to investigate Amara's tomb... it seems like a very open and shut case. Inga died while the place was surrounded by the royal guard, and the only people that were inside were Inga, Dhurke, and Maya who was tied up. However we did find some wiped up blood stains belonging to an unknown person, and an unknown butterfly pendant... yeah and just as usual, when we're able to bring this things up in the trial, the prosecutor will immediately have a perfect counter argument for them...
Nahyuta shows up and Ema kicks us out... Apollo and Dhurke were both trying to get Nahyuta to come back to their side, but he just acts cold and emotionless toward them. Apollo tries to ask Nahyuta about who this 2nd hostage was that Inga mentioned to Dhurke... he says he doesn't know, and Apollo's lie detector bracelet reacts. Then Nahyuta says some foreign language stuff in order to make the bracelet squeeze Apollo's wrist really hard... he already knows about the bracelet, and knows how to prevent him from using it... so I guess Apollo's power won't work against him... I bet Phoenix's magatama would work though.
This is almost like a whole different episode from the more self-contained Kurain Village case from earlier... But that short case does do a really good job of leading into this final Khura'in conspiracy case... and it did a great job of introducing a new lawyer character and allowing you to get to know him through his and Apollo's interactions... however, there are some things about this guy's plot revelations are really starting to bug me...