As the episode’s title had it, Kaishou Rinroku died. They said it’s a suicide as his involvement in illegal software usage was exposed during an investigation on the explosion last week. But I think most of us (Shinjurou included), if not all, believe that he is still very much alive. It’s simply too easy for Rinroku to go like that. Too easy…
What I’m interested the most in this episode isn’t about whether or not Bettenou indeed has some fishy business with Rinroku. It is the business Bettenou has with Inga I’m curious about. As far as I can tell, Inga doesn’t like the deity and might even hate her so why is he working with her? Is it simply to feast on more souls? He didn’t look like he was enjoying the feast, that’s for sure. Whatever secrets these two supernatural beings have, one thing I’m sure of is that Inga has warned Shinjurou many times to stay out of this case. Why? It’s almost as if Inga is in trouble or something. I worry for him.
There’s this shadowy figure that appears whenever Bettenou is around. Who is that person?! Can anyone tell me? At first, I thought it was Hayami, the brown hair guy who works for the police. But he appeared at the interview with Koyama. I thought it was him because he as looking for Bettenou at the prison and had fought with Rinroku about her. I was wrong. So who is he? Based on the silhouette, I think it’s a he.
As I suspected, the girl from Diet group thingy isn’t as innocent as she seems. Perhaps she has some agreement with Bettenou or Inga. Maybe it has something to do with Mizuno, maybe not. I find it weird how she’s able to walk into the funeral as if nothing had happened. To put it on a different perspective, she is partially responsible for Rinroku’s supposed death. And to an extension, Shinjurou’s too. Rie’s gracious attitude towards both of them were something I didn’t expect. If I were in her shoe, I’ll be very mad at them. Okay, it sounds irrational, but given the situation I thought anger would be the more appropriate emotion to express.
I think that’s basically what went through my mind after watching this episode. You know, Un-Go didn’t start very strongly, but I’m positive it’ll end in hight note. The last few cases had been really fascinating. =)