Picking up from last week, the inn is falling apart because of the fire, killing students left and right. The librarian returns to save Teshigawara and Yuuya from the owner’s wife. Akazawa tries to kill Mei, but Kouichi saves her. Akazawa is killed by the curse, but not before she regains her memory of meeting Kouichi.
Mei then continues with her plan to kill the dead person, warning Kouichi not to follow her. He follows anyway, and she finally reveals that the teacher Mikami is the extra. Kouichi refuses to believe her at first, but he realizes that she is telling the truth and kills Reiko himself.
Alright, so that part about Reiko actually being Mikami…how did I miss that? Was that scene actually there? I know the scenes with the grandparents were there, but I can’t remember that scene with Reiko telling Kouichi to always call her Mikami at school. Personally, I think this show is exponentially better if that scene wasn’t there. I know that if it was there, I would have probably figured it out a while ago. I know that a lot of people were suspecting, but I always put her aside because she wasn’t involved with Class 3.
I really like how they ended the series, with Class 3 leaving a recording similar to Matsunaga’s to warn later classes. I like that they didn’t try to erase the curse in some way and that the curse persists. I think that’s how a show like this should end. It was definitely fun to watch and a lot of fun to theorycraft in my posts. I’ll review the show as a whole later. Probably need to rewatch the first few episodes first to find that scene…
Edit: Okay, so I checked the first episode and that bit where Reiko says “the fourth thing” is interrupted. She continues on in this episode telling Kouichi not to call her Reiko. I haven’t checked any other episodes, but I feel like that’s proof enough for me that she never tells him this before this week. If someone wants to tell me otherwise, please let me know…I really want to know this.