Death Parade Episode 5: New characters and new questions

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So they finally decided to give us some of the rules of the game. It looks like the pairing of people that arrive at the bar is done by some mysterious bureau (presumably controlled by God), so I can probably stop trying to force logic on the rules of how they arrive. I think the more interesting comment of this week’s episode was made by the older arbiter playing pool again Nona (the one about his being closest to God). Is that the final goal for all arbiters? They have to be doing this all for a reason, right?

[HorribleSubs] Death Parade - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.30_[2015.02.07_11.09.03]

The woman (has she been named yet?) that hangs around Decim also poses an interesting case. We finally find out that she’s a human who appeared in the bar without forgetting her death, which apparently invalidates the game. But that raises its own questions…for example, what happened to the person that appeared with her? Theoretically, if she had remembered her death, she would have mentioned that and the other person would realize the same thing.

So what happened to the other person? Also, they mentioned erasing her memories again…why didn’t they just throw her back into the system after that was done? Maybe to be judged by a different arbiter or something. Is the focus switching to Ginti next week? It looks like we’ll see how the different arbiters have their own styles or something. I’ve been curious about that too. I also wonder if certain pairs are given to certain arbiters for their specific personalities.

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