This week’s episode finally lays out the mystery for us. Like I said last week, the main thing I was looking for this week was motive and they did a good job of laying it all out. I liked that they used the conversation at the beginning of the series between Moe and “Magata Shiki” to explain how everything started. It was an interesting contrast this week…most of the episode was spent going over how brilliant Magata’s plan was, but on the other hand, an entire 7-year plan was disrupted by a single question.
I’m actually a little surprised that my guess about Magata disguising herself as her “sister” was correct. She seemed so obviously suspicious that I was willing to write her off as innocent…but I did acknowledge last week that she was pretty much the only candidate. Next week’s episode should be the last one…I’m really interested to see how things will end. I really hope it’s not some weird ending where Magata also kills herself for some philosophical reason, though. I guess my hope would be a final intellectual battle between Saikawa and Magata to end it all.