This final episode wasn’t really too much…it just felt like an epilogue, I guess. There’s just something off about the philosophical statements that Magata tries to make in this series. To me, it feels like she’s “almost there” with something somewhat deep, but not quite. For example, when she said “there’s no one that fears death”, my immediate response was “okay, maybe…explain yourself”. But then she immediately lost me when she follows up by saying that no one would fear death if there were no suffering. Well, of course you would…we don’t fear death because we fear the pain it would cause us. If there were truly a unique suffering to death, how would we even know enough about it to fear it? I personally fear the end to action that comes with death. I’d like to keep doing…things. Granted, she could be talking about some complicated philosophical death, in which case I’m probably not qualified to comment…but that was my immediate reaction.
As a whole, I feel like this series was pretty weak as a mystery. I didn’t really spend too much of my effort speculating and such…maybe I just didn’t feel as invested in it. I’d probably put the show on the more interesting side of the series I’ve seen in this season, but I don’t think it would be too close to the top. It just seemed mostly mellow in general. The ending also seemed like it was getting a bit too lazy. The chronology of Magata’s actions on the roof just don’t completely add up. For example, there is a scene where she’s shown coming out of the elevator and stabbing the director, but there is another scene that shows her coming out of the elevator with a living director. Anyway, the first series of the season ending…let’s see how the rest go.