Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Episode 4: If only it were that simple…

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Wow…this wasn’t a recap of the last episode. Woohoo!

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If that’s not foreshadowing, I don’t know what is.

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Haha nice

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These guys are such bros…

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This scene was excellent. Satoru saying the sentence out loud and asking himself whether he should say it internally was funny enough. Kayo’s reaction made it hilarious.

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Whoa…that was very convenient timing…

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The face when you accidentally tell your kid that you were stalking him.

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I actually don’t think I would have noticed this if Satoru hadn’t said it.

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Well, this is a surprising twist. What does it all mean? He keeps “remembering” things before they happened, so is it possible that he did the same thing with Kayo in the first timeline, but just repressed the memory in his own grief? That might mean that Satoru is actually repeating the events that will lead to Kayo’s death, like I was thinking last week.

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I would have used “events” instead of “time” here, but that’s not important. Looks like Satoru is thinking the same thing that I am. I wonder if this will end up being another usage of the time travel mechanic of “time inevitability”…the idea that time will always try to preserve the same events even with the influence of a time traveler. We’ve seen this before with Steins;Gate…can it work again?

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You know…eventually, this will stop being funny, but I’m still fine with it for now.

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Well well…this is very forward.

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I’m curious about this set of scenes. Was this cycling through all of the suspects? Or establishing alibis? It’s interesting, for sure…

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She survived! …right? This is definitely not the part where Satoru lowers his guard, right?

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This would make a great reaction face.

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She was making a present for him? Based on the conversation from the earlier episode, I’m going to guess it’s a pair of gloves…

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Oops…did I guess the wrong person’s present?

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It’s too early in the series for a death flag, right?

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Guess not.

While we could pretty much tell it was coming from how excited Satoru got throughout the episode, that was quite a nice twist at the end of the episode. I’m pretty interested to see where things go next. Will Satoru be able to immediately jump again? Or will he have to wait until he’s an adult again? Maybe he’ll jump forward. There are so many possibilities with this time travel power and I look forward to seeing what happens next week.

…Or is this episode ending a huge misdirect? Maybe Kayo will show up late at the beginning of next week’s episode. All of that drama built up to distract us? I don’t think it will happen, but I recognize the possibility.

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4 thoughts on “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Episode 4: If only it were that simple…”

  1. the variety of hinazuki’s expressions this episode were too golden. SO CUTE!

    so… I’m starting to think that the blurting out thing is a family trait…

    hm.. did they ever talk about satoru’s dad? i feel like something’s missing.

    about the time travel thing and the 18 years, I’m thinking that he’ll have to go through that time again. At least he prevented two kidnappings, right? Also this time was the killer changed? I’m suspecting the mother *nods*

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    1. …*shifts gaze*

      very possible…

      HE HAS A DAD??

      did he prevent two kidnappings? a lot of the scenes from this episode seemed to suggest he was repeating events with Kayo, so he might not have changed the future yet…

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    2. Don’t shift your gaze! You know it was cute, right?!

      *nod nod*

      WHEN A WOMAN AND A TABLE LOVE EACH OTHER VERY MUCH

      hm. If my memory isn’t as bad as usual, I think the one that happened to satoru’s friend was on the 2nd, so maybe the events were shifted up a day? We still don’t know who killed kayo, but if it was the mother the original killer’s activities shouldn’t be changed much :/

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