Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Episode 4: This rainy mansion setup seems familiar

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Waver talks to himself

It looks like we’re finally getting our first multi-episode mystery for this series. I look forward to seeing how the story develops over this period, and I hope it’s not just stretched out for cliffhangers. One potential downside that I noticed is that an insane number of characters (and more importantly, names) were introduced in this episode, which might make it hard to keep track. So far, the story itself doesn’t seem too impressive, effectively mirroring a typical murder mansion mystery, but it’s too early to tell.

Reines negotiates with Bram

I appreciate that the mysteries in this series have a overall end goal. In the end, Waver is desperately attempting to gain enough influence to rejoin the Grail War and fulfill Iskandar’s wish. It makes some of the developments throughout the series feel more meaningful, like this conversation between Reines and Bram.

Reines reacts to the land

Were Mystic Eyes such a prolific thing in other Fate series? This week’s episode introduces two new types of Mystic Eyes, and it’s not even the first time this series has mentioned them. Is that just the theme of this series? I was only aware of the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception before this series.

Wills is kept under investigation

I found it a bit funny that the mystery starts with Waletta stating that Wills could be the only culprit because he was a Necromancer. The episode goes on to not only confirm that Waletta is a Necromancer but also introduce an entirely different Necromancer into the mix. Honestly, I was convinced that Waletta was covering for herself as the culprit before the development at the end of the episode.

Wills sees a fairy

Uhh, I guess this seems important?

Shishigou arrives to save the day

Oh hey, I remember you from Fate/Apocrypha. I didn’t realize that Shishigou was a Necromancer. Although, that series took place in an alternate universe, right? Either way, I’m sure he’s here to make things fun.

Waletta is killed

Well, I knew I’d be in for cliffhangers. Strangely enough, I don’t find this development too damning. There’s an entire episode left to investigate, so I have to wonder if Waver’s initial deduction in this situation is wrong for once. That being said, the fact that lightning strikes would make a body hard to identify and the fact that Waletta was the first target of my suspicion makes me question this revelation a lot.

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