A flustered Virgilia is fine too
Kanon, Shannon and the others escaped from the prison. Virgilia is informed by the siestas all of them have escaped and goes on a small rant yelling Gaap’s name. George is still taking names or so he thinks. Jessica is also fighting Ronove and she is preparing to put all her strength in one last powerful punch to finish him off. At the same time Gaap has led George into a trap. She teleports Jessica and switches places with her at the last moment. As result George and Jessica kill each other. Holy.. that’s one powerful kick. Like a shotgun or something, huh. Did they got troll.
Doesn’t this mean that Jessica died after George did?
Conveniently, Bronove is giving Jessica a few minutes to finish up any business she may have in this world before she dies. Jessica picks up the phone and calls Battler to warn him they got her and they are really going against monsters NOT humans. Jessica dies in her room? Anyone? Check the mirror in the background.
Krauss and the others managed to escape to the outside and find themselves behind a mansion. No way, that’s Kuwadorin. Kanon isn’t even out the hole (what is that? a secret entrance?) and he is already shot by the SS. Next is Shannon and not even her boobs can save her this time, Nanjo then Krauss. Kyrie manages to get inside the mansion and call Battler before she is killed. Oh, I see that they don’t keep the place closed. And oh, I see that they even have a telephone. Lucky. OK, there is no way that is Kuwadorin. So were none of them the culprits? Something isn’t right.
Maria being more of a jerk than usual
Kyrie warns Battler that what they are facing are definitely demons and witches and that he should accept things as the sees them. This is the same thing that Jessica said to him. This is wrong. This isn’t like Kyrie at all. The topic of Asumu pops up again when Kyrie asks for Battlers’ forgiveness for being cold to him at times. Kyrie is killed by the Siesta Sisters. Battler and Maria are the only ones alive. Never mind, I’m forgetting about Gohda and Kumasawa. Btw, shouldn’t Battler heard a gunshot when Kyrie was killed?
How is it hanging?
Moments later Beato calls Maria and tells her the place where she needs to go to take her test. Where would that be? She makes her usual creepy faces and tells Battler she will not be killed because the ceremony has already finished and that she’ll go to the Disney Land. Battler picks up the phone and he is welcome for Beatrice’s awesome engrish. CONGRATULATIONS – she says. Aww, I want Beatrice to congratulate me too.
The Witch has been revived and she is chilling at Kinzo’s place. She sends Kinzo to supervise Maria’s test on behalf of her since she wants to test Battler herself. Kinzo as a good dog he is, accepts. Lol where is the mighty Goldsmith? Battler goes to check on Gohda and old Kumasawa and… as I predicted they’ve been killed a long time ago. They’ve been shot in the head and hanged. Isn’t that overkill? Ok, that was too easy. We all knew they were dead the moment they were locked in that shed. They might as well had a sign that said ‘Look. Prey here. Kill me.’
My thoughts on how they were killed? I think either somebody has a copy somewhere of that place OR they open the door ‘willingly’ because they trusted the person they saw. Then that person killed both of them with a shotgun. Sounds logical enough, right? Is there another possibility I’m overlooking?
Not the puppy eyes again!
Beato and Battler meet at the front of the mansion (I think) Same deal as with the others, Battle gets a letter where he must sacrifice one to save the other two. In his case the second choice is blank since Beato doesn’t know who Battler likes. Isn’t it obvious that the person what Battler loves is his closest relative who he doesn’t dislike, Beatrice? The answer is his sister Ange. Battler makes a play on words and chooses Beatrice for the second choice so she can be killed. Ha. I actually applaud this attempt. Well played, Battler. Unfortunately, Beatrice doesn’t accept this because it doesn’t make the game fair at all. ~ Beatrice and Battler sitting on a tree…
Beato claims that Battlers is responsible for what is happening and that because the sin he committed 6 years ago this is happening. What? Where is this coming from? Beatrice wants Battler to remember what he did so he can atone for his sin but it’s futile as Moetrice did not consider that Battler to be a dumbass. So did Battler fail the test or not? A similar scene is happening in Meta World where Beatrice denies that the sin has to do with herself and something Battler did to her. She says that he is one of the causes of this tragedy though. Game board Beatrice is tired and goes back to mansion.
Goldsmith welcomes Beatrice back and mentions how Maria did great on her test. C’me on. This test + only two choice + mentally disturbed child. How can she fail? Oh, and uh, shouldn’t that make her head right away?
Beatrice is moody she sets the old bastard on fire again. Good! My pet theory is that Beatrice has a Roy Mustang as furniture ready to burn Kinzo to a crisp each single time.
I liked how none of the furniture or Virgilia gave a crap about Kinzo dying. They focus only on Beato, who is feeling sad and depressed. All of them leave Beatrice alone before they face her wrath. Somebody needs a hug.
I say it’s Trolling time!
Back in Meta World, Beatrice is pulling the trick that Battler did on the third arc. Now it is Beatrice who wants to put the game on stalemate. Battler, as usual, misinterprets this and thinks he has won since the opponent is willing to play anymore. The truth is that Beato is only putting the game on hold–permanently. She isn’t accepting defeat just not willingly to make her move. Sucks to be on the other side, huh, Battler.
Trollbadelta, Bernkastel, and even Ange show up when they hear the news that they episode is almost over and they haven’t done a damn thing. Where have Gretel been off to in the past episodes anyway? Making friends with the other witches? Beatrice allows Battler to use the red to prove something. Beato makes a strange claim that because Batter cannot repeat in red that he (Battler) was born from Asumu Ushiromiya so he is not qualified to be her opponent since he is not Ushiromiya Battler. I scratched my head. What are you trying to pull, Moetrice?
As far as I know the Witch is going against someone who denies her existence and that’s why she cannot be a witch outside of the game board. Why does it matter so much who the person she goes against is? Beatrice leaves the scene and so do the other witches. Beatrice retreats to a garden with the company of the only person ‘who understands magic’ – Maria.
– End of episode 24 –
You know it, Umineko Days
– Turning the Chessboard Over –
I watched this episode yesterday night. For obvious reasons I haven’t been able to play the game this week either so these theories are only based on what I got from the anime. Thus, I’ll back cutting back on the theories this week. Expect Deen to mess with my thinking though.
Theories & Deductions
On George and Jessica : Double suicide? Homicide? One way that I interpret this is this : she was killed at the place where she took the place after she failed it. Same for George who also was killed by the culprit. One thing that bothers me is that Jessica said that George died instantly meaning his body should be at the rose garden near the place where he was supposed to propose to Shannon. Is there a greater reason behind why the culprit chose those places? Anyway, I can’t say for sure but there might be a possibility that they actually killed each other thinking they were fighting against the enemy. They both chose to ‘sacrifice the others’ after all.
Conclusion: The place where Jessica dies suggests that she died at her testing place (same for George) meaning that neither of them left the testing place. What Jessica saw might have been an illusion (partially true since George is dead) that made her think she and George were killed. What happens next is this: Jessica is actually killed by the culprit after she speaks with Battler.
On death row: All of the prisoners were executed in the end so we cannot know for sure if that was indeed the second mansion or not. Personally, I never thought it was but I thought that the fact they were hold up against their will was at least true. However, what we saw is that none of them managed to escape at all so we don’t know where exactly their bodies are or even if they are really dead.
Conclusion: I said that I partially believe that the prison scene might have been real but that I never thoughtit was Kuwadorin like Kinzo (and Nanjo) said. I mean, the second mansion is god knows how many hours from the original mansion so it was never possible. The theory that the prison scene never happened is now than very high. Too bad for Krauss and Kyrie though since they had some cool scenes there that they anime cut off. I’m sure fans didn’t like it one bit.
Fake Kuwadorin & Kyrie – So Kyrie manages to phone Battler to warn him about witches and demons, telling him that they are real and that he should accept things as he sees them. That is so not like Kyrie on so many levels.
Conclusion : Aside from the fact that this isn’t like Kyrie. If this was indeed Kuwadorin then why would Kinzo have a phone there? He kept Beatrice locked up there, right? Why put a phone there of all places when it is completely unnecessary? There are other reason why it cannot be Kuwadorin but I’ll say that that is not the second mansion. For all we know that phone call might have been made from the very mansion just like the ones from the prison were. Where do you think they’ve been calling Battler from?
Possible accomplices (maybe culprit too) – I take no pleasure doing this part but here it goes. To me the people that spoke with Battler are immediately possible suspects meaning Krauss, Kyrie, and even Jessica. The reason for this is that fact that they are the only ones that spoke with Battler. Meaning that out of the group they are the only ones who are thought to be alive. The anime shows us that they all ‘died’ but since there is no red we cannot know if they are really dead or any of the people who died are really dead.
Conclusion : The people who spoke with Battler might be working together. At least one of them might be the real culprit.
On Ceremony and Beatrice’s revival- I think this has gone unnoticed or they never bothered to show it to us. Kinzo isn’t using the stakes for the sacrifices. You’re probably asking why is this even important? People are dead and they’re sacrifices. What’s your point, Keikakudoori? My point is this. I think most of us (at least who believe the culprit is human) is that the culprit who might be inside of the 18 person limit is possibly an Ushiromiya or a servant. The culprit uses strange stakes to gouge his/her victims. Then tell me how come someone like Kinzo who is in deep into the occult does not use these stakes for Beatrice’s ceremony. I’ll press further. Does he even own those things? The last culprit(s) have been following the epitaph to the letter so what gives. Did they not bother to show it to us? It is possible for the ceremony to be successful if Kinzo (who is thought to the culprit) isn’t following it correctly? Also why did the next twilights happen so damn fast?
Conclusion : I didn’t pay much attention to it since the first twilight doesn’t require stakes but the next ones are suspicious. Does it even matter if you don’t use the stakes at all to complete the ceremony?
Hanged pair: Kumasawa and Gohda were killed then hanged. No, actually based on what the anime shows me I would think that they were hanged then shot. Kumasawa’s face shows that she was strangulated by something or someone before she died. She was then hanged and shot in the forehead.
Conclusion: This might not be that important but I’m unsure about the order and cause of death.
On how they were killed: I think that they were killed because they willingly let the person enter. Maybe they thought the nightmare was over and that the person who was coming to set them free. However, there is also another theory. If you remember the ‘small window’ where Battler/George gave them the keys to the place you will also remember that there was ladder near the place…
Conclusion : The small window might be big enough for a small kid to enter. Now who do we know that might fit this description of a mentally unstable child? This is too hard. So many choices…. But how is it possible for that small child to hang them?
On Battler & Asumu & Beatrice – In reality Beatrice and Asumu were lover and they were forced to broke up because Battler was born. This is clearly revenge on the Ushiromiya family for getting on her way. That is so not what this is.
I’ll try not to dwell too much on it right now but I think the real issue is whether he is Rudolf’s son or not. The Ushiromiya blood apparently has ‘magic’ that Kinzo’s sons have demonstrated plenty of times so I’d think Battler that has it. Beatrice even mentions how Battler looks like Kinzo when he was young. Plus, they also mentioned how his powers might have been from the Ushiromiya blood. We don’t know even know Asumu’s last name. Ushiromiya is obviously not her last name. Who is this person and why should she matter to Beatrice? I actually asked how she looked like before many posts before. There was a reason why I was curious. For one thing, I wanted to know if she had blue eyes. No, Battler isn’t supposed to have blue eyes. They are brown/black in the game. The anime gave him the blue eyes. Witches usually are the ones who posses blue eyes. That’s why I wanted to know. To find out if Asumu looked anything like a ‘witch’. If Asumu isn’t Battler’s mother than who it is?
Conclusion : Beatrice is Battler’s mother. This Battler is a clone. This is just one big dream. Mindfuck. If anything, Battler should remember if her mother was hiding something from her family and why should Beatrice had anything against him or her mother. This answer to this is probably something we’ll see more of this next episode.