Fatal Bliss

Well that was one hell of a twist. I have to say, despite the sufficient solution that Oreki provided, the fact that he was able to miss one minor, yet seemingly crucial detail is quite something out of character.

I guess getting motivation from the Empress went way over his head. Well, not that it’s a bad thing, after all, it’s understandable for anyone who go unnoticed by society’s views to suddenly “cheer up” after being motivated by one of society’s figureheads. Perhaps, Orekia found his salvation by Irisu’s manipulation motivation.

I wonder if this was the reason why Chitanda ran away. Did she notice the lack of detail regarding the rope?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 20:46:03

    In this episode, Irisu was wow! Intimidating and alluring at the same time. What she can do is scary. It did go over his head, but also, he did not have the help of the others as much as the previous cases. This episode revealed a lot. Was surprised to hear that Irisu was informed of Oreki’s exploits from Tougaito (smoking upperclassman). I’m not 100% sure, but is Irisu in contact with Oreki’s sister :p? Oreki has developed a reputation of sorts now. As for Chitanda running away, that was rather out of character. Doesn’t really add up even if it was about the rope. There’s definitely something else going on.


  2. baka~
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 21:59:54

    Somehow, this reminded me of Medaka Box’s final episode. The thing that only one could do without the king. I guess despite Oreki’s talents, the fact that he can only see one angle of the mystery still proves how incomplete he is. Without the insight of others, his resolution to a mystery won’t be as appealing.


  3. x
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 03:54:23


    Well, he’s no Sherlock Holmes for sure ;). I’d argue that some of his companions are probably more talented than he is in some ways.

    Unlike in the first major arc, where he compelled Chitanda to get Fukube and Ibara involved because he didn’t feel confident. This time, he became overconfident to the point of not consulting with any of them before giving his answer to Irisu.

    He could have paid Ibara a visit in the library, though I suppose they might not get along well enough to have a discussion without Fukube or Chitanda around :p.

    It would also appear that Irisu either is not as attentive as Ibara, or doesn’t really care about all the details as long as the movie is seen as successful. Either way, Irisu has manipulated Oreki into giving her an answer she wants, while giving him all the credit for it. Though he might end up getting the blame as well if his deductions end up causing problems later. Kind of remind me of Sekitani :p.


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