Recap: Death Note Ep 17 Execution

In a last bid to determine if Light and Misa are the two Kiras, L and Soichiro stage a stunt in which Light's father attempts to kill Light and then himself out of shame. Seeing Light and Misa's reactions to it, L intervenes and announces that he no longer suspects them of being Kira, although he is still suspicious over the fact that Misa's DNA was found on the audio tapes. Misa is released, but Light continues working on the Kira case. L and Watari move the investigation team's headquarters to a new building inside the city. Elsewhere, Rem speaks to a mysterious businessman about the Death Note. Eight businessmen then plan the next murder Kira will commit in order for the Yotsuba Group to excel in the market.

This episode provides examples of:

  • The Comically Serious: Aizawa, by his outburst.
  • Offing the Offspring: Soichiro attempts to do this with his son. However, his gun was loaded with blanks and he only did this to prove that Light isn't Kira (anymore).