Hum… can I double post? It has been six days now so…
Episode 7. I have to admit I found it pretty underwhelming at first, so much that it was suspicious. Things went way too smoothly, and I was like "What? The end already?"… then came the Tea Party and HOLY CRAP!!
Okay, that's Bernkastel alright.
All this multiple Beatrices are hard to distinguish. "Oh I am one yet many", indeed. So, for the sake of clarity, I will call Beatrice Castiglioni "Bice", the one in Kuwadorian "Beato", the culprit "Beatrice" and the one in Episode 6 "Béa". Earlier I had thought that Beato was the Child by Rape; it seems I was wrong, but it's actually worse.
I understood right away who that "Lion" who came out of nowhere was, but this… is really… sick. Not mentioning that it supposedly makes Beato Battler's aunt, and thus Beatrice his cousin… so what would that make Béa?
About the device to make the mansion explode at midnight
, I understood while I was in the middle of reading the Episode. Oroboro's question "why does the games stop the 6th at midnight" suddenly popped back in my mind, and I finally understood its meaning when remembering Episode 4 (everyone in the future referring to the massacre as an "accident", Ange not finding the mansion where it was supposed to be and Beatrice's last riddle
). It was about time… ^__^"
Now about the two flashbacks, I have a hard time believing that everything in them is true. If not outright lies, at least some parts seem metaphorical (especially Yasu suddenly disapearing, becoming a witch and erasing Shannon's memory, all on a whim and with little more than a snap of fingers
… actually, all of his/her interaction with Shannon). And, as usual, many parts are confusing. While some revelations give a lot of sense to mysterious elements in previous Episodes, others actually raise more questions instead.
First, Shannon: for some reason, she doesn't seem to have any of the "furniture" complex that was so much of a big deal in other Episodes. Then there is Virgilia: what became of the whole "passing Beatrice's name down" thing? Is Bice the one we see at the beginning of Episode 3? But why does Beatrice know about this when she doesn't even know that Bice is her grandmother at that point? To boot, Bice also seemed to be a perfectly normal human in Kinzō's story. Then again, the very end of the Tea Party seems to imply that Kinzō embellished the truth a bit, but…
Now about the final mystery: "Who is Beatrice and why did she do that?" Will, Lion and Clair speak as if it was perfectly obvious by now. Sorry folks, but it's not to me. TT___TT Considering that it is forbidden for the culprit to be someone not presented in the early part of the story
, we have to conclude it's not Lion, introduced only in Episode 5. After all, that woudn't be a riddle if it was just herrrim… that character.
There seems to be a contradiction between the red fact that there are no more than sixteen people on the island (seventeen when there is a "guest" like Erika)
and the presence of a very human Beatrice in the Gold chamber
in Episode 7's Tea Party; which implies that she is there in every Episode. So to reach 16, we have to remove two people from the group, not one. Damn that final red truth -___-" What bugs me is that no one in Ep 7 mentions that point… as if it wasn't all that important in the end. If we have to suppose that someone impersonates Beatrice at some points, then the only person I can think of is Shannon… after all, she was the one in love with Battler originally, and certainly closer to Beatrice than anyone else except Maria.
The thing is, she dies pretty early in most Episodes…
And there is the talk that Beatrice supposedly wouldn't have gone on such a rampage if Battler had come back one year earlier or later… I don't understand why the year 1986 was so special for her, nor why she created Béa in advance… For the motive of the crime, I may have a vague idea… or not. Other than making him remember his promise, I can't think of anything. And it's all the more irritating when the author constantly dares the reader to find by himself saying "oh, come on, it's not that hard". TT___TT I'll continue to think for a while.
Oh, and Kyrie. I think I can remove the "tad bit".
PS: I hadn't noticed, but in the TIPS of Episode 6 there is a (faceless) character sheet for Chiester 556… who was only mentionned very briefly and not yet seen anywhere… I thought I would meet her in Ep 7, but nope. That's weird. Unless… aaaaaaah…………… she's the rabbit Rosa broke in Episode 4?
edited 16th Oct '12 4:37:28 AM by Lyendith