It’s actually kind of hard to believe that there is one more episode of this drama, for if there is anything this drama has accomplished, it’s the revelation that recuperation from devastation is life long and therefore, this drama could continue for a few more hours with no argument from me. But there are several events that hint that this peek into the lives of these characters is coming to a close and for that, I can only rejoice at this episode’s bittersweet, yet barely audible, tone.
My fascination with the performances in this drama continues, and though I haven’t spoken much about this at all, Kazama Shunsuke portrayal of Misaki Fumiya is spot on, for it’s a wonderful mix of blood curdling and mind boggling. His interpretation of Fumiya as a scared, caged animal jumps off the screen and grabs you, begging for sympathy, though we know frightened animals are the most dangerous.
Entering the mind of a killer is frightening but can be telling in ways that surprise us all. A little bit has been revealed about the past, now it’s time to see if history will repeat itself.
We’re in the climax of sorts, therefore, the falling action is on the horizon. This episode was dreadfully hard to get through, for each time I view it, I get more upset with the treatment of mental illness and the lack of integrity and patience of certain characters. Then add to that real-life annoyances a la Photobucket and this episode has been sitting in my queue for close to a month.
Ah! This paper crane did a lot of damage this episode, though we all knew it was inevitable. For, no one ever said that this drama was happy, nor is that the criterion of life in this world, rather, these characters are seeking peace and that comes with more bumps and scrapes, than smiles and hugs. Therefore, relationships are torn apart, perhaps indefinitely by revelation and distrust, as secrets come to light, that send Hiroki and Futaba reeling and even more introspective— though I wasn’t sure that was even possible.