Light at first wants Rem to kill L as soon as possible, but he then decides on waiting until after he sees L tomorrow so he can think about it a bit more. He specifically instructs Rem not to kill L unless he gives the order. Light also borrows one of Misa’s cell phones so that he can communicate with her, and then he tells her to go home. Since she still wants to go on a date with him, Light shuts her up and sends her on her way by kissing her. After Misa leaves, Light admits to Ryuk that he’s not sure if L is really L and is worried that L’s death would put suspicion on him. He decides that the L he knows is the one leading the investigation, so taking him out would make everything ok. Planning to use Misa and Rem, Light declares that tomorrow is the last day of L’s life. It is on this next day that L is thinking to himself that the only people who know his identity are the Watari, the investigators, and Light. He decides to tell Light’s father Souichirou that if he dies soon, then Light must be Kira. Even though L’s suspicions of Light being Kira are low, they have no other suspects at the moment, so L has latched onto him. Mogi, the cop who’s been trailing Light, brought L some new information about Light’s dating habits, so L is ready to try something.
At school, Light is with one of his girls when he runs into L. After he dismisses the girl, Light wonders if it’s ok for L to be out in public with his life potentially in danger. L, however, says that only Light knows who he is, so if he dies, every L will know that Light is Kira. According to him, there are a group of people like him called L. Just as Light starts to think that perhaps today isn’t the right time to kill L, he suddenly hears Misa call out to him. Light panics at first, but then realizes that he’s won because Misa can see L’s real name. In fact, Misa notices that L’s name isn’t really Ryuuga Hideki, but Light stops her before she can tip off L that she knows. L surprises Light by knowing about Misa’s modeling work, though it turns out that she’s rather popular throughout the school and soon attracts a crowd. When Misa’s manager comes to take her away, Light decides that he’s got to kill L fast, so he plans to call Misa on the phone to get L’s real name. But when he does so, it is the phone in L’s pocket that starts ringing. L claims to have found it in the crowd earlier, but Light figures out that L must have stolen the phone and thus must suspect Misa to be the second Kira.
Light takes the phone back, but then L’s own cell phone starts ringing. After taking the call, L reveals that Misa has been arrested because she’s suspected to be the second Kira. They’ve already searched her room and found matching cat hair to what was on one of the videotapes. Light realizes that the plan he had of calling Misa backfired and now L suspects him even more of being Kira. With Misa bound up, blindfolded, and under surveillance in an isolation chamber, L returns to the hotel where the investigators run through all the evidence they now have connecting Misa to the second Kira, leaving no doubt that it’s her. L authorizes Watari to do whatever is necessary to get Misa to talk – even torture. He explains to Light’s father that Light is no longer allowed to come here since the signs point to Light being Kira. L thinks that Light would probably kill Misa to keep her from talking, but he also suspects that Light is worried about attracting even more attention. Indeed, at that moment, Light is at home trying to figure out what to do. One of the reasons he can’t kill Misa is because Rem will then kill him, so Light really needs to find a way to speak with Rem.
Sometime later, L finds out that Misa is talking, but what she’s saying is that she wants to die. She still claims not to know anything about the second Kira, but what L doesn’t know is that her pleas for death are actually directed at Rem. Although Misa really seems to want to die, Rem is unable to kill her and instead makes her relinquish her ownership of the Death Note. Rem then returns to Light’s home and explains that this means Misa loses everything related to Note, including her knowledge of L’s real name and Light’s identity, her Shinigami eyes, and her ability to see Shinigami. The only thing that remains is her love for Light. Rem had figured out that the best course of action for Light would be to have Misa willingly transferred over control of her Death Note to him, but the Shinigami is also ready to kill Light if he doesn’t go save Misa. Light, fortunately, has come up with a plan, and surprises Ryuk by saying that this is good-bye.
I still find it really amazing how the author was able to turn the tables around like this so quickly. On minute we’re led to believe that Light has L’s life within his grasp, and the next minute L has captured Misa. It felt like Light got too cocky and enthusiastic about killing L that he acted a bit too quickly. Of course, it makes for a more entertaining story this way. I also thought that Misa’s tears and Rem’s moving of the lock of Misa’s hair was a nice touch since it was something that wasn’t in the manga.
As the preview hints, next week Light is going to jail.