Seiji has been taken care of financially by his sister Namie, but the constant cell phone calls between them bothers the girl he calls Celty, so she dumps his cell phone into a fountain when he’s not looking. Namie was the one who had actually shown her brother the head in the capsule years ago when it was owned by their uncle, and Seiji had become fixated on it. When Namie had moved the head to their pharmaceutical company, Seiji had stolen it one day. Unfortunately, Harima Mika had seen the head, and Seiji had killed her. He told his sister, and since she loved him, she took care of things by putting the head on Mika’s body. Namie now starts to worry because she’s lost track of Seiji, and she goes to Izaya to find him. Izaya jokes that she’s like a stalker, but he looks into it anyway and reports that the police will take Seiji into custody soon and call her about it.
The neck scar girl meanwhile is still uneasy because she’s getting text messages warning her that she’s being pursued. She tries to have Seiji take her away someplace, but in the process they pass by Celty and Shizuo, and Celty recognizes her head. Celty chases after and catches her, but Seiji tries to protect her and starts stabbing Shizuo with pens. This allows the girl to get away, so Celty gives chase again while Shizuo beats up on Seiji. Celty, however, is unable to catch the girl because the girl bumps into Mikado, and upon realizing who she is, Mikado leads her into the subway. All Celty is able to see is that Mikado is from Raira Academy, and she tells Shinra all about it later. Celty wants to find the Raira student, however Shinra questions what she’ll do when she meets her head again given how it reacted this time. Celty concedes that she doesn’t want to admit that everything she’s done for these past 20 years might have been for naught, and Shinra tells that it wasn’t.
Shizuo meanwhile had let Seiji go after head-butting him, and Seiji was taken in by the police and returned to his sister. Seiji only cares about finding the girl, so his sister promises to get her back. Namie, however, has decided that the girl, which she considers to be a doll, has gotten in the way of her own love, so she orders her men to get the head back dead or alive. The neck scar girl is actually still with Mikado, and unbeknownst to him, the person she’s been in touch with is none other than Izaya who is having a lot of fun with all this.
I’m probably going to end up saying this a lot as the series goes forward, but this was easily my favorite episode so far. As I had hoped, we found out all about what happened with Harima Mika and with Celty’s head, and based on that, I guess there’s no more head-in-capsule mystery anymore as I had questioned last week since they probably just disposed of Harima Mika’s original head. What was really entertaining about this episode though was the entire middle sequence starting with Celty encountering neck scar girl (incidentally, I’m going to keep calling her that until there’s a more definitive name shown because calling her Celty is just going to get confusing). I definitely didn’t expect Mikado to show up, and I laughed so much at everything Shizuo said and did.
Izaya was great too once I realized that he was behind everything – I love his complex game board – and I have harder time choosing now whether I enjoy seeing him or Shizuo more. On the other hand, both Seiji and his sister turned out to be a lot more loony than the first impressions of their characters suggested. Seiji in particular is frighteningly unstable, and I don’t know what the two girls see in him. Maybe that will change if and when he gets to narrate an episode. For the time being though, it looks like we’ll be following Celty and Mikado’s stories, and the preview indicates that they’ll finally meet each other.