Nothing major was added in this recap episode told from Mario’s perspective, but it did go over everything that’s happened up until now. Time-wise, it slots in just after he received the bullet from Setsuko and before embarking to Numazu, Shizuoka to find and kill Ishihara. The only new scenes were the ones showing Mario make a stop-off at the tree before heading out, but I did find his retelling of the events a bit interesting because it showed how much he’s changed since meeting An-chan. In addition, it was kind of cool reliving some of those really dramatic moments, such as when Baremoto came through the fire with the cell key to rescue everyone from the fire he accidentally started. At the same time, it was kind of sad looking back at the last time Setsuko saw Sakuragi alive when she wished him a safe trip with a smile on her face.
Things concluded with Mario searching for answers to exactly why Sakuragi was killed by the MPs, but convinced that Ishihara was the one that stabbed him first. At this point, it doesn’t seem like he’s aware that Sasaki showed up to tell them to open fire. Judging from the preview, he’s decided to let his guard down to Ishihara for whatever reason, but still looks intent on killing him. The bigger surprise is seeing Joe with Sasaki at gunpoint, but I can’t imagine he’ll simply shoot him in the head. I suspect Baremoto’s plan is much more intricate than just blowing Sasaki’s brains out, so it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out. I’m hoping it involves something along the lines of exposing all his crimes during his political campaign, so that he’ll be sent off to prison where he can get raped all he wants.
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