「鎖の音」 (Kusari no Oto)
“The Sound of Chains”
I honestly thought that one of the maids were probably going to be the murderer. With the focus on Rem/Ram in the past two episodes, it’s likely that one (or both) of them have the motive to kill Subaru. Unfortunately, other than guessing, I actually don’t know what the motive is. We see Subaru relive this arc 3 times now and each time, there’s slight variations in the turn of events but nothing that screams “Ah ha!” to me. If it did – that wouldn’t make for good mystery. If I had to make a guess, I would think it’s because of a) Subaru’s relationship wth Emilia (which is one of the only things that stays consistent each time) or b) someone is just out to get him and he’s going to die regardless of what he tries to do. It could be linked to Roswaal, Beatrice, or even Elsa but either way, Subaru could’ve been marked due to his actions previously (and Rem got the lucky job of doing him in). I really don’t see what he could’ve done IN the household in the past 4 days that warrants DEATH as a punishment. Unless of course – people think he’s a threat. That leaves me to believe that there’s a bigger picture in play and Subaru is just at the wrong place at the wrong time.
A much slower episode in general since Subaru decides to take a different approach to finding his killer. He talks a lot more with Beatrice to find out if he’s been poisoned or compelled or drained of mana (which is the most likely scenario now). And he gets a bit closer to Ram – who is the more difficult one to crack compared to Rem in my opinion. Ram opens up to Subaru later on though as he tells the tale of the
While I enjoyed the reveal of which sister actually murdered Subaru, I can’t help but think that a lot of the clues still don’t tie together. Perhaps it’s because I don’t actually see the full picture yet, but did Rem really murder Subaru all those other times? Can her mace really chop off Subaru’s arm and crush him to death? I guess it could if you have no idea what’s coming… that and he was severally weakened. The first death was clearly in his sleep though so who knows how he died there… unless Rem crushed his head in and he died instantly the first time. Either way, Subaru puts up a good fight this time and I’m rooting for him to at least uncover more secrets before he gets crushed to death again. Or hey! This might be the actual moment that he lives through after talking it out with Rem.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Subaru’s killer is revealed! Did you guess right? It didn’t surprise me who it was, but I’d like to know the motive behind the attack.The story of the Red and Blue Ogre was good too #ReZero
Full-length images: Again.