The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 4 Review – Quick Summary
In The Detective is Already Dead episode 4, “What I See in That Eye,” Kimihiko Kimizuka and Nagisa Natsunagi somehow managed to be late for the start of Yui Saikawa’s concert. That was after Kimihiko had become convinced he understood the threat to Yui’s sapphire — and the threat was quite a bit different than what Yui had described. Can Kimihiko and Nagisa make it in time? Even if they do, how can they find a perpetrator hidden within a massive audience?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 4
It’s hard to believe a smile that sweet can mask a wit that sharp! Capture from the Funimation stream.
The show gave us a Siesta flashback after the ED. As always, that’s a dangerous thing to do: In just those few minutes, she shone brighter than the rest of the cast had shone for the rest of the episode. Combined. But dangerous or not, I liked seeing her again.
In this flashback, Siesta and Kimihiko were on a yacht. A blonde woman Siesta called “Char”, apparently locked in competition with Kimihiko for Siesta’s affections, gloated at how much better she was at fighting than Kimihiko. In typical Kimi-fashion, he shrugged it off and sipped more tea.
Char positively gloated when Siesta confirmed Charl was the better fighter. But then Siesta added (22:52), “On the other hand, Char, you certainly have fighting ability, but the reality is that you’re extremely dim-witted.”
It was nice seeing someone other than Kimihiko ] on the receiving end of Siesta’s sharp tongue!
Best in Show Moment for The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 4
Well, at least it’s not Siesta’s eye. The gun, on the other hand, is a long story… Well, not that long… Capture from the Funimation stream.
Setup: Confusing Isn’t the Same as Mysterious, Is It?
Do you mind if I confess something? It’s nothing crazy, and it won’t get me sent to jail or anything like that, so sorry if I got your hopes up! No, it’s something more simple and applicable to this episode.
I really don’t know how to celebrate this.
My favorite quote came from a flashback scene after the ED. The character I quoted is dead and is only indirectly still part of the show. When I watched this episode, I spent the the first few minutes wondering how in the world they managed to be late to Yui’s show when they had known her life was on the line. Then I wondered why Bat seemed to be their driver. Since this is a mystery, I tried to piece together these seemingly random facts into a coherent whole. That is, until a simple event collapsed all of that conjecture.
A security guard finally stopped Kimihiko. Why then and not before? In fact, how did they get as far as they did without being challenged? If the guards let them in, why stop Kimihiko now?
The crack security team didn’t stop Kimihiko until the script called for it. Capture from the Funimation stream.
By the time Yui said (10:38), “I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this eye was being targeted by criminals,” I couldn’t even frame questions anymore. She had said the thieves’ goal was to steal that sapphire! Her eye was the sapphire in question, wasn’t it?
And Siesta’s dead! I am still struggling with that. So I’m having a heck of a time finding something to get behind and lift up as worth celebrating.
Delivery: But There Is One Thing…
Okay, let’s try this. In my review of episode 3, commenters Vance and Dawnstorm theorized that the series would be a giant search for Parts of Siesta(™). I know I shouldn’t prejudge a concept before I see it play out, but I’ll be honest: That sounded like a terrible thing! The series already killed my favorite character. Would it actually be so cruel as to rub that death in my face with a harem made up partly of Siesta parts?
That’s just wrong!
So, as my favorite moment of the episode, I choose the moment Yui put that possibility to rest, at least for one more episode. Kimihiko had already figured out a lot, but a) he hadn’t shared his conclusions with us and b) the plot hadn’t thought the mystery clues important enough to share with us, either. I guess that makes the show less a mystery and more a detective spectator sport. Emphasis on the spectator.
Well, at least the entire show’s not going to be a scavenger hunt for Siesta’s body parts. Capture from the Funimation stream.
Anyway. Yui was singing her song, and she came up on the moment of her big reveal. She pulled the eyepatch aside (07:04). For a second, I thought, “Crap, that looks like one of Siesta’s blue eyes.” Fortunately, Kimihiko’s monologue spelled it out at the same time: “The Miracle Sapphire worth three billion yen is Yui Saikawa’s left eye!”
Okay. So at least the macabre factor decreased. That’s worth celebrating!
What you think of the reveal that SPES was trying to get Yui to blow up Kimihiko and Nagisa? What was your favorite moment from the episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 4: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. – Episode 4 discussion
- RABUJOI: The Detective Is Already Dead – 04 – Blue Moon in Her Eye
- AH Brandon Reviews: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE | THE DETECTIVE IS ALREADY DEAD Episode 4 Review (YouTube)
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 1: Attention Passengers: Is there a Detective on Board?
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 2: I Still Remember, After all this Time
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 3: That’s Yui-nya Quality
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 4: What I See in That Eye
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 5: That Was Directed at One Year in the Future
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 6: Crimson Devil, Ice Queen
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 7: In Time, You Will Recall This Day
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 8: With That, We Set out on a Journey Once Again
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 9: SPES
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 10: So I Can’t Become a Detective
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 11: A Light in the Midst of Hope
- The Detective is Already Dead Episode 12: Those dizzying Three Years I Spent with You