Episode 886: Solving Mysteries at the Poirot Café (Part Two)
-Heiji is a dumbass.
-Is there a childhood friends drinking game for this series? There has to be, right?
-Conan, it's obvious your true identity is becoming less and less of a "secret"
-You just had someone say that poem dramatically out of nowhere, you can't just do it again a minute later!
-I was confused where we were for a second and for what reason. Almost forgot that Ran and Kazuha went somewhere...
-"I love you, too, Kazuha!" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, I wish. But seriously, I know where this is going but I just had to laugh that this just suddenly happened. Best out of nowhere plot twist ever, m i rite? I want to see an alternate timeline where that was actually where it was suddenly going, for various reasons.
-I want Conan to solve an entire case for a whole episode's length, only to awkwardly say at the end "THAT'S WHAT HEIJI-NIICHAN SAID ANYWAY!"
-I'm not sure how this guy was worth that dramatic music? That doesn't immediately seem too threatening a character?
-OH OK! I WAS THINKING THIS POEM WAS REMINDING ME OF KARUTA CARDS, AND THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE POINT!
Ok, so the case was...I don't know. I feel like it was a good case with some really good ideas that was held back by a number of Gosho's least interesting cliches. But we've had plenty of locked room murder cases, but off the top of my head at least, I can't think of someone being killed in a group of people with only seconds of darkness concealing their identity. That's great! But the duller parts of Gosho's one-off character writing really hurt this one, as did an expectedly bland setting (despite or even because of being a recurring one). I will say though, this is certainly far from the worst example of "you stabbed me but I forgive you I guess!" I almost buy it to some degree in this case. Almost.
But I'm confused by the ending. So is this a case where we're just actively ignoring the movie continuity? Like usually Gosho just...sidesteps it without anyone noticing but considering I watched the movie YESTERDAY, it's really noticeable how bizarre it is that Momiji hasn't met Kazuha. I'd find it really disappointing if the movie is just ignored entirely since the movie gave her an actual character and semi-backstory.
Number of songs from 2007 soundtrack: 2