Think ill agree with you on thatAnton-9 wrote: ↑October 8th, 2022, 12:30 amI have a theory though. Both these two are boss suspects at the first glance but not really the boss if we take a deeper inspection.
The first man knew of Mary and Masumi's location, Mary being alive and the possible shrinking effects of APTX 4869. So he could be Yusuharu Haneda or someone Yusuharu relies on aka Momiji Ooka's grandfather.
The second man holds a hawk shaped crane, has Jirokichi like eyebrows, is simply mad at Conan taking the spotlight during Kid capture, all points to some old Suzuki patriarch. There is another possibility too that he is related to Saguru Hakuba as Hakuba too has a falcon named Watson.
But fun fact, the hissing sound that Itakura heard over the phone is produced by cats, falcons and ventilators. I think all this is a tease to make the readers identify these suspects as BO boss candidates.
I think this is pretty interesting that those so called boss candidates are more likely to be heads of Ooka/Haneda or Suzuki family who are pretty much parallel and challengers to Karasuma.
Well think about it... why would the old man be pissed off after reading the news about Conan catching Kid?
If he were Haneda Yasuharu, there should be no connection that leads Conan to Haneda's death which could potentially cause him to be furious?
It's even more strange if the old man were BO boss since BO sent RUM to investigate Shinichi, and if BO were still investigating (as RUM was still trying to figure out Conan and his relationship with the new teacher Rumi) then the link between Shinichi and Conan shouldn't have been confirmed yet!! So what is there for him to be so mad about???
Then again, if he were old Suzuki patriarch, shouldn't he actually be happy that the crown was not stolen instead of being jealous over seeing news about Conan flunking Kid's ploy in stealing the crown? I mean it would make more sense if he were stabbing the photo of Kid rather than Conan if he were related to the Suzuki family.
Hmm... did he perhaps gambled and lost all his money by betting on Kid winning and successfully making the steal?
Would be fun if the old man does appear again in later files though