The Japanese detectives get suspended. Five throws an explosive fit (literally).
Shibazaki, Hamura and the other investigators who helped mitigate the airport incident are suspended because what would a government be if powerful assholes can’t pull strings to get good people in trouble? Five is the one behind it and her intention is to get Shibazaki fired, though he’s only indefinitely suspended for the moment. Speaking of Shibazaki, he doesn’t seem to be as good a family man as an investigator. His communication with his wife is apparently non-existent and he doesn’t even know what his daughter is majoring in. Way to go, old man.
On the bright side, he is indeed a good investigator so we finally get some information about Nine and Twelve’s institution. They were probably part of the Athena project which tested children from orphanages and took away the ‘gifted’ ones to train them. Needless to say, these kids were never heard from again. Considering the little we’ve seen of the ways of the institution, I have to wonder how many of those kids even survived the training. Then we have Five who is a product of said training and clearly disturbed.
She sends a nice gift to Lisa which blows up the boys’ apartment, thankfully after Lisa manages to escape. To me, it seems like Five is motivated by possessive envy over Nine which makes her come off as petty and unlikeable. Then again, Nine keeps acting like a jerk to Lisa so maybe they’d make a good match.
The thing is that Nine’s douchebaggery seems motivated not just by any inconvenience Lisa may cause but also concern for her safety. Twelve, on the other hand, is primarily motivated by concern for her since he expresses a desire to give up their less than legal activities. Overhearing this conversation, Lisa runs away so that she won’t hold them back. Unfortunately, Five finds her and has her kidnapped. She then proceeds to trample all over what little self-esteem Lisa has.
A picture of the captive Lisa is sent to the boys. Predictably, Twelve rushes to her rescue despite knowing that it’s a trap, ignoring Nine’s plea-demand not to go. So basically, Lisa is back to being a damsel in distress and Twelve is running to a trap with no concrete plan. That ought to go well.
Five keeps singing ‘London bridge is falling down…’ and I keep thinking of Black Butler.