Lone Island Syndrome


Wasn’t that long of a wait was it now?

A freakingly good episode, following in the tail of Mysterique Sign (Random Thought: Anyone noticed that both the Haruhi shows featured a form of parody last week, with Itsuki shouting the KyoAni FMP series names while Renge-chan cosplayed as Kisaragi Quon?).

After discovering the body, Mikuru faints (and unfortunately turns almost non-existant the rest of the episode). The SOS-dan retire to their room and later, Haruhi drags Kyon to investigate, citing out the suspicious things she’s seen and heard before that. Having no luck finding clues, they go outside in the storm, where Haruhi spots a shadow and chases after it, only to fall down the cliff with Kyon.

Spotting a cave nearby, they take shelter, while Haruhi tells Kyon about her assumptions, when she suddenly stops. Gotta love KyoAni for splicing in the real life and the *rakugaki* sequences, they’re paying quite the tribute to EVA here. Koizumi come saves them right on time.

After drying up and catching his *imouto* trying to steal food, Kyon heads to the girl’s room, where Haruhi is having trouble getting in as Yuki is following Haruhi’s exact instructions earlier on to not let anyone in, and only Kyon manages to save the day.Really, Yuki’s idea of a joke is very weird. Haruhi proclaims suddenly that she doesn’t want to play the detective anymore.

Back in their room, Koizumi reveals a shocker to Kyon, stating that Haruhi already knows the murderer and tells Kyon that is it him, Kyon and the butler who caused the death by breaking open the door. Shocked… Kyon’s eyes suddenly turn evil and his shadow slowly creeps over to Koizumi, in a stance to strangle him…… I went “OH SHIT!” at this part.

After that, Imouto-san lures the butler away from the body while 2 dark figures, very obviously Kyon and Haruhi, go in the room where Kyon states it’s better to ruin the evidence by stabbing the body a few more times and suddenly the body wakes up and stops them. It turns out that the whole thing was an act from the start by Koizumi and the others as a surprise to them. After a customary analysis and “You’re the criminal” act by Haruhi, the SOS-dan leave the island, with Haruhi fully satisfied while Kyon and Koizumi discuss about it. Anyone thought that it was quite gay that Koizumi was looking at the mole at Kyon’s neck, partially covered by his hair?


  1. braincraft Said,

    May 22, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

    Dude… Koizumi totally has the gay for Kyon. He invades his personal space at least once per episode.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 22, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

    Unfortunately, yes, it does seem so. In fact, secretly, the whole SOS-dan is gay for Kyon, which does make the “Kyon is actually God” theory plausible.

  3. cclragnarok Said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 12:12 am

    Yeah, the SOS-dan is basically Kyon’s harem (though I’m sure he doesn’t want Itsuki in his harem).

    Maybe Haruhi and Kyon are both gods. Except Kyon doesn’t abuse his powers as much as Haruhi does.

  4. Tess Said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 5:05 am

    My little brother was shouting at me how Itsuki was gay for staring at that mole. Guess he isn’t as weird as I thought for thinking that. Itsuki is pretty weird though…

  5. braincraft Said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 8:19 am

    Spoiler warning, I guess.

    I’m just disappointed that the whole plot hinged on the assumption that no one would check for a pulse. Or see the guy breathing. Or check the wound.

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    They did. Haruhi actually rushed to check for a pulse but the butler stopped her from doing that, telling her not to touch the body.

  7. braincraft Said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

    Seems pretty thin. I’ve seen dead bodies, and I’ve seen live ones, and you can pretty much tell that the live ones are, you know, breathing.

  8. 2trick Said,

    May 24, 2006 @ 11:14 am

    I loved the scene at the cliff when Haruhi got all panicky over Kyon. Short and sweet… I knew something was bound to melt that cold bitch heart.

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