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?