Death Note ~ episode 5 ~ review
I’m a bit late, but here is the review for “Death Note’s” fifth episode. Things are developing fast and to those who have watched the movies this episode will feel familiar, as the preview of episode six does.
If I could give a title to this episode, I would name it “Misa loves Kira”. It’s mainly an episode that revolves around the relationship, between Misa and Light. They meet for the first time. Misa goes to his house knowing he is Kira, but Light finds out about Amane Misa being the second Kira at that moment. He is afraid that everything is gonna be revealed in front of the cameras, that she is not aware of, he kisses her to shut her mouth and not say anything that could help L solve the mystery. The kiss leaves a shocked L and a judgy detective Yagami.
The love, that only Misa gives continues throughout the episode. For once I would want to see a change. . I would like if the writers made Light more sensitive and actually showed some emotions. It would be nice if he cared about Misa and not just have her for his dirty work. But that doesn’t happen in this episode. He is the cruel Kira, who tells her that they might have to kill each other in case someone gets caught. All this because of “Kira’s dream” that Misa wants to follow. A friendly advice if someone starts running with your death note, the moment you decide to have a relationship, then he is not boyfriend material.
Misa inspires Light, when she says it is better for them to date in the open. He decides to act like he just found out about the cameras. L calls him and invites him to the investigation. Kira and L in the same room, cooperating to find Kira. Obviously L is not naive and everything he does, it’s on purpose. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, L seems to be a fan of this saying.
That serves Light right. He can be close to L and make him meet Misa, who will find out his name with her shinigami eyes. He invites him to the concert. Misa has to find the guy dressed in white next to her boyfriend. But L has a surprise more than one person is dressed in white in the concert. That is a game he plays to test Light’s reaction who shows he is nervous. L says he hopes Light is not Kira, but his “I’ve won” look says otherwise. Misa left traces to the letter Light told her to sent and she gets arrested.
In this episode Near comes in town and the mystery man who is following the news appears again. For this round Light has been defeated and Misa, who is his advantage and disadvantage at the same time is a prisoner who can’t use her power against L.
I remember in the movies this was one of the most exciting parts. I didn’t follow the manga and anime to compare. But for the drama I’m excite to see how they are going to show it.
Hinako Sano had more chances to act in this episode and unlike others, I think her acting was pretty decent. Kento Yamazaki is improving too and Masataka Kubota keeps impressing me.
What do you guys think about this episode?