I have to say, this is one of the best episodes of Death Note in my opinion. Light and Near finally meet face to face, this is what I've been waiting for, and so it begins. Both Near and Light have planned this perfectly, and everything is going accordingly, or so it seems. Near knows that under Kira's orders, Mikami will come to kill everyone in the warehouse, the place where the meeting is. He is confident in his plan because he claims to modified the notebook, therefore, no one will die, and whose name is not written in the book is the one who is Kira. Seems like legit plan, but Light also knew what Near was up to, which is why he had Mikami create a fake notebook. Light thinks Near modified the fake notebook, and not the real one which Mikami was hiding. If it is so, then we can guess what would happen next, but it might not be as obvious as we think.
This is without a doubt the best Death Note episode ever! It was suspenseful, and intesely terrifying! I always record Death Note, then save it for a night where I can watch it in the dark. Well, Mom and I had just finished watching White Noise, then she went to bed and I stayed up and watched this episode. It was a little past midnight, which made it all the more scary!!! OK, so the big meeting has finally come. Near decides to wear an L mask, which didn't look at all like L to me. *sobs* I MISS L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, Light gets mad and insists he take it off, which he does after half an hour when he is sure that they aren't being controlled by Kira. Then Near goes on to explain that in a little while, Mikami will come and write down all their names in a Death Note. This freaks Matsuda out, since he's the baby of the group. *hugs* I love Matsuda!!! By the way, I'm still rejoicing over Kiyomi's death! XD But Light is no longer my 6th favorite for killing Kiyomi because he's just too mean. Anyway, Matsuda gets all freaked out because he doesn't wanna die, and so does Aizowa and that one guy that looks like Ukita who got killed in part 1. They all wait for Mikami, then Near begins to talk really fast and screams, "HE'S ALREADY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!" And then everyne makes a bunch of really funny faces and it shows Mikami crazily writing down everyone's, save for Light's, name down in the Death Note. And of course, he's screaming, "DELETE!!!" My heart was pounding the whole time! Then Mikami has the biggest Death note-gasm yet and actually passes out. Near says that everyone will not die, but Light says that they will. Then begins the countdown to see who is right, but the episode cuts off when they get to 1!!! *cries* And there are only 2 more episodes left. :(
1.28, it ends here. Light, accurately predicting all of Near’s moves has set himself up to finally win the game at last. With the pieces all finally arriving in the same spot, and the kings at last looking into one another’s eyes, Light prepares to vanquish everyone around him and declare final victory over Near and L…
This has to be the most exciting thing I’ve ever had the privilege to watch… I’m still tingling with excitement simply reviewing this masterpiece and reflecting on everything that has lead to this point in the plot…
The genius of both Near and Light has reached it’s head, and the final chapter will reveal who has won the war, Near or Light…
One of the most intense episodes of the Death Note series, setting it up perfectly for the final episode. The revelation of Light's plan and impending victory will have viewers on the edge of their seats. All of Light's moves are adequately explained.
Death Note has always been amazing with its cliffhangers, but this is truly its best. Although the past few episodes left viewers who have not read the manga (including I) confused in certain plot points, this episode has tied up much of it greatly. Definitely a great way to set up the finale.
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