Death Note

Season 2 Episode 3

Guidance

1
Aired Wednesday 12:55 AM Mar 13, 2007 on Nippon Television Network Corporation
9.5
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Thanks to Misa, the Task Force now knows the identity of the new Kira and L plans an elaborate scheme to smoke him out of hiding.

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  • Higuchi was excellent in this episode. You could literally feel his desperation and losing control.

    9.0
    It looks like the darker and more suspenseful Death Note is back. I'm speechless as to how L and Light's combined intellect forced Higuchi to step out from his hiding spot and race towards digging his own grave for what would be the unavoidable outcome in the next episode.



    Poor Matsuda has to be the sacrificial lamb for all of L's schemes. I must say, Matsuda is really brave. I mean, yes, he might not be as useful, but he is brave! He barged into that meeting before and now he's willingly putting his life on the line. Had Higuchi made the deal for the Shinigami eyes then Matsuda would be a goner right away.moreless
  • L of course does not dissapoint, an excellent episode, dying to see what happens next!

    9.5
    We start off with Misa telling Light and L how she got the third Kira to confess that he was the third kira. Now L and the task force come up with a plan in order to find solid evidence that he is in fact kira. I think the plan they created is cleverly plotted and brilliant, but that is what we expect from L no? Poor Matsuda is being used as bait, and I like the fact how everything is going to plan, but we all know it will most likely be messed up some how. Words cannot really describe how much I like the episode, but I thought it was great! I'm dying to see what happens next!moreless
  • Really intelligent and gratifying episode…

    9.7
    All facets of this episodes action was carefully laid out yet it seemed to all go by incredibly fast… Excellent and exciting pace and, of course, yet again, brilliantly done…

    L, still convinced that Light was Kira, theorizes that HE in fact was the one that willingly transferred his power more or less to the next Kira. Determined to make sure that the same thing does not happen again with the new Kira, L and Light, acting on the information received by Misa, single out Higuchi after it is confirmed that he is without a doubt Kira, and devise a plan to catch him before he is able to yet again pass on the ‘power’ he possesses. It was a very complicated plan and I don’t care to recap it, but it was greatly entertaining and bright… I’m very eager to see how it turns out.moreless
Mamoru Miyano

Mamoru Miyano

Light Yagami

Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Light Yagami (English Version)

Kappei Yamaguchi

Kappei Yamaguchi

L

Alessandro Juliani

Alessandro Juliani

L (English Version)

Aya Hirano

Aya Hirano

Misa Amane

Shannon Chan-Kent

Shannon Chan-Kent

Misa Amane (English Version)

Hirofumi Nojima

Hirofumi Nojima

Reiji Namikawa

Guest Star

Ted Cole

Ted Cole

Reiji Namikawa (English Version)

Guest Star

Eiji Hanawa

Eiji Hanawa

Shingo Mido

Guest Star

Naoya Uchida

Naoya Uchida

Soichiro Yagami

Recurring Role

Chris Britton

Chris Britton

Soichiro Yagami (English Version)

Recurring Role

Vincent Tong

Vincent Tong

Touta Matsuda (English Version)

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Altered Scene: Watari's Sweets

      In the Task Force building, the anime has Watari constantly coming into the room to deliver to L a vast variety of sweets. This was probably added to have L actively doing something while delivering his long lines of speech.

    • Altered Scene: Mido, Shimura and Namikawa

      The meeting between Yotsuba members Mido, Shimura and Namikawa is slightly longer in the manga. Shimura brings up how their boss, the company president, is in charge of their money and salary increases, to which the other two reply that he was most likely acting out of Kira threatening him. They further mention how nervous their boss sounded when he initially called the eight of them to their first Kira-related meeting, remembering a slight tremble in his voice that day.

      Before the scene cuts to Higuchi, the manga also has the three discuss how Kira being a Yotsuba employee will be "a public relations nightmare." However, Namikawa reminds the other two that it is during the hardest of times in working for the company and society in general that the true purpose of being a Yotsuba employee shows.

    • Look Closely: When L's monitor shows Wedy's name, it is spelled "Weddy," contrary to the romanized name translation Viz decided to use.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Matsuda: Then who's going to take on that role? If you mess up you'll die!
      (Everybody stares at Matsuda)
      Mr. Yagami: So it's Matsuda.
      Light and L: It has to be Matsuda.
      Misa: Matsu-
      Light: I see. Higuchi thinks that Matsuda has been eavesdropping. And if Matsuda was supposed to have died and yet he suddenly appears again, then he will believe it.
      Matsuda: M-Me?!

    • L: Let's look at it this way. Yagami Light was Kira. And now he no longer is. Was this by Yagami Light's own decision, or did another entity pass on the power to somebody else? Which is it?
      (Light closes his eyes and thinks for a while)
      Light: If that's the case, then it's Yagami Light's decision!

    • L: Yagami-kun... I'm sorry to return the topic to this but... I'm going to ask you frankly...
      Light: What is it?
      L: Do you remember killing them?
      Light: Are you still saying that... I'm not Kira. How many times do I have to tell you...
      L: Please answer the question. Do you remember?
      Light: I don't remember...

    • (yelling at the Yoshida Productions President for not remembering Matsuda's actual name)
      Higuchi: Don't screw with me! Why the hell can't you remember the names of the people you hire?!

    • Light: This is going exactly as I planned. It's almost scary.
      L: You shouldn't be scared, Light. You should be happy.

    • L: Theres no way such a thing could exist. Even if Yagami Light was Kira... Kira's power moves according to the will of whoever holds the power. Yagami-kun, thanks to you, I am 99% relieved.

    • Higuchi: (thinking to himself) I will definitely kill him [Matsuda]. After I have come all this way, there's no way I'll stop now! I'll have everything in my hands! (starts laughing maniacally)

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