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.