Clearly, someone is a perfectionist since she willing to take things in her own hands.
Needless to say, I’m happy that Fuyumi did not take Oreki away from Eru. Rather, she was doing something malicious just to make the movie perfect without giving any regard to how the original writer’s intentions. Although the ending that Oreki would have fit the mystery, it’s not the ending that Hongou wanted. There were actually two hints that suggest that from the clues shown in Episode 8. First is of course the Holmes novels as she marked the ones that had deaths and left with two with a happy ending on a piece of paper. From the polls and her original script, she wanted a mystery that nobody dies. Second, the script called for a rope, so going down from the window and killing him would have worked, even though Oreki promptly strikes down that theory. Last and most importantly, it didn’t involve any narrative tricks, which none of the Holmes’s stories had. Clearly from this, Fuyumi only cared about having a perfect ending that she took things to the extreme. That is just wrong in my opinion as you see next.
On the other hand, I liked how Oreki’s sister became a big help for Oreki in telling Fuyumi off while she owns her online. It was interesting since his trot character is apparently strength. This is already an indication that he is being used as a scriptwriter so she can steal his idea and use it. The complement in the last episode was just a manipulation so she can coax him into doing it. What surprised me is that it took him this long to realize the person she truly was. Clearly, she wants to become best friends with him so she can whisk him away from the Classic Literature Club. Thankfully, the plan didn’t go through, although I did enjoy Oreki’s sister telling her off online. Hopefully with that, she won’t dare to harm the Classic Literature Club ever again.
After all that manipulation and telling people off, I’m kind of glad that Oreki came to his senses. It’s kind of sad that we will never know the reason why one of the people killed that boy. With that, it seems like the club will tackle another mystery while the festival goes on. I can’t wait to see what it might be. ¶