Since Victorica, Kazuya and Julie are the remaining survivors of the ship, they head to the radio room for help. Unfortunately, a psychopathic axe murderer targets them. After they were rescued, some details with the survivors of the Queen Barry ten years ago are revealed, which involves the possible motives in the murder case.
Like the last episode, Kazuya is very courageous since he wants to protect Victorica from harm. He shows his bravery when he fends off Ned whom claims to be the “hunting dog” from attacking Victorica. Later, he gets into another battle on the deck of the boat with Ned, but welding an axe that Kazuya knocks off. Unfortunately, Ned beats him up, causing him to have a bruised face. Eventually, Julie kills Ned with the axe and he fell off the ship into the sea. Kazuya gains my respect since genuinely cares about Victorica since she is his only friend even though there are consequences.
As for the murder mystery, it seemed that Julie and Lee were the perpetrators. While two wrongs don’t make a right, they have certainly experienced posttraumatic stress disorder. As a result, it drove them to murder these two people who are involved with The Queen Barry 10 years later. Apparently, they were orphans captured from countries of the allies in the last war. After being locked up in an iron cage, they were bought onto the cursed ship. The hunting dog, Ned faked his death to get the passengers distrust each other and eventually kill them with the weapons available. Julie eventually meets Lee that has an injured arm and helps her. She guides her out with other survivors to the radio room. Inside that room is the people who were involved with the event and of course Lady Roxanne who made the ship cursed. After being rescued, they are given a huge sum of money to “fatten the hares.”
So, why Julie and Lee want to murder the Hunting Dog and Lady Roxanne? It’s because they are involved with the Queen Barry. They felt that those two people have ruined the survivors’ lives and those that have been loss on the ship. By carrying out revenge on these people, they are accepting the consequences even though they have good intentions.
Lastly, we learn more about Victorica’s family ties. Apparently, the crazy investigator is her brother. However they have different mothers since their father had a mistress, which he fooled around with. As a result, Victorica is raised in isolation in the family mansion and never allowed to go outside. This explains why she is so bored and needs those really hard cases to investigate and solve. Otherwise, she would get bored to death!
With the case being solved, I think this one is wrapped up pretty nicely. While I have been tricked up by some of the passengers, the evidence from the three episodes made sense. As for Victorica family ties, it surprised me that she is part of the royal family, but illegitimate. Therefore, it might be interesting on how her personality develops in future episodes. ¶