It’s the summer festival and Yuriko found a mysterious envelope. She is afraid that a woman committed suicide. Then again, was it really one?
This is probably the first time that Shotaro and Sakurako didn’t have a big role in this episode aside until the end of the episode. This time, this episode is shown from the point of view of Yuriko as she goes to the summer festival. I have to admit that I felt bad for her since she didn’t have a date and couldn’t get Shotarou to come for some reason. He is probably busy doing something with bones with Sakurako. Even so, it’s funny that he left his phone at Sakurako’s house to the point where Hector sniffs it as it keeps ringing, which is pretty cute.
The actual mystery this week deals with a strange envelope that Yuriko found on the bridge. She saw a lady dressed in black throw something, which make her believe that it was a suicide. After the teacher opened the envelope, the note seems very vague about the woman’s motives asking for forgiveness for going out with some man.
What makes this mystery even stranger is the ring, which has the characteristics of a diamond wedding ring, but it’s not genuine, but synthetic. Itsuki was about to hand it over to the police who will probably not do a thing when Yuriko insists on continuing her search while trying to get in touch with Sakurako.
Not so surprisingly, it’s not a suicide note after all, but some strange tradition. It seems that you can make diamond from human bones as Sakurako revealed, which is the strange part about the ring. It happens to be a piece a mourning jewelry, which makes me wonder why the woman did it since it’s not a common tradition in Japan? They are usually made and worn in memory of someone who has died. Perhaps the woman wanted to send off her feelings towards her deceased date or husband and move on. Either way, it seems that Sakurako is obviously intrigued by it for the fact the diamond is possibly made from human bones.
While this mystery is not that substantial since it doesn’t involve any loss or potential loss of life such as a murder mystery or a suicide attempt, I’m guessing they wanted to settle things down a bit while putting Yuriko in the spotlight before getting back to the dark mysteries that lies ahead. After all, there was a shady guy in the last episode. Either way, I think Sakurako really needs to get a cell phone considering that you can’t really rely on Shotaro after he left his behind with Yuriko calling it several times. ¶