WARNING: The next incorporates spoilers for Episode 10 of Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu, “Curse Revealing – Part 4,” now streaming on Funimation.
As Higurashi Sotsu rapidly reaches its finish, it is lastly time for Satoko to face the severity of her actions. Along with her uncle Teppei arrange because the villain and Ooishi machinating on the sidelines, Satoko has as soon as once more crafted the proper tragedy to interrupt Rika’s will. However when her uncle’s affections all of the sudden attain her, Satoko begins to have critical doubts that reveal one thing extra sinister at play.
Satoko’s relationship with Teppei has been an enormous a part of Sotsu‘s Curse Revealing arc, and as unhappy because it’s been to see her manipulate her uncle, the 2 appear to have grow to be nearer and operate like a standard household for probably the most half. Contemplating Teppei’s previous abuse and Satoko’s belief points, this comparatively wholesome dynamic is a large step ahead for each of them.
Keichi, Rika and co.’s efforts to “save” Satoko transfer her plan into its closing section, although she doesn’t appear too preoccupied with it — her consideration appears extra targeted on her mundane house life with Teppei. At factors in Episode 10, nevertheless, cracks kind each time Satoko interacts together with her uncle, and issues lastly ramp up when the 2 are visited by social companies.
After deceiving their youngster companies agent and convincing extra folks of the village’s harassment, Satoko decides Teppei has served his goal and prepares to kill him. Sporting each a standard and red-colored eye, she is unable to undergo with it. Occasions then shift to the Sea of Fragments, the place the human Satoko struggles in opposition to her newly born witch persona.
Satoko’s witch facet proves to be extra highly effective than her human facet, each bodily and mentally. All of the maliciousness Satoko has displayed all through Higurashi Sotsu seems to belong to the witch, whereas the human remnant is little greater than a fading voice of motive.
Eua, who knew this may occur from the begin, has used Satoko as nothing greater than a method of leisure. By the point Satoko’s human facet lastly involves this realization, her witch persona shoots her. Contemplating this occurred within the Sea of Fragments, the human Satoko is probably going not lifeless, although it’s clear the witch is in full management now.
Having defeated the “weaker” Satoko Hojo, the witch returns to the present time fragment and kills Teppei. It is price noting that after capturing Teppei, Satoko beats him in the very same means that Keiichi does within the “Curse-Deceiving” arc in Higurashi Gou. This most likely implies that what Keiichi sees and experiences is a few form of hallucination, which shrouds the occasions of the pageant much more.
Satoko’s breakdown in school possible kickstarted her break up within the Sea of Fragments, which explains why Eua dubbed her a witch on the time. The institution of a separate persona for Satoko continues to level Higurashi followers towards Umineko, which may paint a reasonably bleak image for each her and Rika. For now, Satoko’s remorseful humanity has been put to relaxation. Whether or not or not she will return and redeem herself shall be revealed as Sotsu continues.