WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 9 of The Detective Is Already Lifeless, “SPES,” now streaming on Funimation.
The Detective Is Already Lifeless has spent the final 4 episodes detailing Kimihiko Kimizuka’s final case with Siesta main as much as the latter’s demise. In these 4 episodes, viewers have been handled to extra of Kimihiko and Siesta’s enjoyable dynamic as they investigated SPES actions in London, England. Siesta even revealed her extra susceptible aspect when she and Kimihiko drank alcohol for the primary time, main as much as a not-so-fondly remembered night time collectively in Siesta’s mattress. All this buildup simply to crush each viewer’s coronary heart when the second got here to disclose what really occurred to Siesta on the fateful day she misplaced her life in Episode 9.
Choosing up the place Episode 8 left off, Siesta, Kimihiko and Charlotte Arisaka Anderson (aka Charl) are on a ship making their technique to an island to defeat Hel and recuperate Alicia. The latter is definitely one among Hel’s Dissociative Id Dysfunction alter egos. Charl and Kimihiko go to the SPES base to combat Chameleon, who seems to be an extraterrestrial plant referred to as SEED, the true chief of SPES. SEED’s true goal is to terraform the Earth and reproduce, killing each dwelling factor within the course of. Whereas Charl fends him off, Kimihiko goes to help Siesta in her battle with Hel.
Throughout their combat, Hel reveals to Siesta that Alicia is the actual character. Someday after SEED arrived on Earth, he kidnapped Alicia and carried out torturous experiments on her physique, traumatizing her. This in flip brought about Alicia to develop the non-binary Hel character, presumably to guard her from the horrors she skilled. Hel, nevertheless, selected to embrace SEED’s villainous mission and tortured Alicia themselves. Siesta deduces that Hel is definitely pushed by a necessity for love from a father determine, which angers them, validating Siesta’s deduction. The combat, nevertheless, turns lethal when a monster Hel beforehand managed runs free, leading to Siesta dropping consciousness and Hel killing the monster. This wears out Hel’s transplanted coronary heart, they usually proceed to switch it with the center of the unconscious Siesta, killing her within the course of.
This reveal in The Detective Is Already Lifeless does much more than present the occasions that resulted in Siesta’s demise. It truly has vital implications as to the true id of Nagisa Natsunagi, the present host of Siesta’s coronary heart. In reality, the episode appears to verify that Hel and Nagisa are one and the identical. To begin with, they’ve an analogous look, with Nagisa trying like Hel with longer hair. Nagisa has additionally demonstrated she has gaps in her reminiscence (like not remembering who her coronary heart donor is), which is a symptom of Dissociative Id Dysfunction.
Moreover, the Nagisa character might have been born out of each Siesta’s and Alicia’s personalities, as she has traits of each. The ultimate contact is the crimson ribbon Nagisa wears in her hair. It is the identical ribbon Siesta wore in her hair through the Rest room no Hanako-san case, and it is the identical one she promised to provide to Alicia in London.
The very last thing that is vital about The Detective Is Already Lifeless‘s flashback story arc’s conclusion is that it proves to be an vital episode for each Siesta and Kimihiko. For the reason that begin of the episode, Siesta constantly hinted that she knew she was going to die and tried to say goodbye to Kimihiko the one manner she knew how. Previous to the combat with Hel, Siesta wished to hug Kimihiko however he declined. She additionally wished to inform him how she really felt about him however he refused to listen to her out. It is not till Hel succeeds at killing Siesta that Kimihiko lastly breaks down and admits he at all times cherished Siesta and regrets not expressing this when he had the possibility.
In some ways, Episode 9 was at all times going to be a heartbreaking episode to look at. Not solely does it lastly reveal how Siesta really died, nevertheless it even validates the romantic attraction that at all times existed between her and Kimihiko, making her demise all of the extra devastating. With the revelation that Hel and Nagisa could also be one and the identical, the truth of that is going to gravely affect Nagisa’s relationship with Kimihiko shifting ahead, particularly given Kimihiko’s personal emotions for Siesta.