Oh the suspense, frights and gory deaths will have to wait in line while the plot continues to be laid out painfully slow. Creepy dolls are still abundant and the overly loved cliffhanger makes another appearance. Did I mention Sir Elton John guest stars? Well, he does.
The episode starts with yet another warning from a Misaki who could very well be a doll herself(personality wise). Our hero Kouichi seems mysteriously drawn to this half corpse girl despite being warned already that doing so might endanger his well being. Not sure if he just thinks that she’s joking, being overly dramatic, or simply foolishly curious. Either way, their meeting with the revolving camera and the flower petals borders on romance/horror which is probably a hint of what we may find down the road.
Back in school, everyone is drawing fruits for art class and one of the students is ripping off Munch with his screaming lemon. The teacher hates over achievers and tells the pupil to show off during art club which reminds the MC that being a normal student, he too must join a club. If anything can murder a horror show, it’s normalcy, and this show is getting a beating. Pretty boy starts opening up to Kouichi and tells him that the whole class is feeling uneasy but they all agree that they must confront their fears one way or another. Teshigawara drops in and unintentionally mentions that Class 3 is cursed. After the shocking discovery, Teshi tries to explain himself while pretty boy argues it is unwise. Before Kouichi can have a saying in this conversation he suddenly spots Mei drawing in the library. Teshi and pretty boy try to stop him but once Kouichi sees Misaki, he shuts off the world and reason. He actually articulates coherent questions that end up slamming against the wall of indifference known as Mei. The Librarian, Chibiki, spoils their romantic moment and sends him back to class while completely ignoring Mei. It may be that Kouichi is the only one seeing Misaki or it maybe that she’s allowed to skip class whenever she wants to….hmmm, which is more illogical…
After discussing his future with his aunt, Kouichi decides to pay the nurse at the hospital a visit(the background music promised a far more disturbing event but we were fooled yet again). The hospital still seems as deserted and haunted as ever which makes their conversation rather spooky. Kouichi wants to know whom Mei was visiting at the morgue and the nurse sees no harm in finding out for him. Fast forward to a boring lecture being interrupted by Akazawa’s invitation to an inquisition. After getting the answers she wanted, she is willing to let Kouichi what the hell is going on(god bless her heart) but is restrained by the other classmates from doing so. Why the others wish to keep Kouichi in the dark is unknown and brings irritation to the viewer. One can only hope they end up being butchered first in order for the plot to progress. Anyways, our hero once again becomes entranced by Misaki, decides to not press the issue any further and proceeds to stalk her on the way back home. He loses sight of her near a doll shop/museum just as he gets a call from the nurse. Her investigations have led her to the name of Mei’s friend at the morgue. Some junior high student by the name of Misaki(dun dun dun).
With nothing better to do, Kouichi decides to visit the doll sho/museum only to find Elton John at the counter. Since there are no customers in the shop, Elton decides to let the boy sight see to his heart’s content. All kinds of dolls are present that range from utterly creepy to inanimate beauty. On the lower floor, Kouichi spots a doll in a coffin that seems to be a carbon copy of Mei. His suspicions seem correct as the doll speaks just like her…but fooled yet again…she emerges from behind. At last we figure out that Mei is a rather simple person, there are things which she dislikes and there things she doesn’t mind doing(with of course nothing so far that she loves). She decides it is time to scare some sense into him and removes her eye patch. Maggots crawl out of her left eye and suddenly Kouichi notices she’s holding Elton’s head with her other hand. That would’ve been better than the cliffhanger we got instead, leaving us to wonder when we’ll need that change of underwear.