Umineko No Naku Koro Ni Episode III-III: Bitc… I mean Witch Fight!
This Episode looked freakin’ epic at the beginning segments. The New Beato vs the old! The winner was decided.
Taking place where we last left off, Kumasawa became the original Beatrice and a epic fight is under way after Old Beato declares that she’ll be revoking the el. After both firing an initial blast of magic at each other, the fight officially begins when Beato summons a couple of SHOULDER TOWERS to fire a massive amount of spears at Old Beato, who successfully blocks each and every one of them.
Old Beato then makes her move by summoning a giant spear called Smothered Mate and Beato removes the towers to summon Golems with shields to block the spears Old Beatrice throws. Of course, It wasn’t so simple as Old Beato seemingly owned New Beato when she successfully stabs her with several spears, leaving her critically injured. Old Beato tries to revive Beato while speaking of old times, but Beato tells her teacher about the spears that’s sticking through her, and explains that they were fired by the towers that appeared behind her…. Yeaaaaaah…. Old Beato dies. *Cue Meta-world scene 9*
In the metaworld, Battler complains about not being able to come up with a theory to counter that fantasy scene and Beatrice laughs at him until Ronove tells her her laugh lacks elegance. She laughs again in a different tone and continues to taunt Battler. Meanwhile, the adults decide to leave the room they’re in and come across a horrible stench and eventually come across a magic circle on the door to the parlor along with blood on the floor. The adults split up to explore the mansion and check on the kids. Once confirming the kids’ status, they then continue to explore until they see Shannon through the window of the parlor. The window was locked so Krauss breaks it with a rock to get in only to find a dead Shannon on the chair. *Cue Metaworld scene 10*
In the meta-world, Battler mopes and is on the verge of giving up until Old Beato shows up behind him. Battler is surprised to see her, thinking that she died. She claims she did die, but as a piece on the game board that was taken away. She then offers to teach Battler a little about magic, to which Battler agrees sarcastically. Old Beato begins to explain about a Japanese Rain Ceremony and how it involves magic. Battler explains how it’s done through a scientific theory. Old Beato then tells him that little gremlins inside a Cathode-ray tube do magic to make the TV work and Battler tries to explain that he could always open the tube and look inside. That’s when she says how similar Rokkenjima is to Schrodinger’s cat. Battler then asks for Old Beato’s name. She claims to have no name, but suggests being called Virgilia.
Battler returns to the game room more cooler than ever. Beato wants him to explain the fantasy battle and he plays it off like it never happened due to the fact that there was nothing there in the rose garden. He says it could be explained just like the inside of a cathode ray tube. Ronove explains to Beato that he’s using Schrodinger’s Cat to counter her theory. Virgilia shows up in the room and takes Battler’s side of the argument, explaining that the deaths of Shannon, Kumasawa, Gohda, Genji, Kinzo, and Kanon were all closed rooms, making it one massive Closed Room.
Beato defines the definition of a closed room during this explanation. Battler argues that the six were killed by a trap of some sort, but Beato states in red that they were not killed by a trap. Battler turns the chessboard on that and states that the culprit is one of those six, and that the last of the six was a suicide. Battler asks Beato to repeat in red that the six were killed by other people, but she refuses until Battler declares checkmate. Beato states in red that the six did not commit Suicide. Virgilia tells Battler to not fall for that trick, and Battler comes up with a more better theory: The culprit died in an accident. Beato is about to state something in red, but Ronove covers her mouth and requests a moment to rebuild strategy.
After the Meta scene, the adults are starting to doze off and Eva’s other half wakes her up to bother her about the epitaph. After mentioning that the river might be something similar to an actual river, Eva realizes something and decides to leave the room. She heads to the book room to look through it, finds a clue, and suddenly, she’s in an unknown area. She comes across a door with the 10th part of the epitaph on there and opens the door, only to find an entire mountain of gold on the other side of the bed.
Alright, this episode was fantastic. Tons of intelligent discussion and it feels like we’re getting a few questions answered. However, I wonder what the hell kind of clue did Eva read up to find the gold? And Where in the mansion is it? Haha, i think the gold is still in Kuwadorian.
As for the Schrodinger’s Cat theory, it proved to be really effective against Beato, making her sweat. It’s fun to see her sweat. Always fun. One-sided battles are indeed boring. Virgilia being on Battler’s side is a bit too good to be true. There’s gotta be more to it than that.
Virgilia vs Beato battle was pretty short, but still intense with a nice choice of music. Battler addressing the situation was a good touch too. And i’m still on his side of hoping that there wasn’t magic involved in the murders. Eva’s discovery of the gold means shit’s gonna hit the fan next episode.