Gah…that whole time, I was thinking that Yoruko must be behind everything because of how she was talking and acting…then she goes and gets killed herself. I found it weird how she talked about Griselda almost like she was envious of her…but I guess I was wrong (unless she faked her death…the fact that it wasn’t a duel is very suspicious). But in that case, who is actually behind this all? The “ghost of Griselda” thing is clearly a panicked theory to distract everyone.
The bit about Griselda’s death is a bit shaky…possible she didn’t die. Or it could be Occam’s Razor and Grimrock is the guy behind it all. Another decently obvious choice is that one of the other members is trying to frame Grimrock. Finally, it could be someone who found out about the incident with Griselda and is using it to their advantage. Yoruko was such a good suspect, but now I have a ton of possibilities that are equally likely.
Another interesting thing is the idea of the sleep PK. How are people ever safe? Even in an inn, can’t a PK just sneak in through the window or something and PK with this duel business? Sounds like a design flaw to me, especially to a game that is designed to be “fair” as Kirito says it.
Next week, I suppose the rest of this “mystery segment” of Sword Art will unfold (genre change go go)…the episode title once again suggests the ghost idea, but as I said before, I find this incredibly unlikely. Final thing I want to note: it almost seems like death is a natural occurrence…you’d think people would be more paranoid. Have they become numb to it all?