Joker Game Episode 5: Capture

Ugh...people and their signs. I had to look at the sign twice before I realized that they were trying to use the swirl at the end of the "S" to be the "o" that "Photo" was missing. Meanwhile, I'm sitting there wondering what the "phot" the sign said. Heck...I was willing to assume that it was purposely spelled incorrectly for some reason.


Lucky for me, I'm not familiar with the story of Robinson Crusoe, so I won't have to search for all of the references to the story in this episode. That being said, I'm going to make the obvious guess from this opening narration. Similar to Robinson Crusoe's story of surviving alone on an island, this spy (who is about to be arrested) is probably going to have to do something similar to survive in captivity, stranded from his allies.


Maybe you should have asked what was going on first if you wanted to seem more innocent.

Zooming in on this map means it's going to be important later. I'm assuming this is a schematic of the prison which will be used for the daring escape. That being said, I would assume the most pertinent information would be too small to see from that distance...


This only becomes interesting if the spy's trained to resist the truth serum. Otherwise, it's like "what am I watching?"

I mean...I'm still running under the assumption that the end of this episode (or this arc) will have some big reveal that Yuuki exposed this spy on purpose to help the mission or something. Now I'm just trying to whittle down the numerous reasons why he would do it.

Woohoo! This guy's smart enough not to let the main character do whatever he wants until it's confirmed that he is on their side.

This soldier, on the other hand, probably isn't as smart.

Casually giving away that he saw the map.

Given the perspective of the camera and the way he looks at it, I'm assuming this grate will also be important in the daring escape.

The map is a lie! Nice touch.

An ally! Wow...this plan seems pretty complicated.

Wait...did that soldier just walk to the end of a corridor of doors, open one, say there was no one there, and then walk back without checking any other doors? I'm going to assume this is a time skip because that's incredibly suspicious.

First off, resisting the truth serum was expected given the "I planned for memory loss" thing from the other episode. This part is pretty cool, sounds like D-Agency spies always include some kind of mistake in their transmissions because they expect the person on the other side to be smart enough to always ascertain the true message.

We all knew this was coming.

You see? This is the kind of episode that's cool in a series about spies. The only complaint I have so far is that I really can't tell if every episode is introducing a new spy. Everything gets tied back to Yuuki, so it almost feels like each spy is a faceless automaton acting out his will. It's hard for me to grasp each spy's strengths.

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