The Wiping Virgin Mary miracle: The mystery of the crying statue of Virgin Mary was solved rather quickly and with a very smart way. Apparently, everything was done due to condensation and I loved how they used science to solve this one instead of making up some supernatural bullshit.
Robert is so professional I love him:
We didn’t come here to investigate a series of murders and a boy floating in the air
Yeah, you went there to investigate a virgin conception and find the other half of a tally counter. Much better…
Themes & Trivia
According to some articles that I read online, the Miracle Investigators actually exist. They are not accurately portrayed in this anime but the whole idea of Vatican Miracle Examiner is drawn from a Vatican-appointed Miracle Commission that sifts through hundreds or even thousands of miraculous claims. But as it is written in the beginning of every episode, any organizations in this work are fictitious and any resemblance to actual people in entirely coincidental. Also, most of the ‘miracles’ that they are investigating about are medical miracles.
The luminol (C8H7N3O2) thingy that was used to solve the mystery in this episode, is an actual chemical. I was rather surprised myself… It is a chemical that exhibits chemiluminescence (which is the production of light from a chemical reaction), with a blue glow as we saw on the bloody cross with the runes. Forensic investigators use luminol to detect trace amounts of blood at crime scenes, as it reacts with the iron in haemoglobin (the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs). The more you know.
Let me just say one thing that has been on the top of my head since I first saw Mario. If you were into teenage fantasy comic series when you were younger and you were reading W.I.T.C.H, there was a guy that looked exactly like him. EXACTLY. I am talking about this guy, Lord Cedric. I can’t find any good pictures of him which frustrates me greatly, but anyway, you get my point. He ended up being a lizard and Mario is probably Satan so then again, the more you know.
The show is still poorly paced and it lacks continuity between the subsequent events that take place which in my opinion should be more intertwined and deriving from each other. Also the dramatic music in the ‘tense’ and ‘awkward’ moments is hilarious, just imagine the choir screaming like that out of tune.