In the previous episode, Josuke used a smart strategy to defeat Keicho in their “Stand” battle. In this episode, we learn why Keicho had to use the cursed bow and arrow and increased the headcounts of “Stand” users in Morio town.
Let’s look at the episode 5.
Scenario: Episode 5
After having defeated Keicho, Josuke took big damage and wants to leave the Nijimura residence immediately. He is concerned about what the Nijimura brothers mentioned about their father. But, Koichi suggests that they should find the cursed bow and arrow, in order to prevent further harm done to the public. Koichi persuades Josuke to stay and search.
Josuke of course doesn’t like to leave Koichi searching alone in this house, so, follows Koichi to ascend to the higher floor.
They land on an attic. The door is open and they are able to see the bow and arrow, hang on the back wall. They also hear someone – or something – is groaning. It sounds like a living animal is chained and moving around.
Koichi kicks up the door to startle the creature inside the room, and accidentally has his leg caught by the animal. As his body gets dragged into the room, Josuke turns on his “Stand” ability and slashes monster’s hands at the wrist. The creepy, ugly green monster skulks back into the room.
As Josuke and Koichi watch in disbelief, a new set of hands is growing out from the monster’s body. Keicho runs up and joins them in the attic. He starts telling a story about the monster. He confesses that the creepy green monster is his own father. Then Keicho insists that he can’t give up the bow and arrow just yet, because, they are valuable tools to find a “Stand” user who is capable of killing his father. There is one individual to be blamed in regards to his father’s unspeakable status. It is Dio. Tears well up in Keicho’s face, as he explains what Dio has done, eleven years ago.
It was 1988. Japanese economy was at the peak of the stock market bubble phenomena. Keicho’s mother died of a sick, and his father lost his business. The father’s behavior towards his children got increasingly aggressive, quickly escalated to domestic violence. One day, he abruptly started a lavish and expensive lifestyle. It was Dio’s doing. Dio had somehow discovered that Keicho’s father possessed the specific “Stand” ability that he wanted to collect. Keicho’s father sold his soul in exchange for some handsome amount of cash.
Then later… about ten years ago from now, Keicho’s father started noticing unexpected changes in his body. The truth is, Dio had implanted a part of his own living cells long time ago, which began to sprout inside of Keicho’s father’s brain. Dio attempted to control Keicho’s father at his free will. The father’s morph continued; within about one year, he was unable to recognize his own children. Ultimately, he was diminished into this lump of meat.
Keicho spent the following ten years in research of clues about how to bring his father back to normal state, however, the more he learned, the deeper he was convinced that it is not possible to heal his father. Keicho discovered that the immortal cells of Dio has completely assimilated to the body of his father. Ultimately Keicho came to an conclusion; if nothing can heal his father, then, the least a son can do is to terminate the miserable life, and for that, Keicho must find someone – a competent “Stand” user – who is capable of bringing an end to the immortal creature.
Keicho’s once proud father morphed into a green monster, and all it does is to rummage through a junk box. This exercise has been repeated for the last ten years. Every. Single. Day.
Back to the present, in front of Keicho who has finished his monologue with big sigh, the green monster is rummaging through a junk box, scattering random things on the floor.
“Stop making a mess!” Keicho slaps him hard, and starts kicking him, multiple times. Josuke motions to stop Keicho’s violence.
Keicho replies in desperation, frustration, and unsurmountable love of his own father.
“When I kill him, finally, my life begins.”
Keicho is a character known for many memorable quotes. This particular line ranks top, and regarded by many as the essential one-liner that describes Keicho’s characteristics.
Josuke notices something very peculiar about the creature’s behavior, and, unleashes his “Stand” ability, “Shining Diamond” to the junk box that the creature was so zealously searching. Then, a piece of a photograph materialized. There is the mother, who’s looking healthy and smiling so obviously this photo was taken while she was alive. There are two boys, the Nijimura brothers, and then there is the father, looking happy.
The photo reveals that the creature has been looking for a photo that shows all of the family members, including Keicho and Okuyasu. Even if the creature can no longer recognize the two men in front of him as his sons, but, deep inside the morphed heart the memories of his sons still linger.
Okuyasu has been listening the conversation outside the attic. He can’t stay silent any longer and jumps right in front of Keicho, begging him to stop. Stop the killing. Let’s focus on healing, one more time.
Something catches Josuke’s eyes. He looks up. There is something at the lighting window on the ceiling. Josuke realizes that the new “Stand” users is here.
The next moment, that unidentified “Stand” user intrudes the house through the electric wiring, he appears from the wall socket, and then, attacks everybody inside the room all at once. Keicho knocks out Okuyasu, just to make sure that the enemy doesn’t hit Okuyasu.
The mysterious “Stand” user is actually one of the victims of Keicho’s special ability hunting practice. “Red Hot Chili Pepper” captures Keicho, plus the bow and arrow, then turned all of them into electricity. Next moment, everything is sucked away into the wall socket.
Josuke punches the ceiling to make a hole, and jumps out of the roof. He quickly looks around to spot the enemy, but, no one is there. Okuyasu follows Josuke to the roof, and finds Keicho, burnt and lifeless on the electric wire. Okuyasu notes that Keicho deserves it, but his face looks intolerably painful.
“But, at the last moment, he risked his life to cover me. Right?”
The scene switches and the camera shows a hotel room, at which Jotaro is staying.
The same enemy that killed Keicho calls Jotaro on the phone and warns him to leave the town right now. Next, the enemy uses its “Stand” ability to blow up the phone set in Jotaro’s hand.
And that is how the episode ends, leaving multiple questions like, who the heck is the new enemy, and where did the bow and arrow go?
Curious about the next episode? Me too!
— TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 (@anime_jojo) April 30, 2016