In order to avert the worst possible future, Satoru worked really hard to change history and to rescue Hinazuki. But, can he? Or does he repeat the same mistakes from his past? Let’s review some of the highlights from the fifth episode.
Synopsis of fifth episode
Hinazuki skipped school. As Satoru anticipated, she has gone missing. Satoru’s heart burns with frustration. He keeps asking: what else can he do? It turns out that one more person has also gone missing. Aya Nakanishi from the neighboring elementary school. It seems like he is going down with the same flow of eighteen years ago. Satoru is the only person who’s aware of repeating history, he knew she was killed. And he finds in the garbage bag, that Hinazuki’s mother threw out, a pair of knitted gloves, which were only half completed. Panic-stricken, Satoru starts running.
Riding the same flow of history
Despite Satoru’s hard work, Hinazuki disappeared on March 3rd 1983. Only six days after Hinazuki’s disappearance, the second girl fromt the other school goes missing. There are slight difference in details but basically the flow of history is definitely the same with that of eighteen years ago.
What went wrong? Was there something else I could have done to prevent Hinazuki from being alone? Satoru keeps asking himself.
Satoru passes by Hinazuki’s house. He sees Hinazuki’s mother placing a garbage bag outside, in there, he notices a pair of knitted gloves, unfinished. Realizing that Hinazuki was planning to complete those for his birthday, Satoru lets out a scream and runs away from the site.
As things went down in the worst possible situation, Satoru made it back to the present, year 2006, before he knew it.
He then realizes that his mother was murdered and he is the suspected killer. Satoru decides to run from the police.
Being in a tight spot, Satoru asks the manager of a pizza restaurant for help, for which he works as a part timer. Satoru’s manager suggests Satoru to lay low at his place for a while. The camera pans and zooms in on a framed art on the wall. It is the famous “Last Supper” – also known for its representation of betrayal. Indeed, the restaurant manager has already contacted the police about Satoru’s whereabouts, while pretending as if he supports Satoru.
Right before the police force flood in, Satoru realizes that he is busted, and runs away from the manager’s house.
The second person who offers Satoru help is Airi, one of the junior staff at the pizza restaurant. She opens the conversation with a phrase that reminds Satoru of Hinazuki.
“Are you stupid or what?”
She takes Satoru to her place. She picks a book from a bookshelf and shows it to him. Satoru learned that the day of Hinazuki’s dissapeance has changed from March 1st to March 3rd. That means, Satoru influenced the history by using the power of the “revival” phenomenon.
The pizza shop manager somehow finds out that Satoru is staying at Airi’s house. Eventually Satoru leaves her place.
Shortly after that incident, Airi receives a text message from Sawako’s cell phone number. She suspects that the caller might be the killer of Sawako. Next thing she learns is that the house is on fire. Someone set fire to burn down her house.
The last arson attack scene totally came as a surpise. What is going to happen to Airi? Will Satoru get another chance to use the power of revival, to make it right? This show is such a cliffhanger! Keep your eyes out for the next episode.