Whoa whoa whoa…
I think L’s crossing some lines of his own here with Misa’s incarceration in this episode. I’m sure the task force’s gotten special privileges for this investigation, but this some serious marshal law, nigh-Guantanamo Bay, police state stuff. They’ve arrested this girl, a celebrity, on just the suspicion of her being Kira and almost immediately blind-folded her, tied her up from head to toe and thrown her into a cell with some harsh interrogation lights.
Then again, they’re probably pretty damn sure she’s involved with those second Kira terrorist tapes on account of some DNA matches with the hairs she left on them. Oooooooh… too sloppy girl! Wearing a black wig in the coffee shop isn’t going to mean much if you aren’t wearing a hairnet while sending out those taped threats.
Heh… what a mix of emotions in that interrogation scene. You’re pitying this cute goth girl for getting into this situation and for being played by Light… and you forget that she’s been killing cops this whole time! I suppose you can get away with anything if you have a pretty face, right? What a concept, though. A super-model serial killer. Imagine if Adrienna Lima showed up on CNN one morning for coming under investigation from the FBI for something like this. It’d make Patty Hearst’s time with the SLA look tame.
People are rooting for Light, but I was definitely rooting for L here, even if his methods got extreme. He’s so close to getting a heart attack courtesy of Light’s Death Note and he outsmarts him right there with some patently obvious slight-of-hand and misdirection, all the while telling him exactly what he’s thinking. That scene where he sees Misa’s hair getting tossed by her invisible Shinigami was pretty creepy. I’m pretty sure he’s starting to figure out what it all means, though.