Ha! I don’t think Chief Yagami has a problem with his daughter marrying cops; he just doesn’t want her with a dummy like Matsuda! Even if he’s got a decent hair cut now that he’s older. Actually, out of all the changes these characters have undergone after this time jump, Aizawa’s new designer stubble has to be the most shocking. Forget gods of deaths… that look coming back in style has to be the biggest suspension of disbelief in this show.
So the junior detectives actually do come from an institute for L’s - - just as I deduced! My detective skills are so sharp. The amount of identity inversions following L’s death are getting quite crazy. Not only do we have an impostor L, we also get a young L and an evil L. I suppose it’s only a matter of time before a female L (Elle?) shows up. I like how each one’s got his own tick. L plays with his lip, Mello chomps on chocolate and Near twirls his hair compulsively (just like I do!)
And, as if things weren’t crazy enough, super-star John McEnroe makes a guest appearance on DEATH NOTE! I suppose the creators of this show must really love tennis, because dropping his name wouldn't exactly a timely reference in 2007, either. I refuse to accept that it’s only a code name. I’ll only believe that this world's John McEnroe got bored in retirement and decided to work for the FBI, and the climax of this series will be decided in a doubles-match where he teams up with Near against Light and Mello.
C’mon… this has been hinted at since that tennis match in episode #10!
Coming back to Earth... with the amount of code names and secret communications, this is starting to seem more like an espionage show than a horror show. It’s like a cold war between these L and Kira umbrella identities, with different opposing players in each faction. But it's looking like this is going to be a three-front war, as Mello's opposing both Near AND Light.