Near suspects that the Japanese Investigation Team is aiding Kira and that the Second L may be Kira himself. Meanwhile, the Investigation Team watches the latest broadcast from Sakura TV, called Kira's Kingdom, in disgust. The host of the show, Demegawa, talks about how crime is decreasing and life is improving as a result of Kira's judgment. The team then watches a worldwide speech given by the President of the United States. The team is shocked to learn that America is declaring its neutrality with respect to Kira, while Light agrees that it is a matter of perspective. In the next scene, Halle Lidner, an SPK agent, is assaulted by a deeply scarred Mello in her home. He gains entrance to Near's headquarters using Lidner as a hostage and seems tempted to kill Near with a gun. However, he says he only wants the picture Near has of him so that he will remain safe from Kira. In return, Mello tells Near about the existence of shinigami and that some of the Death Note's rules are fake. With this new information, Near begins to contemplate which rule is fake and eventually decides that it is most likely the "13 day" rule. Near then tells Light that he wants to test that rule by writing down Mello's name. Light asks the Investigation Team for their opinions and they all agree that the rule should not be tested. Light realizes that the Investigation Team is beginning to wonder whether or not he is Kira. He overhears Ide telling Aizawa that he would rather work for L than for Light. Aizawa replies that he plans to visit Near soon. In response to Near's actions, Light contacts the President of the United States, asking for information on the whereabouts of SPK members and threatening to kill him if he does not cooperate. Meanwhile, Demegawa arrives in America as Kira's messenger to increase his audience. He gives a worldwide broadcast of the newly-found SPK headquarters saying that they are an evil organization looking to overthrow Kira. An angry mob then tries to break into the building. The episode ends with Light telling Near that he has won.