This episode gave me goosebumps. It was so damn good. It answered a lot of our interrogations.
First, I'll leave the mystery aside for a minute and comment on the dinner scene: I was very disappointed in Izumi for trying to make Mei into a scapegoat. That was a petty. I was delighted Kouichi stood up for Mei and told her not to talk shit about his waifu. Teshigawara and Mochizuki were cool too. They rank higher than Izumi in my book now.
It was cute how Mei thanked Kouichi for defending her (but not Mochizuki and Teshi, she doesn't give a shit about them). I guess I should actually be grateful to Izumi, since thanks to her, the pair was brought closer. Remember: it's never too late to join the church of Mei. We are always ready to welcome lost souls with open arms.
My Mei fanboyism interlude is now over.
The big revelation in the tape was... not big at all, at least not for us. It changes everything for the gang though, as they finally found out a way to stop the curse, but to do that, they will have to kill somebody. First, they need to figure out who the extra person is and make damn sure they are correct... unfortunately, it seems Teshigawara has been a bit hasty and has committed a real murder. Huhu, I figured that would happen at some point.
It was confirmed that Izumi met Kouichi soon after her brother's death, i.e about a year and a half ago. It's unclear if that memory was erased from her memory (would she have been able to recall that at all if that were the case?) or if she had just forgotten about it until now. I don't remember everybody I've met once either. However, it's clear Kouichi's memory has been altered, as he doesn't even remember setting foot in Yomiyama. Kouichi was wearing pajamas, which is a bit weird... no idea what to make of it though.
The other most interesting informations came from Mei...
Originally Posted by DarkWish
Can someone explain me the story Misaki said? untill this episode i didnt even know she had two mothers, did i not pay attention in the previous episodes or is this the first time they mention it?
That's the first time they mention it. It's a pretty big twist, since it confirms the calamity started before she was even asked to play the non-existent person: that means she's not responsible in any way for what happened and that Kouichi is not the extra student. I think it also gives us a big enough clue to figure out who Another is.
Anyway, I think the explanation was clear enough: Mei's mother Kirika is in reality her aunt. Her real mother, Kirika's twin sister, gave birth to twins herself: Mei and Misaki. Mei was given to Kirika after she lost her own baby. Mei and her cousin were actually sisters, that's why the calamity was able to kill her. Everybody overlooked her death since no one but Mei knew Misaki was her sister.
Now to expand on the big clue I was referring to:
Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf
Oi, oi, what happened to the spoiler policy until we're sure a majority of people have watched the episode?
That rule never existed. It's only be done out of consideration. It's only raw discussion that should be kept under spoiler tags, and even then that rule doesn't apply to episode threads like this one. When you've got a thread titled "episode 10", you already know what to expect.