Case Closed: Episode 908 – “Friendship Washed Away in the Riverbed”

This episode sees Conan, Ran, and Kogoro going to a location in Tokyo where they serve food, with their specialty being natural ice. One of the watermills is no longer being used, and is instead being used as an icebox for the natural ice.

While they’re there, three female university students arrive. One of them recognizes Kogoro and wants to take a photo with him. It turns out the three students are interested in photography and are wanting to enter a phone photography contest. But from what we pick up, it sounds like the three had a falling out and this trip is their way of trying to make up.

After one of the students (the one who acts the most rude) gets a text and says she needs to leave but will be back. Shortly after, the other two students leave as well. Later, two of the girls return, but not the rude one. Her body floats down the water, and Kogoro gets it.

Of course, Inspector Megure and Takagi arrive on the scene to investigate. From what the evidence seems to show on the surface, it appears the girl’s death was an accident. Of course, Conan realizes that something’s not right and does his own investigation. And of course, he uses the tranquilizer dart and the voice changing bowtie in order to reveal the truth of the case.

I have to give credit to this episode after seeing last week’s, because this one actually focuses on a mystery. It’s a decent mystery, but since it’s a single episode, there really isn’t the time to develop anything that’s terribly riveting. There has been the occasional one episode mystery that defies this expectation, but anymore, those are few and far between.

In the end, this wasn’t a bad episode, but it’s not one that’s going to be terribly memorable to me in the long run. But it looks like the next mystery, which features the Detective Boys, will be longer than one episode. Hopefully this next story will be more interesting, riveting, and memorable.

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