Case Closed: Episode 959 – “The Poodle and the Shotgun (Part Two)”

The episode opened with what I would consider a relatively short recap for a Case Closed multiple part episode. However, this shorter recap still got across the main points from the previous episode. Anyone who missed the previous episode would have enough information to figure out what’s going on.

As we saw at the end of the previous episode, Anna’s boyfriend Hyodo was murdered, and the police are now investigating this murder in addition to Anna’s. The other three people from Anna’s company who were at the party in the previous episode are called back in.

Shortly before the halfway point, Anna’s poodle Sally brings Conan the final piece of evidence he needs to piece together the truth behind both Anna’s murder and Hyodo’s murder. As usual, Conan uses his watch to stun Kogoro and reveal the truth.

I had figured out who had murdered Hyodo before the revelation, because I could tell by the silhouette figure that was used to depict the person killing him. But all of the other things that were revealed during this sequence I hadn’t even come close to guessing.

There were definitely twists to this case that I hadn’t expected. And that’s a good thing for a mystery story.

Oh, and it was nice to see that the poodle did play an important role in the story in the end, since Sally was referenced in the title.

Unfortunately, after seeing the preview for next week’s episode, I’m not terribly excited for it. It’s a story featuring the Detective Boys, and nine times out of ten, those tend to not be very strong episodes. While the occasional Detective Boys-centric story can be decent, most are just not enjoyable. Hopefully the story next week will be better than the last Detective Boys one featuring the “bug people.”

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