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|The omnibus case was... intriguing, to say the least. And now here we all are again. The same players in that trial facing each other once more.|
Episode 5: The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story is the fifth and final episode of The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and follows Ryunosuke Naruhodo's fourth appearance in the British court. It has been two months since Ryunosuke and Susato Mikotoba arrived in London, and both are living in Herlock Sholmes' attic. While there, he became acquainted with Pop Windibank and once again meets Gina Lestrade.
|'It's coming!' Sholmes's cry pierced through the thick wall of fog around us. Wisps of vapour flowed over the pistol as I cocked it, and I waited breathlessly in the stillness. The silence lasted for what seemed an eternity until, at last, it appeared. From the shadows of the cloud, an enormous beast sprang out upon us. A hound it was, but not such a hound as any mortal had ever seen. It eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, the whole of its ox-sized body was outlined in white-hot flames. Its rumbling pant and hideous howl... So terrified was I that I began to tremble with fear. 'Look well, Wilson!' Sholmes declared, gazing upon the mystical beast. 'For this! This is the diabolical Hound of the Baskervilles!'|
Wilson's voice was once again heard, this time narrating a section from the "Hound of the Baskervilles" story. However, it has little to do with the actual case, as it was only mentioned in passing. The case actually starts back when Magnus McGilded was killed in the very crime scene where he was the suspect. Afterwards, a witness that trial, Gina Lestrade, wanted to see the manuscript of the "Hound of the Baskervilles" that Herlock Sholmes refused to publish. But in trying to do so, she ends up becoming the being prime suspect of not only the murder of the owner of the shop that the manuscript was in, but also the assault of Sholmes himself.
Investigation, Part 1
- 9:13 a.m.
Ryunosuke Naruhodo and Susato Mikotoba went to check on Herlock Sholmes, who was trying to play a violin, but he seemed depressed. Then, Iris showed off her newest invention, the "Cat-Flapomat", which she demonstrated by having Wagahai come through the front door. When Naruhodo noticed that Sholmes' desk was empty, Iris revealed that omnipotent analysis scope was at the pawn shop of someone named Pop. Naruhodo and Susato can't believe Sholmes pawned off such unique equipment, but Sholmes said that pawn shops were like banks in London, so he will have no problem getting the machine back.
Susato and Iris noted that the violin looks different than usual, the wood was a different color, and there's another hole in the instrument. They correctly deduce that the instrument isn't a violin, it's a viola. Sholmes was extremely mad about this, claiming that Pop must have made a mistake. Susato noted that this contradicts what Sholmes said minutes ago, but Sholmes ignored her and rushes the four of them to the pawn shop.
Windibank's Pawnbrokery was filled with all sorts of miscellaneous items. Pop Windibank, the owner, came in from behind the counter. When Sholmes told him about the mistake regarding the viola, Pop suddenly deems himself unworthy, grabs a gun, and threatens to kill himself! After Sholmes stops him, Pop mentioned that Sholmes once entrusted him with an unpublished manuscript. He explained that people put items in pawn shops and take them out within two months, paying the necessary interest. The items on the shelf have not been picked up in two months and now were on sale. Naruhodo then noticed a special device that looked like a camera merged with a clock. Sholmes said that it's a "surveillance camera" that took pictures of the shop every half hour. After all this discussion, Sholmes finally got his violin back and Pop explained that the suicide thing happened, he didn't really mean it. Susato Mikotoba checked the various items up for sale, they included a stereoscope, various clocks, and a music box.
Gina Lestrade, a witness from Magnus McGilded's trial, then entered the shop. She was seemingly talking to Pop, who was holding some sort of disc that Lestrade took out of a coat that she just withdrew from the shop. It was made for a music box but it didn't seem to play any music. Lestrade desperately wanted to sell it for some reason, but Pop refuses. According to Pop, she's always been delivering unusual goods to his shop.
Suddenly, a young gentleman in white clothes arrives, claiming to with business with Pop Windibank. He introduced himself as Eggert Benedict and said that the article Gina Lestrade withdrew was his, he demanded the coat and disc. Lestrade claimed the gentleman was lying but he said the pickpocket robbed him. To resolve the dispute, Pop had him name the password that was put on the items originally: PROFESSOR. Eggert Benedict named this password correctly, so Pop sided with him. Reluctantly, Lestrade gave the coat and disc to the gentleman. Benedict claimed there was another item that Lestrade was hiding, but she attacked him, making him bleed a bit onto the disc. Gina then grabbed the disc and gave it to Naruhodo. With neither Lestrade nor Benedict giving in, Herlock Sholmes decided this situation called for the dance of deduction.
Sholmes noticed that Benedict's cane looked like a shovel without a blade, so he said that Eggert Benedict was intending to dig under the shop. As for the motive, Benedict's line of sight indicated a letter regarding underground water pipes, so Sholmes claimed that Benedict was planning an underground bank heist. He also pointed to a postcard of the London Great Exhibition which was near completion. The funds were being protected in the bank nearby, so Herlock Sholmes concluded that Eggert Benedict was to plunder the Great Exhibition funds. Naruhodo was not impressed, especially noting that Sholmes just spoiled Scotland Yard secrets, anyone would want to plunder upon hearing that. With that said, he began his examination of Sholmes' deductions.
On the back of the Help Wanted poster were scribbles describing Gina Lestrade's appearance and a withdrawal deadline of today at the shop, so Naruhodo said Eggert Benedict came for Lestrade's withdrawal. The initials on his cane said A.G. instead of E.B., implying that Eggert Benedict was a pseudonym. The black coat was too small for Benedict, so he must have wanted the withdrawn article only. "Benedict" objected, claiming that he couldn't have known the password without actually having deposited the item himself. In response, Naruhodo noted that "Benedict" was actually looking at a memo of Pop's. Thus, "Benedict" must have been at the shop before and saw the password. As for the crime, upon looking at the disc, Naruhodo and Susato discovered a tag that said "To McGilded", Magnus McGilded. Apparently, McGilded deposited the disc at 10:30 p.m. on February 15, approximately the same time as "Thrice-Fired" Mason's death. Naruhodo concluded that "Benedict" was trying to steal McGilded's possessions.
Suddenly, "Benedict" pulled out a gun demanding the coat and disc. Thankfully, Tobias Gregson suddenly came in with the Yard, "Eggert Benedict" gave up the coat but escaped shortly after. Gregson hurriedly confiscates the disc for the Yard despite Gina Lestrade's protests, muttering about a greater incident that the Yard was preoccupied with.
Investigation, Part 2
Officers started interviewing Pop Windibank, so no one could enter the shop for the day anymore. Lestrade was still complaining about not getting the disc and "another item in the coat" paid off, blaming Sholmes for the shop's closure. So he decided to invite her over for dinner but she refused and sprinted away. Sholmes still thought she'll show up and said he'll tell Iris to make a plate for Gina, then he hurried off to the flat.
- 3:46 p.m.
When Naruhodo and Susato got there as well, Iris Wilson greeted the two of them, she was super excited about Lestrade coming over. When Naruhodo tried to talk to unusual Sholmes, Iris said that when Sholmes was like that nothing goes into his mind. Iris, reading Naruhodo's mind about her parental relationship, then talked about her parents. Her mother died in childbirth and her father was pursuing a case with Sholmes and went far away. The two men would always go on cases together, and all their records were in the metal trunk in the room, written by Iris' father. At that point, Iris was shocked to find out that Sholmes wasn't her father, to which Sholmes commented that she "had to be hidden". She couldn't wait to read Sholmes' stories since he apparently forgets every cases he solved. She said her father was John Wilson, the medical doctor - this was her motivation for becoming a medical doctor as well. Naruhodo remembered that Dr. Wilson was the Imperial Yumei University professor that was killed before he left Japan, he decided to leave the conversation there.
Suddenly, Herlock Sholmes jumped back to life and revealed that he got a replica of McGilded's disc from Gregson. He actually used his newest "invention", a bar of caramel that works like a mold. However, he didn't know what music plays on the disc, so he tried every single music box in the room then from every shop in Europe. He also thought about his first trial in London, he didn't know for sure if it was really due Barok van Zieks' curse of the Reaper that caused McGilded's death.
Iris and Susato began to make dinner, when Iris mentioned some Baskervilles story in passing, Susato identified it as "The Hound of The Baskervilles", shocking Iris and Sholmes. Apparently, Sholmes forbade Iris from publishing her manuscript for it after she finished for unknown reasons, yet Susato somehow knew its title. Before Naruhodo could inquire further, Gina Lestrade arrived, and everyone suddenly ignored what just happened.
- 9:34 p.m.
After a great dinner, Naruhodo and Susato headed back up to Sholmes' attic. Susato told Naruhodo that she received a telegram from Mael Stronghart telling only her to come to his office. Iris then knocks on the door and enters with Lestrade. Susato pours tea for everyone. Iris comments on the pickpocketing tricks Gina taught them during dinner. She said she learned a lot. In fact, she stole Naruhodo's armband, though she returns it after Naruhodo told her never to steal it again. With Sholmes gone, Susato and Iris begin to talk about "The Hound of The Baskervilles". It was based on a real case that was more unique than the others. When Iris wrote the story, Sholmes turned pale and refused to publish or even talk about it until "the time was right".
When asked about her parents, Lestrade said she's been a pickpocket ever since birth, and she loved it. Her parents were said to have "thrown her away", so the orphanage was like a family to her where older kids look after the younger ones. She still thought it would be nice to have parents and understands how difficult it was for Iris to have them not around. Regardless, Lestrade didn't think the manuscript's in the pawn shop and instead that Sholmes sold it for money, Iris refused to believe that. On that note, they got ready for bed, with Iris telling Naruhodo and Susato to keep this conversation a secret from Sholmes.
A few minutes before midnight, Sholmes suddenly woke Naruhodo and Susato up, saying Lestrade was not in bed with Iris. According to Sholmes, Gina said she would come to Susato's breakfast tomorrow and left an hour ago. Looking out the window, Naruhodo saw the lights of Windibank's Pawnbrokery on. They realized that Lestrade must be there trying to verify if Iris' manuscript was there, so they all left to go there.
- 1:14 a.m.
The doors are open and nobody seems to be inside at first. But then two people appeared and before the three can react, one of them fired a gunshot, taking down Sholmes. Naruhodo tried to chase after the shadowed pair but they escaped. Naruhodo saw a police officer who claimed that the yard got an emergency report from the shop. Naruhodo brought the officer in to help Sholmes. When he got back in, however, Sholmes told Naruhodo to ignore him and instead check behind the storage door. It was locked, so Naruhodo looked through a small window on the door and saw Pop Windibank dead and Gina Lestrade unconscious next to him, armed with a gun.
Investigation, Part 3
- 6:21 a.m.
The next morning, Iris Wilson asked Ryunosuke Naruhodo about the incident. Naruhodo told her that Sholmes was not in any danger of dying and that Lestrade was the prime suspect for Windibank's death. Iris wanted to visit Sholmes, but Sholmes was undergoing surgery at St. Synner's Hospital, so no one could visit him. Meanwhile, Susato was being questioned at the police station, though Naruhodo wasn't questioned because he didn't see the two men. Naruhodo and Iris decided to check out the crime scene, but first they went to visit Sholmes at Ward 3 anyway. Sholmes was not in his bed, a policeman commented on the odd "family" of Sholmes. The man said Sholmes' operation started hours ago, and he'd pull through eventually with some time.
The two decided to go to the pawn shop where Tobias Gregson and the police are investigating. Gregson said the case was simple, so the trial would be held tomorrow. He mentioned two witnesses as will, which Iris deduced are the two burglars who the police arrested. Naruhodo asked why Gregson acted so differently around Iris compared to everyone else. He said that it was because of his portrayal in The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes. Gregson's salary doubled after one of the novels quoted Sholmes as saying, "Gregson is the smartest of the Scotland Yarders," so he felt indebted to the author of the series. After this, Gregson told Naruhodo and Iris that Susato was currently at the High Court of Justice, so the two of them head there.
Naruhodo overheard Susato talking with Mael Stronghart about her returning to Japan tomorrow. When he asked why, she told the two that her father had a terrible fever, so she had to leave as soon as possible. He then asked Stronghart about Gina's case, which the latter dismissed as insignificant. Stronghart reasoned that the Scotland Yard had to quickly arrest criminals before they lie to prevent crime since more crime was being committed as police arrest criminals. However, he allowed Naruhodo to be Gina's attorney since she had turned down every state-appointed attorney. With that, he left for another meeting. Susato then tagged alone with Naruhodo and Iris to see Lestrade in Cell 13 of the Gaol.
When they got there, Lestrade turned them down, she didn't trust any adults, including Naruhodo, based on her past experiences in the alleyways. Despite this, she agreed to tell them about the incident. She claimed that she snuck into the safe room in the pawn shop to get some money and got caught. She claimed to be the biggest liar around and before Naruhodo can question this Gina had to go be questioned by the police. Susato was not finished, however. She told Lestrade she was leaving for Japan tomorrow, and she's made many memories in the past two months. However, she wanted her biggest memory to be leaving Iris sad over Gina not accept Naruhodo's defense. Thus, she demanded Gina not to accept Naruhodo's defense, so that Gina may be left alone to die. Gina agreed, but Susato trapped her by saying that Gina has claimed to be the biggest liar around. She then demanded proof from Gina of this. Naruhodo realized that Lestrade lied during Magnus McGilded's trial, and Lestrade reluctantly agreed to tell them the whole truth that time.
Before the incident, Lestrade had heard two people climb into the carriage. McGilded never slept - instead, he had been whispering to Mason. The inside of the omnibus had items and was pitch black but she heard a loud sound like someone fell over. McGilded then found her and had her sit next to "Thrice-Fired" Mason's corpse, getting her hands bloody. Naruhodo realized that she was the one the two passengers from the trial saw through the skylight. She then saw a shiny disc next to Mason, McGilded quickly hid it and told her to keep it a secret. Incidentally, this was the same disc Tobias Gregson took from Naruhodo in the pawn shop. Before the incident, Lestrade had heard two people climb into the carriage, McGilded wasn't sleeping like in the testimonies, he was whispering to Mason. When the passengers left for the police, McGilded bribed Beppo, the omnibus driver, to deposit a coat into Pop's pawn shop. He then told her what to say in preparation for his trial before letting her go. Soon after, McGilded hid the pledge ticket in some bushes for Lestrade to pick up. Lestrade wondered if Naruhodo was mad that she lied during his important trial. On the contrary, Naruhodo was furious at McGilded for using her. He finally told her that Sholmes was shot, then asked if she really wanted him to defend her. Reluctantly, she signed the written request. She still insisted that she didn't need an attorney, to which Naruhodo gave her permission to rip up the request form when they return. With that, Naruhodo, Susato, and Iris headed back to the crime scene.
Investigation, Part 4
- 1:26 p.m.
At Windibank's Pawnbrokery, Tobias Gregson got the written request from Naruhodo. He finally allowed the three of them to investigate before returning to help the police. They first find a photo identical to the one Lestrade gave them earlier. The only difference was that this photo has Lestrade's exchange proof on it. Iris took this opportunity to teach Naruhodo and Susato about stereoscopy. She told them to cross their eyes, which allowed them to not only see the difference between the two pictures but also "see in 3D".
The three then noticed the shop's calendar covered with blood and shot with a bullet. Iris then unveils her newest invention: a modification to the smoke gun. This gun, however, changes the color of the blood to a unique color for every person, allowing blood to easily be identified. For example, the blood on the calendar turns green. Naruhodo then asks Iris to use her new device on the second cat photo since it has blood on it. The color of the blood here became purple. Naruhodo deduces that this blood most likely belongs to the "Thrice-Fired" Mason from two months ago. He reasons that McGilded wore leather gloves and that the stain was made from a glove. Since McGilded wasn't hurt, the blood on the gloves were from Mason.
Next, they check the storage vault and find Gregson in there. He briefs them on the case after some coercion from Iris. Apparently, the door was locked from the inside, so the police broke the lock and found the same scene as Naruhodo. Gina was also found to have a key to the vault door in her pocket. Iris uses her invention on Windibank's body, turning the blood there blue. Nearby, they find a chest in the back with all of Iris' written manuscripts including "The Hound of The Baskervilles", easing Iris' worries. Upon further investigation, Naruhodo determines that Pop's gun, the supposed murder weapon, only fired one round.
Oddly, the photograph Lestrade gave them also has an exchange proof on the back for a music box. Naruhodo determines that this must have been the "second item" Gina was complaining about earlier. Gregson told them that the deadline for it was overdue, so it must have been pawned off. When they exit the vault, all the clocks suddenly go off. Susato Mikotoba realizes how late it's gotten, so they decide to visit Lestrade once more.
- 5:41 p.m.
There, her interrogation has ended, but she didn't want to hear what the group found at the crime scene, having essentially given up. Naruhodo correctly determines that Lestrade broke into the pawn shop to confirm that Iris' manuscript was still there. She revealed that Iris was actually writing about Sholmes and his partner, Iris' father.
Suddenly, Naruhodo sees that Gina's sleeves were stained with blood, so Iris sprays her, revealing blood all over the coat. Because the coat originally belonged to Magnus McGilded, Naruhodo finally confirmed that McGilded was indeed Mason's killer. With this, Naruhodo once again questions Kazuma Asogi's creed to "always believe in your client".
Gina Lestrade still intended to refused Naruhodo's defense, but after some pushing Lestrade reluctantly agrees to the written request. With that, Naruhodo prepared to leave, but Susato spotted Tobias Gregson hiding near the cell. He told them that visiting hours were over before leaving due to an emergency with Mael Stronghart. With Lestrade's confirmation, they finally leave for Sholmes' flat.
- 11:13 p.m.
Back in the office attic, Naruhodo and Susato complimented each other, reflecting on their past two months. Susato gave Naruhodo the case files from the trial with Magnus McGilded, which she has neatly compiled together as a parting gift. She bid him goodnight with her "Susato Shutdown", her "special technique".
- The Small Hours
However, at 2 AM, she was seen at Saint Synner's Hospital, where Herlock Sholmes bid her farewell, assuring her that he would "follow through with her instructions".
Former Session, Part 1
- 9:32 a.m.
Naruhodo arrives at the defendant lobby. Iris Wilson suddenly came in with Wagahai and a newspaper about the rainy weather. There's also an article about Pop Windibank's murder, much to Lestrade's dismay. Iris insists on being Naruhodo's co-council this trial, giving him the newspaper. As the trial was about to start, Naruhodo reflected on the belief Kazuma Asogi entrusted him with.
- 10:00 a.m.
The judge commences Lestrade's trial and asks why Barok van Zieks returned as a prosecutor after five years, to which van Zieks said he wouldn't tolerate two things: greedy wealth (Magnus McGilded) and betrayal, which he claimed came from a Japanese person. The judge then announced the jury who are surprisingly familiar to Naruhodo. It consists of a retired soldier, a young maid, a blond man with a stereoscope, an elderly doctor, an indifferent woman with a telegraph, and a Russian "tourist".
Prosecutor van Zieks gives the opening statement. Pawn shop owner, Pop Windibank, was shot once from the back through his heart and died immediately. Van Zieks shows a photo of Windibank's corpse and the examination result from Scotland Yard. Apparently, the bullet's trajectory was an upward angle, which meant the victim was shot by someone shorter than him, like Gina Lestrade. Van Zieks adds a map of the crime scene with where the victim and the defendant were as evidence too. Combined with Lestrade holding the gun, van Zieks believes that the case was clear cut. He then brings in his decisive witnesses, namely the two thieves from before.
The names of the two are Nash and Ringo Skulkin, criminal brothers who like pears and apples, respectively. The Skulkins testify that they snuck into the pawn shop intending to burglarize it. They then stumbled onto the murder and were arrested as suspects. According to them, something drove the brothers to enter the shop. They heard a gunshot behind the vault door that was locked from the inside. When Naruhodo asks them about their crimes, they claim not to have stolen anything, though they accept their punishment for breaking in. Though their testimony matches the crime scene map, Naruhodo sees a big lie and said that they were the ones that shot Sholmes. Van Zieks announced that a gun was found in their pockets with on round being fired, submitting it. Unfortunately, even though Naruhodo was at the scene, he can't prove the gun was fired unless he has evidence. In response, Naruhodo shows the blood test samples, claiming that the green test sample from the calendar was evidence of the Skulkin's shot. Van Zieks has no objection, as this implies they didn't shot Windibank and are not related to the murder. He then shows the surveillance camera Sholmes installed in the shop. The picture at 1:00 a.m. shows Windibank shocked and Lestrade holding a gun, leaving Naruhodo shocked. The whole jury votes guilty as a result, forcing Naruhodo to do a closing argument.
Juror 1 said all the evidence points to the defendant, 2 said that she disposes eyesore trash as a maid, 3 said the picture was clear, 4 claimed someone wouldn't be alright if he forgot him, 5's thought about the importance of telegraphing, and 6 didn't think the Skulkin brothers did anything wrong. Naruhodo points out a contradiction between Jurors 2 and 6. He questions Juror 2 about her statement, revealing that she believed the Skulkins were trash for shooting Sholmes. With Juror 6 understanding that the Skulkins lied, he votes not guilty. In the process, Naruhodo receives a photo from 1:30 a.m. revealing that nothing was stolen from the shop.
Meanwhile, Juror 5 continues rambling about sound waves, in the process claiming that stereoscopes are useless. This angers Juror 3, who believes that stereoscopes are the future. He said a stereoscope can help you find hidden clues in two photographs, this was just what Naruhodo needed for the two photos he has. Everyone learns about stereoscopy, to Juror 3's happiness. Stereoscopically viewing the photos of the counter from 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. revealed that some items were moved, indicating that the Skulkins did meddle with the counter. Realizing that the Skulkins are hiding something, Jurors 4, 3, and 5 vote Not Guilty, allowing the trial to resume. Iris gives Naruhodo a stereoscope he can use later.
Former Session, Part 2
The Skulkin brothers testify again. They admit that they touched the counter, but they insist that they just bumped into it. In addition, they thought the murderer would come through the vault door, so they had no opportunity to shoot Pop Windibank. Nash said there was dead silence and then a loud bang. However, Tobias shoots this down by claiming that Nash claimed to have heard yelling before a gunshot in his questioning prior. Ringo agrees, claiming he heard someone yelling "Give me that gun!". He believes that this was Pop, but prosecutor van Zieks said that this gun was the one held by Gina. However, Naruhodo finds another contradiction: the Skulkins' story would imply that Gina and Pop were facing each other at the time of the murder, but Pop was shot in the back. Since the Skulkin brothers knew they saw the victim with his gun, Naruhodo concluded that they met the victim. Naruhodo, van Zieks, and the judge chew the brothers out for lying so much and give them one last chance to testify the truth.
The Skulkins said when they snuck in the pawn shop Pop Windibank suddenly appeared. He then yelled and leaped at them. Ringo was thrown up against the counter as Windibank was stronger than he looked. According to them, they pointed the gun at him and he ran past the door. Thus, because Windibank was the one who locked the door from the back, the Skulkins could not have committed the crime as a result. Naruhodo counters this by noting the window on the door, asserting that someone could have shot Pop through the window. He suggests that Windibank was on directly on the other side of the door. If this were the case, it would explain why the bullet's trajectory was upwards. Finally, Naruhodo claimed Lestrade was the one who locked the door in order to protect herself. Even after this, the Skulkin brothers assure the court that they are not the killers, but Naruhodo didn't believe them as they shot Sholmes.
Barok van Zieks sides with the Skulkins, noting that only two bullets from two guns were found at the scene, making it impossible for them to have shot both Sholmes and Pop (since that would invalidate Lestrade's gun). Van Zieks calls Lestrade a scoundrel and shows everyone Magnus McGilded's disc, which he claimed Gina stole. Tobias Gregson has a sudden outburst, claiming that the prosecutor had been told not to present the disc earlier. Van Zieks ignored this complaint, yet all the jurors once again vote guilty, so Naruhodo does a second closing argument.
Juror 1 saw thieves as insensible citizens, 2 said that only two bullets settled the case, 3 found the girl guilty regardless of the way he looks at it, 4 said an operation troubled him deeply, 5 noted that Lestrade attempted to steal before the day of the murder, and 6 revealed that he was an expert on firearms.
Upon questioning, Juror 4 revealed that he was the doctor that operated on Herlock Sholmes. Alas, he couldn't find a bullet wound anywhere. To solve this conundrum, Naruhodo turns to Juror 6, who was supposedly a firearms expert. He mentions an incident back in Russia where he was running through mountain trail in a freezing blizzard and he was attacked in the back by a sniper. However, he was never actually shot; the bullet ran into some ice which landed on Borshevik, badly injuring him. Inspired by this theory, Iris remembered that Sholmes would always carry three glass tubes in a pouch on his belt. Van Zieks revealed that the police took off the belt to look at Sholmes' injury but they didn't check it. Van Zieks then submits the belt as evidence.
Upon inspection, the pouch has one broken test tube broken and burned. This solves the mystery of Sholmes' injury - the Skulkin's bullet must have hit Sholmes' glass tubes, breaking a shard of glass off which injured Sholmes. When they lift the cover of the pouch, Naruhodo and Iris find another bullet. Naruhodo presented this third bullet to the jury, proving that a third gun was shot at the scene. In light of this new evidence, the judge suspended the closing argument and brings out the witnesses yet again.
The Skulkin brothers denied shooting this new bullet, and Naruhodo agrees, saying there was a third shooter and an accomplice to the brothers at the time of the crime. Naruhodo shows the blood test samples of the calendar as evidence, saying that if the third bullet struck Sholmes, the green stain must belong to a third party rather than Sholmes. When asked who this third party is, Naruhodo suggests that third one was the gentleman, "A.G.," also known as "Eggert Benedict". Sure enough, Gregson has a photo of "Eggert Benedict" and Pop Windibank at 11 a.m. The Skulkins denied ever seeing "A.G.", but Naruhodo pushes on. He revealed that the confiscated disc from earlier had blood on it. Iris uses her invention, turning the blood green. With this evidence, Naruhodo claimed that the disc and the calendar's identical samples confirm that "A.G." was the third part. Unfortunately, van Zieks dismisses this as untrustworthy evidence, and the Judge agrees. With no new evidence and nowhere to go, Iris recalls that the closing argument was paused but never finished. Naruhodo took advantage of this to ask for the jurors' verdicts. Sure enough, Jurors 1, 2, 3, and 6 vote not guilty, making the vote 2-4, once again allowing the trial to resume. However, because Naruhodo has indicted "A.G.", the court needed to find this mysterious man. Unfortunately, no one knows A.G.'s real name ... except Juror No. 5. After looking at Gregson's photograph, she confirmed that the man in white works as a technician in the same communication office as her. The Judge then calls for a 30-minute recess to find this man.
- 12:41 p.m.
Gina Lestrade didn't understand why Naruhodo and Iris are working so hard help a pickpocket like her even in the face of evidence showing her about to shoot Pop (the 1 a.m. photo). Regardless, Gina agrees to explain what she saw that night in detail. She confirmed Naruhodo's hypothesis that she went to the store to check for Iris' manuscript. She broke the entrance lock and lit the lamp on the counter, only to find someone else there. She grabbed Pop's gun to defend herself in response, but it turned out to just be Pop Windibank. Reluctantly, he agreed to let her see the manuscript. After some digging, she realized that Sholmes wasn't lying. Before she could escape, though, she heard noise from the shop. Windibank took the gun and told Lestrade to stay in the vault. She heard a fight and two gunshots, and then saw Pop dead on the floor. In fair, she locked the door to prevent the killer from getting to her as well, then fainted.
Lestrade thought that the man in white was laughing at her, and she still can't believe that Naruhodo and Iris trust her. In response, Naruhodo recounts the murder of John Wilson, when he was the defendant and thought no one believed in him. However, Kazuma Asogi, Naruhodo's best friend, proved to fully believe in him, and soon Naruhodo trusted Asogi as well. Naruhodo concluded by telling Gina that she must believe in someone else for them to believe in her too. She begins to cry, but the bailiffs order they all to go back into the supreme court. Naruhodo hopes Susato was watching him.
Latter Session, Part 1
- 1:41 p.m.
Barok van Zieks announced that the man has been identified. However, a scientific investigation determined that the blood-identifying device was not scientifically sound and cannot be used as evidence. With Naruhodo trying to think of another argument besides the blood samples, a policeman announced that the witness has arrived, his real name being Ashley Graydon. He took the stand to the left of Gregson and the two Skulkins, then claimed that Naruhodo's deduction was silly. With that, he testifies.
Graydon admits that he visited Windibank's Pawnbrokery once but denies being at the shop at the time of the crime. He also completely dismisses the defense's blood samples as untrustworthy, insulting the jurors for believing in such "evidence" in the first place. Graydon suggests that the blood on the calendar belongs to the Skulkins, but Naruhodo questions Nash instead, noticing that the latter has something on his mind. Nash has a slip of the tongue, saying that Graydon was shot two days ago. Graydon denies Nash's words, but Naruhodo noted the bullet in the calendar looks like it was shot through someone's arm. Unfortunately, Graydon refuses to allow Naruhodo to look at his arm unless Naruhodo can find a connection between him and the Skulkins. He goes further by saying that there was no connection to him with Windibank's Pawnbrokery. On this, Naruhodo presented the music box disc, which contains a bloody fingerprint from when Graydon was cut. Graydon told the court that the disc was his. As a result, Barok van Zieks ordered Graydon to testify since the disc links Graydon to the pawn shop.
Ashley Graydon said the disc was his despite it saying "To McGilded" on the back. Gina Lestrade stole the redemption ticket from him, so he rushed to the shop to attempt to withdraw it. Unfortunately for him, the disc ended up taken by the police. The judge remembered McGilded and was surprised Graydon was acquainted with him. Naruhodo remembered that McGilded ordered Lestrade to deposit the disc into the shop which made Iris realize that Graydon's testimony was a lie. Naruhodo announced that McGilded also deposited a small box in the shop and Graydon snuck in with the Skulkin brothers to get it. Graydon responded by saying he could've just waited two days for the box to got on sale. Van Zieks instead claimed that no box was stolen that night. Gregson shows everyone two photos of the shelves two days apart and said nothing was stolen. Naruhodo was about to lose when Iris said she once again didn't think the photos are the same. After using stereoscopy, Naruhodo announced that a box stands out between the two of them and concluded someone touched it and tried to return it. The judge ordered the bailiffs to retrieve this item from the shop and calls a recess. However, Barok van Zieks denies a recess and said the box was not worth stealing, to which Ashley Graydon agrees. Magnus McGilded was declared Not Guilty, so he had no reason to give those items to someone, especially considering that he was rich. Van Zieks demands evidence that the disc and small box are related to the case.
Naruhodo was unsure if he should admit that he got McGilded free and the fact that Lestrade committed perjury. Iris reminds him that the truth will always come to light, so Naruhodo decides to have Lestrade testify while the box was being brought to court and she knows something about the deposits in the pawn shop. The judge agrees and suspended Graydon's testimony, but he was to listen to her testimony. Van Zieks willingly agrees, and Naruhodo realizes that the prosecutor knows that the falsities of the trial two months ago will come to light.
Gina Lestrade took the stand. Prosecutor van Zieks and Naruhodo recall the case two months ago where "Thrice-Fired" Mason was killed. Mason was said to be stabbed on the roof seating of the omnibus and dropped down from the skylight. Lestrade was hiding in the carriage doing her "job", and McGilded was killed right after the trial in the omnibus that caught fire. No disc or music box was mentioned in the trial. Naruhodo and Iris pressure Lestrade to testify, after which Lestrade reluctantly agrees to talk. She testifies that Mason was really riding in the omnibus back then. When dragged out she saw a disc fall to the floor. Then she heard two passengers yell and go to the police, which was when McGilded bribed the coachman and told the latter to go to the pawn shop. McGilded told Lestrade to keep this a secret.
The judge immediately realizes that Gina's testimony this time was far different from her testimony two months ago. Van Zieks has the court acknowledge that the defendant, Lestrade, and Naruhodo were part of a grand scheme to have McGilded acquitted. Naruhodo accepts whatever punishment awaits him after the trial but demands that Lestrade's testimony was understood, beginning his cross-examination. Right away, he notices that Graydon and Tobias Gregson are whispering something to each other like a negotiation, so the Judge ordered them to stop.
Naruhodo presses Lestrade's statements, so she elaborates. At the time of the crime scene, Mason and McGilded were apparently talking about some purchases, but they came a verbal fight and loud thump that Lestrade heard in the compartment. Naruhodo concluded that the two negotiated about the disc and that McGilded must have killed Mason to get it. Lestrade continues, saying McGilded put the disc on the floor into his coat and told her to sit next to the victim and stay silent. Before Bruce Fairplay and Lay D. Furst left, McGilded hid her in the compartment. According to her, Beppo, the coachman, said he knew nothing of the incident during the trial. In reality, the black coat was deposited in the shop. Then, McGilded had Lestrade exit the carriage and told her to make a false testimony and retrieve the items at a later date. Naruhodo said McGilded probably put the items in a pawn shop to avoid the police.
Before Naruhodo can cross-examine further, an officer announced that the small box has arrived, so the Judge stops this cross-examination.
Latter Session, Part 2
The box was revealed to be a music box, and it fits with Mason's disc. Thus, van Zieks ordered that the disc be played to the court. Gregson suddenly refuses for the disc to be played, but Naruhodo and van Zieks agreed that it was evidence. Oddly, the disc just plays the same note over and over again at irregular intervals. Ashley Graydon laughs, calling the box faulty, but Naruhodo assures the judge that it was significant and further claimed that the box isn't even playing music at all. To back up this claim, Naruhodo presented the back of the newspaper he received from Iris right before the trial starts. It said a spy broke into the Ministry of Justice, stole government secrets, and leaked them to enemy countried through telecommunications. Juror No. 5 agrees with this, realizing that the "music" sounds similar to Morse Code. This would explain the negotiations in the omnibus and why the culprit broke into the pawn shop. Graydon dismisses this claim and demands to testify. The Skulkins join Graydon on the witness stand.
Ashley Graydon said that a operator couldn't possibly steal government information and that the music box embedding was not Morse Code since Morse Code contains two signals and Naruhodo only has one. He also claimed to have nothing to do with McGilded and Mason. The Skulkins said they just snuck into the shop following what Graydon planned and admit that Graydon was there in the shop with them.
As for the Morse Code claim, Naruhodo investigates the music box and finds another compartment in the music box for another disc, almost as if two discs were meant to play at the same time. Alas, there was no second disc and Mason made the negotiations, so Naruhodo can't press this line of questioning further. As for Graydon's relation to McGilded and Mason, Naruhodo questions Ringo after noticing the latter in thought. Ringo revealed that Graydon and the brothers were childhood friends and that they used to be called "Milverton & Skulkin's Milk-Run". Naruhodo ordered this added to the Skulkins's testimony. Furthermore, he concluded that Graydon's real name must have once been Ashley Milverton, which Ringo agrees with. Graydon was forced to admit this, saying he changed his name after his poor parents divorced. However, "Thrice-Fired" Mason's full name was Mason Milverton, so Naruhodo determines that Graydon's father was "Thrice-Fired" Mason.
Graydon begins to fall apart, claiming that he still can't possibly have anything to do with the discs. In the midst of this, he accidentally revealed his bleeding left arm to the court. Naruhodo took the initiative, telling Graydon to admit to everything. Graydon conceded, admitting that he was at the crime scene. However, he turned this around, claiming instead that he witnessed the moment of the crime, van Zieks ordered Graydon to testify on this.
Ashley Graydon said he was at the entrance when he heard something going on at the pawn shop. When he went in, Graydon was shot. He claimed to have ran after Windibank, looked through the door window and had seen Lestrade armed and wearing a black coat. He further claimed that he saw Lestrade shoot Pop in the back, after which he ran. Then, Lestrade discarded her gun through the window.
The shocked judge wanted the coat as evidence so van Zieks will have a professional from Germany detect the blood. Iris and Naruhodo protested, realizing that the blood on the coat that they discovered in the detention center could easily result in Lestrade's immediate conviction. Their plea was rejected, so they had no choice but to cross-examine. During this, Gregson started shaking Nash off the ground, apparently demanding to know why the police weren't informed about the third gun. The judge ordered him to stop and he apologized, but Naruhodo and Iris began to suspect something about him.
Naruhodo gained no leads on Graydon in his cross-examination before a bailiff came in and announced that the blood test results on the coat had come back. The judge paused the cross-examination, and the bailiff reported plenty of blood on the coat. Naruhodo tried to argue that the blood was from Mason based on the samples, but the jury didn't trust them enough, and they all vote guilty. Naruhodo was ready to admit defeat, but suddenly the bailiff revealed himself to be Herlock Sholmes in disguise. He told the court that he only needed five minutes to give something to the defense, the judge acquiesced. Sholmes gives Naruhodo another parting gift from Susato Mikotoba: Iris' "Cat Flapomat". According to Sholmes, Susato told him specifically give Naruhodo the item at the eleventh hour. She believed that the culprit would do everything in their power to escape punishment, including underhanded tricks, so she prepared an underhanded trick of her own. Lastly, Sholmes noted that Susato said she'd ought to be disqualified as a legal assistant, and Naruhodo recalled her saying the same thing to him. With his five minutes over, Sholmes "fainted" and was taken away.
Naruhodo remembered that the cross-examination was paused and ordered it to be continued, much to van Zieks' dismay. The Judge believed that almost all the evidence points towards a guilty verdict, though, so he gives Naruhodo one chance to present one piece of evidence.
Naruhodo presented the invention on Graydon's statement about peeking through the door window. He said Susato used it to create a peeking window on the door. However, it was created after Sholmes was shot, so when Pop died the window couldn't have been there. Graydon was ready to dismiss this invention, but Iris proved that it worked by creating on door in the courtroom for Wagahai. Van Zieks said there's no evidence that revealed when the window was made, but Naruhodo once again showed the 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. photos, noting the lack of a slight horizontal line on the former photo, proving that the window flap didn't exist at that time.
Graydon laughed, claiming that there was no decisive evidence against him. Van Zieks agreed, but instead challenged Naruhodo to tell the court how Graydon could have known about the window flap if he was never there after Susato made it. Tobias Gregson asked to leave but van Zieks denied it. In light of this, Naruhodo revealed that the inspector was the one that told Graydon about the window. He further claimed that the Gregson passed on relevant case details to Graydon during their conversation during Gina's testimony before the recess. Van Zieks ordered Naruhodo to provide a motive for the inspector to do this. Naruhodo claimed that the two must have struck a deal; specifically, the Yard were desperate to retrieve the second disc having already confiscated the disc that Gina was trying to pawn. Graydon, who was in possession of said disc and knowing its value, offered to secretly hand the disc to Inspector Gregson in exchange for information on the case.
The prosecutor concluded that if Naruhodo's claim holds water, Gregson, who was skilled at his work, must have the second disc on him right now. Naruhodo agreed and ordered a body search of Gregson. Surprisingly, Gregson allowed it, claiming that he had nothing to hide. This aroused Naruhodo's suspicion, motivating him to ask for a body search on a different person: Nash Skulkin. Gregson objected to this but van Zieks ignored him as Gregson was not an attorney nor prosecutor. Sure enough, the bailiff finds a disc on Nash. Naruhodo explains that when Gregson shook Nash earlier complaining, he forcibly passed the disc onto Nash. Gregson said that this was because he was ordered not to reveal the existence of the disc in court. However, Naruhodo still hasn't gained any ground. Graydon was still not admitting he gave the disc to Gregson, and Gregson refuses to admit that he was passed the disc. The jury trusts Inspector Gregson and was prepared to vote guilty. As a last-ditch attempt, Naruhodo intended to present one piece of evidence to Gregson or Graydon and force them to admit to a deal.
Naruhodo decided to present the first disc to Gregson again. However, this time he ordered the court to play the music box with both discs. Theoretically, with both discs sounding, there should be two different sounds, creating Morse Code. Gregson protested to this, saying that Naruhodo would be leaking state secrets by doing this, making him an enemy of the crown. Naruhodo responded by saying he will do anything to protect his client, no matter what enemies he makes.
The discs play and they sound a lot more like Morse Code than before. Gregson panicked, ordering the court to stop playing the discs. He finally admitted that he told Graydon about the crime scene in exchange for the disc. With the deal out and open, he had to be Pop's murderer. Ashley Graydon broke his cane out of anger and used it to strangle Tobias Gregson, causing him to spit a chip out.
Graydon, defeated, begins to narrate the whole story behind the case and the one from two months ago. He was a poor boy in the ghettos despite his divorced parents working so hard, so he studied as much as possible and eventually became a telegraph operator. Everything was going fine, but then he met Magnus McGilded. McGilded promised him a lot of money if he used his abilities to steal records of the government's telecommunication. Graydon thus encoded the information on two discs and a music box, and the two struck a deal: Graydon would send the first disc for ten guineas then the second on a later date in exchange for a thousand. Mason Milverton was an apprentice to a music box craftsman before he became a bricklayer, so Graydon visited his father to have him make a double-sided music box.
Graydon told his dad that he just wanted to make music for a friend since Mason would never agree to commit a crime. However, on the second deal, Graydon received the one thousand guineas first, and gave two hundred to his father as thanks. However, this led Mason to realize that Graydon was engaging in more suspicious behavior. With this, he asked to go in Graydon's place for the second deal. Graydon agrees, leading to his father's death at the hands of McGilded. When he heard the truth about McGilded, Graydon decided to use his money in the same way as McGilded. He hired many people, including a fake bailiff, to trap McGilded in the omnibus right after the trial. Then Graydon set fire to the omnibus, killing McGilded with his own hands.
After that, Graydon aimed to get the second disc back. McGilded had told him about Windibank's Pawnbrokery and the password to get the other disc, but Graydon realized that McGilded had passed the disc onto Gina Lestrade. Unfortunately for him, she only had the first disc in McGilded's court. Scotland Yard was instigating who stole the secrets, and Graydon had to get the discs before them. So he hired his old friends, Nash and Ringo Skulkin, to sneak into the shop. While the Skulkins rummaged the counter, Graydon got the disc. Before he could escape, Pop Windibank shot Graydon in the arm and beat up the brothers. He attempted to use his own gun to fire a warning shot but out of reflex he shot Pop in the back, killing him. Van Zieks noted that McGilded was a terrible man; however, Graydon's techniques were no different from McGilded's.
Ashley Graydon was taken away to the Yard for the murder of Pop Windibank and stealing government information. Tobias Gregson will also be punished for helping Graydon. Meanwhile, while Gina was declared not guilty, her crimes - false testimony two months ago, entering the pawn shop during the incident, and attempting to pass off McGilded's articles as her own - mean that she will still face some charges.
Van Zieks noted that Naruhodo just released the government secrets to the court, but Juror No. 5 said that despite hearing sounds that were like Morse Code, what she heard wasn't really Morse Code. Naruhodo speculates on this a bit with Iris in deep thought. On this note, the Judge gives Lestrade her Not Guilty verdict, and she adds her own firework to the six fireworks that are normally fired off.
Everyone leaves the court except for van Zieks and Naruhodo. Barok van Zieks took this opportunity to elaborate on his motives for returning to court. He said he came back to court two months ago to see what Japanese were truly like through Naruhodo. He re-iterates that a Japanese man betrayed him years ago and told Naruhodo that he'll eventually know of this story. They vow to meet in court again someday.
- 5:24 p.m.
Iris was nowhere to be found, leaving only Naruhodo and Lestrade in the lobby. Lestrade calls Ryunosuke Naruhodo for believing in her the entire way, saying that it's a first for her. She said that living in the alleys was a life of betrayal, so it was painful for her having Naruhodo believe in her. Naruhodo told Lestrade she also has to believe in herself, remembering Kazuma Asogi's words once more.
Suddenly, Herlock Sholmes once again revealed himself as a disguised bailiff, complaining that Naruhodo and Lestrade never took the hint. He congratulates Naruhodo as a friend, much to Lestrade's disgust. Sholmes taunts Lestrade about the Grim Reaper curse, but she isn't worried. She reasons that the Grim Reaper was like a god and won't kill innocent people like her, though Naruhodo wonders how innocent she is. Iris arrives again, having tried to look for Sholmes at the hospital, and was upset that Gina won't be able to come to dinner. With that, she was ordered to go to be sent off to the gaol. Before she goes, though, Sholmes recommends that Gina said "thank you" to Naruhodo in this situation. Gina Lestrade cries while thanking Naruhodo for what he did, then finally leaves.
Iris has good news and bad news. Once again, Naruhodo wanted the bad news, but Sholmes wanted the good news. This time, Iris decided to start with the good news about the rain stopping. The bad news was that Port Dover was hit heavily by the rain, so every trip from there was delayed by half a day. Naruhodo realized that this meant they have the chance to said goodbye to Susato Mikotoba. He thought they can't possibly reach the port in time, but Sholmes said he already set up a special train for this occasion after a "conversation" with the railroad company.
- 5:32 a.m., Port of Dover, Quayside
Naruhodo, Sholmes, and Iris arrive. The group sees Susato about to throw a British law book into the ocean, but Naruhodo stops her. Susato finally explains why she said she was a failure: she tampered with the crime scene by making the cat door on the pawn shop's storage door. During the dinner with Gina, Susato pickpocketed the cat door maker from Iris. However, she accidentally brought it to the crime scene. Worrying about Lestrade, she made the window flap. The only person who knew about her crime was Sholmes.
Susato thanks Naruhodo for saving her in her pursuit of the law. As they ponder the remaining mysteries, Iris suddenly mutters "A... SO... GI?" which Naruhodo and Susato react to. When asked about it, Iris explains that the Morse Code they heard in the trial wasn't standard Morse Code, but instead the Iroha Code - Japanese Morse Code. She shows Susato the code based on her memory of hearing it (once) and Susato starts translating it.
Susato said that the code has four names on it - K. Asogi, A. Shin, T. Gregson, and J. Wilson - simply followed by "That is all four". They all wonder why these four names are together. Iris asks why her father's name was there, reminding Naruhodo of John H. Wilson's death. Naruhodo decides that he shouldn't bring it up in front of Iris.
The steamship then sounds its horn, so Susato must depart for France, from which Susato will transfer onto a larger ship to take her back to Japan. The group bids her farewell and wishes for her to come back and be Naruhodo's assistant once more soon.
After the steamship leaves, Sholmes and Iris said the railroad company was going to sue them. Sholmes further adds that he put Naruhodo's name down as the culprit, and Iris comments on how much Naruhodo loves defending himself. She said she'll testify that Naruhodo was an untrustworthy person. Ryunosuke Naruhodo can only said one word to all of this:
- Herlock Sholmes ended up receiving a mountain's worth of music boxes from all over Europe due to the newspaper printing that he needed help with a case. He noted that they've been selling like hot cakes.
- Iris Wilson has been working on her new novel all night to finish before the deadline. Sholmes said he would make breakfast for her, but she misses Susato's breakfast and complains about Holmes' cooking.
- In court, Taketsuchi Auchi declares Kyurio Korekuta's testimony a complete contradiction. The latter objects, asking if his koban let itself be stolen, but Iyesa Nosa pleads innocence, saying his son Aido believes in him. The judge politely told them he would rather not have the Supreme Court be involved with this fight.
- Satoru Hosonaga decided to infiltrate the SS Burya, and remain a sailor after sending Nikolina Pavlova to Shanghai. He ended up picking up the very suspicious Soseki Natsume. Natsume was enraged about the fact that merely holding Wagahai's kittens was an offense.
- Mael Stronghart proclaimed that that scientific investigations are the symbol of a new era for the police. He compares his ideal world of law and order to one hundred clock gears moving together without deviation. He then cuts his speech short, saying that he only has two minutes and thirty-seven seconds left until his next meeting.
- Tobias Gregson said he makes another appearance in the newest issue of the Strand Magazine. He states that he could already hear the cheers from the pub when he spoke his line "Rather good, for an amateur", and said that he must forever look up to Iris.
- John Garrideb has been meeting with Joan Garrideb every day since her arrest. Since he's been using the stairs so much, his legs have started to regain their strength. He tried out being a maid for himself, but was baffled when no one realized it was him.
- Patricia Beate was excited that Barok van Zieks allowed Roly Beate to return. Roly reports that he often picks up small changes on paroles more than anything else and said his duty was to protect London and make Patricia happy. The two hold each other in a loving embrace.
- Gina Lestrade has to stay in prison for a while, but she didn't seem to mind as Iris came to play with her every day. She noted that Iris always has a Sholmes story or two ready to tell her, making her think that investigating crimes might be fun.
- Ashley Graydon said that he had no regrets about taking the path that he did, but Nash and Ringo Skulkin tell him to take it easy and that they should bring back their milk business. They all strike the Skulkin pose.
- Susato Mikotoba said she will never forget the time she spent in London with Naruhodo, Sholmes and Iris, understanding that life consists of farewells and meetings. She promises that she will return one day and hopes that Naruhodo will keep her in his memories until then.
Finish the case for this accolade.
References to popular culture
- The name of one of Iris' stories on her blackboard is The Boscombe Valley Mystery, a Sherlock Holmes short story.
- When examining the pawnbrokery from Baker Street, Susato remarks "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, Mr Naruhodo". The quote "what does not kill me makes me stronger" originates from Friedrich Nietzsche's book Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer. Notably, this book was written and published in 1888, around the same period in which The Great Ace Attorney duology takes place, and was likely quoted as an example of Susato's interest in European literature.
- When Graydon tries to claim McGilded's pledge ticket in Windibank's Pawnbrokery, Lestrade remarks "Every move 'e makes... Every breath 'e takes... I can't stand watchin' 'im". This is a reference to Every Breath You Take, a song by the English rock band The Police.
- Sholmes' deduction of Benedict's plan in the pawn shop was the actual plot of the second Doyle short story "The Red-Headed League". Coincidentally, the Red-Headed League themselves appear in the sequel.
- When explaining how she pickpockets money to get food, Lestrade compares herself to Robin Hood.
- All of the Jurors for this trial, except Juror 3, have appeared in the game previously, as Ryunosuke noted.
- John Garrideb was a witness in The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro and here he was Juror No. 1.
- The maid from The Adventure of the Runaway Room returns as Juror No. 2.
- Juror No. 6 from The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro was revealed to be a doctor when he's Juror No. 4 here wearing a doctor's uniform.
- Juror 4 from The Adventure of the Runaway Room, was No. 5 here, only with a telegraph instead of a typewriter.
- Vilen Borshevik, who was mentioned in The Adventure of the Unbreakable Speckled Band appears in person as Juror No. 6.
- Aside from Stronghart, Lestrade, Iris, and Gregson, no other character introduced in The Adventure of the Runaway Room appears in the credits.