|The Inherited Turnabout
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|Gregory... Tomorrow, I'm heading towards that fateful place with your son. To find out the truth of 18 years ago...|
Episode 3: The Inherited Turnabout is the third episode of Gyakuten Kenji 2. Raymond Shields takes Miles Edgeworth to a mansion once owned by Jeffrey Master and tells him about the IS-7 Incident. This incident is Gregory Edgeworth's final case, in which he attempts to clear Master of a murder charge while confronting the infamous Manfred von Karma. As the story is being told, someone attempts to murder one of the people involved in the IS-7 Incident, and Sebastian Debeste and Justine Courtney take over the ensuing investigation. In order to solve the case, Miles must connect the two incidents together, and finish what his father started.
Gregory Edgeworth's case is chronologically the earliest playable case in the modern-era Ace Attorney series, a title previously held by Turnabout Reminiscence. The dual-case format is reminiscent of Turnabout Succession, which also featured a past case and a present case that are connected. Whereas Turnabout Succession uses the MASON System to weave between past and present, The Inherited Turnabout devotes entire acts to each case.
- 1 Apr. 2, 2019: Reminiscence
- 2 Dec. 24, 2000: The IS-7 investigation
- 3 April 2, 2019: The poison gas incident
- 4 Dec. 24, 2000: The mystery of the sculptures
- 5 Dec. 25, 2000
- 6 IS-7 trial and aftermath
- 7 Apr. 2, 2019: End
- 8 References to other cases
- 9 References to popular culture
Apr. 2, 2019: Reminiscence
Raymond Shields was watching a recording of the show Piece of Cake. The show featured Jeffrey Master and Katherine Hall singing and dancing while baking a cake. Shields then turned to a photo of him and Gregory Edgeworth, and announced his intention to bring Gregory's son to that fateful crime scene.
- April 2nd, 10:05 a.m.
Shields took Miles Edgeworth to the Zodiac Art Gallery. Upon entering the fountain patio, Shields asked Edgeworth about whether he had heard about his father's last case, the IS-7 Incident. Miles responded that his mentor Manfred von Karma had given him the files on the case as soon as he had become a prosecutor. He had also taken another look at those files after Shields' invitation. He had vague memories of watching his father battling it out in court against von Karma, only to lose in the end. Shields then began to explain what he knew as the truth of the events from 18 years ago, when Shields had just started at Edgeworth Law Offices.
Dec. 24, 2000: The IS-7 investigation
- 5:00 p.m.
Gregory Edgeworth and Raymond Shields waited in the detention center for their new client, who had contacted them as soon as he was arrested. Shields was upset about somebody getting murdered on Christmas Eve. Their client then arrived, and the three introduced each other. Shields was awed that he was meeting the great pastry chef Jeffrey Master, and the two, along with the guard on Master's side of the window, even sang and danced to the Piece of Cake theme song.
Edgeworth questioned Master to learn more about him and the crime. Master had held a dessert contest, and during the judging, the body of Isaac Dover had been discovered in one of Master's desserts. Edgeworth wanted to be sure that Master was innocent, and he asked point-blank whether he could trust the pastry chef. Master looked into Edgeworth's eyes and replied that he would never kill anyone. Satisfied, Edgeworth agreed to take the case, and headed off to Master's mansion with Shields.
- 6:00 p.m.
When they arrived, Edgeworth and Shields were greeted by Katherine Hall, caretaker of the mansion and Master's assistant and show partner. Shields saw another chance to dance to the Piece of Cake theme song. After that, Hall offered Ceylon tea to both guests. Edgeworth remarked at the designs of the cups, and noticed that the saucers were chilled. Hall explained that the tea set was made in France by Pierre Hoquet.
Hall was the one to discover the body. During the middle of judging, she had heard something breaking from Master's room, and had peeked inside to discover the body inside Master's dessert entry. She asked Edgeworth and Shields to save Master, and then left to deliver tea elsewhere. Edgeworth and Shields headed for the crime scene.
The crime scene
- 6:30 p.m.
The two entered Master's room and met Detective Tyrell Badd, who was conversing with a chef. The detective gave them a reception as cold as the room itself, and declined to allow them to investigate the crime scene, saying that he was suspicious of defense attorneys. Edgeworth insisted that he merely wanted to confirm whether his trust in his client was justified. Realizing that Edgeworth would not give this up, Badd reluctantly allowed them a supervised investigation.
Edgeworth took a look at the counters used by Master for his cooking. Among the wares was a moon-shaped teapot similar to what Hall had used earlier. Badd noted that the tea set was the only thing on the counter with Master's fingerprints. There was also a forensics team in the room, examining a stream that apparently ran throughout the mansion and was connected to the fountain in the patio.
Master's chocolate ship dominated the room, and an outline of the body was seen inside a chocolate treasure chest beside the ship. The chest was closed, but its lid was broken, exposing the interior. Edgeworth saw that one of the stands that supported the ship was broken. This had caused the ship to topple over, and the bow of the ship had fallen onto the chest, breaking the lid. Peering inside the chest, Edgeworth found a seal engraved with a symbol and the letters "PH". Edgeworth now knew the source of the ruckus that Hall had heard, and he wondered what had caused the stand to break.
Edgeworth asked Badd for information about the victim's death. Badd showed him a photo of the body, which Hall had taken with an instant camera, and said that the victim had been struck with a blunt object. However, Badd told Edgeworth that the lawyer would have to ask the prosecutor in charge about the murder weapon. Looking at the photo, Edgeworth noticed that the area of chocolate that was stained with blood was missing from the scene. Badd inquired with forensics about this, only to learn that none of the technicians had touched the blood.
Edgeworth approached the chef, whose name was Dane Gustavia. He was one of the participants in the dessert contest, and his specialty was in making candy using candy pumps. He was planning to head for Zheng Fa once the case was concluded in order to improve his confectionery design skills, which were lacking as of yet. In the meantime, the police were keeping him around as a consultant on the sweets in the mansion.
Gustavia explained that the goal of the contest was to craft artistic works made entirely out of sweets, and that the prize was the "Angel's Recipe." Edgeworth was given a copy of the rules, which read:
1) Judging will proceed starting from the leftmost room, heading right, with everyone meeting in Master's room at the end.
2) All art pieces must be crafted from sweets and nothing else. Stands and equipment will be provided.3) Until the judging is finished, no one is allowed to enter the rooms.
Gustavia said that neither he nor any of the other chefs had learned of Dover's death until after the judging had completed. Each of the four chefs had a room to themselves, with Jeffrey Master at the left, followed by Dane Gustavia, Delicia Scones and Isaac Dover. Master had begun judging at 3 p.m. with Gustavia. Scones' sweets were said to be cream-based, while Dover's works were sculptures made out of frozen desserts. Gustavia described Scones as a woman who would do anything to win. Badd added that the body had been discovered during Gustavia's judging.
Edgeworth then inquired on the conversation between Badd and Gustavia that he had interrupted. The detective answered that he had noticed something off about a chocolate frame on one of the walls. Inside the frame was the Angel's Recipe Book, which all of the contestants had known about in advance. Edgeworth noticed that there was a leaf-shaped cavity on the lower-left corner of the frame. In fact, Badd had discovered that every dessert in the room had something missing. Edgeworth considered this fact along with the broken stand, and he conjectured that someone had ransacked the room. There was also a set of chocolate fingermarks on the frame, but it had no fingerprints.
Near the chocolate frame, a control panel for temperature and lighting was hidden beneath the wall. It was currently set at 15 °C (59 °F), which Gustavia explained was the ideal temperature for maintaining the integrity of chocolate. He added that cream has to be kept at 10 °C (50 °F), while he only need to avoid moist air and high temperatures for candies. This information seemed to impress Badd greatly, but Gustavia insisted that all this was basic knowledge that any dessert chef should know. The control panel could set the temperature as low as -30 °C (-22 °F).
Badd told Edgeworth that it was clear to him that Master was the killer. All the rooms in the mansion were lockable from the inside. There was only one key that could unlock them from the outside, and only Master had it. Edgeworth asked Badd for further details on his reasoning.
Badd's theory centered on an alleged plan by Master to hide his crime and make it appear as if it had occurred during the judging. Part of his argument was that Master had intentionally left his room unlocked and destroyed the lid on the chocolate chest, so that the body could be seen. Edgeworth rebutted that Hall had entered Master's room upon hearing the ship break the chest open, which meant that Master, who had been in Gustavia's room during that incident, could not have caused it. Badd countered that Master could have designed the stand to break while he was judging, though he had no evidence for this. Edgeworth asked whether the damaged sweets had fingerprints, but Badd was not sure, so he asked forensics to dust for prints on them. In the process, Scones' fingerprints were discovered.
Badd decided to question Scones, and Edgeworth asked if he could accompany the detective. Badd said that it was not his duty to permit that, but would anyway since Edgeworth had been so helpful. One of the policemen warned Badd that the prosecutor was still investigating Scones' room, but Badd replied that he and the prosecutor did not exactly see eye to eye. Badd then decided to tell Edgeworth who his opponent was: Manfred von Karma, an infamous prosecutor who had not seen a single loss in 24 years, and who was said to be willing to do anything for a guilty verdict. Edgeworth was undeterred, and stated that he did not judge people by their reputations. He would see for himself what von Karma was really like.
Delicia Scones' castle
- Contest Hall, Delicia Scones' Room, 7:30 p.m.
Tyrell Badd and the lawyers were greeted by Delicia Scones and her model castle made out of cream as they entered her contest room. Manfred von Karma stepped out of the castle as the others were talking; Gregory Edgeworth attempted to exchange introductions, but the prosecutor replied that he did not care for the names of mere defense attorneys, who only existed to be crushed by him. Although it seemed that the prosecutor did not want to share information with Edgeworth, he allowed him to investigate, then left to investigate Gustavia's room. Badd then explained that he was not the original detective assigned to the case, and had not gotten an opportunity to investigate. Although he wished to investigate by himself first, Edgeworth convinced him to investigate together, as before.
As Edgeworth looked to investigate the castle, Shields commented that Scones' entry looked like something out of a fairy tale. This led Edgeworth to remark that his son, who was in elementary school, was more interested in law books than in fairy tales. Edgeworth worried that his son would have trouble making friends. Shields offered his friendship, but Edgeworth replied that he might be more like an older brother.
Everyone had noticed that Scones' room was warm compared to Master's room, and indeed, the control panel in the room was set to 20 °C (68 °F). Edgeworth peered into the opened doors and noticed that there were objects inside. Badd stepped closer to take a look, and he was surprised to find his shoes sinking into the melting cream. Edgeworth said that the temperature of the room was too high for fresh cream, which was why it was melting. Badd noted that the doorknob of the castle doors was still firm despite this, and he checked it to find that it was not made of sweets at all. In fact, the castle and the fairy decorations were all made from ordinary inedible materials, covered with a layer of cream. The entire entry was faked!
Inside the castle, Badd found four blue cloths and two large, yellow rocks on top of hexagonal pedestals. Moreover, the castle gate consisted of two columns with hexagonal cavities. Edgeworth wondered if the rocks were supposed to be placed on top of the columns. He asked Scones about this, but she seemed hesitant to say anything, and Badd correctly guessed that von Karma had told her not to talk. Nonetheless, Scones explained that the rocks were actually lamps made from rock salt. Scones decided to explain the cloths by showing rather than telling, and had Badd and the officers in the room set it up.
As it turned out, the items inside the castle were used to adorn the room and castle itself, enhancing the fantasy look. The cloths hung over the fairies and glowed. However, one of the cloths seemed to be missing. Scone said that the cloths were special fluorescent cloths that glowed using rainbow light projection devices, and confirmed that one cloth and one rainbow light device were missing. Moreover, the rock salt lamps were not lighting up like they were supposed to. The lamp on the left had a bloodstain on it, and Edgeworth deduced that this was the murder weapon. Forensics confirmed that the blood belonged to the victim.
Edgeworth questioned Scones about the incident. She had begun making her desserts around 10 a.m., followed by having afternoon tea for an hour with Master and Hall starting at 1:30 p.m., on the lawn outside the mansion. Edgeworth confronted her on her fingerprints at the crime scene. Scones was forced to admit that she had been there. She claimed that it was to study Master's sweets, and she confessed to eating some of the sweets inside, including the boat stand.
Edgeworth also pointed out that inedible props like the lamps and cloths were against the rules. This seemed very suspicious, especially combined with the fact that her sweets were faked as well. Edgeworth asked Scones why she had set the temperature control to room temperature, and it seemed that she did not know that a lower temperature was needed to maintain the integrity of the cream. Lacking such basic knowledge, Edgeworth had to conclude that Scones was not really a pastry chef, and that she had an ulterior motive for entering the contest.
Edgeworth decided that he needed to speak with von Karma. The prosecutor should at least have found the murder weapon, but he had left Scones alone. Badd agreed with Edgeworth, and they and Raymond Shields headed outside to the fountain patio.
- 8:05 p.m.
When Gregory Edgeworth confronted Manfred von Karma in the fountain patio, the latter seemed to have expected that the former had found the murder weapon. Von Karma argued that Master had used the rock salt lamp as the weapon and then had brought it back to Scones' room. This, he asserted, had all been done to draw suspicion away from him, and to remove any evidence pointing to a specific killer from the scene. Edgeworth rebutted that something pointing to a specific killer actually had been left at the scene: the blue cloth that had been wrapped around the body. He explained that the blue cloth was the fluorescent cloth that had gone missing from Scone's collection.
However, von Karma seemed to have anticipated this argument. He revealed that Master had disqualified Scones for using inedible props, and had confiscated the lamps and cloths and stored them in his room. Thus, Master was the only one with access to the murder weapon. Von Karma also revealed that only Master's and Scones' fingerprints had been found on the rock salt lamp. Edgeworth realized that von Karma had set him up the whole time by allowing him to investigate the crime scene.
Nonetheless, Edgeworth pointed to the unidentified fingermarks on the Angel's Recipe, opening up the possibility that the real killer had worn gloves and thus had not left any prints on the murder weapon. Von Karma was surprised that Badd had allowed the lawyers to investigate the crime scene. He claimed that Master had left the fingermarks, but Edgeworth replied that the evidence for such a claim was lacking. Edgeworth turned his attention to Scones, saying that her behavior and lack of basic knowledge on desserts indicated that she was not even a real pastry chef. He informed von Karma that Scones' rule violations went far beyond the inedible props, and that her entire entry was just a mannequin covered in cream.
Scones finally confessed that she was a pharmacist, not a pastry chef. She claimed that she had joined the contest for a chance to eat Master's sweets. As for the fingermarks, it was apparent that they did not belong to her, since she had left fingerprints on the other desserts in the room. She also admitted to entering the victim's room to sample his sweets, and said that no one else had been there. She complained that the part of Dover's entry that she had sampled had tasted salty. Von Karma decided that he had to investigate Dover's room to verify Scones' testimony. Edgeworth asked if he could follow the prosecutor, and von Karma replied that the lawyer may follow, but that he would not be allowed to investigate.
- Contest Hall, Dover's Room, 9:00 p.m.
Inside Dover's room was a sight that neither lawyer nor prosecutor had expected. Dover's sherbet sculptures had disappeared without a trace!
April 2, 2019: The poison gas incident
- 10:15 a.m.
Raymond Shields decided to put off the rest of his story for later. Miles Edgeworth was surprised at the amount of detail in the telling, none of which was mentioned in the case files. Shields then explained that the art gallery they were in was Jeffrey Master's former mansion, and that it was exhibiting Isaac Dover's dessert from the IS-7 Incident. Shields did not know whether it was a replica or the real thing, so he had come here to check it out. He attempted to open the door to the far right, into the Winter Palace, but it was locked. Edgeworth informed him that the pamphlet that he had obtained at the entrance indicated that the Winter Palace was through the second door from the right. Shields was puzzled at this arrangement, but he paid it no mind and proceeded to the Winter Palace.
- 10:20 a.m.
The Winter Palace was very cold. Shields found the temperature control to the room, but it was locked. Edgeworth recalled that the pamphlet said that the Winter Palace was set to -3 °C (27 °F).
There were sculptures of the winter constellations Taurus and Gemini, as well as a hollow ice block with the Pleiades depicted on its surface. As Edgeworth looked at the sculptures, he remarked to himself that he was looking at something that his father never got to see. Suddenly, Shields took a photo of the two of them with an instant camera. He then proceeded to take more pictures of the room, including the sculptures.
- 10:30 a.m.
Suddenly, a scream was heard from outside. Edgeworth and Shields bolted outside to find Larry Butz on the floor, with an unconscious man in front of him. Butz was terrified, saying that he had seen something that no one should ever have to see. As two other people started to gather, Edgeworth realized that the far right door to the Autumn Palace was open, and that poison gas was coming out from it. He quickly warned everyone to stay away from the Autumn Palace door.
- 10:42 a.m.
The victim was Dane Gustavia, one of the chefs from the IS-7 Incident. He was rushed to an infirmary in the art gallery, and it looked like he was going to survive. Edgeworth turned his attention to Butz, asking what he had seen. Butz claimed that he had simply been terrified at the sudden sight of a man falling unconscious.
One of the other witnesses to the poison gas incident then arrived to serve them tea. She was Katherine Hall, who had spent the last 18 years in show business before returning to Master's former mansion as its curator and receptionist. Apparently, the other witness was Delicia Scones and she was in the infirmary. It seemed that everyone still alive who was linked to the IS-7 Incident had returned here. Hall served them the Ceylon tea and left to inform the other visitors of what was going on. Shields remarked that the saucers were warm this time, as opposed to the chilled saucers from 18 years ago.
Dick Gumshoe and Kay Faraday soon arrived, worried about Edgeworth. The four decided to conduct a preliminary investigation in earnest. Gumshoe put on a gas mask and entered the Autumn Palace. It seemed that the sculptures and room temperature in the Autumn Palace were identical to the ones in the Winter Palace. The floor was wet, indicating that the sprinkler system had been activated. Apparently, the sprinkler system would send an alarm to the security room when it detected smoke or fire. The sprinklers could only be manually activated from the security room, and Hall was the only one working in the art gallery.
- 11:15 a.m.
Edgeworth decided to confront Butz again on what he had seen. However, he knew that a direct confrontation would be fruitless, so he used a "Logic Chess" approach.
Knowing how restless and troublesome Butz was, Edgeworth began by asking why he was in the art gallery in the first place, hoping that he would eventually calm down. Indeed, Butz reacted defensively at first, but during his ramblings, he said that his girlfriend Mandy liked his art. Butz had come to the art gallery to paint her astrological sign, Gemini. Edgeworth concluded from this that Butz had come to see the Gemini sculpture.
"His Actions at the Art Gallery"
When Butz realized that Edgeworth had just played him, he decided that he would just remain silent. Edgeworth switched up his questioning tactics in response, becoming more aggressive. Edgeworth learned that Butz had not gotten a pamphlet, and had not even paid the admission fee. When pressed on this, Butz continued that he had not seen anybody at the reception booth, not even Hall, who presumably had left to turn on the sprinklers. Butz then lamented that the Winter Palace had been completely ruined. Edgeworth was surprised that Butz even knew about it, and concluded that the Winter Palace had been his goal all along.
The Winter Palace
Edgeworth noted how easily Butz confessed, but he still had to be careful. He asked whether Butz had entered the Winter Palace. It seemed that he had tried to get in, but could not. Butz explained that Gustavia had fallen out from the Winter Palace door. Edgeworth realized that Butz, like Shields, had mistaken the Autumn Palace for the Winter Palace, and that Butz had intended to sketch the Gemini Sculpture.
Edgeworth finally asked Butz directly about what he had seen in the Autumn Palace. He pointed out that Butz had intended to sketch the Gemini Sculpture for his girlfriend, so he must have seen something. Butz started to panic, and insisted that there was no evidence that he had seen anything scary. Edgeworth replied that Butz had just told him that he had seen something scary.
The Autumn Palace
Butz finally decided to cooperate. He said that his eyes had been fixated on the Gemini Sculpture, which Edgeworth found odd, since Butz had really looked into the Autumn Palace. Butz decided to show Edgeworth a sketch of what he had really seen. The statue depicted in the sketch seemed to be weeping tears of blood. Butz said that the lower half of the statue had "transformed" into a fish, indicating that it was really the Pisces statue.
As Edgeworth pondered what Butz's revelations meant, Gumshoe informed him that it was safe for him to enter the Autumn Palace. Gumshoe also reported that a recently used gas burner had been found at the scene. There was also a fallen stepladder at the scene, and Gumshoe explained that someone must have used it to open the lid of the case containing the Pisces sculpture, releasing the poison gas. The Capricorn sculpture beside it was partially covered in a fluorescent cloth, the same kind that had been used by Delicia Scones 18 years ago. The two other statues were fully covered by fluorescent cloth, and Gumshoe removed them to reveal the Aquarius and Aries statues. Edgeworth realized that the Pisces statue had also been partially covered, and the "transformation" had just been that cloth falling off. It also seemed as if the Autumn Palace had been set up to appear like the Winter Palace.
Before an investigation could get underway, Sebastian Debeste and Justine Courtney arrived at the scene. Edgeworth informed them that he was only here to assist in the case as a witness to the crime. This seemed to satisfy Debeste, who proceeded to try to explain what he had learned from the doctor at the infirmary, but he had to call the doctor again to confirm the information. Courtney told Edgeworth that the poison gas had been created through a chemical reaction with normallium and fatallium. Fatallium in particular was not a chemical that could be obtained by just anyone.
"Mr. Debeste's Shining Logic"
Debeste accused Butz of the crime because he was the only one in the art gallery with a substance that contained normallium, namely paint. Edgeworth pointed out that this did not account for the fatallium, and indeed it seemed as if Debeste had misheard the report on how the poison gas had been made. Edgeworth asserted that the main concern at the moment was the mechanism to start the poison gas. He brought out Butz's sketch of the Pisces statue, and he said that the tears were actually drops of normallium. He then pointed to the pink liquid on the floor in the sketch, suggesting that this was the mixture of the red normallium and the white fatallium.
Edgeworth's hypothesis did not convince Courtney. The pink liquid could have come from anywhere, and the sketch had been drawn by a suspect, making it unreliable. Moreover, Edgeworth had failed to establish whether Butz had entered the Autumn Palace. In response, Butz stated that the door had been locked until Gustavia had fallen through it, and both Shields and Edgeworth could vouch for this fact. Butz could not have been in the Autumn Palace earlier, since he had not inhaled any poison gas. Courtney relented and decided to fetch Delicia Scones for more information. As she and Debeste left, Edgeworth wondered whether Courtney had suspected Scones from the beginning.
Delicia Scones suspected
- 12:05 p.m.
Scones arrived and was introduced to everyone. She said that she had come to the art gallery to meet with Hall, whom she had befriended. She displayed her knowledge of normallium and fatallium, as befitting of a pharmacist. She also revealed that the company that she worked for produced the insecticide Megatoxin X, which had fatallium as its active ingredient. It was notable that Scones had access to heavily restricted substances like fatallium and Megatoxin X.
Meanwhile, Gumshoe had investigated the sculpture cases and found that the lid of the Pisces statue had traces of normallium on it. Scone pointed out that, at a temperature of -3 °C (27 °F), the normallium would have frozen to the lid. Edgeworth suggested using Little Thief to find out what had happened, but Courtney would not allow it until Edgeworth could tell her who had set off the poison gas. Edgeworth responded that only the victim could have set it off.
Faraday used Little Thief and everyone examined the lid of the Pisces statue. The lid was cracked, and Gumshoe said that the lid did not show signs of being hit from the outside. Edgeworth concluded that the cracked lid was due to thermal fracturing. He realized that Gustavia had used the gas burner to open the lid, since it had been frozen shut. This had caused the normallium to drip to the bottom of the statue and mix with the fatallium.
With that matter settled, Debeste and Courtney moved to accuse Scones of the crime. Apart from her having access to Megatoxin X, a bottle of the insecticide had been found in Gustavia's pocket, bearing Scones' fingerprints. Moreover, as a friend of Hall's, Scone had had prior access to the Autumn Palace. In an attempt to defend herself, Scones brought out a theft report that she had issued the day before, and said that her bottle of Megatoxin X had been stolen a week earlier.
Edgeworth discussed the matter with Shields. It would have been rather nonsensical for Scones to have committed the crime in the way that incriminated her the most. Instead, Hall was the only person who could have premeditated this complex crime. Edgeworth noticed that Shields seemed to have expected this conclusion. Meanwhile, Debeste decided to speak with Hall next and, by Courtney's suggestion, had Gumshoe investigate the Winter Palace.
- 1:35 PM
Courtney, Edgeworth and Faraday joined Debeste to find that he intended to have his subordinates talk to Hall and get their report later. Disappointed, Faraday walked toward the fountain. Suddenly, a dead body floated up to the surface of the fountain! Before everyone could even digest this discovery, Gumshoe bolted out of the Winter Palace and said that the sculptures there had all disappeared! The connections and similarities to the IS-7 Incident were becoming all too clear. Shields decided to tell the rest of the story of Gregory Edgeworth's investigation.
Dec. 24, 2000: The mystery of the sculptures
- 9:05 p.m.
Manfred von Karma had immediately kicked Gregory Edgeworth and Raymond Shields out of Isaac Dover's room. They and Katherine Hall ate chocolate together in the fountain patio. Edgeworth noted that it was sweet yet misshapen. Hall said that she had made the chocolates herself, and that she would regularly make chocolate for Jeffrey Master as well, since chocolate was his favorite food. Hall explained that she had been left on Master's doorstep as a child, and Master had raised her, so she lived her life trying to make him happy.
Edgeworth asked Hall if she knew anything about the victim. She claimed she did not know much about him, but she had taken a photo of his dessert entry. Shields noticed that the lyre on the Gemini statue had no strings, and Hall said that it seemed unusual for Dover to make a mistake like that. Edgeworth's attention was caught by this, having just established she was unfamiliar with the man, but she claimed that this was just a feeling that she had about him.
The photo had been taken with an instant camera, the only camera in the mansion. Hall explained that Master took photos of the entries, but he had run out of film. He had had Hall fetch more film, and it was on her way back to him that she had heard the ship crash and subsequently discovered the body. Hall had kept the camera with her since then. Shields asked for a demonstration of the camera, and so Hall took a photo of him and Edgeworth.
Just then, Tyrell Badd and Delicia Scones came out from Dover's room, saying that they had been kicked out. Badd said that it did not matter, since the crime scene had been investigated. The police had heard from Hall that she had seen Dane Gustavia entering the victim's room, so von Karma was questioning him. He was under suspicion for melting Dover's desserts.
Badd offered to show Edgeworth the photo of Dover's room as it was now. He explained that he was not content with being von Karma's lap dog, and that if the prosecutor would not let him investigate, then he would do whatever he liked, such as team up with the defense. The photo showed that the power cords running the refrigeration of the desserts had been pulled out. As they were commenting on the desserts, Scones revealed that she had eaten the strings on the lyre, and repeated that they had tasted salty.
Scones also mentioned that she had seen the initials "PH" engraved on both sherbet sculptures. Edgeworth realized that the man who had made the sculptures had also made Master's teapot and owned the signet crest containing the initials "PH". Isaac Dover and Pierre Hoquet were the same person. As Badd left to confirm this with the police, Hall admitted that she had realized who Dover was after seeing the signet crest.
Edgeworth then asked when Hall had taken the photo of the sculptures to begin with. After Hall had refilled the camera, she had taken the photo of the sculptures, the photo of the body, and the photo of Edgeworth and Shields. Yet, only three out of the maximum of 20 photos' worth of film remained. Hall relented and revealed the 14 photos that were unaccounted for. They were all photos of the sculptures from various angles.
Badd asked whether Hall had melted the sculptures. She replied that she must have accidentally unplugged the power cords, perhaps by getting one of her feet caught in them. Edgeworth was skeptical of this admission, but with no way of demonstrating that it was a lie, he had to leave it alone for now. Badd then gave Edgeworth all of the photos.
Von Karma and Gustavia then appeared. Hall told them that she had melted the sculptures, and apologized to them for the trouble that this had caused them. Edgeworth asked Gustavia what he had been doing in the victim's room, but von Karma cut him off. He also told Hall come with him, as she was under suspicion as a complicit in the murder. In fact, he took everyone with him, leaving only Edgeworth and Shields behind. It could not be helped. The two decided to retire for the day, and visit their client first thing tomorrow.
Dec. 25, 2000
- 10:00 a.m.
Gregory Edgeworth and Raymond Shields found Katherine Hall waiting in the visitor's room of the detention center. The three talked for a while, and then Tyrell Badd appeared on the other side of the glass, bringing Jeffrey Master with him. Master's black hair had turned white, and he looked very exhausted from the interrogation. Apparently, the detective who had originally been in charge of the investigation was doing the interrogations. Edgeworth took out the chocolates that Hall had given him, but said that there were rules against giving outside objects to suspects. Badd took it upon himself to give the chocolates to Master, and warned them not to tell anyone.
Master ate the chocolates and sprang back to his usual lively self. He thanked Edgeworth and Badd, commenting that the prison food was completely tasteless. Badd mentioned that the prison mainly served salt beef and stew. Badd then told Edgeworth that an investigation on Isaac Dover revealed that he was, in fact, Pierre Hoquet. Hoquet was notable not just for his sculptures, but for his greed as well, and he would charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single sculpture. Badd soon had to leave, so he said his goodbyes while Edgeworth wondered about what he had just learned.
Edgeworth asked Master for more information about the contest finalists and their entries. Delicia Scones had naturally been disqualified for her finals entry. Dane Gustavia's semifinals entry had been exquisite, but his finals entry had been lacking in both design and taste. Moreover, the semifinals entries of Gustavia and Dover had tasted exactly the same, despite having different designs. As for Dover's finals entry, both the design and the taste had been excellent.
Edgeworth confirmed that Master had eaten what Scones had left of the strings on the lyre, but once again, he had not tasted the salt. This confirmed to Master that he had a form of hypogeusia, which prevented him from tasting salt. Edgeworth advised Master to get medical treatment for this condition, but Master replied that he had a recipe for curing it in his mansion. Hall protested, but Master told her that there was no point in hiding the recipe from his lawyer.
As the meeting wrapped up, Master told Hall to live her own life instead of living solely for his sake. This greatly upset Hall, who bolted out of the room, crying. Master explained that everything that Hall did was to make him happy. He wanted Hall to do what she wanted to do, instead of wasting her life on him.
Before Edgeworth left, he warned Master that the police and prosecution would be looking to get a confession out of him. Edgeworth could take measures to prevent the interrogations from getting too bad, but a confession would give Manfred von Karma a significant advantage. Shields promised that he would visit every day. Edgeworth assured Master that he would get be able to save him, as long as Master believed in Edgeworth to the bitter end.
- 11:03 a.m.
When Edgeworth and Shields arrived at Master's mansion, Badd informed them that they were only allowed to investigate the patio, and that the police and Hall were the only people around. Apparently, von Karma was nervous because he still had not received an autopsy report. Undeterred, Edgeworth went over to a forensics officer at the fountain. Badd asked the officer what he had found, and the officer replied that traces of chocolate, sherbet and blood were in the fountain water. Edgeworth remembered that a piece of chocolate had been taken out of the chocolate chest where the victim's body had been found. Badd ordered a comparison test between the blood from the fountain and the the murder weapon, and they indeed matched.
Edgeworth decided to talk to Hall. She had fetched a photo that she had taken of the semifinals entries. Edgeworth asked her whether there had been any differences between the semifinals and the finals other than what they already knew. Hall replied that Gustavia's son had been with him during the semifinals, but not during the finals.
It turned out that the recipe book for the cure for hypogeusia was the Angel's Recipe book, and that all of the finalists had known what it really was. Master was the only heir to the chair's position of the pharmaceutical company known as the Master Group, and Master's parents had left the book to him when they died. Master had known that the book was widely sought after, but not wanting to just give it away, he had decided to hold a contest to give it to somebody he acknowledged as a master dessert chef. However, the other members of the Master Group had objected to this and sent Delicia Scones to win the book. Moreover, Hall had secretly helped Scones in order to protect Master. Edgeworth thanked her for the information and asked her for more tea.
Confrontation with von Karma
As Edgeworth wondered whether he could talk to Gustavia, von Karma appeared. The prosecutor insisted that it was obvious that there was no relationship between Dover and Gustavia, other than that they had participated in Master's contest. Edgeworth disagreed and, based on the semifinal entries, suggested that the two had collaborated with each other. At this, von Karma admitted that Gustavia had already told him about this. Gustavia and Dover had indeed cooperated until the day before the finals.
Edgeworth asked von Karma for more information on the collaboration. Von Karma claimed that the cooperation had lasted only until the semifinals, but Edgeworth retorted that Scones had tasted Dover's entry and claimed that it had been delicious. Von Karma dismissed this as coincidence and subjective opinion, especially given the salty lyre strings. Just then, Shields wondered how Dover had managed to make the sculptures on time to begin with, given all the time that had to be taken to wait for the sherbet to freeze. Edgeworth thanked Shields for this insight. He concluded that von Karma had been right, and that the sherbet must have been prepared in advance, during the semifinals.
Von Karma insisted that the relationship between Gustavia and Dover was irrelevant to the case. Edgeworth pointed to the fact that Gustavia had snuck into Dover's room at one point, but in response, von Karma presented a photo of the two men and their sons at an elementary school. He said that Gustavia had merely sought to retrieve the photo, believing that he would be suspected if any connection had been found between him and the victim. With this, the prosecutor declared that he had no time for the attorneys and that he needed to get back to investigating.
Edgeworth found it suspicious that von Karma had any investigation left to do. He recalled the lack of an autopsy report, the blood found in the fountain, and the missing blood from the crime scene. Edgeworth deduced that somebody had to have removed the body after its discovery, since there was no point for the killer to have removed just the bloodstains and to have left the body to be discovered. Edgeworth had assumed that von Karma had been hiding information on the body from him, but now he realized that there was no information on the body to begin with. The killer, not the police, had removed the body.
Edgeworth confronted von Karma again, accusing him of hiding the fact that the body had never been retrieved, and making Badd "babysit" the attorneys so that he would not find out. Edgeworth pointed to the water composition test on the fountain to prove where the bloodstained chocolate had gone. Von Karma was unnerved that Badd had let Edgeworth obtain this information, and took him off the case. He also refused to admit to anything, saying that this matter would be decided in court.
With von Karma gone, there was nothing left for the lawyers to do but to prepare for the upcoming trial. Edgeworth hoped to expose the prosecutor's methods and clear Master's name. As part of this, he requested from Badd one last favor, a trump card that he could use in case all of his other efforts failed. Shields wanted to know what this trump card was, but Edgeworth replied that he would see it eventually in court, by his side.
IS-7 trial and aftermath
Manfred von Karma was far more ruthless than Gregory Edgeworth and Raymond Shields had expected. The trial ended up dragging on for a year due to the disappearance of the ice sculptures and von Karma's tactics. Edgeworth accused von Karma of lying about having the victim's body, but the prosecution squashed the argument with his police lackies and a faked autopsy report. On December 28, 2001, Jeffrey Master finally gave in, falsely confessing to being an accomplice to the crime. In response, Edgeworth used his trump card: recordings of Master being forced to confess.
In the wake of this bombshell evidence, Detective Rip Lacer, the original detective in charge of the case, was dismissed from the force, and von Karma was penalized by the Chief Prosecutor. Even so, Master gave up and was declared guilty. Edgeworth went with his son to an elevator to go home, hoping to get a re-trial for Master in the future. However, he was found murdered in the elevator hours later.
Shields took over Master's case after Edgeworth's death, and von Karma assigned another prosecutor to replace him. However, the killer was never found, and so Master could not withdraw his confession. As Shields found out later, Master had been told that Katherine Hall would be held under the same charges if he did not confess. After the trial, Shields visited Master as often as he could, though he ultimately could not visit every day. Hall, however, managed to visit every day, rain or shine.
Apr. 2, 2019: End
- 2:10 p.m.
By 2:10, Raymond Shields had finished telling Miles Edgeworth about the IS-7 investigation. He continued to describe the trial and the aftermath, saying that he regretted that he had not gone to go home with Gregory Edgeworth that day. He had also coped with the guilty verdict by directing his anger at Miles, who had eventually become a prosecutor under von Karma's tutelage. Edgeworth told the lawyer not to worry, and pulled out the files that von Karma had given him on the incident. Shields was shocked to find that Edgeworth's files claimed that Jeffrey Master had been found guilty of murder, and he pulled files that he had obtained directly from the District Court's records to prove the discrepancy. He and Edgeworth realized that von Karma had altered the files so that the senior Edgeworth would not go looking for the real killer.
Shields finished his story with his taking over his mentor's case, as well has Hall's dedication to visiting Master. He reiterated that he was here now to find the truth. Edgeworth replied that, although as a prosecutor his path was different from his father's, as Miles Edgeworth he also wanted to find the truth behind his father's last case. Satisfied, Shields handed Edgeworth the original IS-7 case files and evidence.
Sebastian Debeste and Justine Courtney returned. Courtney initially refused Edgeworth's offer to investigate cooperatively as before, but Edgeworth demonstrated some of his value to the case by asserting that the recently discovered dead body was that of Isaac Dover. Courtney protested that the police had taken possession the body from the IS-7 Incident, but Debeste got a call from forensics soon afterward, which corroborated Edgeworth's claim. Manfred von Karma's actions in the IS-7 investigation were now highly suspect, which meant that Shields, as part of the IS-7 defense team that had originally made the accusation, was an important witness in the case. Moreover, Edgeworth was not only Gregory's son but also von Karma's adopted son, so he was highly important as well. Courtney relented and allowed them to investigate the fountain patio.
Edgeworth's goal was to find out where the victim's body and the normallium had been hidden. His only clue thus far was that normallium had a minty aroma.
Hall's tea set was still in the patio. As he and Kay Faraday were talking about the tea set, Hall returned and served them more tea. Edgeworth noticed that this tea had a slightly different aroma from the tea that he had had in the morning. Larry Butz suddenly started yelling at Edgeworth for his nitpicky comments, and said that he would not talk to him anymore. Edgeworth began to suspect that both Butz and Hall were hiding something.
Edgeworth asked Hall about the ice sculptures. She explained that she had used her photos of Pierre Hoquet's scupltures as a base to make replicas of his statues, and then to complete the entire zodiac. Edgeworth told her that the Autumn Palace seemed like it had been intentionally disguised as the Winter Palace, but Hall claimed that she must have gotten some designs mixed up. Edgeworth knew that she was lying, but left the issue alone.
Edgeworth looked for something to give him leverage over Butz. He found a puddle of tea on the floor, in which Faraday found a shard of pottery with the letters "PH" engraved in it. Edgeworth showed this to Butz and said that he was planning on bringing it to Courtney's attention if Butz refused to talk. Butz admitted that he had broken one of the teapots while trying to pour a cup of tea to give to Courtney.
Butz apologized to Hall for breaking her teapot. He added that he had looked under the service cart carrying the tea set and switched the teapot that he had found there with the one that he had broken. Edgeworth noticed that Hall seemed more surprised by the switched pots than the fact that Butz had broken one of them. Regardless, he asked Butz whether he had done anything else, and Butz annoyedly replied that he had spent the rest of the time sketching beautiful women.
Edgeworth deduced that the switch was the reason for the differing aromas between the morning and afternoon tea. He recalled that the afternoon tea had a fresh minty aroma. He concluded that Hall must have hidden the normallium inside the afternoon teapot, explaining her unusual reactions to Butz's apology. However, Hall claimed that she did not know how to make the poison gas.
Edgeworth asked Delicia Scones about how one could obtain knowledge to prepare the poison gas, and she replied that the Angel's Recipe contained information on preparing Megatoxin X. Edgeworth then asked Shields what he knew about Hall. The attorney replied that Master's relatives had kicked her out of the mansion after the incident, and she had pursued her acting career in order to buy the mansion from them. She had even managed to get the Angel's Recipe back from the Master Group. Hall could have used the Angel's Recipe to produce the poison gas.
Edgeworth and Shields also discussed the connections between the poison gas case and the IS-7 Incident. Shields mentioned that Dane Gustavia and Isaac Dover each had a son, and that both boys had gone missing after the IS-7 Incident. Only Dover's son had ever been found, and Dover himself had never had a proper funeral. This allowed the police to cement their claim that the body was in their custody.
Edgeworth decided to see Butz's pictures, which depicted Hall, Courtney and Scones. Hall was depicted pushing the service cart, except the tablecloth covering it was light blue, whereas the tablecloth covering it now was white. Butz explained that Hall had emerged from the Winter Palace with a different service cart while he was cleaning up the mess that he had made. She had then entered the Summer Palace, and had come out later with a lift trolley.
Edgeworth mentioned the picture to Hall. He had noticed that the cart in the picture had chocolates on it, rather than the tea set. Hall explained that she had been giving out chocolates to the people in the investigation. Edgeworth noticed that the chocolates had melted a little.
The lift trolley in question was beside Shields near the tea puddle. Shields recalled that Isaac Dover had used this trolley 18 years ago to transport his sculptures. Edgeworth noticed that the lift trolley's surface was wet.
Edgeworth talked with the forensics officer at the fountain and learned that normallium, fatallium and sugar had been detected. He also got a call from Dick Gumshoe, saying that both cases in the Winter Palace had some amount of light blue liquid spilling from them, and the liquid contained the same sugar that had been detected in the fountain. Moreover, the liquid from the Gemini sculpture's case had traces of salt and blood. Finally, a rainbow light device had been found at the scene.
Edgeworth thanked Gumshoe for the information and turned to Scones to ask her about the decorations. Scones explained that she had given Hall four new salt lamps and the four fluorescent cloths in her possession. Edgeworth recalled that, while Scones was looking through her bag for her theft report, he had seen a fluorescent cloth in her bag. Scones said that she had found it in the fountain. Since the four cloths that she had given to Hall had been used in the Autumn Palace, she had realized that this cloth was the one that had gone missing 18 years ago.
- 2:33 p.m.
Forensics confirmed that the teapot with the minty aroma had traces of normallium on it. Scones then remembered that she had met with Hall a week earlier, and she had noticed that her Megatoxin X had been stolen the night afterward. Edgeworth also confronted Hall with the fact that she knew how to make the poison gas from the Angel's Recipe. Shields added that he found it hard to believe that anyone other than Hall could have set up the poison gas trap.
However, Hall retorted that all of these arguments were circumstantial, and that there was no solid evidence that she did any of these things. The normallium could have come from anywhere. Anyone could have stolen the Megatoxin X. The gallery lacked security guards and cameras. Edgeworth realized that he had to connect Hall's actions between the IS-7 Incident and the present, in order to get to the truth.
Edgeworth asked Hall about her decision to open the art gallery, leading once again to her claim that she had prepared replicas of Pierre Hoquet's sherbet statues. In response to this, Edgeworth presented the results of the analysis on the liquid in the Winter Palace. The analysis showed that the sugar in the "replicas" was the same as the sugar in the original statues from 18 years ago. Hall had not melted Hoquet's statues, but had hidden them somewhere else for 18 years.
Edgeworth went over what Hall had done 18 years ago, in order to determine when and how she had stolen the statues. Shields remembered that the saucers that she had served back then had been chilled. Edgeworth deduced that Hall had placed the statues, still inside their cases, onto the lift trolley, then covered the cases with a tablecloth to disguise the setup as a service cart. In doing this, she could smuggle the statues out from right under Gregory's nose.
Hall admitted to stealing the statues and melting the unfinished works to make it appear as if all of the statues had melted. However, the statute of limitations on the theft had run out in 2007, so she could not be arrested for it. In response, Edgeworth revealed that Hall had also stolen Isaac Dover's body. The body had been placed inside the Gemini statue, and the fluorescent cloth covering it had been used in conjunction with a rainbow light device to make the body look like part of the statue.
Edgeworth continued that, 18 years later, Hall had to move the body again to avert suspicion. She had used the same method as before, and dumped the body into the fountain network in one of the other rooms. The body had then made it to the fountain. The cloth had floated up first, to be discovered by Scones, and then the body had surfaced later after thawing.
Edgeworth added that Larry Butz had witnessed her pushing the "service cart" with the chocolates. The tablecloth covering the cart had looked blue due to the fluorescent cloth underneath. Due to lack of time, Hall had used one of the hollow ice blocks in the Winter Palace to contain the body and complete the disguise as before. She had then continued to give out the chocolates from her pocket. As for the tablecloth, she was wearing it around her waist, and testing it for traces of sherbet would prove everything.
Hall finally admitted to setting up the poison gas trap. She had planted the Megatoxin X into Dane Gustavia's pocket to make the incident look like a suicide, and failing that, the Megatoxin X itself would point to Scones. Hall added that she had stolen the sherbet sculptures and placed them in the mansion's freezer, not knowing that the body had been in there. It was only after buying back the mansion and looking in the freezer again that she had realized what she had unwittingly done.
Edgeworth realized that Hall's true motive was to find the real culprit behind the IS-7 Incident. The true culprit was the only other person who knew where the body really was, and Hall knew that he would come to the museum to find it. She had switched the Autumn Palace and the Winter Palace, and disguised the Autumn Palace, to protect the real Gemini sculpture. Shields told Hall that she could have come to him, but she replied that the statute of limitations had run out on the IS-7 Incident, and so she felt that she had to take matters into her own hands.
Initially, Hall had left only the Autumn Palace open. When opening the rest of the rooms to prepare for the museum's official opening, she had noticed that the Autumn Palace had been locked from the inside. The one who had looked inside the Pisces sculpture, believing that it was the Gemini sculpture, had triggered the trap. Edgeworth indicted Dane Gustavia as the culprit behind the murder of Isaac Dover.
The truth of 18 years ago
- 3:11 p.m.
Edgeworth wanted to reopen the IS-7 investigation, but Courtney had other plans. She said that the Prosecutorial Investigation Committee wanted to arrest Hall for both incidents. Edgeworth wondered what the P.I.C. was thinking as he questioned its actions. Courtney claimed that there was nothing further to investigate, anyway, but Edgeworth showed her the analysis of the liquid in the Winter Palace, which contained traces of blood. The investigation could not be considered complete without identifying whose blood this was.
Just then, Gustavia returned to the fountain patio, fully recovered. He learned that he was being suspected, but he claimed that he had simply opened the Pisces case to look at it up close. He asserted that he had no motive for murder. Shields recalled that there had been an issue with the partnership between the two. Edgeworth also recalled the mysterious fingermarks with no fingerprints, suggesting that Gustavia had tried to view the Angel's Recipe. Moreover, Jeffrey Master had run out of film before Hall had used the camera.
Edgeworth asked Gustavia what his father could not: What had happened to the partnership the day before the finals? Gustavia claimed that it had ended peacefully, and moreover, he could not have murdered Dover while Master had been in the room. However, Edgeworth determined that Gustavia had used the camera to photograph the contents of the Angel's Recipe. Shields recalled that neither Gustavia nor Dover had participated in the afternoon tea. Thus, Gustavia had at least had an opportunity to commit the murder.
Edgeworth asked Gustavia why he had collaborated with Dover in the first place. Edgeworth let Gustavia elaborate on their relationship prior to the contest. He had noticed that Gustavia would pretend to meditate whenever he was cornered, and this tendency revealed itself when Edgeworth asked whether Dover also wanted the title of world's greatest pastry chef. Edgeworth concluded that Dover had a different motive, and Gustavia concurred. Dover had merely been after the Angel's Recipe.
Edgeworth asked Gustavia whether he also had a goal other than the title, which seemed to anger Gustavia. The chef insisted that the title was all that he was after, then described his efforts to improve his design skills. He mentioned that he had even studied Master's recipes before pretending to meditate again. Edgeworth suggested that Gustavia had also been after the Angel's Recipe, and Gustavia admitted that this was true. Edgeworth knew that the Angel's Recipe was not really for recipes, so he decided to pursue this matter further.
Edgeworth asked Gustavia whether he intended to make desserts with the Angel's Recipe. Gustavia talked about the Angel's Recipe for a while, then pretended to meditate again. Edgeworth was able to confirm that, like the other contestants, Gustavia had known about the Angel Recipe's true purpose. Gustavia pretended to meditate again, but the jig was up. He claimed that he had needed the Angel's Recipe for his son's illness. Gustavia was starting to look worried, and Edgeworth pressed his assault.
Edgeworth asked Gustavia about his son. He waited until Gustavia described how his son would visit the contest venue to play. Edgeworth remarked that Gustavia's son did not seem very sick, and Gustavia explained that the illness was not life-threatening. Edgeworth also confirmed that the Angel's Recipe had contained the only cure at the time. Gustavia claimed that he had been entirely focused on his own work, but Edgeworth already knew that this was not true. Gustavia admitted that he had sampled the other works, but they had tasted flavorless.
It was finally time to find out what the illness was. Edgeworth insisted that Gustavia not be so secretive about a disease that was not life-threatening. He learned that it was the same taste disorder that Master had contracted. Moreover, Gustavia had also contracted the disease. Gustavia had collaborated with Dover in order to obtain the cure to his own disease! Gustavia finally confessed that he had been the one with the illness, but he claimed that he had still had the intuition to win the contest.
Edgeworth recalled that Gustavia's final entry had been rated poorly. Gustavia blamed his lack of training at the time for this. Edgeworth found it striking that Gustavia had done fine with Dover's entry the previous day, only to fail at his own dish. Edgeworth realized that something had been different between the semifinals and the finals. Gustavia denied any difference, but Edgeworth mentioned that Gustavia's son had not appeared during the finals. Gustavia's son had been taste-testing the desserts for his father.
Gustavia began to laugh and taunt Edgeworth, saying that he had no evidence for his assertions. Even Gustavia's son could not be reached, since he had never been found since his disappearance. Gustavia added that he had abandoned the search for his son, presumably because his son would only serve to implicate him for his crime. He said that his son did not matter anymore, now that he had his sense of taste back.
Just then, Dick Gumshoe returned and announced the results of a forensics test on the blood in the liquid at the Winter Palace. The blood belonged to Dane Gustavia. This confirmed what Edgeworth had suspected all along. Recalling that both of Scones' rock salt lamps had had their light bulbs broken, Edgeworth asserted that the supposedly unstained lamp had been stained with Gustavia's blood. Gustavia had rubbed his bloodstain away using the lyre on the Gemini sculpture. This was why Gustavia had gone so far as to open the Pisces case.
Gustavia then laughed and admitted to the crime. He explained that Dover had betrayed him by breaking off the collaboration. Combined with the disappearance of his son, it had been guaranteed that Gustavia would lose and Dover would win. Gustavia had then resorted to taking photos of the Angel's Recipe.
Dover had caught Gustavia taking the photos and found out about the taste disorder. Gustavia had then tried to strike Dover, but the latter had gotten the first blow in, causing Gustavia to strike his head on one of the rock salt lamps. Dover had asked Gustavia for a large sum of money in exchange for his silence. Refusing to be a victim of blackmail, Gustavia had struck Dover dead with the other rock salt lamp.
Gustavia had originally intended to frame Scones for the murder because of her cheating, so he had placed the lamps inside her castle. He had respected Master, but he had had no problem with shifting the blame onto a cheater. Gustavia had hidden the body inside the chocolate treasure chest, and had planned to freeze the body before its discovery to throw off the time of death. However, Scones' snacking had led to the premature discovery of the body by Hall. Because of this, Gustavia had settled for hiding the body inside the Gemini sculpture.
The original detective, Rip Lacer, had neglected to inform Manfred von Karma about the missing body. Because of this, von Karma had only found out about it after indicting Master. It had been too late to back out of his indictment, so von Karma had resorted to forging an autopsy report to maintain his perfect win record. Edgeworth suspected that somebody had been trying to conceal the truth behind the IS-7 Incident.
In response, Gustavia claimed that the statute of limitations had run out on the IS-7 Incident, making it legally impossible to arrest him. Edgeworth wondered about this and learned from Gustavia that he had gone to Zheng Fa for training in confectionery design. Edgeworth pointed out that Gustavia's stay in Zheng Fa extended the statute of limitations. Gustavia replied that he had stayed in Zheng Fa for precisely three years. Given this information, the statute of limitations had run out four months ago.
Shields thought of one more way to extend the statute of limitations, but he could not use his client's suffering in good conscience. Edgeworth realized what Shields was talking about: The fact that Master had been tried for a year and convicted of being an accomplice to the murder would extend the statute of limitations by one more year. Finally defeated, Dane Gustavia made a candy sculpture of himself and sliced it in half. He was then taken into police custody.
- 4:56 p.m.
Edgeworth, Shields and Faraday went to the detention center to deliver the news to Master. Gumshoe escorted Master to the Visitor's Room to greet them. Shields told Master everything, and the old chef tearfully thanked him and Edgeworth for what they had done. Master was also saddened that Hall would resort to crime to save him, but Edgeworth informed him that she had made his favorite chocolates every day for the past 18 years. Master resolved to do the same for her until she was released.
Shields thanked Edgeworth for his role in closing Gregory's last case. The attorney was planning on representing Hall in court, and sort out the issues between Master's conviction and the statute of limitations on Gustavia's crime. Under the law as it stood, Gustavia's arrest depended on Master's conviction. Shields told Edgeworth that it was his choice to continue down the prosecutor's path, or to join him in saving clients.
- 7:29 p.m.
Shields returned to Edgeworth Law Offices to give the news to Gregory. He placed the photo he had taken with Miles beside the one he had taken with Gregory 18 years ago. With Gregory's last case finally closed, Shields hoped to continue Gregory's legacy, along with Miles if that were possible. Meanwhile, Miles Edgeworth thought about the forces that were now threatening to take away his prosecutor's badge, and wondered which path he should follow.
References to other cases
- When Ray Shields mentions wanting Edgeworth to experience what it is like on the defense's bench, Edgeworth recalls that he has already done so in Bridge to the Turnabout.
References to popular culture
- In the fan translation, there is a chemical on a counter called "punchout", a reference to the Punch-Out!! video game series.
- When Detective Badd gives Jeff Master the chocolates that Katherine made, Jeff sings about how they, "melt in my mouth, not in my hand," a line that has long been associated with M&Ms candy.
- When introducing Larry Butz, Edgeworth says "a Butz by any other name would smell just as much". This is a reference to the line from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."