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Turnabout Goodbyes
DL-6 Incident
Class trial

Miles Edgeworth
It's strange. I thought that terrible incident was about to end, and now... this.

Episode 4: Turnabout Goodbyes is the fourth episode of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Originally the final episode in the original Gyakuten Saiban for the Game Boy Advance, this case has since become the penultimate episode in subsequent remakes and releases of the game, owing to the addition of Rise from the Ashes (which was created specifically for the first remake on the Nintendo DS). This episode also features a rudimentary precursor to the tool-assisted investigations in Farewell, My Turnabout and Bridge to the Turnabout. Wright uses a police dog, a fishing pole, and a metal detector to examine the area around a boat rental shop. This episode also introduces Lotta Hart, a character who would reappear in multiple future games. Shu Takumi considers this one of his favorite episodes, usually citing the trick with the lake and the boat. Although Takumi tends to borrow and recombine ideas from existing mystery fiction, the central trick in Robert Hammond's murder is original to him.[1]

In this episode, Phoenix's rival in the courtroom, Miles Edgeworth, is arrested for the murder of a former defense attorney. Phoenix takes to his defense, and the veteran prosecutor opposing him is Manfred von Karma, Edgeworth's mentor. In resolving the case, Phoenix reveals a connection to the unsolved DL-6 Incident from fifteen years prior - a case that greatly impacted Miles due to the victim's identity. This episode also reflects upon the Class trial, an event going back to when Miles, Phoenix and Larry Butz were all in school, and motivated Phoenix into becoming a defense attorney.

Dec. 25[]


Two men stood in a boat at Gourd Lake.

It's been, what, 15 years?
About that, yes.
15 years is a long time to wait...
You can't imagine how much I've suffered...
You... suffered?
And now... the perfect opportunity presents itself

One of them said that after 15 years of waiting... He would finally have his revenge.

At last... I shall have my revenge!
...Merry Christmas.

He brought out a pistol and fired it, bidding the other man a "Merry Christmas". One of the men then fell into the lake. The remaining man, Miles Edgeworth, picked up the pistol without thinking, looking at it in shock.


Gourdy article

Gourdy article.

Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright were having a discussion about Fey's training that was quickly derailing when the news came on the TV. Locals had apparently spotted a creature named "Gourdy," similar to the Loch Ness Monster. Another story appeared: murder at the nearby Gourd Lake. To Wright's surprise, the suspect apprehended for the murder was Miles Edgeworth.

Wright and Fey visited Edgeworth in the Detention Center to find him in a bad mood. He refused to let Wright represent him in court, and would disclose nothing about the incident.

Dick Gumshoe
And... do me a favor! Stand by Mr. Edgeworth! He needs help, and you're the ones to help him!

Wright and Fey arrived at Gourd Lake to find Detective Gumshoe, who was looking for some evidence to prove Edgeworth's innocence to no avail. He informed Wright that every other police officer strongly believed Edgeworth was the murderer. Then, Gumshoe was called into a meeting and he gave Wright directions to the precinct where he works; he also gave them permission to investigate the crime scene.

Whilst investigating at the lakeside park, Fey found a party popper and popped it. This triggered a camera on the lakeshore at the edge of the woods, angering the owner, Lotta Hart, because the film had run out. After calming down, Hart introduced herself as a college student and claimed to have come out to take pictures of falling stars. Wright asked her to look for any shots her camera took the previous night during the period in which the murder took place.

In the meantime, Wright and Fey went to the police station, where Gumshoe gave them the autopsy report for the murder. Maya, recognizing the victim, revealed that he was an attorney who had worked at Marvin Grossberg's law firm, and had been an old associate of Mia Fey.

Returning to the woods, Hart gave Wright a photo of the men on the boat she had retrieved from her camera, and claimed to have seen the murder. She went off to the police while Wright and Maya ran into Larry Butz, who was working a part-time job at a hot dog stand within the park. During the ensuing discussion, Butz revealed that he, Wright, and Edgeworth went to the same school when they were children. They also discussed Gourdy and the circumstances behind the sighting.

At Grossberg Law Offices, Wright and Maya told Grossberg about the murder. When they showed him the victim's photo, he recognized the man as Robert Hammond, the defense lawyer in the infamous DL-6 Incident, in which the police consulted a spirit medium, Misty Fey, to condemn a suspect. Misty channeled the victim, Miles Edgeworth's father Gregory Edgeworth. However, the man he implicated was found innocent, ruining Misty's reputation. Grossberg gave Wright a picture of Misty to motivate Miles into talking.

Miles Edgeworth
I didn't want you to find out about it. That is why I refused your offer to defend me. I'm sorry if it sounded like I thought you weren't up to the job. I just wanted to keep you away from DL-6.

At the Detention Center, Wright showed Edgeworth the photo. Edgeworth, having nothing further to hide, explained everything he knew about DL-6. He was nine years old at the time; he believed he saw his own father shot right in front of him whilst trapped inside an elevator. One suspect was arrested; the police concluded that this suspect was the only person who could have committed the murder. That said, the suspect was acquitted after his defense attorney, Robert Hammond, argued that he had suffered temporary insanity due to lack of oxygen. If the suspect were alive now, he would have been over 50 years old. When asked about his father, who was a famous defense attorney and a role model for Edgeworth, the prosecutor refused to talk. Edgeworth also mentioned that, by the statute of limitations law, the DL-6 Incident would be closed forever, 15 years after it happened: in three days.

Miles asserted that he did not kill Robert Hammond, and he asked Wright to defend him, which Wright accepted.

An earthquake struck moments later, leaving Miles curled up in a ball in fear.

Phoenix Wright
...? Huh? Where's Edgeworth?
Maya Fey
... There He's on the floor in a ball, shivering. I guess he doesn't do so well with earthquakes.
Phoenix Wright
(I've heard of running, but curling up in a ball?)

At the precinct, Gumshoe yelled at Wright for bringing Lotta Hart. She had a photo of the shooting, and she could enlarge the photo as well. Wright showed Gumshoe Edgeworth's request. Gumshoe informed him that Edgeworth was afraid of earthquakes, a fear he never had when Wright knew him in primary school.

Dec. 26[]


Phoenix Wright's opponent was Manfred von Karma, Edgeworth's mentor, who had never lost a single case in his 40-year career. Von Karma quickly assumed control over the judge and the courtroom. First on the stand was Detective Gumshoe, who testified that Edgeworth was arrested on the spot. He presented the bullet from Hammond's body and the murder weapon: a pistol with fingerprints from Edgeworth's right hand. The ballistic markings on the bullet matched that of the pistol.

After a short recess, Lotta Hart took the stand and testified that on the night of the murder, she saw two men on a boat. The cross-examination failed to find anything advantageous to the defense, as von Karma deemed the defense's questions as irrelevant, going so far as to sustain his own objections. Von Karma warned Wright that any further pointless outbursts from the defense would get the offender held in contempt of court, but Maya interrupted and questioned the integrity of the testimony herself, forcing Hart to reveal that she clearly saw Edgeworth. Maya was promptly arrested in Wright's place. This was just the contradiction that Wright needed; because of the thick fog that night, in addition to the fact that her photo also did not show the men on the boat clearly, there was no way Hart could have known who was on the boat.


The enlarged photograph.

It was eventually revealed that Hart had not been studying the stars, but had actually been looking out for Gourdy. The mythical creature's first appearance was reportedly accompanied by a loud sound, so when Hart had heard a "bang", she had thought it might have been the monster. In her excitement to discover Gourdy, she did not really see the boat or pay much attention to it at all, so she could no longer be considered a reliable witness. Nonetheless, her camera had fired thanks to the gunshots, and Lotta had enlarged the photograph to show more detail. Despite von Karma's objection, Hart showed the court this new version. While it did not reveal the shooter, it did reveal that the shooter was holding the murder weapon in his left hand, whereas the same gun had fingerprints from Edgeworth's right hand. The judge asked who had shot, if it wasn't Edgeworth. Remembering what Edgeworth told him during the recess, Wright suggested it could have been the victim. Von Karma objected: the pistol was fired one meter away from the body, so it couldn't have been suicide. Therefore, the issue remained that only Edgeworth could have shot Hammond in the boat. Having not reached a definitive conclusion, the court was adjourned for the day.


At the Detention Center, Maya told Wright that she knew she had to save the trial, hence her outburst. She assured him that, as soon as the paperwork was done, she would be free to go. However, her spiritual powers were still weak from not training, so it was impossible to summon her sister Mia Fey for help.

At the crime scene, Wright encountered Gumshoe, who thanked him and Maya for saving Edgeworth. Gumshoe told Wright that the prosecution would bring up another witness for the next day's trial. The detective then told Wright that Edgeworth's fear of earthquakes, as well as his career as a prosecutor, started with the DL-6 Incident. He also told Wright that Edgeworth would be paying bail for Maya.

Maya rejoined Wright upon her release. They met Hart at the entrance to Gourd Lake. Hart offered to give them some valuable information in exchange for some info about Gourdy. They told Detective Gumshoe about the deal, and they borrowed his metal detector. They later used this to find an air tank located near a boat rental shop near the lake. The tank was traced back to Butz, who had used it to inflate a Steel Samurai balloon, which he was using to attract customers to his hot dog stand. Butz had received the balloon from his girlfriend Kiyance, but needed a way to inflate it. About a week before the murder, Butz had tried to fill the balloon up with the tank, but the tank had malfunctioned and broke, sending the balloon out into the lake. He had spent four days looking for it, finally finding it on the night of Robert Hammond's murder. Having found "Gourdy", Wright told Hart about it. The photo in the newspaper was taken on December 20th, the same day Butz's balloon made a big splash in Gourd Lake. The silhouette of the "monster" was merely the deflated remains of Butz's balloon landing in the water. A depressed Hart finally revealed that von Karma's next witness was the caretaker of the boat rental shop.

At the rental shop, Wright and Maya met the old caretaker, who seemed to be under the delusion that they were his kids Keith and Meg. He also seemed to believe that he was running a pasta shop called the Wet Noodle, and his sole companion was a parrot named Polly. After learning almost nothing from the man, Maya asked Polly, "Have we forgotten something?" Polly, to their shock, responded, "Don't forget DL-6!" Wright went out of the shack to discuss with Maya, but when he tried to get back in, he discovered the shack was locked from the inside.

Wright and Maya informed Gumshoe of this development; the old boat rental caretaker might have been connected with the DL-6 Incident. Gumshoe gave them special permission to go into the records room to learn more about DL-6.

Wright and Maya learned that on December 28, 2001, an earthquake had struck, leaving an elevator in the District Court inoperable for five hours. Over time, the elevator's three passengers had succumbed to oxygen deprivation. The murder victim was Gregory Edgeworth, and the pistol that had killed him had been fired twice. The suspect had been a bailiff named Yanni Yogi, but he had been acquitted due to the brain damage he had allegedly received after passing out.

Dec. 27[]


von Karma called the old boat caretaker to the stand. The old man claimed he could not remember his name or his identity from the past. In his testimony, the caretaker claimed to have seen a boat after hearing a gunshot. After hearing the gunshot, he had seen a man walking by the window outside his shop. He also claimed that the fog was thick, but that he had been able to see his face when he passed by. When Wright questioned this statement, the caretaker claimed that the man was Edgeworth, and that he was certain of this. Von Karma had lured the defense into a trap. Wright's objections were overruled, and Edgeworth was declared guilty. Just then, Larry Butz burst in, claiming he had been present at the park on the night of the murder. Despite Edgeworth having already been declared guilty, Butz demanded to testify about what he had witnessed that night. Despite von Karma's protests, the request was granted, with a short recess to be held before Butz’s testimony.

During the recess, Edgeworth observed that Butz might be their one chance to turn the case around, as previously von Karma had only run perfect trials: perfectly complete evidence with perfectly prepared witnesses. However, he had not factored Butz into his "perfect" case. Without von Karma having time to deal with Butz's testimony, Wright might be able to wrestle the truth out of him. During his testimony, Butz claimed that he only heard a single gunshot, which contradicted Hart's testimony that there were two gunshots on the lake that night. Butz revealed he was listening to his radio at the time; when asked about it, he remembered that the DJ was saying, "Hey! It's almost Christmas!" when he heard the gunshot.

Wright took this and ran with it. Presenting a photo of an empty lake that Hart's camera had taken at 11:50 p.m., Wright explained that the camera was set up to respond to loud noises. Going further, the murder weapon, the pistol, had been fired three times. Using this evidence, Wright presented his theory: there were actually two shootings at Gourd Lake Park, and the people on the boat were Edgeworth and the murderer. The murderer invited Hammond first, and shot him at the boat shop, which is where Butz would have been once he returned the boat. That proximity would also explain how Butz was able to hear the gunshot despite listening to loud music. The killer then stole Hammond's coat and met Edgeworth on a boat. He drew the pistol and shot into the water twice- the first time to draw the attention of anyone nearby, the second to feign shooting the other man in the boat. He then dropped the pistol, jumped off the boat, swam back to shore, put the coat back on Hammond's body, and threw him into the lake.

When questioned who the murderer was, Wright revealed he didn't know, because the killer had never said his name. He claimed that the boat shop caretaker that testified earlier was the murderer. The judge quickly ordered that the boat shop caretaker be brought back in. In the meantime, Edgeworth was questioned about Wright's theory. Edgeworth confirmed that he was invited to the Gourd Lake Park boat shop with a letter signed by Robert Hammond. However, he wouldn't say what the "important thing" Hammond wanted to discuss was. The bailiff suddenly interrupted the trial, declaring that the boat shop caretaker had fled the court. The judge suspended the trial for another day, and a search warrant was issued for the caretaker. Outside the courtroom, Edgeworth told Wright about a "nightmare" he kept having, a memory of murder.


Back at Wright & Co., Wright and Fey were starting to discuss the way the trial had just gone when Butz swanned in, expecting adoration for his role in "saving" the trial. It was at this moment that Wright finally felt ready to reveal the reasons behind becoming an attorney and his unrelenting faith in both Butz and Edgeworth: the class trial from 15 years before, wherein both classmates stood up for him when no one else would.

Wright went down to the detention center to talk with Edgeworth, who divulged a little about his past. The trial of Yanni Yogi had caused him to hate defense attorneys. Von Karma had taught him everything that he knew now about prosecuting. Armed with a little more knowledge and determined to get Edgeworth off the hook, Wright went back to Gourd Lake.

At the entrance, Wright met Gumshoe, who thanked him for finding the real culprit. Gourd Lake Woods was apparently off limits, since the park ranger had found out that Hart was camping in a no-camping zone. Gumshoe went off to search for the caretaker, who was still missing. On his way to the caretaker's shack, Wright met Marvin Grossberg, who offered him any help or information that he might need, before leaving the park.

Entering the shack, Wright saw Polly, but no caretaker. Spying a safe in the corner of the room, Maya asked Polly for the combination, which Polly revealed without hesitation. Inside was an unsigned letter, giving instructions identical to what Wright had speculated in court: how to "get revenge on the two men who ruined your life", which involved killing Hammond and framing Edgeworth. The plan was outlined in detail. Wright showed the letter to Edgeworth, who knew now that the caretaker had to be Yanni Yogi. Wright asked why, and Edgeworth revealed the full extent of his nightmare.

In the dream, he was back in the elevator with his father and the bailiff. As the three of them are running out of oxygen, Yogi panics and attacks Gregory, trying to prevent him from "stealing" the air. Miles, aware of the conflict, picks up Yogi's gun, which has fallen on the floor. Miles throws the gun at Yogi to get him to leave his father alone. Just before he passes out, the gun goes off, and Miles hears a hideous scream: The gun Miles threw has discharged and Miles has accidentally killed his father.

Edgeworth was worried that this "nightmare" was really a memory he had suppressed, and the truth was that he had indeed killed his father. Wright had his doubts, and wondered if there was someone else who knew about the DL-6 Incident. Wright told Grossberg about the dream, to which Grossberg replied that it was possible that the dream was true.

If Yogi wanted revenge on Edgeworth, that explanation gave Yogi a motive, but also left little room for doubt about Gregory’s real killer. Grossberg suggested that Gregory Edgeworth also could have lied to Misty Fey during the channeling, to protect his son.

Wright then showed the letter to Grossberg, who described Hammond as being a skilled defense attorney, but only winning for his own sake. Even though Yogi was found innocent, his reputation was ruined due to being accused of murder, so that might have been his motive to kill Hammond. Grossberg then recognized the handwriting on the letter, but he couldn't remember whose it was. Wright suggested that it could be von Karma's, and Grossberg agreed.

Wright asked why von Karma would want to frame Edgeworth. Grossberg replied that it could be to take revenge on Gregory Edgeworth by hurting his son. Gregory Edgeworth had lost against von Karma that day fifteen years ago, but left him with the only court penalty in his entire career. To von Karma’s perfectionist eyes, that penalty was a permanent scar on his otherwise perfect record. After that trial, von Karma had taken a six-month vacation, the only one that he had ever taken. Grossberg said that there were files about DL-6 in the Records Room, so he suggested Wright should go there to prepare himself for the trial.

Arriving at the Criminal Affairs Department, Wright asked for permission to visit the Records Room once more. The Chief replied that he could only be there as long as von Karma also was, since von Karma was already there. Entering the room, Wright noticed that a drawer had been opened; it was labeled "Unsolved Cases: Evidence", and all the evidence related to the DL-6 had been removed. Von Karma then appeared from within the room to confront Wright and Maya.

Talking to him, Wright couldn't discover why he had taken the son of the only defense attorney who had dealt him a penalty under his wing, but he discovered that von Karma planned to bring the DL-6 Incident to court and that he was sure that Edgeworth would confess his guilt regarding his father's death. Wright showed von Karma the letter, who replied that he had told Yogi to burn it after reading it, confirming that it was von Karma who had sent it. Von Karma then asked for Wright to give him the letter, but Wright refused. Von Karma, not one to let incriminating evidence slip away, pulled a stun gun on the pair. Maya jumped on him to buy Wright time, but this proved futile as von Karma rendered them both unconscious.

By the time Wright and Maya woke up, von Karma had left with the letter and all of the DL-6 evidence. Maya was losing her self-esteem because she had again failed to help and couldn't even call Mia, but Wright, who had woken up first, had noticed something in Maya's hand while she was still unconscious. She had managed to grab a piece of evidence from von Karma: the bullet that had killed Gregory Edgeworth. Hoping that this single bit of evidence would be helpful, Wright and Maya left the Records Room and prepared for the final battle.

Dec. 28[]


In the defendant lobby, Gumshoe told Wright that the police had found the caretaker, and that he was going to testify again. When the trial began, von Karma was strangely cooperative of the process, answering the judge's questions and even telling Wright to cross-examine the witness. The caretaker testified that he figured that he had nothing to do with the incident, and he had gone to buy food for Polly. Wright ignored this excuse and insisted that he did have something to do with the case.

Wright declared that the caretaker was Yanni Yogi and told the judge to check for the caretaker's fingerprints and compare them with Yogi's. However, the caretaker replied that he had worked at a chemical plant in his past and had burned his fingerprints away completely in a chemical accident. Wright was astonished that Yogi would burn his fingerprints off to hide his identity. Intending to pour salt on the wound, von Karma joked, "Perhaps you'd like to cross-examine the parrot for a little comic relief, hmm?" With the caretaker revealing nothing, Wright suddenly realized that this was exactly what he had to do to save his case, and he accepted von Karma's "challenge", countering the prosecutor's immediate objection by invoking his right to accept any suggestion made by the prosecution.

Wright asked Maya to talk to the parrot like she had done before. When they asked the parrot again if they had forgotten something, the parrot didn't answer; von Karma had probably retrained the parrot. Trying to get any useful information out of her, they asked the parrot about her name and about the safe number. Wright connected Polly's name to that of Yogi's fiancée, Polly Jenkins, and connected the safe number, 1228, to the date of the DL-6 Incident, December 28. Von Karma tried to refute these as coincidences, but the judge saw them as reflecting a pattern, beginning to be convinced of Wright's accusation.

The judge called Yogi again to the stand. Although von Karma kept insisting that he had brain damage and that he shouldn't testify, it was too late. Yogi dropped his facade, and stood straight on the witness stand with a serious look on his face. He revealed his real self and confessed to killing Hammond for revenge, saying that he had achieved everything that he wanted to achieve, before being taken away. When Edgeworth was called to the stand and given a "not guilty" verdict, however, Edgeworth suddenly objected. To Wright's horror, he then admitted to killing his father in the DL-6 Incident.

A recess was called to set up a new DL-6 trial. Edgeworth immediately apologized to Wright in the defendant lobby for blowing all of the latter's efforts. Maya and Gumshoe lamented what had happened, but then Maya noticed that Wright was looking over the court record again. Wright was preparing his defense for the DL-6 trial; he didn't believe Edgeworth's dream, and he was determined to find out what had really happened in the elevator.

DL-6 trial[]

The trial resumed and Edgeworth gave his testimony:

Miles Edgeworth
That day, I had gone to the courtroom to observe one of my father's trials. As we went to leave, an earthquake struck, trapping us in the elevator. My father and Mr. Yogi lost their composure, and began to argue. Just then, something heavy fell at my feet. I picked it up, and threw it at Mr. Yogi. I wanted them to stop fighting. A moment later, there was a single gunshot, then a scream. It was a terrible scream. I remember it to this day. That's all.

For the cross-examination, Wright revealed what he found wrong with Edgeworth's story. Edgeworth had claimed that only a single gunshot was fired; however, in addition to Gregory's wound, there was a crack in the elevator window that looked like a bullet had been fired through, and the gun had been fired twice. This indicated that someone else had fired the shot that killed Gregory Edgeworth. Von Karma responded that there was no way to prove any statement about the cracked window or why the gun had been fired twice. He offered the possibilities that the window may have already been cracked, and that the gun could have been fired once at an earlier time. Neither piece of "evidence" necessarily had anything to do with the incident. Furthermore, only a single bullet had been found on the scene. Wright's only lead was completely crushed; he realized that his hunch had been too simple for a 15-year old cold case, and he wondered whether he had been wrong this whole time.

The judge and von Karma reminded the court that the statute of limitations on DL-6 would run out today, so judgment had to be made right then, right there. As Wright desperately tried to figure out what to do, he thought that he heard Mia's voice, urging him to think outside the box. To make Wright's case work, the second bullet had to exist somewhere, but if it wasn't at the crime scene, Wright conjectured that the killer had taken it. It was obvious that Wright was grasping, but the judge was forced to consider Wright's new train of thought. Egged on further by Mia's voice, Wright concluded that, although the killer had no need to take the second bullet, he nevertheless had to take it. He then suggested that Miles had, in fact, shot the killer, who had been standing outside the elevator. Wright theorized that the bullet had stayed lodged in the killer’s body, hence why a second bullet was never found.

Von karma did it-0

Edgeworth realizes the whole truth.

Maya then remembered that von Karma had taken a long vacation for no apparent reason after the DL-6 Incident; what other reason would an unbeatable prosecutor have if not to recover from a gunshot wound? The truth was shocking, but Wright knew that he had to reveal his target: von Karma himself. Von Karma demanded proof that he was shot; Wright knew that the prosecutor wouldn't be careless enough to leave a paper trail by removing the bullet, so he boldly pointed to Gumshoe's metal detector. Despite von Karma's attempts to refuse a metal detector scan and delay the trial, it was too late; Wright repeated that DL-6 had to end right then, right there. The judge agreed, and demanded that von Karma comply to the scan. The metal detector reacted during the scan, revealing the presence of a bullet in von Karma's right shoulder.

Von Karma then made his final, most desperate claim: that he had been shot long before DL-6. He declared it impossible for the defense to prove otherwise, but Wright then presented the bullet from Gregory's heart that Maya had managed to grab from von Karma the previous day. This bullet's ballistic markings could be compared to those on the bullet inside von Karma's shoulder, solving the DL-6 mystery once and for all. Finally defeated by Phoenix Wright, von Karma banged his desk and grabbed his right shoulder while unleashing a terrible scream, which Edgeworth immediately recognized as the very same scream that he had heard in the elevator fifteen years ago. Von Karma then began banging his head repeatedly while cursing Edgeworth's and his father's names.

Banging his head von karma-0

Von Karma confesses.

Von Karma proceeded to admit that Edgeworth had accidentally fired a bullet into his shoulder while he was outside the elevator, and when the power had returned to the building moments later, he had entered the elevator to find the unconscious bodies of Yogi and both Edgeworths. He had seen Yogi's pistol and, describing it as "destiny", shot Gregory as revenge for soiling his perfect record with the only penalty he had received in his career. Upon the conclusion of von Karma's confession, Edgeworth was found "not guilty" once more.

Maya Fey
That's how you say "thank you"!
Miles Edgeworth
Mmm. I... I see. '*ahem*' Whooooooooooooop! ... I... I feel foolish.
Maya Fey
Don't worry. Take it a little at a time. You'll get used to it.
Phoenix Wright
(It's been fifteen years since I've seen Edgeworth this... unguarded.)

Group photo.

Afterward, Edgeworth thanked Wright, and Butz gave Edgeworth an envelope containing $38. Wright realized that Butz had been the one who had stolen Edgeworth's lunch money in the classroom incident 15 years prior. Edgeworth revealed that he had known all along, as he couldn't see why else Butz would have stood up for Wright. Hart then took a photo of the group. She would later state that a ghost had appeared alongside the celebratory group: the spirit of Mia Fey.


The next day, Wright woke up to find a note from Maya. She had decided to return to her hometown in order to complete her spiritual training, and would no longer be at the office. He chased after Maya, and caught up to her at the train station. Wright tried to reassure her, but she said that she hadn't been helpful. Wright disagreed and showed Maya the bullet that she had held at the Records Room, which had allowed him to win the case. Now happy, Maya boarded the train with tears in her eyes, promising to return as a better medium.


Maya leaves.

Phoenix Wright
And so my story ends. Time to turn a new page... and say goodbye to the novice defense attorney that I once was... Now, a new story begins... With the same old crazy cast of characters...

Later, Wright and Edgeworth once again appeared in the courtroom. After Edgeworth called him out as still an amateur, Wright uttered his catchphrase one last time.


Regional differences[]

  • In the unofficial Brazilian Portuguese fan localization[2], where the setting is changed to São Paulo, a Brazilian city with a sizeable Japanese community; December is the first month of summer in Brazil, and thus, comments regarding climate have been changed accordingly.

Anime changes[]

  • After Edgeworth finally asks Wright to defend him, no earthquake appears to have struck the detention center.
  • Marvin Grossberg is called as a witness in the final trial, to testify about the details of the DL-6 incident.
  • The way in which the final piece of evidence is obtained differs a lot from how it was in the game. Wright initially discovers that the bullet from the DL-6 incident had gone missing, as von Karma had left it in the prosecutor's office. In order to stall for time, Edgeworth clutches his chest and pretends to be in pain on the witness stand, forcing the Judge to call for a five-minute recess. During that time, Edgeworth and Maya proceed to the prosecutor's office to obtain the bullet, while Butz takes Edgeworth's jacket and cravat, posing as the defendant. After opening the door to von Karma's office room via retinal identification, Edgeworth returns to the courtroom just in time while Maya takes the bullet from the office, managing to escape with the evidence despite being rendered unconscious for a while by an officer's stun gun. As an officer claims to have "found an intruder" in the office, Maya then barges into the courtroom with the final piece of evidence, incriminating von Karma.
  • von Karma's breakdown in the anime is slightly different, in that he does not bang his head on the courtroom wall repeatedly. Instead, he attempts to snap his fingers only to fail. von Karma also moves to the witness stand while confessing to the murder of Gregory Edgeworth instead of remaining at the prosecutor's bench. His breakdown later continues when Wright points at him again, causing the gust of wind produced to break von Karma's walking stick, making von Karma fall to the ground on his knees.

The victory photo as seen in the anime. Everyone's positions differ from the in-game version.

  • The statute of limitations is not mentioned.
  • Lotta Hart is not present after the end of the final trial, though the photo of the celebratory group was still somehow taken. Mia Fey's ghost also appears in front of the group instead of standing next to them in the photo.
  • Wright does not show Maya the bullet from the Records Room during their farewell at the train station. This is because that bullet was obtained in a different way (as stated above) instead of being from the Records Room.
  • Wright's monologue as well as his courtroom reappearance with Edgeworth at the end of this episode is shown at the end of the Farewell, My Turnabout saga in the anime instead.
  • The Note which detailed the plan was never used in the trial in the game while in the anime the note is one of the first clues presented. This is due to the facts pointed out in the 3rd point above.


Unreliable Hart?[]

There are a few problems surrounding Lotta Hart's experience as a witness to Hammond's murder:

  • The camera angle in the opening scene is from the perspective opposite from that of Lotta Hart.
  • Considering a party popper could use up a whole roll of film and presuming the camera settings hadn't been changed from the night before (Maya using the party popper happened the day after the murder), Lotta would've had to reload her camera at some point following the first photo (the one of a bare lake) or else the subsequent pictures wouldn't have existed, thus tipping her off as to something happening on the lake prior to the staged shooting.

Problematic use of "murder"[]

In this episode's English script, the word "murder" is used in an inappropriately broad sense to include Edgeworth's confession to accidentally killing his father.

  • Marvin Grossberg: I hate to say this... But even accidental murder is murder, you know.
  • Maya Fey: He's going to tell them he was the murderer in the DL-6 Incident!
  • Miles Edgeworth: The murderer... The criminal in the DL-6 Incident... It was me!
  • Miles Edgeworth: Murder is murder, no matter what the circumstances.

Edgeworth's supposed crime is more accurately described as manslaughter, which can still be a punishable crime. Simply replacing "murderer" with "killer" and "murder" with "homicide" would make these statements more accurate, but since the consequences that Edgeworth faces for his confession are never made clear, this loose word usage does not make an impact on the plot, and the intended meaning is clear from the context. Notably, later games' English scripts tend to favor "killer" or "culprit" over "murderer" (especially in the often-used phrase "real killer") in describing the culprit behind the homicide being discussed.

Mirrored laughter[]

While incarcerated in the detention center, Edgeworth says, "So, you've come to laugh at the fallen attorney?", which mirrors what April May says in Turnabout Sisters while in the detention center herself ("Have you come to laugh? Yes, laugh at the fallen Miss May!"). Edgeworth also says a similar line in Bridge to the Turnabout when Wright encounters him after an earthquake causes him to let a defendant escape from him.

Typos and errors[]

  • When Wright incorrectly shows where the murder occurred on the overhead map, the judge asks "Around... where?" while Wright is shown mouthing the line.
  • During Edgeworth's flashback to the events that occurred in the elevator in the DL-6 incident, Yanni Yogi incorrectly states,"I... I can't breath!".
  • In the 2019 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy re-release of the case, when speaking to Lotta about "Gourdy" at the Gourd Lake Woods, the textbox does not receive a checkmark once read for the first time, unlike all other conversation topics.

Other languages[]

  • Chinese - 逆轉,然後再見 (Nìzhuǎn, Ránhòu Zàijiàn; lit. "Turnabout, then Goodbye")
  • Portuguese - Reviravolta de Despedidas (lit. Turnabout of Goodbyes)
  • Arabic - تغيّر الوداع (lit. "Farewell Change")
  • Russian - Прощальное дело (lit. "The Farewell Case")


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  2. Nossa tradução de Ace Attorney Jacutem Sabão. Retrieved on 2022-12-26.