Episode 4: Turnabout Reminiscence is the fourth and penultimate episode of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. It is set seven years prior to the 3-day period during which the other 4 cases in the game take place. It was chronologically the earliest playable case in the Ace Attorney series, until this title was taken by the flashback portions of Gyakuten Kenji 2's 3rd case, The Inherited Turnabout. This is also the first case in the series to feature multiple murder victims in the same present-day case.
This episode chronicles what was originally going to be the first trial of Miles Edgeworth, until the trial was canceled due to the murders of both the defendant and the prosecutor whom Edgeworth was set to replace. Edgeworth's mentor, Manfred von Karma, tasks both Miles and his teen daughter with investigating the double murder. This episode shows Edgeworth's first meetings with both Dick Gumshoe and Kay Faraday. What would later be Edgeworth's first trial was shown in Turnabout Beginnings.
The case is also informally known in-game as "the second KG-8 Incident", as both cases involved the murder of someone about to testify about their representative employers' connections to an international smuggling ring, were in some way connected to the United States' Cohdopian Embassy (via the accused in the first incident and the victim in the second), and the representative murderers for each case were caught on security camera.
- 1 A trial gone wrong
- 2 Beginning
- 3 Middle
- 4 End, Part 1
- 5 End, Part 2
- 6 Epilogue
- 7 Seven years later
- 8 Bad Endings
- 9 References to other cases
- 10 Errors
- 11 Note
- 12 Other languages
A trial gone wrong
Mack Rell was on trial for murder. The defendant admitted to committing the murder, but then suddenly claimed that the Yatagarasu had told him to commit the murder and went on to accuse Prosecutor Byrne Faraday of being the Great Thief. In light of the defendant's claims, the judge requested that Prosecutor Faraday be replaced with a different prosecutor. The judge called a recess to prepare the new prosecutor...
It was 3:20 p.m. in the District Court's 3rd Floor Lobby, and Miles Edgeworth was waiting to be admitted into the courtroom. His first case as prosecutor would be have him replace another prosecutor who had been accused of being the Yatagarasu. Manfred von Karma asked Edgeworth whether he was prepared. Edgeworth had memorized all of the relevant case files. Von Karma told Edgeworth that he would expect nothing short of perfection. Edgeworth was honored and proud that he was even in the courtroom at such a young age; he was 20 years old. Von Karma had given Edgeworth this rare chance to "crush the defendant's pathetic lies into oblivion".
Von Karma commented that the trial should have ended in one minute, since the defendant had been clearly caught on camera. However, the defendant had the gall to take Prosecutor Byrne Faraday down with him. Faraday had once told von Karma of ways to punish those who could not be brought to court. Edgeworth agreed with his mentor that that was utter nonsense, for no man was above the law. Von Karma conceded that such individuals existed, but that there was no point in dealing with them, because a prosecutor's job was not concerned with matters outside of the courtroom. Von Karma told Edgeworth to show the courts the power of the von Karma name.
Von Karma ordered Edgeworth to recite the basic facts about his case. On September 8, a murder had been committed in front of the Cohdopian Embassy. The victim was Deid Mann, a staff member at the embassy. After the murder, the defendant, Mack Rell, had been detained that night for questioning. He had then been arrested for possession of the murder weapon, a gun. As well, the Great Thief Yatagarasu had invaded the embassy. At first, Rell had claimed to be the Yatagarasu himself, and he had denied the murder charge. The prosecution had submitted the security footage of the murder as decisive evidence; Rell had clearly been seen, both on camera and from the visitor's gallery, committing the vile act. That was when Rell had changed his stance and accused Faraday of being the Yatagarasu. Von Karma added one more thing: people were now referring to this case as the "second KG-8 Incident". Edgeworth apologized for not studying hard enough to remember that detail, but von Karma reassured him that only a select few individuals knew that detail, even among the police.
Edgeworth asked about the term "second KG-8 Incident", and von Karma gave Edgeworth a three-year-old newspaper about the original KG-8 Incident. Von Karma reminded Edgeworth about the Amano Group scandal, in which Colin Devorae had been arrested for smuggling activities. A certain Cece Yew had been an employee of the Amano Group and the sole witness to the crime. However, she had been silenced before she could testify. A Cohdopian Embassy staff member named Manny Coachen had been tried for that murder and found not guilty, due to lack of evidence. Byrne Faraday had been the prosecutor in that case as well. Now, Deid Man had been silenced for the same reason. This case was playing out in the same way as the original KG-8 Incident had, except for one detail: the Yatagarasu.
Von Karma said that the Yatagarasu had probably been looking for Cohdopian secrets to steal, since what the Yatagarasu had stolen had been sent to police. Even von Karma didn't know what the Yatagarasu had stolen, since information about the Yatagarasu was considered top-secret. Ironically, the heist had proven that the Yatagarasu had been in the embassy on the night of Mann's murder. That had been the first time the Yatagarasu had ever left evidence in his or her wake. Von Karma suggested that Edgeworth talk to Faraday for more information on the Yatagarasu, since he had prosecuted the Yatagarasu case as well.
A girl with a balloon walked in just then, asking Edgeworth to trade a fistful of coins for a dollar bill, and then left. A baliff then informed Edgeworth that the paperwork for his substitution had been filed. Von Karma was angered that the baliff hadn't come sooner, and he ordered Edgeworth to hurry up and collect the evidence from Faraday.
It was 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom No. 3. Edgeworth and von Karma were waiting for everyone else. Von Karma expressed annoyance at Faraday and the defense not being present. The judge entered and addressed Edgeworth. He then remembered that he had heard a sound like a popper going off. Suddenly, a detective burst into the courtroom, knocking down the sole officer there, with terrible news: Byrne Faraday and Mack Rell were both dead.
Edgeworth introduced himself to the defense attorney, who commented that he was new. Edgeworth wagged his finger, replying, "Do not take me for some naïve novice." The attorney suddenly burst into laughter at the tactlessness of Edgeworth's behavior and words. She then introduced herself as Calisto Yew. Yew didn't know anything about the murder, other than that her adversary was one of the victims.
Edgeworth introduced himself to the other detective, who introduced himself as Dick Gumshoe, a new detective. Gumshoe told Edgeworth that he had been guarding the door to Defendant Lobby No. 2 from the outside when the murders had happened. Gumshoe hadn't heard any signs of a struggle before the fatal gunshots; he had gone into the room with the other detective to find the bodies.
The detective blocking the crime scene introduced himself as Tyrell Badd; he had been one of the witnesses in the trial, explaining his presence. He had already informed the Criminal Affairs Department of the murder. Badd expressed an unwillingness to talk to or respect Edgeworth, calling him "kid", and he put a hand inside his coat, only to pull out a mirror. Edgeworth demanded information on the murder, and Badd decided to spill some information to him. Faraday had been stabbed with a gun in his hand, and Rell had been shot with a knife in his hand. No one other than the other detective had been in the room. Badd had also been following the Yatagarasu, so he had been called to the courthouse to testify about the Yatagarasu and discern whether Faraday was the Yatagarasu.
A baliff arrived at the scene and told Yew that Manny Coachen was waiting to see her. Edgeworth remembered Coachen from the KG-8 Incident. Yew approached Coachen, asking why he was here. Coachen asked Yew to step outside for a talk, and she obliged.
Von Karma arrived at the scene and addressed Badd. Von Karma complained about Coachen being free, saying that he would have given Coachen a conviction in three minutes. Badd did not approve of this outburst. Von Karma then put Edgeworth in charge of the investigation of the murder. Suddenly, Franziska von Karma ran into the hallway, objecting to her father's decision. She was on summer vacation from Germany, and she hadn't passed the bar exam yet, though she was close to doing so. Manfred agreed to put both of them on the investigation. Badd objected to letting "children" into the crime scene, but he could not do anything about Manfred's authority over the case. Manfred told his students that he'd accept nothing short of a perfect report from them, and then he and Badd walked off.
It was 4:15 p.m. when Edgeworth walked into Defendant Lobby No. 2. Franziska insisted that this would be a competition between them to prove which was more worthy of the von Karma name, and Edgeworth played along. Badd set Gumshoe up as their supervisor. Franziska immediately set to intimidating Gumshoe with her whip; Gumshoe then set his sights on Edgeworth, calling him "prosecutor boy", but Edgeworth replied that any more of calling him "prosecutor boy" would have him "look into" Gumshoe's salary.
Badd told Edgeworth that Byrne Faraday's gun had been in his bag; the gun had been used to kill Deid Mann, and was supposed to be evidence. However, Badd was puzzled about the knife; Mack Rell couldn't have brought a knife with him, as he had been in detainment the whole time. Badd presumed that it was another piece of evidence for the trial. Edgeworth guessed that Faraday had brought in the knife to pose it as evidence and then attacked Rell with it. Badd concluded that Faraday had attacked first, and then Rell had counterattacked; it was the only conclusion that could be made at the moment. A forensic technician was in the room to confirm any blood or fingerprints that were found.
Edgeworth noticed that there were iron bars on the windows of the lobby. Plastic bags containing evidence had been strewn all over the floor as well. Edgeworth also noticed that the tables had not been disturbed. This suggested that the evidence on the floor had not been strewn during a struggle. There was blood on one of the bags; it belonged to Faraday, but there was nothing else on or in the bag. Gumshoe noticed a TV in the room, but when he went near it, it turned on. It was very loud; Badd chastised Gumshoe for touching the crime scene.
Edgeworth then examined the bodies. Faraday was on top of Rell, and there was ink on Faraday's left hand. Edgeworth made some notes about the knife and the gun. However, Edgeworth needed to examine the bodies in more detail. Badd told Gumshoe to turn over the bodies. Edgeworth found a fountain pen in Faraday's breast pocket; he concluded that the ink in Faraday's hand had been from this pen, and that Faraday had thus been left-handed. He then noticed that Rell's gunshot wound had no gunpowder burn; he had been shot from a distance.
Edgeworth recited what he knew so far: Faraday had brought in both the knife and the gun, and he had shot Rell from some distance; however, Rell had managed to grab the knife from Faraday and stab him with it. Edgeworth felt that something was wrong with his explanation, and he gathered his crime scene notes. He noticed that Faraday had been holding his gun with his right hand; this contradicted with the ink-stained left hand revealing the actual dominant hand. Edgeworth concluded that someone else had planted the gun in Faraday's hand.
Badd produced the autopsy report. It was possible that Rell had survived for a short time after being shot, but Faraday had died instantaneously from his stabbing. Franziska was convinced that the crime had happened as it had first seemed, and she invited Edgeworth to argue with her about it.
Franziska argued that the autopsy report proved that Faraday had attacked first. Edgeworth pressed Franziska, and she clarified that Rell had struggled with Faraday in a final attempt to counterattack Faraday. However, Gumshoe had heard no signs of a struggle. Edgeworth concluded that Rell had simply taken the knife from Faraday's bag. However, it had already been established that Faraday had died instantaneously, so he couldn't have shot Rell after being stabbed. Franziska had meant to make Edgeworth negate his own contradiction all along. However, Edgeworth still noticed a contradiction. If Faraday had died before Rell, why had he been on top of Rell? Rell must have died before Faraday had.
Franziska countered that Faraday and Rell may have attacked each other and died at the same time, resolving the contradiction. Edgeworth asked her to elaborate; she claimed that Faraday had had both knife and revolver in his hands to attack Rell, but Rell had grabbed the knife and stabbed Faraday before falling dead under Faraday's body. However, this was impossible, as proven by the lack of gunpowder burn on Rell's clothes. This meant that neither man could have attacked first; there had been a third individual in the room. There should not have been any plastic bags on the ground since there had not been a struggle; this meant that the real killer had scattered them to throw off the investigation. Edgeworth guessed that the killer had used a plastic bag - the one now containing Faraday's blood - to catch the blood splatter from stabbing Faraday.
Badd realized that the investigation still had a long way to go. Just then, Calisto Yew burst into the room with the judge. Yew accused Gumshoe of the murder; only he had been around other than the two victims at the time of the murder. The judge explained that he remembered a time in which the hallway had been empty. Franziska took her chance to gloat; Badd ordered Gumshoe to explain himself, but Gumshoe insisted that he had been in the hallway the whole time. Edgeworth told Badd to hold the arrest so that he could ask about Gumshoe's motive.
Yew had seen Gumshoe take a salary cut from Faraday a week ago, and she argued that this was Gumshoe's motive. Edgeworth asked about Gumshoe's motive to kill Rell; Yew replied that it didn't matter because the murder would have played out the way it did anyway. Rell would have been a witness to Faraday's murder, so he had been killed as well. No one else would have a motive to kill both men. Edgeworth disagreed; Manny Coachen would have had plenty of motive to kill both men. However, Badd told Edgeworth that Coachen had been under strict watch the whole time, and so he couldn't have committed the murder. Gumshoe was still the sole suspect. Edgeworth found it strange that Gumshoe had made no attempt to defend himself as a criminal would. Badd took Gumshoe away for questioning, and Franziska and the judge left after them.
Edgeworth asked Yew about the KG-8 Incident. Yew told him that she knew nothing about it beyond what had been written in the papers, but Edgeworth knew better. The victim in that incident was Cece Yew, Calisto Yew's sister. Calisto Yew told Edgeworth that Faraday had actually had the evidence to convict Coachen, but a man in black had taken that evidence from him. Yew wanted some answers, which was why she had taken up Rell's defense. Coachen had apparently come to watch the trial and hadn't known of Yew's involvement until he had arrived.
Yew laughed again and told Edgeworth not to be so serious all the time. Edgeworth responded that he was in charge of convicting the world's criminals, and that he had no time or need for laughter. Yew laughed again and left the lobby. Edgeworth thought to himself that he knew that the KG-8 Incident and these murders were connected somehow.
It was 4:45 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Lobby. Manfred von Karma told Miles Edgeworth that Mack Rell's case would be dismissed. Edgeworth would nonetheless receive the evidence from the trial. Manfred blamed Byrne Faraday for the "outrageous circus" that this affair had become, and he assured Edgeworth that he would receive a different case. Edgeworth asked Manfred for permission to continue the investigation of the double murder, so that the case would be perfect with no doubt left over. Franziska von Karma agreed that she and Edgeworth should continue with their competition, and Manfred gave in.
|Manfred von Karma|
|We have to make sure you become recognized as a first-rate prosecutor, don't we? .........It wouldn't be very interesting otherwise.|
Manfred then left the courthouse. Edgeworth thanked Franziska, who responded that the competition was still on.
Calisto Yew was in the lobby. She claimed that she and Tyrell Badd had been in Defendant Lobby No. 1 before the murder because Faraday had seemed rather threatening and dragged Rell into Lobby No. 2. She also said that Badd had been the detective in charge of the KG-8 Incident. Additionally, Badd and Faraday would meet up just about every time the Yatagarasu showed up.
Edgeworth asked about the Yatagarasu. Yew replied that the Yatagarasu would steal evidence of corruption in various companies and then reveal the evidence for all the world to see. Yew in particular profited from this; companies would come to her for her talents in law.
Yew said that she had asked Rell many questions about his claim to be the Yatagarasu but had not gotten any answers. She had known that Rell was guilty. Edgeworth found it detestable that a defense attorney would cover for someone that she knew was a criminal, but Yew reminded him that she had her own agenda and her own reasons to become Rell's lawyer.
Edgeworth went to Gumshoe and assured him that he had nothing to worry about, if he really was innocent. Edgeworth asked about the incident from a week ago. Gumshoe replied that Faraday had gotten angry at him because he had reported at his usual post instead of at Criminal Affairs. Gumshoe then told Edgeworth that Badd had assigned him to Lobby No. 2 at 3:20. Edgeworth noticed an envelope inside Gumshoe's coat pocket; it was for a $5 check for an annual bonus. Gumshoe said that he had had no money until receiving the check. To his dismay, Franziska confiscated the envelope.
An officer arrived to take Gumshoe into questioning. Edgeworth asked Gumshoe whether his testimony had been the truth. Gumshoe reiterated that no one had been in the hallway, and he had heard no sign of a struggle in the defendant lobby. Edgeworth knew that Gumshoe was lying about something.
Suddenly, the girl from earlier kicked Edgeworth from behind and ran away, leaving a Swiss roll on the floor and a bruise on Edgeworth's leg in the process. An annoyed Edgeworth moved to question Badd and the judge.
In the hallway, Badd had just finished questioning the judge. Edgeworth and Franziska ran into the judge and exchanged greetings.
The judge told Edgeworth that he had been in the restroom, and that he could see the hallway from a restroom window. He had seen Gumshoe using one of the vending machines in the hallway, but then Gumshoe had disappeared as the judge was about to exit the restroom. The judge then went on his way.
Edgeworth next questioned Badd. Badd had phoned Criminal Affairs to send a detective to Defendant Lobby No. 2 because he believed that something bad would happen; Criminal Affairs had sent Gumshoe. The two had entered the hallway together, where they had met Yew. She had told them that Faraday had angrily dragged Rell to Lobby No. 2, telling Yew not to disturb them. So Gumshoe had stood guard outside Lobby No. 2. One of the guards in the courthouse could testify that Gumshoe had not left the hallway for the 30 minutes between then and the gunshot that had killed Rell. Yew and Badd had meanwhile been inside Lobby No. 1. After hearing the gunshot, Badd and Yew ran quickly to Lobby No. 2. Badd had heard the gunshot around the end of the recess.
Edgeworth wondered whether Badd was keeping him under surveillance, and why. Badd refused to cooperate with Edgeworth any further, but he allowed Edgeworth to use the forensic investigators.
Edgeworth noted the vending machines' presence and then examined the window from which he could see the restroom. He noticed a potted cactus and a small, pink piece of trash made of rubber on the windowsill. Edgeworth concluded that a balloon had popped here. Edgeworth also noticed a trail of ants coming from under the bench below the window; on the floor were crumbs from a Swiss roll. On the bench was a chocolate smudge shaped like a handprint; a forensic investigator showed this to belong to Gumshoe. Edgeworth concluded that the Swiss roll had come from the vending machines. He guessed that Gumshoe had bought a Swiss roll to eat it, but then he had dropped it. However, Edgeworth realized that Gumshoe shouldn't have been able to afford the Swiss roll, which cost $6 per pair.
It was 5:15 in Courtroom No. 3. Edgeworth was listening again to the judge's account of what he had seen in the hallway. Edgeworth told the judge that Gumshoe had sat at the bench in the hallway; the window above the bench was rather high, and a sitting Gumshoe could easily have been hidden from the judge. The judge then remembered another detail; he had heard a gunshot as he was leaving the restroom. Edgeworth recalled the judge talking about a popper going off as they were waiting for Faraday. Upon being asked, the judge replied that this had occurred 20 minutes before the end of the recess. This contradicted Badd's testimony stating that the gunshot had occurred right before the end of recess. What the judge had really heard was a balloon popping. Edgeworth remembered the balloon that the girl had from before the trial started.
The judge apologized for his inaccurate, albeit truthful, testimony. Edgeworth asked the judge for permission to question Gumshoe for more information, which the judge granted.
Gumshoe repeated what he had said earlier about his whereabouts. Gumshoe insisted upon further inquiry that he hadn't taken a single step away from the door to Lobby No. 2, but everyone in the courtroom knew by now that this was false. Edgeworth asked Gumshoe how he had bought the Swiss rolls, and he showed Gumshoe the Swiss roll that had been dropped earlier; the girl who had attacked Edgeworth had been in the hallway with Gumshoe.
Said girl then tried to sneak up on Edgeworth again, but Edgeworth caught her. She said that her name was Kay Faraday; she was Byrne's daughter. She told them that "Gummy" hadn't done anything wrong, which was why she had been harassing Edgeworth. Edgeworth offered Kay the Swiss roll that she had dropped to calm her down; she said that she had been saving it for her father. She already knew what had happened to her father, and she could not hold her tears back. Edgeworth could relate with this, seeing as how he had also lost his father. Edgeworth offered Kay a handkerchief, but she blew her nose on Edgeworth's cravat instead.
Kay told Edgeworth that she was all right now; she had promised her father not to cry in front of strangers. Franziska was being kind to Kay as well; she could relate to having a prominent prosecutor as a father. Kay said that she wanted to be a "Hero of Justice" just like her father. She had written down various promises that she had made to her father in a notebook. Kay also said that she had met Gumshoe in the hallway, and they had talked for a little while.
Edgeworth gave his drenched cravat to Kay. However, Kay refused to take it because she had promised her father not to take anything from strangers. Edgeworth replied that Kay would merely be borrowing it to give back later. After putting on a new cravat, Edgeworth said that Kay's promise not to take anything from strangers was Gumshoe's reason to lie about Kay. Gumshoe admitted this; he and Kay had pooled Gumshoe's $5 and Kay's $1 to buy a pair of Swiss rolls. Kay had saved one for her father, and she had split the other with Gumshoe. Kay had popped her balloon intentionally to startle Gumshoe, causing him to drop his half of the roll.
Kay apologized for attacking Edgeworth earlier. Edgeworth asked for the remaining Swiss roll to use as evidence. Yew entered the courtroom just then, telling Edgeworth that he had proven that Gumshoe was the only possible suspect, because only he could have entered Lobby No. 2. Kay tried to defend Gumshoe, but Yew ordered the baliff to remove her from the courtroom. Yew had already filed the papers for Gumshoe's arrest, and she chastised Edgeworth for speaking to the suspect without a guard, telling him to "keep a good eye on the criminal... or you may regret what comes of your negligence!" Yew said that she'd look forward to the end of Edgeworth's investigation and left. Edgeworth knew now that the only place left to investigate was Lobby No. 1.
End, Part 1
It was 5:45 p.m. In Defendant Lobby No. 1, Kay Faraday and Tyrell Badd were talking about a flowery perfume that Kay had found. Badd told her that she was too young to wear it, but that she could keep it anyway. Badd then gave Kay a Swiss roll to eat. Kay then insisted to Badd that Gumshoe wasn't the killer. Miles Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma arrived and told Kay to go home, but Kay told them that she was Badd's assistant. Badd said that all three of them were free to investigate anything outside of the crime scene, and that Yew was looking into a few matters herself. Kay told Edgeworth to find the real killer and then left.
Edgeworth asked Badd about the overpowering smell of perfume in the room. Badd replied that Yew had spilled some of her ultra-strong perfume, a famous overseas brand. Badd gave Edgeworth another bottle of the perfume. Badd reiterated what he had done during the recess. Von Karma noted that Yew seemed to dislike Badd; Edgeworth guessed that this was so because Badd had been the lead detective in the KG-8 Incident.
Badd decided that Edgeworth knew enough about the KG-8 Incident to get the entire story. He and Byrne Faraday had been on the trail of the smuggling ring involved in the Amano Group scandal. Colin Devorae, a secretary in the Amano Group, had been put on trial, but the case had been tainted when Cece Yew was killed. Devorae himself had in fact not known at all about the smuggling ring, but he had taken the fall anyway for his boss Ernest Amano. Manny Coachen had then been tried and found innocent for Cece's murder. Badd blamed himself for the theft of the evidence required to convict Coachen; he had fallen into a trap and been shot at multiple times. Half of the holes in his jacket had been from that incident.
That was when Badd had met Cece's sister Calisto Yew. She refused the apologies from Byrne and Badd, saying that they wouldn't bring Cece back and that she never wanted to see Byrne or Badd again. Byrne and Badd had continued to track down the smuggling ring, solving many cases in the process, but they had failed to find the real mastermind behind the ring. During one of their trials, they had met Calisto again as the defense attorney. She had been on the hunt for the ring's mastermind as well.
Von Karma found it despicable that Calisto Yew would defend a criminal to fulfill her agenda. Badd told her and Edgeworth that they were still naïve, and that they would soon know that the law had its limits. Edgeworth insisted that the law was merely a tool, and that it was limited only by the craftsmen. Badd replied that Edgeworth would one day see what he meant.
Badd had known Byrne ever since Byrne's rookie days as a prosecutor, and he had known Kay since her birth. Byrne and Badd had cracked many cases together, but they couldn't make any headway on the Yatagarasu case. Nonetheless, they knew more about the Yatagarasu than anyone else did.
The Yatagarasu was the only dissimilarity between the first and second KG-8 Incidents. Edgeworth suggested that the murders were related to the Yatagarasu, so Badd agreed to tell him what he knew. Badd said that the Yatagarasu would always elude Badd for three reasons.
|First! The Yatagarasu always knows the exact location of the target object. Second! The Yatagarasu always knows exactly how to disarm the security system. Third! The Yatagarasu doesn't leave a single shred of evidence behind, ever!|
The Yatagarasu had never been caught on tape, had never drawn anyone's attention, and would never commit murder. That was how Badd knew that Mack Rell wasn't the Yatagarasu. The difference in Rell's trial was that the Yatagarasu had sent evidence concerning the smuggling ring to the police, instead of to the mass media. To prove that the Yatagarasu had indeed been the sender, a white card with the Yatagarasu's mark had been sent along with the evidence, just as the Yatagarasu had done when publicizing other evidence. Rell had known nothing about the card.
The baliff then arrived to tell Edgeworth that the judge was ready to hand over Byrne's evidence to him in the courtroom. Before Edgeworth complied, he asked Badd what the law meant to him. Badd replied that finding the answer to that question was the only reason he was still alive. Edgeworth had also become a prosecutor for this reason, as well as to ensure that all criminals everywhere were found guilty.
The judge was still depressed about his witness testimony; he'd have a greater appreciation of the difficulty of testifying now. The judge told Edgeworth that he was waiting for Yew, but Edgeworth replied that she was busy, so the judge went ahead and told Edgeworth that the evidence was on the prosecutor's bench.
Among the evidence was Byrne's organizer, which detailed his case against Rell. Inside the organizer was the Yatagarasu's Key, which Byrne had mentioned in the organizer; this was the evidence that the Yatagarasu had sent. Edgeworth then realized that the knife was the Yatagarasu's Key, and then confirmed this by pressing the end of the knife's handle to convert it into the key. Edgeworth realized that only one who knew about this trick could have been the killer: the Yatagarasu. Edgeworth then noticed that the surveillance video of the murder was missing. Edgeworth notified the judge of this, but the judge claimed that he had taken Byrne's entire bag of evidence with him.
It was now 6:00 p.m., and Edgeworth hurried to Defendant Lobby No. 2. Badd was there talking to another officer. This man told Badd that he hadn't found what he'd been searching for. He then approached Edgeworth and said that prosecutors shouldn't be allowed at crime scenes, before he left. Badd told Edgeworth that the other officer was a rookie cop, Shi-Long Lang of Zheng Fa. He was studying the philosophies of detainment of various countries around the world. Badd could tell that Lang was determined and that he had a grudge of some sort.
Badd was still refusing to help Edgeworth. However, Edgeworth told him about the trick behind the Yatagarasu's Key; Byrne had intended to disprove that Rell was the Yatagarasu with the key, but he had had no idea that it was also a knife. Badd then confirmed that he had been searching for the key because he had sworn to protect it and agreed to testify on his whereabouts once more.
Det. Badd's Movements
Edgeworth asked Badd whether he had heard anything suspicious prior to the gunshot, and Badd replied that he had heard nothing else. However, Edgeworth knew that another sound similar to a gunshot had to have been heard. Kay's balloon had popped 20 minutes before the end of recess, when Badd was in Lobby No. 1. However, Badd told Edgeworth that the lobbies had been soundproofed. Edgeworth asked how, then, Badd had heard the gunshot. Edgeworth remembered Yew's perfume; the spilling of the perfume had brought Badd to open the window to Lobby No. 1. He then remembered the very loud TV in Lobby No. 2, and he wondered about the surveillance video.
Edgeworth realized that the flowery smell from the window of Lobby No. 2 had been from Yew's perfume in Lobby No. 1. Incorporeal things could pass through the barred windows: the sound of the TV, for instance. This would mean that windows from both lobbies had to have been open. Edgeworth then realized that the gunshot had actually been from the missing surveillance video.
Edgeworth investigated the TV in Lobby No. 1. He recalled that Gumshoe hadn't actually turned the TV on; rather, it seemed as though a video feed had stopped. Edgeworth saw a videotape inside the video player under the TV; upon playing the tape, he confirmed that it was the missing surveillance video. Edgeworth deduced that the killer had intentionally opened the window to Lobby No. 2 to play the gunshot from the video for Badd, Yew and Gumshoe to hear, throwing off the perceived time of death. The real time of the murder was before Gumshoe had even set foot in the hallway, and the person with no alibi at that time would have to be the real killer.
The baliff then entered the room and told Edgeworth that Yew was waiting for him in the courtroom. Apparently, she wanted to clarify some things with him. Badd would accompany Edgeworth to hear what Yew had to say. Edgeworth knew that the time had come for him to bring out the truth.
End, Part 2
It was 6:15 p.m. Miles Edgeworth, Franziska von Karma, Tyrell Badd and Kay Faraday entered Courtroom No. 3, where Calisto Yew was waiting at the defense's bench. Kay said that she was still investigating and then ran off. Badd told Edgeworth that he didn't want Kay to witness what was about to unfold. Edgeworth and von Karma then took the prosecution's bench, while Badd stood in front of the judge's bench. Yew told him that she'd been waiting, and Edgeworth told her the same, that he'd been waiting for the moment in which he could finally lay this case to rest. Yew insisted that the case had already been solved, but von Karma replied that that would depend on how Yew's argument held up. Yew had checked up on everybody's movements during the time in which Gumshoe was in the hallway; only Gumshoe could be the killer. Edgeworth replied that there was still time for a rebuttal. They were in a court of law, so they would play by the court's rules.
Everyone other than Dick Gumshoe had an alibi for when the gunshot had been heard. The areas around the crime scene had been thoroughly investigated; there was no possible escape route from Lobby No. 2. This left them with Gumshoe as the killer. Edgeworth saw no need to take on Yew's argument head on and instead pressed every statement that Yew had made to draw out any trump cards that she had. Yew then added that Manfred von Karma could vouch for Edgeworth's alibi, whereas Franziska had been seen entering the 3rd Floor Lobby and being stopped by a guard from entering the hallway. Edgeworth then asked about everyone's alibis well before the gunshot had been heard. Yew replied that that didn't matter, considering the timing of the gunshot, but Edgeworth told Yew that the gunshot had really come from the surveillance tape showing Deid Mann's murder, which had been played after the double murder to throw off the perceived time of death. This time manipulation was possible because the gunshot in the video occurred 30 minutes into the video. Edgeworth also told Yew that the windows of both defendant lobbies had been opened. This meant that the person who had caused the window to Lobby No. 1 to be opened - Calisto Yew - was the real killer. Von Karma and Badd were shocked at the indictment that Edgeworth had made, but Yew was the only person now who could have committed the murder. Yew was surprised that it had come to this, and she made her own rebuttal.
Yew asked Edgeworth whether he had proof that she had opened the window to Lobby No. 1, or that she had used the surveillance video. Edgeworth replied that she had spilled her perfume intentionally to make Badd open the window. Yew argued that this was a coincidence, but Edgeworth retorted that Yew had brought Badd into Lobby No. 1 and had timed her perfume accident to create her own alibi.
Yew insisted that she couldn't have been the killer because she couldn't have known about the knife that had killed Byrne Faraday. Edgeworth knew that he would have to draw the truth out of Yew; he told her that the knife was missing from the evidence bag. Yew didn't remember seeing a knife during the trial, and Edgeworth told her that that was because Faraday had had yet to present it. Yew saw through Edgeworth's trap and told him that the evidence that Faraday had had yet to present was the Yatagarasu's Key. Edgeworth realized that this had been a misunderstanding on his part, and he told Yew about the key's ability to transform into a knife; Yew had known that the key was inside Faraday's bag! Yew had fallen into Edgeworth's trap after all.
Yew asked Edgeworth for the knife to verify the transformation for herself because she didn't trust the students of Manfred von Karma, and Edgeworth gave the knife to her. Edgeworth claimed that Yew had known about the knife trick already, but then he wondered how she would have known. Byrne Faraday couldn't have told her about the trick because even he hadn't known about the trick. Had he known, he would have written about it in his organizer; the fact that even Badd hadn't known about the knife trick proved this. Edgeworth concluded that only one person could have known about the knife trick: the Yatagarasu herself, Calisto Yew! She had used Rell to lure Faraday into a trap all along.
The Yatagarasu laughed hysterically, and she told Edgeworth that he was sending a chill down her spine. She hadn't gotten such a thrill even during her heists. "Calisto Yew" wasn't even her real name; she was indeed the Great Thief Yatagarasu. Byrne Faraday had uncovered the Yatagarasu's identity, so she had plotted to kill him. She had offered Mack Rell an acquittal in exchange for accusing Faraday of being the Yatagarasu. However, Faraday had dragged Rell off into Lobby No. 2 to interrogate him, and the Yatagarasu had had no choice but to kill them both. Badd was shocked that Yew would commit such a crime in the wake of her sister's death.
The Yatagarasu had sent her key, knowing that Faraday would bring it to the courthouse to prove that Rell wasn't the Yatagarasu. She had entered Lobby No. 2 under the pretense that she was worried about something, and Faraday had handed her the key. She had known Faraday for a long time, so she had given him a quick and painless death. She had then had Rell set up the surveillance video before shooting him.
The Yatagarasu then said that she had hired Rell to kill Deid Mann all along; she was a member of the smuggling ring! Von Karma couldn't believe it; the Yatagarasu was supposed to be noble, but here she was, just another cold-blooded killer. The Yatagarasu then told Edgeworth about the meaning of three legs on the Yatagarasu's calling card:
|It means that the Yatagarasu has more than one razor-sharp way to do her work.|
The Yatagarasu aimed a pistol at Edgeworth. She told Edgeworth that he had been too naïve, even handing over her key without a second thought. She had even advised him earlier to keep an eye on a criminal, lest he regret his negligence. Von Karma dived for cover, but Edgeworth found himself unable to move. Kay Faraday suddenly exclaimed, "Hey, mister! To your right!" Edgeworth found himself diving just in time for the Yatagarasu's bullet to miss him. Badd gave chase to the Yatagarasu as she ran from the courtroom...
Edgeworth got up and verified that von Karma was all right. She was shaken but otherwise fine. He then heard another gunshot...
It was 7:00 p.m. in Courtroom No. 3. The Yatagarasu had gotten away, but the precinct had a perimeter set up. Tyrell Badd had another hole in his jacket from the Yatagarasu's second gunshot. He now called Miles Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma by their names, rather than calling them "kids". However, Kay Faraday was nowhere to be seen. before Badd made off to look for her, he apologized to Dick Gumshoe for doubting him. Gumshoe had lied, but he had done it to protect Kay. Badd thought that maybe Gumshoe had what it took to be a real detective after all, and he told Gumshoe not to lose his detective's spirit. Badd then told Edgeworth that he would catch Calisto Yew if it was the last thing he did.
Gumshoe thanked Edgeworth for his help in getting him off the hook; Edgeworth was thankful that the wrong suspect hadn't been arrested. The judge also apologized for the trouble that he had caused with his testimony. Gumshoe replied that it wasn't really the judge's fault; Yew would have found another way to frame Gumshoe. Edgeworth told Gumshoe that since he was still a detective, he should work hard, give all that he had, and perform his duties well. Edgeworth then gave Gumshoe the Swiss roll that he had borrowed from Kay; although the intended recipient of the roll had died, Gumshoe was still there to appreciate his friendship with Kay. Gumshoe then told Edgeworth that he would stick by him from then on. Edgeworth sensed nothing but trouble for this budding relationship. Months later, Gumshoe and Edgeworth would meet in Edgeworth's first trial and become his direct subordinate.
Seven years later
Miles Edgeworth looked into the old cravat that he had given to Kay Faraday and remembered everything. After Byrne Faraday's death, Kay had gone to live with her mother's relatives far away. One day, she had been looking through her father's bookshelves and found a secret diary hidden among his books, revealing that he had been the real Yatagarasu; Calisto Yew was a fake. Little Thief had been among Byrne's books as well; he had used this to disarm the various security systems that he had had to remove. However, the Yatagarasu had sent a calling card to the Cohdopian Embassy, but the card was white rather than black. Kay suspected this to be Yew's doing. That was when Kay had decided to track Edgeworth down to help her find out the truth behind the Yatagarasu. The real Yatagarasu had been noble to the end, and Kay would revive that noble spirit. Dick Gumshoe pitched in his support, and Edgeworth did as well, provided Kay didn't commit any real crimes. Besides, all Kay really wanted was to have Calisto Yew arrested, and not actually to steal anything. Edgeworth told Kay that he owed her for saving his life and helping him with Colin Devorae's murder case. Edgeworth's first case had to be settled once and for all. Little did he know that he would get this opportunity merely one day later...
- During the first Investigation phase, Von Karma appears and scolds Edgeworth for hesitating, stating that the case should have been resolved in less than three minutes. He expresses disappointment at Franziska as well, and tells both of them to leave.
- After the first Investigation phase, but before Gumshoe is accused, Franziska declares herself "the victor", stating that Edgeworth is unworthy of the Von Karma name.
- During the Beginning chapter, after Gumshoe is accused, Edgeworth admits that he has nothing to counter Yew's claim, and Badd tells Gumshoe to come along quietly.
- While investigating the hallway, Badd forces Edgeworth and Franziska to leave, claiming that they are in his way.
- While talking with the Judge in the courtroom, the Judge announces that he has to prepare for his next court hearing, but will arrange for Gumshoe's arrest. Edgeworth protests, but the Judge sees no need to further prolong the issue and adjourns court.
- While questioning Gumshoe or talking to Kay in the courtroom, Yew and Badd appear and stop Edgeworth, stating that there is enough evidence to take Gumshoe into custody.
- While alone with Badd at the crime scene, Badd halts the investigation, claiming that it has dragged on too long, before forcing Edgeworth and Franziska to leave.
- During the final chapter, Yew laughs at Edgeworth, who is at the end of his rope, before leaving Badd to arrest Gumshoe. Edgeworth attempts to keep Yew talking, but she leaves, claiming that she is done here.
References to other cases
- When Edgeworth examines the fire extinguisher in the hallway, he feels that being hit by it would no doubt cause him to lose a few memories, although he points out that he would never be foolish enough to allow someone to sneak up and hit him with it in the first place. This is a reference to the opening of The Lost Turnabout, wherein Phoenix Wright was hit over the head with a fire extinguisher and temporarily lost his memory.
- When Edgeworth stands behind the judge's bench, he recalls having dreams about the judge crushing him with his gavel. Phoenix Wright has had similar nightmares.
- If Edgeworth presents his badge to Gumshoe outside Defendant Lobby 2, the latter remarks that "real men carry a police badge", something that he would later say to Phoenix Wright in Turnabout Samurai.
- When standing on the defense's side of the court during his investigation, Edgeworth mentions his childhood ambition of wanting to be a defense attorney like his father, until the DL-6 Incident changed his life forever. This was first mentioned in Turnabout Goodbyes.
- Edgeworth mentally notes that he can understand Gumshoe's overreaction to hearing a gunshot; this is in reference to his own experience during the DL-6 Incident.
- Gumshoe at one point mentions that he wants to be an "Ace Detective". This is likely a reference to Luke Atmey from The Stolen Turnabout, who gave himself that title (which itself was a reference to Ace Attorney, the name of the series as a whole).
- Edgeworth's monologue at the episode's conclusion states that he made his first proper court debut a few months later, with Gumshoe as the detective in charge of the case. This is referring to Turnabout Beginnings, which was Edgeworth's first court case and had Gumshoe as the lead detective.
- If the Truth Gauge runs out while talking to the Judge in the courtroom, the resulting sequence ends with the Judge saying, "This court sees no need to further prolong this issue." This line mirrors the Game Over sequences from the main games.
The autopsy-less autopsy report
Towards the end of the first investigation, Badd gives Edgeworth the autopsy report for the two victims. This is despite the fact that their bodies are still plainly lying in the middle of the room and have not undergone any sort of visible surgical examination.
The on/off television
The TV that Gumshoe turns on in Defendant Lobby No. 2 will stay on until the end of the investigation phase. After Gumshoe is taken away for questioning, the TV will be shown to be off, but Edgeworth will claim that it is still on.
When Edgeworth rebuts Franziska's first argument, she mistakenly calls the handgun used to kill Byrne Faraday a revolver. However, the weapon shown in the organizer actually most closely resembles a stainless steel Tokarev Model 213, which is not a revolver at all.
Kay Faraday, the genderless girl
When the profile for Kay Faraday first appears in the organizer, the gender is listed as unknown but the description states her as being: "A girl with a balloon..."
- During Yew's testimony when Edgeworth asks for her to amend her testimony, she says: "II'll give it to you..."
- During the investigation, while examining the two victims, Edgeworth thinks of Gumshoe: "(...Apparently, this detective has as much comon knowledge as your everyday marsupial)".
- When telling Manfred von Karma about the basics of the case before the trial starts, Edgeworth states that Mack Rell was "placed under arrested".
The initial profile of the Yatagarasu in the organizer depicts them as an unknown figure whose real identity is unknown. This profile is never updated again, even after Calisto Yew admits to being the Yatagarasu. This is similar to how the profiles of "Melissa Foster" and Dahlia Hawthorne (the former being the supposedly-deceased latter's alias) remain unchanged throughout Turnabout Beginnings, even well after in-episode events show the initial profile descriptions to be wrong.
- Japanese - 過ぎ去りし逆転 (Sugisarishi Gyakuten; lit. "The Bygone Turnabout")
- Korean - 지나간 역전 (Jinagan Yeogjeon; lit. "The Bygone Turnabout")