No, if you are thinking about something wrong, it is not. Mai’s possession is extremely real and I am just being a totally big tease. However, there is another mystery that is waiting to unveal in this episode. I will present the pictures to show the evidence of my interesting finding.
Do you see any big difference between the possessed child Mai and the normal Mai other than the closed eyes? No, there is no other change, I assure you. I hence conclude with a 90% confidence level that Mai is a small child-like character no matter she is possessed or not. Yes, it is the greatest discovery of Ghost Hunt ever, exposed by the extremely deep Impz. (Yea, right). Well, no more idle randomness, it’s time for the episode summary and thoughts!
*note*: I use Mai all the way for this summary but do remember that Mai is possessed by Kenji until close to the end of the episode.
We see Mai fawning all over Lin as Kenji immediately as Naru sent John and the monk outside to ask about the situation. It seemed that it was the first time that there was spirit noise and that it possessed someone so fast. Naru asked about any other special occurences and John mentioned that the duration of the possession was increasing. Naru then asked John what he felt would happen if he was to try exorcizing again and John said that it might make Kenji more angry, which was not a good thing. The talk was then interrupted by Lin piggybacking Mai around, with Lin getting very annoyed at it. The monk could not resist making a laugh out of it. Naru then told Lin to take care of Mai as they searched around.
As they investigated the area, the monk jumped over the barrier where the whistle was found. He then speculated that with the logs around during the construction period, Kenji probably used it to lift himself above the barrier and fell down the drain. Naru then said he was going to find the remains of Kenji while the others went to bake cakes along with Masako and the witch. The ghost hunters then had a light moment where they attempted to wrap the freshly baked cakes as presents, with John getting taught by the kids and Lin having a fun moment with Mai with the present. We then knew that Kenji had always been waiting for his father outside the church and he always wanted to spend time with his father.
The rest then said it was probably logical why Mai was so sticky toward the father but Lin suddenly lost his temper, saying that he was not the father and asked why he had to keep up with this act. He then rejected the hand of Mai, with Mai running off. We then hear the sound of the stick again, with it growing louder. Everyone tried to find him with no avail. Naru then explained to Lin that the occurence was especially special with increased resistance by Kenji, due to the fact that the “father” was around. That increased his yearning. The reason that all the kids who were possessed previously appeared on their own was the reason why Naru assigned Lin to be around Mai all the time, so that he could find more information.
We then had the backstory that there was news after Kenji went missing that his father had died. Naru then questioned why Kenji hid himself, allowing himself to be discovered with the rapid hitting of the stick. That would mean that his aim was not to disappear but to be found. Lin then said it was to go back to the church so that the father would be back there to fetch him. It was hence a game for someone else to find him so that it could end. Naru then proposed that they had to recruit the help of the kids to find Mai, while they would find the place that the kids did not cover. They were also worried for Mai, since she went out in the cold winter with only a shirt on. All the kids then went around finding Mai, as they observed how the kids were moving. The monk then observed that all the kids were searching where their eye sight was, and remarked that all the high places were not investigated by others. They then rushed out to find around the trees, finally finding Mai.
Mai was then touched by the gesture of the monk, as she was close to tears. The rest then arrived, with Mai rushing over to Lin. Naru then told Kenji that Lin was not his father and said that his father was waiting for him in heaven. Naru then added that the game was over and asked Kenji where he was hiding. He then looked up, with Naru seeing a skull near the statue. Kenji then said thank you. We then saw a flashback of Kenji feeling completely cold as he hid above the statues. He was hoping that the priest would be able to find him as he climbed up to the high area with the construction base.
With that, we saw the normal Mai waking up, seeing the nice dream as she told Lin that Kenji finally made it in time for Christmas. As they left the place, everyone was talking about a Christmas party. Mai then smiled, only to look at Naru, who said with a bit of annoyance to do what they want. The last shot was Lin looking toward the distance of the church, in the peaceful white snow.
From this series, we can conclude a few things about Lin.
1. He’s not a lolicon.
2. He doesn’t like to piggyback ladies.
3. He hates cute gals like Mai fawning all over him.
4. He’s gay for Naru.
Ok, ok, before I go into a totally clueness thought entry, here is the serious bit. I do not really understand why Lin had to do that. It was not only dumb, but totally impulsive. Someone who is capable to think of using voodoo dolls in the doll arc should be able to think why Naru wanted him to take care of him. Even if he knows perfectly well that he is not the father of Kenji, he should have stayed calm in order to buy some time for Naru to find out more about the background of Kenji. In a way, I am a bit surprised at the outburst of Lin, which is quite uncharacteristic of a man that seemed to be the epitome of calmness. Hence, I am pretty appalled when Lin shoved Mai away, which is not only stupid since he is warned quite a few times by the monk and Naru, but ridiculous since he should know the aim is to buy time to find a solution.
Yes, you can tell that I am pretty irritated by Lin’s insensitive and ridiculously stupid actions.
I am also a tad disappointed that we do not see much of Naru’s expression. No jealousy or anything from the man who has a poker face. It is just my wishful thinking but I wanted to see more of Masako’s evilness but I guess it is not really appropriate in this arc. That said, I find the initial red herring of Kenji supposedly falling down the drain interesting. However, I think the dropping of the whistle is probably something that he missed out while trying to find the perfect hiding place.
It is also a tad sad that no one bothered to look up, even though he was maintaining the game just like a child. I am personally surprised why Kenji did not shout out to the priest. Even a kid at his age knows that he will be insanely freezing and probably die if he does not seek help. Why did he not shout out and simply hide. It sounds like an irrational act for a kid, EVEN if he’s trying to maintain his hide and seek game. That, to me, does not make too much sense.
However, on the whole, when Kenji in Mai’s body said thank you to Naru, I found the scenario to be rather heartwarming, as he has finally found the release after 30 years. It is one of the best touching scenes in Ghost Hunt, even if it is only for a very short moment in this episode. I also find the compelling story of Kenji doing this simply wanting and yearning to be found so that his father can pick him up to be really touching too. I think Kenji really loved his father a lot, which is why he is so resistant to leaving Lin. He finally thought out of it though, and he finally was released.
Good story, and the next episode seemed to be the banned game. No idea whatsoever it is but let’s wait for the next exciting arc!