Headquarters Detective

When Lil’ Cone showed that Love and Deduction are not Mutually Exclusive...

The bomber’s code referred to the word “Detective” and when flipped around in its kanji form, said Teitan, the name of the school where Ran studied and was giving her mock exams. 

It’s so beautiful that Shinichi reverse engineered his deduction because he didn’t want (with all his heart and might) the bomb to be there, of all the places.

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TNT has released the official trailer for The Alienist, an event series based on Caleb Carr’s 1994 novel of the same name. The preview isn’t particularly exciting, but I have faith in executive producer Cary Fukunaga (True Detective).

Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror: Men Against Fire) directs all seven episodes of the psychological thriller drama. Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Robert Wisdom, and Douglas Smith star.

The Alienist will premiere on TNT later this year.

The Alienist is set in 1896, when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist – aka alienist – and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.

Night fell, and they had yet to do anything other than talk.

He didn’t join in. He was smart enough to work on his own, but coordinating a full-scale assault with multiple parties wasn’t his area of expertise. His part would come. Later, when the cull was ordered, then he could be used. He could mow down enemies and leave in their wake nothing but pools of blood and echoed screams –

But he would have to wait. And how he loathed to wait.

He kept his place as silent watch dog in their makeshift little headquarters. Armed Detective Agency. Port Mafia. Guild. It was funny to think that not long ago the three were against each other in a battle over territory, and yet now they were all together readying for a battle over a singular person.

Chuuya would appreciate the attention…

As he watched in his silence, however, he knew this wasn’t the attention Chuuya would truly want. Pensive faces, sullen stares into floor boards and walls. Bent heads as the chess-masters spoke, shaken heads when something just wasn’t going to work. There were no tears, and for that Akutagawa finds himself grateful. How pathetic it would be for them to devolve so low to tears, yet he was uncertain how long that would last.

The hour grew late, and without any moves made, most went to bed; weariness was an unwelcomed byproduct of war, even ones that had yet to see blood. He, however, stayed awake. Darkness grew, though that was where he felt most comfortable, and as those too tired to stay awake or too worn to bare pretending like they weren’t breaking trickled out for the night, he remained, finding himself inclined to stay by someone’s side. He said nothing, because nothing needed to be said. What would he do? Seek comfort? There was no point in something so inanely worthless in all of this. He knew he wouldn’t need to give it, either. It was merely…

The familiarity of the company.

It seemed a natural thing – more so in the action than who’s side he chose. The one chess-master not calling any shots, at least not yet. He found it peculiar, but didn’t question it. If anything, he’d learned Fitzgerald didn’t act without purpose – and there was purpose to every inaction. It seemed obvious to him for the other to use Lovecraft, the… odd creature with which he was contracted to end all of this. He had heard from Chuuya the extent of Lovecraft’s power, and knew whatever it was – because he was damned to believe that the man was just a man – surely, it’d make quick work of a king of rats?

But that wasn’t his call to make. His job was to stand guard and wait – bark if ordered, bite when told.

Title: Hush

Summary: A long night at the office becomes the longest night of Naomasa’s life. (456)

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Naomasa was worried. His hand clutched at his pocket as he felt phantom vibrations from a phone that did not ring. It was two in the morning, and the police radio was silent. He would remember that.

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(2) Tokyo Ghoul Re: Ch. 105 (Raw Text Translation)

[CCG Headquarters]

In the Control Room, an alarm is ringing.

Clerks: Control Room! There’s a new attack?? The 19th ward is being attacked! Shit! The 22nd ward as well! They want the branch offices to send help! Just what is going on?!

Ui: …

Inside the noisy control room, Ui is sitting silently and calm. 

Matsuri: Hey hey, this the quite the pickle we’re in now. Didn’t you say you’d take responsibility? Special Class Ui…. no, the next time we meet it’ll be “Associate Special Class” I wonder?

Ui: …

Clerks: This is the Control Room! Which branch are you from?

Matsuri: (He’s even being disagreeable during an Emergency State. What an Idiot Festival this is. Ufu.)

Ui: (”He was right”. Furuta was right. If we had protected the exact number of wards to be attacked the same, all of them would have fallen by now.)

Suzuya walks by.

Ui: Suzuya-kun! I’m leaving the headquarters to you!

Suzuya: See you later.

Ui: S1 Squad! Break into 3 groups and go support each ward. The vice-leaders can decide where.

S1 Squad: Yessir!

Ui leaves to go somewhere too, and Suzuya goes into the Control Room ans sits down.

Matsuri: Why don’t you go too? I don’t know, but while we wait for the headquarters to be attacked, will all the branches be crushed? It’s fine to leave the headquarters to me.

Suzuya ignores him. Matsuri is unnerved.

Clerk: Condition report, S1 goes here.

Matsuri: And hurry up! Humpf!

Matsuri is huffing off when the emergency alarm bells for the headquarters ring out suddenly.

Matsuri: …! What?!

Clerks: Se… several enemies have been detected! The headquarters are… surrounded!!

[Outside CCG HQ]

Uta: Where is Dona-san (Donato)?

Nico: Isn’t he looking down on his prey? Ufu ::heart::

Uta: He has no eye for beauty that man.

Nico: Isn’t that the same for all of us? ::heart::

[Control Room]

Matsuri has gone slack-jawed at the fact that the HQ was actually attacked.

Matsuri: An attack….

Clerks: What should we do?

Matsuri isn’t listening.

Matsuri: Just as Furuta predicted…

Furuta then appears.

Furuta: All Investigators within the building are to go to First battle-stations.

Clers: Huh??

Furuta: On the double!

Clerk: A… Yoshitoki-san’s…..

Matsuri: (Papa’s voice…)

Matsuri looks shocked. The clerks act on Furuta’s orders.

Furuta: All hands to battle-stations! Battle-stations!

Matsuri: (Papa’s…. voice….)

Furuta: Special Class Suzuya! Your squad is to take the first line of defense!

Suzuya remains motionless and Furuta breaks out in a cold sweat.

Matsuri: S3… that was the group that Arima spearheaded. He’s giving S3 to Suzuya…!?)

Suzuya stands up sluggishly, silently.

Suzuya: Suzuya S3 squad, prepare for battle.

They leave the room.

Furuta: Washuu S2 Squad, can I leave the rear defense to them?

Matsuri: Don’t order me around! S2 Squad! Protect the rear!

Clerks: Ye-yessir! 

Furuta: (It begins here… I’m gonna protect the CCG LOL)

[22nd Ward]

Investigators: Is our backup here yet?! I don’t think we can last another 20 minutes!

Pierrots: Which Pierrot is a fun Pierrot?  Which Pierrot is a fun Pierrot? (singing while tearing off people’s limbs)

Investigators: Hurry up and come backup!

In the parking lot, suddenly a group of White Suits appear.

Investigators: White… suits… Is it Ghoul reinforcement? We’re done for!

However, the White Suits are Kaneki’s gang.

Kaneki: Tsukiyama-san, after 30 minutes passes, I leave the rest to you.

Tsukiyama: Oui, King.

Kaneki cracks his fingers.

Narration: The “White Suit Gang” are seen! Next time, a front-on clash!