Commemorating one of Ran Mouri’s finest moments..
Not for her obvious physical prowess or bashful whole-heartedness, but her perceptive and intuitive nature.
In this case, Ran and Sonoko meet a women who was about to run them over because she fell asleep (after feeling dizzy and weak) while driving. As an apology she takes them to a restaurant where they chat for a while. Later joined by her husband and just when they are ready to part ways, this happens…
It amazing how Ran gave salience to something as minuscule as the husband not warning the wife about the step, unlike Sonoko who without fail alerted Ran to watch her step.
Later that night she shares her thoughts with her dad (and Conan) during dinner, when her dad dismisses her concerns. Even though, Cone also seemed blasé about the whole situation yet he helps Ran out in her pursuit to investigate.
She goes as far as requesting Sonoko to use her dad’s contacts to get the couple’s house checked for toxicity. Obviously, the tests prove that the house is hospitable, but Ran is still unconvinced.
With the help of Cone she deduces that her car she uses to commute might have exposed her with toxicity: they prove it by catching the husband red handed.
JUST A STEP. A FUCKING STEP. That’s all it took for Ran Mouri to realise that things were a bit off between the couple.
Had she not pursued the case there would have been casualties. Fight me on this one, but I feel even Shinichi would not have given salience to the “step” the way she did.
In short: I LOVE HER. DC UNIVERSE NEEDS MORE OF HER. EARTH NEEDS MORE OF HER.