In a show that draws all of its suspense from the uncertainty of who knows what and shares what with whom to what purpose, one thing’s becoming very clear: Jean and Lotta’s royal heritage. Given the German naming scheme, it’s likely to be on their mother’s side. This is further substantiated by Prince Schwan’s insistence on entering the royal gallery to hang his portrait (next to the picture of a woman whose face gets deliberately withheld from the camera), the fact that this gallery is apparently a place of reflection for the king (in front of the same woman’s picture), and the commentary on a family tragedy occurring 33 years ago (which ended up prohibiting royal women and children from leaving Dōwā).

Check out my full review of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., episode 6 over at ANN.