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The Lawyer is the fifty-second episode of the anime.


Back in Germany, Tenma is incarcerated. There, he meets an escapee and con-artist, Gunther Milch, who, after faking he is sick and being discovered by Tenma, proposes Kenzo to escape. Tenma is interrogated about the Eisler Memorial Hospital poisonings, he claims that he has to tell the truth even if they do not believe him.

After rejecting Hans Georg Schuwald's request to defend Tenma, lawyer Fritz Verdemann accepts the case after being approached by Alfred Baul who, asked by former Dr. Tenma's patients to help, presents the case to Verdemann. Verdemann is the son of a former Czechoslovak spy who moved to West Germany and started a radio station.

Verdemann visits Tenma in prison and notices that Tenma is not as concerned in proving his innocence as he is in proving Johan's existence. Tenma tells the lawyer how we saved Johan's life whe he was shot as a child and how he is convinced that all lives are equal an, as a doctor, it was his duty to do as much as he could to save people. Verdemann announces to Tenma that he will be defending him.

Dr. Reichwein meets Verdemann and tells him that if they want to prove Tenma's innocence, they must also prove Johan's existence. Verdemann says that, whether Johan exists or not, Tenma is still innocent and that, for now, he want to focus in finding Eva Heinemann to talk to her. Eva is back in Düsseldorf and Dr. Reichwein visits her at her hotel room asking her to meet with Verdermann.

Verdemann's wife goes into labor and he is called to the hospital. Verdemann ask his assistant to call Alfred Baul and ask him to meet Tenma in his place. Alfred Baul, who in reality happens to be Roberto, meets with tenma at the prison and tells him that he is targeting Eva.



  • Gunther Milch: "I've never killed anyone. Unlike you."
  • Kenzo Tenma: "Everyone's lives are equal."
Episodes of Monster
1. Herr Dr. Tenma • 2. Downfall • 3. A Murder • 4. Night of the Execution • 5. The Girl from Heidelberg
6. Disappearance Report • 7. Mansion of Tragedy • 8. The Fugitive • 9. The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier
10. An Erased Past • 11. Kinderheim 511 • 12. Modest Experiment • 13. Petra and Schumann • 14. Left Behind
15. Be My Baby • 16. Wolf's Confession • 17. Reunion • 18. Five Sugars • 19. Monster's Abyss • 20. Journey to Freiham
21. Happy Holidays • 22. Lunge's Trap • 23. Eva's Confession • 24. Of Men and Dining 25. Thursday's Boy
26. The Secret Woods • 27. Proof • 28. Just One Case • 29. Execution • 30. Decision • 31. In Broad Daylight
32. Sanctuary • 33. A Child's View • 34. At the Edge of Darkness • 35. My Nameless Hero • 36. The Monster of Chaos
37. A Nameless Monster • 38. The Demon in My Eyes • 39. The Hell in His Eyes • 40. Grimmer • 41. The Ghost of 511
42. The Adventures of the Magnificent Steiner • 43. Detective Suk • 44. Double Darkness • 45. The Monster's Afterimage
46. Contact • 47. The Door to Nightmares • 48. The Scariest Thing • 49. The Cruelest Thing • 50. The Rose Mansion
51. The Monster's Love Letter • 52. The Lawyer • 53. Determination • 54. The Escape • 55. Room 402
56. The Never-Ending Journey • 57. That Night • 58. I Hate This Job • 59. The Man Who Saw the Devil
60. The Man Who Knew Too Much • 61. The Door to Memories • 62. A Pleasant Dinner Table • 63. Unrelated Murders
64. The Baby's Depression • 65. Johan's Footprints • 66. Welcome Home • 67. I'm Back • 68. Ruhenheim
69. The Peaceful House • 70. The Town Massacre • 71. The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner • 72. A Nameless Man
73. The Landscape of the End • 74. The Real Monster