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The Monster's Afterimage is the forty-fifth episode of the anime.

Plot

The new police commissioner, Commissioner Nepela, orders to put a tail on Detective Suk, since he is suspicious about Suk's involvement in the corrupt police officers deaths. Suk meets Grimmer at the Old Town Square. They talk about Inspector Zeman's murder investigation and about what is stored at the safety box whose key is with Suk. Grimmer tells Suk that someone is watching them and that they should leave. Grimmer has a flashback of the blonde girl and senses seeing her in the square. Johan is revealed to be sitting on a table close to them.

Suk and Grimmer check the contents of the box: some files and a cassette tape. They play to the tape which is an interview of a drugged Johan while in Kinderheim 511. In the interview, Johan recites a part of Obluda and tells the story of how he and Anna crossed the Czechoslovak border. Grimmer stops the tape after having memories of Kinderheim 511. Grimmer and Suk depart. Suk keeps the tape and Grimmer asks him for his phone number and address so he can reach him again.

At his apartment, Suk finds two detectives who question him about his meetings with Mikhail Petrov. After searching his apartment, they find a packet of bombons and a tube of chemicals. The detectives tell Suk that they need to take him to the police station. Suk asks them to let him go to his bedroom change his clothes.

Sensing something might be wrong, Grimmer rushes to Suk's appartment. While climbing the stairs, Johan dressed as Anna passes him on his way down. Grimmer runs to Suk's apartment, where he finds Suk standing terrified and the two detectives dead.

Characters

Deaths

  • Two detectives
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
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