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Anita goes to check on Michelle, who's been in the restroom for the past twenty minutes. However, the restroom is empty. The sisters ask everyone else in the restaurant if they've seen her, but everyone swears that it's only been Anita and Maggie. Anita starts to raise a fuss, but Maggie interrupts, quietly paying the bill and taking Anita back to their hotel.
 
Anita goes to check on Michelle, who's been in the restroom for the past twenty minutes. However, the restroom is empty. The sisters ask everyone else in the restaurant if they've seen her, but everyone swears that it's only been Anita and Maggie. Anita starts to raise a fuss, but Maggie interrupts, quietly paying the bill and taking Anita back to their hotel.
   
Maggie explains that Michelle may have been kidnapped by John Smith's people. However, Michelle can take care of herself, so there's no need to worry about rescuing her. Mr. [[Kim]] checks in the the sisters, expecting them to be okay, but Maggie informs him of their situation. He says he'll send back-up Anita starts packing their things and realizes that Michelle's bags are gone.
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Maggie explains that Michelle may have been kidnapped by John Smith's people. However, Michelle can take care of herself, so there's no need to worry about rescuing her. [[Mr. Kim]] checks in the the sisters, expecting them to be okay, but Maggie informs him of their situation. He says he'll send back-up Anita starts packing their things and realizes that Michelle's bags are gone.
   
 
The girls try to leave, but Maggie is arrested for Michelle's murder. Anita flees the hotel alone.
 
The girls try to leave, but Maggie is arrested for Michelle's murder. Anita flees the hotel alone.
   
Maggie is shown evidence for Michelle's murder, a bloody body on the ground. He also says the restaurant patrons witnessed the murder, condemning Maggie. Maggie is shocked but suspicious, since she knows she didn't kill Michelle.
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Maggie is shown evidence for Michelle's murder - a bloody body on the ground. He also says the restaurant patrons witnessed the murder, condemning Maggie. Maggie is shocked but suspicious, since she knows she didn't kill Michelle.
   
 
Anita goes back to the police station, demanding Maggie's release. The policewoman she's speaking to says Maggie isn't there, and Anita is thrown out for causing a disturbance. She meets an elderly couple that she saw in the restaurant earlier and demands to know why they lied. The couple instead offers to adopt Anita, promising her many things if she comes.
 
Anita goes back to the police station, demanding Maggie's release. The policewoman she's speaking to says Maggie isn't there, and Anita is thrown out for causing a disturbance. She meets an elderly couple that she saw in the restaurant earlier and demands to know why they lied. The couple instead offers to adopt Anita, promising her many things if she comes.
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Anita is unable to sleep during the storm. She wakes up and sees one of the Gentleman Books on the dresser. Behind her, Michelle sneaks up, unnoticed.
 
Anita is unable to sleep during the storm. She wakes up and sees one of the Gentleman Books on the dresser. Behind her, Michelle sneaks up, unnoticed.
   
Meanwhile, Michelle breaks out of the coffin she was trapped in. She finds herself in a room filled with scripts and books. She goes over to a desk and reads some documents, as Joseph Carpenter voices over his thoughts. He and Wendy are offering [[Gentleman Books|The Book of Rising Intellect]] to [[Dokusensha]] as an offer for allegiance. Meanwhile, Michelle realizes what's going on. Later she goes outside and sits down next to a man on a bench. The man recognizes her and tries to run, but Michelle catches him at knifepoint, or rather, "paperpoint", and calls him John Smith.
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Meanwhile, Michelle breaks out of the coffin she was trapped in. She finds herself in a room filled with scripts and books. She goes over to a desk and reads some documents, as Joker voices over his thoughts. He and Wendy are offering [[The Book of Rising Intellect]] to [[Dokusensha]] as an offer for allegiance. Meanwhile, Michelle realizes what's going on. Later she goes outside and sits down next to a man on a bench. The man recognizes her and tries to run, but Michelle catches him at knifepoint - or rather, 'paperpoint' - and calls him John Smith.
   
 
Maggie is running across a street and a car tries to run her over, but Michelle runs out with John Smith, yelling at him to stop. The car abruptly stops and reverses back the way it came. Michelle lets John Smith run when she and Maggie reunite. Michelle explains what's going on in the town as they run to find Anita.
 
Maggie is running across a street and a car tries to run her over, but Michelle runs out with John Smith, yelling at him to stop. The car abruptly stops and reverses back the way it came. Michelle lets John Smith run when she and Maggie reunite. Michelle explains what's going on in the town as they run to find Anita.
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For John Smith, "acting is life itself". He created this town so that he and other actors could live out their lives and passions every day. It's even possible the guy Michelle captured wasn't the real John Smith. The town, essentially, is one giant stage for all the actors. John Smith probably sold the book so he could build his dream, as he has no real interest or allegiance to anyone.
 
For John Smith, "acting is life itself". He created this town so that he and other actors could live out their lives and passions every day. It's even possible the guy Michelle captured wasn't the real John Smith. The town, essentially, is one giant stage for all the actors. John Smith probably sold the book so he could build his dream, as he has no real interest or allegiance to anyone.
   
The girls find Anita on a rooftop, with a wig resembling Michelle's hair next to her. Anita is traumatized by "Michelle's" betrayal and doesn't trust that Maggie and Michelle are her real sisters. Michelle tells Anita that she can't make Anita trust them. Instead, it's up to Anita to believe for herself. Anita does get over her suspicion and runs to her sisters.
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The girls find Anita on a rooftop, with a wig resembling Michelle's hair next to her. Anita is traumatized by 'Michelle's betrayal and doesn't trust that Maggie and Michelle are her real sisters. Michelle tells Anita that she can't make Anita trust them. Instead, it's up to Anita to believe for herself. Anita does get over her suspicion and runs to her sisters.
   
 
Mr. Kim drives the tired sisters home. He comments to himself about the bad intelligence and "we must punish them somehow". On cue, bombs explode in the town; the car drives away, leaving a collapsing town in the background.
 
Mr. Kim drives the tired sisters home. He comments to himself about the bad intelligence and "we must punish them somehow". On cue, bombs explode in the town; the car drives away, leaving a collapsing town in the background.
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Meanwhile, one of the Gentleman Books is brought to Dokusensha's storage library.
 
Meanwhile, one of the Gentleman Books is brought to Dokusensha's storage library.
   
==Trivia==
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==Notes==
*The title of the episode is a play on a line of dialogue from G.K. Chesterton short story "The Sign of the Broken Sword," collected in his “The Innocence of Father Brown.” Collection. The exact text varies with the different editions of the book and the metaphor is used multiple times in the story but the general text is "Where does a wise man hide a leaf?" "In the forest." Maggie misquotes this line at the beginning of the episode, which Anita corrects.
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*The title of the episode is a play on a line of dialogue from G.K. Chesterton short story "The Sign of the Broken Sword," collected in his “The Innocence of Father Brown.” Collection. The exact text varies with the different editions of the book and the metaphor is used multiple times in the story but the general text is "'Where does a wise man hide a leaf?' 'In the forest.'" Maggie misquotes this line at the beginning of the episode, which Anita corrects.
 
*The title also refers to the story "In a Grove" (or "In a Bamboo Grove") by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, which formed the basis for the movie "Rashomon"; there, as here, one theme is that "truth" is a matter of perspective.
 
*The title also refers to the story "In a Grove" (or "In a Bamboo Grove") by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, which formed the basis for the movie "Rashomon"; there, as here, one theme is that "truth" is a matter of perspective.
 
*Except for the elderly couple, none of the townspeople's faces are clearly shown.
 
*Except for the elderly couple, none of the townspeople's faces are clearly shown.
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