Later than planned, but couldn’t be helped. Anyway this episode was mainly concerned with the identity of the ‘Hollywood’ serial killer and mostly takes place at the same time as the events of the previous two episodes. I do love how Durarara!! has so many things happening simultaneously – inevitable when you have such a large cast I suppose.
So our serial killer is none other than the idol the Otaku Quartet’s van driver is obsessed with – Ruri Hijiribe. This is another thing I love about Drrr!! it rarely introduces named characters that don’t end up having some involvement in the story somewhere. In this instance it is a seemingly throwaway idol who ends up being a serial killer with a talent for special effects make-up, and who may have some supernatural affliction which drives her to kill, if Shingen and Celty are to be believed. It is such a random revelation that it could only happen in Durarara!!