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Death Parade Ep. 7 – “Alcohol Poison” (Summary)

The black-haired woman is surprised to find a story book entitled Chavvot, which is the one that she has seen in her dreams. Upon seeing it, fragments of her memories flash before her, and she remembers that she is already dead. She asks Decim about it, but he replies that the book probably belongs to the former arbiter of Quindecim which he succeeded.

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Years ago, when both Decim and Ginti were assigned to their respective floors, Nona brought the two to observe Quin in her final judgment as an arbiter before she quit to work in the information bureau. Nona gave the men a remote-like device that they could switch on to alter the game, but Decim did not press it. When asked, he said that he forgot to do it because he was distracted during the game by what the guests were thinking. He again emphasized his respect for people who had lived full lives. It is also revealed that Decim, just like the others, is only a dummy , but he has human emotions, which makes Nona more interested with how he arbitrates. As a parting advice, Quin told Decim to find something that he treasures, and the black-haired woman asks him what he cherishes the most.

Oculus: “One. Arbiters cannot quit making judgments for that is the reason why they exist. Two. Arbiters cannot experience death, for that would make them too close to being human. Three. Arbiters cannot feel emotions, for they are dummies.” ©Madhouse

Decim shows her his collection of dummies and how he assembles the mannequins to impersonate the guests that he has judged so that he will not forget them. He claims the dummies which are about to be thrown away because he doesn’t want those people to end up like that as if they never lived a full life.

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Towards the end of the episode, it is shown that Nona asks Castra to arrange two special guests for Decim, as if trying to further test the bartender’s skills in judging the departed.

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Death Parade Ep. 5 – “Death March” (Summary)

The black haired woman wakes up from a recurring dream about a story of a boy and a girl. After she gets up, she immediately readies herself to assist Decim who, at that time, is changing the roulette per Nona’s instructions. She is surprised to see the panel with the picture of the girl in her dreams. Right then, the elevators open, and a man comes out first, followed by a young boy. The two take their seats, and Decim immediately asks the two if they remember anything before arriving at the bar. The man seems to have some memories of the place and Decim, while the boy has no clue at all. As the man takes a sip of his beer, he instantly remembers everything about the bartender and Quindecim. He takes hostage of the boy and threatens the arbiter, but Decim quickly binds the man. But the boy takes his chance when Decim is distracted and he puts the black haired woman to sleep.

Decim: “I have respect for people who lived a fulfilled life. Moreover, her behavior and opinions are fresh…and I find her fascinating.” ©Madhouse

Decim gets a clear idea of the situation as the boy transforms and reveals his original form. It turns out that he is also an arbiter named Ginty. He asks Decim why he hasn’t passed the judgment on the woman yet, and Decim informs him that he couldn’t do it the first time she appeared at the bar since she knew from the start that she was already dead. Ginty continues to lash out at the stone-faced arbiter, who admits that he finds the woman fascinating. Nona then appears, together with Clavis, after she played billiards with Oculus. Nona stops Ginty and reveals that the “guests” are part of Quin’s memory test for Decim, who failed to notice the peculiar situation with the guests. Clavis takes the body of the man which is actually just a dummy before leaving with Ginty. Nona also gives a brief lecture to Decim before returning to her abode. Once the three are gone, Decim carries the black haired woman back to her room, where she continues to dream about the boy and the girl. The boy’s name is revealed as Jimmy, and the girl is called Chavvot, and the two of them are shown on the cover of the book that Nona is reading.

Narrator: “His mom told him that the girl’s name was Chavvot. As Jimmy drank his hot cocoa, he kept repeating ‘Chavvot’ again and again. Someday, I’ll convey my feelings to her.” ©Madhouse