This chapter felt shorter. I'm not sure if the amount of text was actually smaller or if it just feels that way because the game ended early.
Battler being the baby was obvious, considering the parent reveal last chapter. The person on the phone even had the same voice actor. That said, it seemed so obvious that I had expected it to be a misdirection. Despite it being 'revealed' I'm not entirely sure if it's the truth; Battler being the culprit, at the very least, is doubtful.
With the theory Battler proposed, I guess the kids and Rosa could have actually left the guest room during that hour Erika wasn't watching, and then got murdered afterwards? Honestly, the body issue is so bizarre to me. Battler's observation was a lie, but everyone else saw the bodies too... so the entire scene we saw was a lie? The bodies weren't actually there, and they just saw some blood spattered bedsheets (or maybe just empty beds)? It's kind of confusing to think about. Honestly my assumption had been the kids/Rosa killed each other (this was never denied, only that they didn't commit suicide), but I guess if the bodies weren't actually there, everyone could have been rounded up and killed afterwards.
Which sort of makes everything else confusing, too. For the knock on the door/letter issue, maybe there was no knock or letter at all. I don't think there was any red text that stated there was, just stuff like "they wouldn't mistake a knocking sound", not "there was a knocking sound". As for Hideyoshi, I'm guessing he did not actually see his killer, since the stake was in his back. But who knows how it actually happened. I mean theoretically Natsuhi's observation could be a lie and maybe Hideyoshi got stabbed before he entered the room or some shit.
As for Beatrice, I feel like I had a solid understanding of her. I'm guessing 'Beatrice the Witch' is just a delusion which has been molded to suit everyone's needs. For Natsuhi, Beatrice was someone who protected and believed in her. For Shannon, Beatrice was a kind witch who helped her be with George. For Kanon, Beatrice was a personification of the 'temptations' luring Shannon (and himself) away from believing they were furniture. And I assume Battler, since he couldn't explain the murders, created 'Beatrice' to act as a temporary culprit to help him reach the truth.
The real Beatrice died a long time ago, but her name is still 'abused' by everyone, in a sense. At the end of the chapter Battler realized the games weren't actually torture for him, but torture for Beatrice... I think that's because it's like her name is being sullied, and she can't fully rest in peace because everyone keeps using her as a scapegoat. She genuinely has nothing to do with anything that is going on.
But then there's still the 'promise' from six years ago that Battler doesn't remember... I don't know what that's supposed to be about. Maybe he promised he'd make everyone on the island forget about her... or something? I don't know. My interpretation is probably wrong, but I must be close at least a little bit.
Anyway, as much as I want to try and find the truth about everything, the further I get the harder it becomes. Whenever I try to think about the past chapters I keep getting details mixed up; I don't remember what was confirmed for each game and what wasn't. I wish they would save all the red texts in the tips section for each chapter, it would make things easier.
I didn't really like this chapter that much, to be honest. It was pretty good at times (I liked the trial scene) but even with the ending it just sort of felt unsatisfying. The way the arguments were formed kind of gave me a headache, especially with the Knox stuff and the overuse of red/blue text. It was a bit convoluted.