Death Note Episode 16 — Decision
Published November 13, 2011
Light decides to tell L that he thinks that he may somehow be Kira "sub-consciously" and wishes to be confined. Light's father also believes it is a good idea he himself is confined to a cell as he can't risk his emotions getting the better of him in this investigation. Light concocts a plan whereby he tells Ryuk he will relinquish ownership of the Death Note at any time in a discreet discussion, whilst being monitored by L. After Light's imprisonment the Kira executions have ended, and L's suspicion is heightened. Light decides that now is a good time to give up the Death Note; losing his memories of being Kira a few days later. His immediate behaviour puzzles L; it turns from a calmness to a complete sense of desperation. The Kira executions have now resumed, and the recent spate of killings is now puzzling L.