Stone Ocean - Episode 3
The Visitor, Part 1 (面会人 その① Menkainin Sono 1) is the third episode of Stone Ocean and the one-hundred-fifty-fifth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. The episode covers from chapter 10 to chapter 13 and a scene from chapter 75 of the original manga.
Jolyne begins to understand the limitations of her ability. When unraveled into string, Stone Free can travel far, but is weak and easily damaged; when clumped up together, it forms a body with a range of two meters but much better strength. However, it is not strong enough to break through prison bars.
At the prison phones, Jolyne waits to make a call. A prisoner asks her for a dollar to continue her call, and she obliges. When she tries to approach an empty phone, she's knocked back by another prisoner. She's told that the phones are reservation only, and that she will have to wait a month before using one. Gwess approaches her, but Jolyne wants nothing to do with her. Gwess warns her about giving away money, and says that giving away even a dollar is enough to damage Jolyne's reputation.
In the prison library, Jolyne confronts the prisoner for her dollar but the prisoner reacts defensively. After being asked for more money, Jolyne goes to the restroom. She uses Stone Free to discretely feed the prisoner the remains of a crushed coin poured into her drink. The prisoner suddenly develops a bad stomachache, and rushes to the restroom but Jolyne is inside. The prisoner offers to repay Jolyne her dollar for the bathroom, but Jolyne refuses. The prisoner increases her offer to ten dollars, so Jolyne accepts. Jolyne takes the money and helps a timid prisoner get her money back as well. As she walks away, Jolyne spots a baseball roll by, as well as a boy in a Cubs uniform chasing after it. The boy warns her that someone will come to meet her tomorrow, and that she cannot go see him no matter what as "something worse than death" will occur. Jolyne looks away for a moment, and the boy disappears. While Jolyne wonders how a child sneaked in the prison, a guard hits her hand with his baton for hanging onto the bars.
A blind male prisoner finishes taking a shower. As he exits the shower room, a guard informs him of a visitor's arrival in the next building. The prisoner slips the guard some money as he leaves, while the guard mentions that his pants are on backwards.
Later in the cafeteria, the guard that hit Jolyne apologizes while tapping her hand with his handcuffs. He tells her that she has a visitor. After handcuffing her, the guard takes Jolyne to the visiting center and explains the rules, telling her to wait there until the visitor is ready. Suddenly, the boy who had warned Jolyne earlier grabs her arm, reaching out from the inside of a trash can. He warns her again not to meet with the visitor. Jolyne is confused, and refuses to heed his warning. Understanding that he won't change her mind, the boy gives her a strange-looking bone, telling her not to let go of it.
Jolyne enters the room with the visitor and sees a tall man in dark clothing. The man turns around, revealing himself to be Jotaro Kujo, Jolyne's father. There's a flashback of when Jolyne was 14 years old. She is being detained for car and wallet theft as well as assault. Jolyne's mom talks with the police about letting Jolyne go and they decide not to charge her due to her age. Jolyne's mom calls Jotaro on the phone but he says he's headed to Tokyo and can't come. Jolyne thinks she sees her father approach her, but it is just a man dressed like him.
Back in the present, Jotaro asks his daughter about the pendant he gave her. Angered at the thought of Jotaro acting like a father, Jolyne knocks the guard unconscious, saying that she'd rather receive disciplinary action than see him. Jotaro shows her a picture of the blind prisoner, Johngalli A.. He tells his daughter that it was Johngalli who set up the car accident that sent her to prison. He explains that a henchman of Johngalli threw a hitchhiker in front of their car, then hired a lawyer to trick Jolyne into an invalid plea deal. After Jolyne takes her frustrations out on the unconscious guard, she asks why Johngalli would target her.
Jotaro explains that Johngalli A. was a loyal follower of an old enemy of his, and that Johngalli imprisoned Jolyne to get his revenge on the Joestar bloodline. Jotaro can tell that Jolyne had developed a Stand, and tells her to use it to escape the prison. Jolyne tells Jotaro she doesn't consider him a father to her, and says that she won't work with him. She walks towards the door headed back towards the prison, stating that she will escape by herself without Jotaro's help.
Jotaro notices there is a fresh cigarette on the table, but it doesn't match the ones in the guard's pocket. Jolyne, ignoring him, continues to the door. Suddenly, a bullet wounds her chest. Jotaro summons Star Platinum and uses it to stop time. He approaches his daughter, observing that she used Stone Free to create a string net on her chest. The net dispersed the power of the bullet, similar to a bullet proof vest, and allowed her to survive.
The pressure from the bullet sends Jolyne flying back into a table. Jotaro warns her to stay away from the door, explaining the sniper must have been waiting for a chance to kill them. Believing the sniper is using a Stand to somehow sense their movement and location, he explains how Johngalli A. could sneak a silenced sniper rifle into the prison.
Jotaro looks outside to see Johngalli A.'s Stand, Manhattan Transfer, gliding outside the room. The Stand appears to dance around in the air. Jotaro warns his daughter not to do anything, but she tries to launch a string at it. It dodges, causing Jolyne to realize that it reacts to air currents.
As they watch the Stand, the prison guard Jolyne had knocked out wakes up and tries to attack her. She tries to warn the guard of the danger, but the guard is too enraged to listen. Jotaro steps in front of Jolyne to knock away the guard, but is too late as Johngalli's bullet pierces his shoulder. Jolyne looks at her father in shock.
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