Misa succeeds in narrowing down the Kira suspects in the Yotsuba Group to one: Higuchi.
Higuchi is captured and tells the investigators about the Death Note.
Light, his memory recovered, orders Misa to begin killing after Higuchi dies.
A new investigator steps forward--Near, a central figure in the SPK, an organization that is trying to catch Kira without relying on L.
Light, acting as L, reveals to Near that his sister Sayu has been kidnapped by someone wanting to trade her for the Death Note.
Light tries to discover where Mello and his Mafia associates are hiding and uses Misa's eyes to find the Death Note's current owner.
Mello busts into SPK headquarters to retrieve a photograph of himself to make sure he won't be killed by Kira.
Near contacts the Japanese task force and determines that Kira is among their members.
L insists on setting up bugs and cameras in the homes of Chief Yagami and Deputy Director Kitamura...
Near, along with the SPK, meets Light and the task force at a warehouse for the final showdown.
Though Mikami has written all the investigators' names in the Death Note, a minute passes and everyone is still alive.