Let me read you a bedtime story~
|Whew, just finished another essay and wrote an exam today. I’ve got some breathing room to finally catch up on Psycho-Pass now with a quick post. Oryo’s arc wraps up rather nicely this week, leading us to the next catastrophe/massacre/horrible event of the series. Although Psycho-Pass doesn’t quite use cliffhangers, it does a great job hinting at what’s to come next and constantly throwing us bones.|
It’s not very difficult to come to the conclusion that the murderer is at Oso Girls Academy when all of the victims are from the school, and the previous suspect for plastination murders was a teacher who worked there. Somehow, it never crossed Oryo’s mind that leaving such an obvious trail would put her into hot water. Shougo seemed to disprove of her inability to branch out from the same pool of victims since it made her a giant target, and she could potentially lead police to him if she was caught alive. I think the main reason he grew so bored with her is that she was only able to copy her father’s work and didn’t want to expand her horizons. She was at a plateau, and Shougo wouldn’t get to see her grow and flourish. Even Kougami notes that her murder displays have no real agenda or message behind them. Everyone seems to find her art to be devoid of originality aside from Oryo herself, who spends a great deal of time explaining why she’s doing this. It’s a kinder death than being a submissive housewife to the bitter end, she says. It seems like she’s trying to express herself, but I guess it doesn’t compare to the previous murder cases.
In the end, Oryo is hunted down by robo-dogs and shot in the head by Shougo’s henchman, which is not how I expected her to go down. It would have been great if the Dominator had a stun setting for people with high criminal coefficients so that they could actually arrest criminals. How will they ever catch someone like Shougo if it’s protocol to just kill criminals on the spot? There is no way for the police to trace the crimes back to him if they don’t have a witness to question about it. This is either a huge oversight in the production of the Dominator, or the inability of the police to decide when to paralyze and when to vaporize. It makes me wonder how prisons even exist if they all get shot on sight. I guess if they catch it when you’re young enough, you get the pleasure of staying alive…but you have to spend your life in a prison that will gas you if you so much as scratch at the floor with a spoon.
I actually would be quite pleased if the prison wasn’t a one-time thing and Kougami constantly used his connections in the world of the mentally-unstable to get info. The anime tribute to real life tattoo-canvas Rick “zombie boy” Genest was pretty damn cool, and even the people Akane just gave a cursory glance while walking down the hall seemed like cool and creepy people. I bet library bro knows a lot of stuff from the mountain of books in his cell. He could be useful. It’s an interesting way to move crime investigations further, and I just really like seeing what they do with people who are too far gone to become Enforcers.
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It was a bit pathetic that Oryo was caught so quickly because she made such a stupid, stubborn error…but having someone killed by a middle-aged man in old-fashioned hunting gear is as good of a way to end an episode as any. Shougo sure has some interesting henchmen. Anyways, each time a criminal is caught, it’s never a big loss because you know Shougo will find someone even better to amuse himself with. That someone appears to be Kougami. I don’t know how he can antagonize someone on the police force without being caught, unless he uses another middleman. The reason Shougo has been so elusive is that he’s never directly committed any crimes, but if Kougami’s piqued his interests then he’s going to have to be a little more direct. But hey, whether or not it’s a smart plan doesn’t matter! It means we get to see more of Shougo! I hope that next time he quotes something that doesn’t fly right over my head, because that final monologue felt very lengthy since I wasn’t able to catch the reference. Otherwise, it was another solid episode of crime-solving shenanigans with a dramatic death and a dash of the police sucking at apprehending people. No abs though, unfortunately. D:
There there, don’t cry…maybe we’ll see Kougami’s sexy abs dripping with sweat next week!