Psycho Pass 2 Episode 8 [I have never gone from love to hate so fast]
Is this a curse? Am I cursed? Is it the statement that when I use a shotgun any and all shows must become awful? Psycho Pass Season 1 was one of my all time favorite shows that I lovingly put in my top ten. Let me tell you something: Halfway through this episode I realized my earlier theory about a potential Makishima return was wrong. At first I was relieved, that would ruin the entire point of Season 1, but it’s far worse my friends. Everyone, I’m sure Midnight will be giving you an alternate view of the series in the series overview. But let me tell you this now: This is fucking shit.
I hate this show now. Congratu-fucking-lations show! Unless you somehow pull a magical bullshit eraser out of your rectums I could not be less interested or invested in this shit. Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? Please tell me you are kidding me. I thought last episode was bad but no, last episode only implied things.
The episode starts out by revealing Kamui is a ghost because he is literally Frankenstein. All those kids from the crash? Pieces of them were put into his body INCLUDING PIECES OF THEIR BRAINS. Kamui can’t be read because as his body grew and pieces of other people merged into his dna, he was literally a ghost. Now if this wasn’t bullshit enough, we do see the answer to my previous question: The holos were all people he ‘wore’ that scanned as those people. Now, that’s some bullshit and I’ll explain why later.
We see from the start with Mika that it was the Togane corporation who did this. That’s right, Inspector Togane is very expressly involved in all of this. His family put Kamui together and it was all in order to potentially create something known as ‘AA’. Mika is afraid of ruining her psycho pass but she gets an idea. I had hoped when I first saw it this meant she might now start relying on Akane, but nope!
What we learn in the meantime of Kamui is he has been using illegal immigrants to manipulate powerful figures and impersonate them. He also uses medication and meditative techniques to calm the psycho passes of individuals. Okay, but he made it seem like freaky guru magic so I can’t exactly take that for pause. But you know what? How can I do anything but like Kamui when I know that he is the only genuinely decent person in this show besides Akane. Ladies and Gentlemen, they even introduce that there was another system that wanted to take down Sybil that got sabotaged. DO YOU HAVE TO RUIN THE PUNK SCI FI THEMES THAT RUN THIS SHOW? DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE THIS LESS ABOUT THE DEEP INTELLECT OF PEOPLE AND MORE ABOUT BULLSHIT DRAMA AND PLOT TWISTS? WHAT THE FUCK SHOW!!!
It’s not even the worst part. First off, we get a scene where Togane is with Akane and I’m totally sure he’s going to be using her grandmother to ruin her hue. So that’s awesome.
What do we learn next? Mika is a terrible fucking waste of space who writes a report against Togane AND Akane and says Akane needs to immediately be removed. Once she submits it though? My earlier fears are confirmed. No, this isn’t some terrible Makishima is really alive plot twist (which I knew would not be the case once I saw the nail painting) this is even worse – ladies and gentlemen, the current Sybil System brain in charge is Togane’s mother. Togane’s mother also created Togane to exist as a replica of AA, which we learn is the criminally asymptomatic gene. So in all likelihood Togane’s mother had some knowledge of sybil or the importance of it, or she’s just a crazy sociopath who wanted to make more crazy sociopaths. Togane’s mother’s entire goal was to do this, and she used Kamui’s body as a playground to complete this hellish nightmare. Eventually she as taken in by the system and is helping them evolve. So what are we learning? Togane is a crazy bastard who is WORKING WITH SYBIL, okay, we got that from the opening.
When do we find this all out? When Sybil is bitchsmacking Mika and telling her they played her. But her hue isn’t bad so they plan to use her! And this is where the series died for me people: Togane and his mom and even Sybil are trying to take Akane down. That is literally pointless. She fucking told them, take me down, in season 1. They wanted her to evolve. Now they’re saying they want Mika to evolve, which feels like a pointless thrown in plot twist in order to make taking down Akane make sense. But it doesn’t! She is a perfect example of accepting Sybil, they need people like her. Mika is literally bitch crying and not wanting to know. I get that maybe they could use that as a test, but they need Akane as the control point! Not to mention, remember how I said earlier Kamui had all his holos have identities? If Togane is in charge she should’ve been fucking watching out for this shit! It makes no sense they wouldn’t check their people for a missing identity like Kamui who became a ghost! They didn’t fucking recognize a single person used in their Frankenstein project???
They basically made Akane and Kamui their joint enemy. And you know what? This is a fucking terrible twist. I get that perhaps the Togane organization was interesting enough to them to thanks to their research. But to fucking induct all of these people, the woman and her son at the least, just to fuck up your own previously established important persons? Mika got what she deserved but she should have just been killed. There is no point to what they are doing. They are throwing Akane under the bus for no reason and trying to ruin her hue, again, for no reason. The entire point was ‘Fight. Fight Akane Tsunemori. Fight so we can further evolve.”
Well she’s fucking fighting and you’re just throwing her under the bus! I get it show. Next week you’ll probably kill her grandma, kill Ginoza, and Kamui will save her. Who fucking cares? This is fucking shit! I’m so disgusted with this show right now. This is not the intelligent bravado. This is not the clever three way of idealisms. Makishima’s lucky he died, he got the fuck out of this pit of a series.