Things continue to heat up with each passing episode. It feels like there is very little downtime this season, as each episode builds on the previous one and adds to the mystery.
Shisui psycho-pass has become completely clear thanks to Kamui’s methods. She seems a lot happier now, just like the other test subjects. She is care free and is no longer bound by Sibyl. Seeing the effects of the medicine makes me wonder whether it’s just a chemical reaction or if these people are truly happy.
Tougane has begun showing more of his true colors. While he was a sharp enforcer, he clearly has another goal in mind which involves Akane. We don’t know much about him aside from him previously having the highest crime coefficient recorded. Seeing how Kamui can clear their hue, it wouldn’t be surprising if the two are connected at this point. At the end it’s revealed that he has been researching Akane heavily for some unknown purpose.
I was actually starting to sympathize a bit with Shimotsuki. She just witnessed a massacre caused by the system she so truly believes in. But then she spoils her character development by going back to her old ways. She’s still incredibly naive and likely won’t change until something happens to her. Unlike Akane, she doesn’t know exactly what the Sibyl system is and still abides by it completely. I guess she’s actually just concerned for Akane, but it’s not like she’s in any position to enforce her beliefs onto her.
Kamui seems to always be one step ahead of them. He lured everyone to the drones and then proceeded to have civilians hi-jack them. While the civilians are unaware of what they’re actually controlling, they’re committing crimes which should theoretically raise their crime coefficient. But since this is all done through a remote control game, it seems unlikely that Sibyl will be able to judge them. Here we have thousands of drones running rampant in the city, and the only way to stop it is to either destroy all the drones, or reprimand innocent civilians.
Judging people by an arbitrary number clearly has its faults. We can see that the confined representative’s psycho-pass is clearing up and he’s being ordered for release. This just goes to show how black and white the system is. His mental state, and actions are not taken into account, rather just the Sibyl system’s evaluation of his mental state.
Of course, we later learn that this representative may not be the same person. Seeing Kamui’s hideout, he has done some insane experiments on the human body. We also know that he’s capable of producing life like holos. There are still so many questions up in the air, and each passing episode continues to build on the mystery. Watching this on a weekly basis sure is painful the suspense is killing me! This is one of those series where I just want it to end as soon as possible (and not because it’s bad) just so I can see how everything ties together.
You can watch Psycho Pass 2 Episode 5 on Funimation