We’re getting close! They’re piecing the details together nicely, but it’s still killing me, waiting in suspense after every episode. A lot has been revealed about Kamui, but we still haven’t seen things from his perspective.
After the failed attempt at capturing Kamui, Akane reflects on how she failed yet again. Many more people are likely to suffer and die at the hands of Kamui. She didn’t have the willpower to act on her own, just like what happened with Makishima. At least now that he’s been seen, the other inspectors can stop thinking that she’s crazy.
Akane gets a bit of time off from the case to check up on her grandmother. I really hope they introduced her for Akane’s character development, and not because they’re setting up a death flag for her. Akane has straining herself throughout the season. She has spent so much time on the Kamui case, and continues to obsess over it. At least Kamui has been recognized by the others so she’s not in this alone.
Sibyl acknowledges Kamui but refuses to act to stop him. This decision to not deactivate Shisui’s access to the dominators is almost illogical. Her and Kamui are clearly going around abusing it, yet because her hue is clear, they don’t want to act on it. I don’t really see how they can NOT revoke her access, seeing how she’s gone rogue on them. They’re still relying on their readings to determine crime levels (which are determined by individual minds) and don’t want to show any signs of weakness. It makes me wonder if there’s some kind of conspiracy going on, making Sibyl not want to act.
We learn a bit more about Tougane’s mysterious past. It makes you wonder how he’s able to work with Sibyl as well, given that every inspector he’s worked with was eliminated due to being latent criminals. Seeing Tougane’s recent actions, it seems as if he finds some sort of amusement in pushing his inspectors over the line and then having them eliminated. Tougane, Sibyl, and Kamui all seem to have some sort of connection, and may be working together in all of this.
We’re getting closer to finding out Kamui’s identity. At this point, we know that he’s the sole survivor of a crash, and he’s been bringing his classmates back to life through holos and impersonators. He’s not working alone as well. All this time, people who MWPSB have interacted with were actually part of Kamui’s cult.
Perhaps Kamui reached out to latent criminals, who had no chance at a future and helped them start a new life. This would explain why they are so loyal to him. He gave them the freedom and chance to live rather than remain behind bars. I’m just curious how Sibyl wasn’t able to pick up on this sooner, unless of course, they willingly turned a blind eye to everything.
Seeing how the plot has unfolded so far, it feels as if the plot of Psycho-Pass 2 is completely independent from the first season. Of course, only time will tell whether that’s the case, but that is what I’m inferring from what we’ve seen so far. The plane crash, Kamui, and all of these people involved were only brought up recently. Aside from some of the smaller intricacies, the second season can almost serve as a stand-alone, plot wise.
You can watch Psycho Pass 2 Episode 7 on Funimation