Alright, alright. Let’s get this finale over with, so when it’s all said and done, we can just pull a Mika and pretend that none of this ever happened.
— Ah, Akane is protecting Kamui. But why would she need to? Doesn’t she trust Kamui to be able to fire a shot and stop Sakuya dead in his tracks? Honestly, I still think she’d rather apprehend the dude with the highest recorded Psycho-Pass reading ever instead of just outright ridding the world of such a monster. We gotta protect the law, remember?
— There we go: “But that doesn’t mean I should give up on protecting the law.” Protect that law, baby! She protects it so hard, she leaves Sakuya handcuffed to the ground but also unattended. Wise? I mean, are we to believe that the guy won’t somehow free himself and cause mayhem? Hmmm.
— Shisui seems to be on her last legs, but to be honest, it doesn’t really matter. Her character quickly ran into a brick wall early on in the season. We knew nothing of her before she became Kamui’s pawn, and we know nothing about her now. So for Ginoza, who’s another poorly utilized character in this sequel, to go, “She’d go that far for Kamui?!” it’s just useless information. We have nothing to compare her current disposition to. If anything, his utterance merely highlights the fact that we don’t know anything about the girl.
— The conversation between Akane and Kamui really just nails down how petty this whole thing feels. The latter bears the grudge of the people against Sibyl. That’s it. A grudge. Meh. Besides, you know what’s going to happen. Sibyl will finally be able to judge both itself and Kamui. As far as Kamui is concerned, he’ll be super guilty! Sibyl, on the other hand, will magically wipe itself clean somehow. I don’t know how, but it will. After all, it still has a role to play in the upcoming movie, and well, Kamui does not.
— Really? Are we getting a flashback from Sakuya at this late stage in the story?
— So he’s sick for his mom. Like really, really sick for her. Well, that’s pretty cliche, but whatever. In any case, we learn that Sakuya corrupts the Inspectors that he works with, because this will allow his mother to stay “bright and shine bright.” What does that even mean? How can pushing other people to commit wrongdoings have anything to do with Kasei?
— Oh look, Sakuya has freed himself. Didn’t see that one coming.
— So Sibyl judges Kasei/Misako and that’s that. She’s dead. Okay, whatever. But wait, why does Akane stand idly by and allow this to happen when she, for all intents and purposes, prevented Kamui from finishing Sakuya off? All Kamui literally had to do was pull the trigger, but she jumped in front of the Dominator and acted like she was protecting Kamui from Sakuya. In both cases, the Sibyl System gave its “blessing.” In both cases, it’d be “lawful.” Likewise, why aren’t we bothering to arrest Misako?
— Of course, let’s just be real. Sakuya’s going to come back and get his revenge on Kamui, then afterwards, they’ll both die. With him, Kamui, and Kasei/Misako down for the count, the slate is wiped clean for the movie, and we can forget this sequel ever existed.
— So Kamui meets the brains behind the Sibyl System, and sees that its crime coefficient is over 300. All of a sudden, the Sibyl System announces that its evolving! As predicted, it’s going to acknowledge Kamui’s existence, it will now judge itself, and last but not least, it will rid itself of all the bad elements! Man, I knew something like this would happen, but not in such a lame way. Literally, Sibyl will just destroy the bad brains in its system and voila! We’re clean, boys! As a result, Sibyl’s crime coefficent is no longer high enough for enforcement action… as determined by Sibyl. That’s like a police department going, “We launched an investigation, and our conclusion is… we didn’t do anything wrong! Yaaaaaaay. By the way, the ‘bad elements’ have been put on paid leave!”
— And Akane is satisfied with that! She buys SIbyl’s bullshit! Yep, yep, Sibyl has evolved! How do I know? Well, it said so! That’s good enough for me! AS FOR YOU, KAMUI-KUN…!!!
— We then see Shisui get taken down, but she’s not dead. This scene is just to wrap up this particular loose end, but again, what ends up happening to the girl makes no difference to me. Her character is threadbare, so I really don’t know why they’re bothering to keep her around.
— Akane: “If only you had chosen a way that didn’t lead to anyone getting hurt…” Can’t you say the same for Sibyl? Look, this is what’s missing from Akane’s philosophy: justice. She wants to protect the law so badly, she’s completely forgotten about justice to begin with. Can a serial killer suddenly have a change-of-heart one day and say that’s he’s no longer going to hurt anyone? Sure, he can say that, but we must still hold him responsible for his previous actions. I don’t see how you can get around that. That’s the only way to achieve justice. Law and order isn’t just about subduing people who have a high propensity for crime. It’s also about respecting people’s actions, and thus administering justice.
If you overlook a person’s previous crimes, you’re not respecting their actions. You’re not respecting the fact that they are autonomous entities, capable of making choices that will incur serious consequences. The same thing applies to Sibyl. So what if Sibyl’s crime coefficient is now low? It’s still true that Sibyl had committed numerous crimes against humanity. Even if we grant that Sibyl can and has successfully rid itself of its “bad eggs,” we still haven’t achieved justice if we just leave Sibyl alone. This isn’t hard to grasp. Justice doesn’t stop when you’ve learned your lesson.
— So Sakuya shows up and tries one last time to corrupt Akane. He does so by confessing to the murder of her grandmother. As his last parting gift, however, Kamui calms her down. What a cool guy!
— As predicted, Kamui and Sakuya shoot each other and… well, that’s that. Slate’s clean, boys! Well, Sakuya is still barely alive, but he can’t do anything anymore in this current state. Mika shows up intending to shoot the guy, but ends up changing her mind in about the most pathetic Mika way possible: she’s going to just forget that she knows anything, including her own involvement. Nice!
— But despite its “evolution,” Sibyl won’t “institute a collective Psycho-Pass for all of society as of yet.” Great.
— Time to wrap up even more loose ends! We don’t need ya anymore, Saiga! Back into your prison, you go! Oh look, Yayoi is now suspicious of Mika! Oh no, I guess no lesbian sex between those two! And Kasei’s back! Yaaaaay.
— I don’t even want to listen to this final conversation on law and society. After what Akane’s done — or is unwilling to do — I don’t want to hear any of it.
— Anyway, we’ve hit the reset button, so the movie’s good to go. Nothing to worry about here! This sequel may as well not exist!