In a week full of premières that have generally defied my expectations (for better or worse) Psycho-Pass returns to the schedule with an episode that does just the same.
OP2: "Out of Control" by Nothing's Carved in Stone
bearing the coveted strings as a bribe – and it’s enough to get the recalcitrant Yayoi to at least help with their investigation. That investigation eventually leads to Club 27 (though seeing Masaoka out of his element in the “Yellow Hood” was my favorite moment), where Yayoi runs into the singer she deeply admired (and probably loved), Rina Takizaki (Watanabe Akeno) and sees the truth of just what the free thinkers are Kitazawa are really after.
Sasayama Mitsuru (Asanuma Shintarou). He of course was the enforcer that later died in the serial murder case, and whose death sent Kougami over the edge into a dark-hued abyss. He’s revealed here to be a somewhat reckless and arrogant chap – it’s that recklessness (which Kougami warns him against) which leads to Club 27 turning into fiery chaos and the coup-plotters (including Rina) escaping. That element of Sasayama’s character likely wasn’t introduced by chance – in fact, it could have actually been the real point of this entire episode – and I expect it to play a role on the story later on.
ED2: "All Alone With You" by EGOIST