We end with Akane telling the Sibyl System that they won’t need it soon, but that it’s the best system they have now. Pretty rotten end, but it fits the direction the show’s been taking. Akane is a bit of a coward compared to Makishima and Kougami.
Akane realizes that the law doesn’t protect people, people protect the law. The law is a product of the fragile and irreplaceable feelings that everyone carries in their hearts. I was with her until that second part. I’m not entirely sure how Akane’s big realization changed anything though. Throughout the show, everyone has had an intuitive understanding of what the law should be (i.e., murdering people should be illegal). The motivation behind the law isn’t really one of the issues that’s problematic with the Sibyl System. A bigger issue, for example, is the fact that the law isn’t codified. That goes together well with this idea that the law is a product of everyone’s feelings, but doesn’t really work as an effective law.
Pretty boss move there, taking out Makishima’s truck. Akane receives a bit of karmic justice as her decision not to shoot Kougami saves her life.
Life continues on, Ginoza becomes an Enforcer, like his dad, and Akane remains a deadpan non-moe beast. Ginoza’s was the only subplot I can say I was entirely pleased with the conclusion for.
We end with the hiring of a new Inspector who is totally not moe.
And some hot lesbian sex.