// Episode Guide
This serves as a quick reference guide for those people with a specific episode or event in mind, but who cannot remember which episode that was. Larger story summaries can be found on Wikipedia.
// #01 SECTION 9
Type: Stand Alone. Title: Public Security Section 9 – SECTION-9
- Hostage event at a geisha house involving a politician. Section9 comes in, but here are casualities and questions remain.
- Introduces concept of cyberbrain switching. General overview of what Section9 does: Action, detective work, cleaning up other agencies' messes, and using discrete means of solving problems.
- Theme: In GitS's high-tech world, you can never be sure who a person really is.
// #02 TESTATION
Type: Stand Alone. Title: Runaway Evidence – TESTATION
- There's a runaway experimental military tank. Section9 tries to stop it and figure out why it went rogue.
- Film homage: The Major struggles to tear open the tank's hatch while on top of the rogue tank. Luckily, this time, her arms were not destroyed.
- Surprise: The tank scientist transfered his brain into the tank. The scientist suffered his whole life because his religion did not allow him to get the high-tech medical help he needed.
// #03 ANDROID AND I
Type: Stand Alone. Title: A Modest Rebellion – ANDROID AND I
- Old androids of a series are committing mass suicide. The culprit is a young man in love with his android who wants to make her unique.
- We get to see Batou's classic Italian sports car, Aramaki compliments a team member, and the Major voices irritation at sexist objectification. Co-workers are surprised at this [probably because the Major barely wears clothes herself.)
- The android helps turn in the culprit. The twist ending: The man was a film freak recreating his favorite movie, and the android changes the ending, saying she loves him, and hinting that androids have emotions.
// #04 INTERCEPTER
Type: Complex. Title: The Visual Device will Laugh – INTERCEPTER
- Togusa's police buddy dies mysteriously. Togusa uncovers the illegal use of intercepters and a connection between the govt and Serano corp. Politician Daido tries to cover it up.
- Togusa shows us, again, what a badass normal is he by figuring out that all the picture evidence he was examining is missing a camera.
- The Major visits her underworld information man, who looks like a tough bartender, but is actually a big teddy bear.
- Woo, return of our Laughing Man (Aoi) for the first time in six years!
// #05 DECOY
Type: Complex. Title: The Inviting Bird will Chant – DECOY
- Section 9 investigates Nanao A, a decoy in the the Laughing Man conspiracy.
- The Laughing Man Incident, as far as public history knows it to be, is fully described.
- First appearance of Major's girlfriends in nighties! Cute!
- Surprise: Nanao A is not in the apt they were staking out, using a blow up doll as a He's somewhere else uploading a virus into the security guards at Daido's speech.
// #06 MEME
Type: Complex. Title: The Copycat will Dance – MEME
- Section9 attends a Daido's speech/event in order to fend off multiple assassination attempts by people who have been infected with the LM's virus. Nanao A mysteriously killed.
- Humor: The apt Nanao was numbered "770", whereas Nana is 7 in the Japanese language, and it represents bad luck.
- Surprise! Most civilians who attacked the politician did so out of free will, not a virus. We are reminded not to discount human psychology, even in a technology driven world.
- Aramaki and Section9 officially start their own investigation into the Laughing Man case (again).