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Teumessian Sacrifices
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Episode Information
Kanji テウメソスの生贄
Rōmaji Teumesosu no Ikenie
Air date October 31, 2019
Opening Q-vism
Ending Bullet
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Teumessian Sacrifices is the second episode of Psycho-Pass 3.

Synopsis

Arata Shindo and Kei Mikhail Ignatov deduce that Asahi "Rick" Fellows' murderer was able to keep their Hue clear by causing Fellows to commit suicide. They also realize that the data Fellows provides is proof that Takumi Yonehara and Tetsuya Sasagawa are involved in an illegal subprime lending scheme. Yonehara panics at an audit, raising his Psycho-Pass to criminal levels. Detecting Takumi's Psycho-Pass, the Public Safety Bureau deploys with Ignatov, Tenma Todoroki and Kazumichi Irie entering a Forbidden Zone called Myogadani to confront a gang leader. Ignatov's martial arts ability and a relay-powered Dominator quell the gang, but Yonehara is already dead. Shindo and Ignatov pursue Sasagawa but are stopped by Shinya Kogami and Nobuchika Ginoza, who are revealed to be working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sasagawa is apprehended by Frederica Hanashiro and Teppei Sugo. Bifrost accepts the sacrifice of Sasagawa in order to keep the Sibyl System off their trail. Akane Tsunemori continues to observe events and await her "judgment," when society's true nature will be revealed to all. The next day, Shindo and Ignatov are assigned to investigate the accidental death of Kojo Tsuchiya. Shindo determines that Tsuchiya did not commit suicide, making foul play a possibility. Investigating further, Shindo and Ignatov discover that Tsuchiya was head psychologist for gubernatorial candidate Karina Komiya, leading them to investigate both her and her political rival, Kosuke "Herakles" Yakushiji. Shindo interviews Komiya, who reveals that she accused Tsuchiya of being a stalker. After she leaves, Shindo suggests that she has hidden mentalist abilities[1].

Story

Episode 2 begins where Episode 1 left off with Ignatov measuring Shindo’s Psycho-Pass as Shindo is performing a mental trace.  In Shindo’s mindscape, Shindo is seeing a vision of an anthropomorphic red fox-beast. As the rain pours down harder, the beast lifts his hands causing Shindo to see the events of the crash.

Story continued in:

Main article: 0302 Teumessian Sacrifices/Story

Trivia

  • In Greek mythology, the Teumessian fox was a gigantic fox that was destined never to be caught. It was thought to be sent by the gods to prey upon the children of Thebes as a punishment for a national crime. An apparently perfect solution to the problem was to set the magical dog Laelaps, who was destined to catch everything it chased, to hunt the Teumessian fox. This was a paradox so perplexing to Zeus that the god turned both to stone and cast them into the stars as the constellations Canis Major (Laelaps) and Canis Minor (the Teumessian fox).
    (Source: abridged from Wikipedia)


  • The Inugami Murders is a reference to The Inugami Family, a 1976 Japanese murder-mystery film directed by Kon Ichikawa involving Detective Kindachi. The film is about a clan who gathers together after the death of their family patriarch who has left behind a strange will, leaving a vast fortune to a woman called Tamayo on the condition that she marry one of his grandsons. Soon, fighting breaks out over the will which leads to a series of murders. In one of the murders, a man is discovered in a similar manner to Kojo Tsuchiya, drowned in a lake with his legs up in the air.
    (Source: Windows on Worlds)

Quotes

"There are other foxes. Creatures that keep escaping the hounds."
— Shinya Kogami to Arata Shindo


"And I'm still sore over her poaching my capable officers." (Shimotsuki))

  • "Capable?" (Ginoza)

"It's a figure of speech." (Shimotsuki)
— Mika Shimotsuki and Nobuchika Ginoza's exchange


"I am currently awaiting a judgement that could begin at any moment. But that also means that I've been liberated from this society. The truth of our society will finally come to light. What will people believe when it does?"
— Akane Tsunemori on the Sibyl System


"Bean sprouts are full of nutrients."
— Arata Shindo to Kei Mikhail Ignatov, Tenma Todoroki and Kazumichi Irie

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