Gamers getting arrested right at in their living rooms for playing violent video games? That’s some awesomely JUDGE DREDD satire there. The show has such a dry and deadpan sense of humor, you can’t always be sure when it’s joking, but damn… was that scene a stitch. The ESRB’s coming to get you!
Akane’s closing in on this Kamui mystery, and it’s been really riveting watching her try to keep composure when this memory of Kogami is gnawing at the back of her mind so insistently. The visit to her grandma puts a more explicit point on how she's been putting the concerns of her personal beneath… basically everything else around her. She’s advanced her career, she takes care of others, etc. What keeps it from becoming the romcom cliché is that show’s focusing on its less-cute aspects.She didn’t have a relationship with Kogami but, as the premise continually harps on, their mere interaction has affected her by degrees - - ‘infecting’ her in the way that emotions do.
She’s probably never had a boyfriend, so she’ll fixate on the one guy who got close, and almost set her off this straight-arrow path. Is that healthy? Maybe not. It's not as unhealthy as other obsessions, though. And that's the point -- this is all by degrees. The Crime Coefficient is proving to be sci-fi metaphor with a whole host of applications.
The scene with Akane and her boss was great, too. They'll never admit that Sybill's broken, so they'll use the most distancing, bureaucratic doublespeak to avoid acknowledging Kamui. Neither confirming nor denying his existence, as if he were the criminal equivalent of Schrodinger's Cat. It's a nice echo of MINORITY REPORT -- the seers are never wrong, but they don't always agree.