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Psycho-Pass 2 - Episode 04 | Caraniel's Ramblings

Well that escalated into a bloodbath remarkably quickly. Can’t say I’m a huge fan of how heavy-handed this episode was, but I sort of get why it went down like this. This second season doesn’t have many episodes so there is no time to mess about – unfortunately this means the show ends up bludgeoning the viewer over the head repeatedly with its messages. Sort of like crazy old guy in this episode – not really ideal.

So yes, the main thing that jumps out at you when watching this episode is the relentless level of gory violence. From a man’s head being stomped into goo, to all the people involved exploding into bite-sized chunks; the excessive violence ended up going beyond being uncomfortable to watch into comical territory. Of course the indiscriminate slaughter at the end of the episode perfectly demonstrates just how twisted this society entirely reliant on Sybil is, but the point could have been made in a much more subtle manner...

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