In Episode 1, the Naïve Newcomer Akane shows her virtue for the first time: Tasing Kogami to keep him from killing someone who doesn't need to be killed, then talking down a traumatized woman and bringing her Crime Coefficient to a level where she can safely be arrested and given the therapy she needs. She might be a newbie, but damn if she isn't plucky!
The first time we get to see the Dominator's Destroy Decomposer mode in action in episode 3. As if this gun couldn't possibly be cool enough, it can also vaporize mechanical enemies every bit as effectively as it does humans.
In episode 5, when the Internet Mimic serial killer is cornered by our heroes, he activates a giant holographic disruption to Mind Screw them and get out of there. In response, Masaoka whips out the bottle of alcohol he'd had on him and concocts a Booze Flamethrower to set off the fire-extinguishing sprinklers, deactivating the holograms.
Tsunemori telling off, and effectively shutting up Ginoza in episode 9.
In episode 10 Masaoka was finally fed up with Ginoza picking on Akane. As a result the inspector was given a free flying lesson.
The entire battle between Kogami and Toyohisa Senguji in episodes 10 and 11. First taking out one of the robot dogs using the Spikes of Doom on the ceiling, and then retrieving his Dominator and using its Destroy Decomposer mode to eliminate the other dog. Finally ending with Kogami pulling a move that would make Solid Snake proud: hiding in a barrel and rolling down a ramp, prompting Toyohisa to check the top of the ramp, followed by Kogami popping out of the barrel and blasting Toyohisa with the Eliminator mode.
It doubles as a Heartwarming Moment, but what is his first priority afterwards? Telling Yuki to get out of there and seek therapy for what she's seen, despite the fact that he's been shot a number of times. The man's a damn fine detective.
So, Akane feels guilty after Spooky Boogie died while assisting the Bureau. In most other shows, it would take at least one episode of dealing with and overcoming it, with lots of drama. Here Kougami basically solved it with just three questions. An awesome feat.
And in episode 13, she quickly bounces back after Yuki's death, resolving to hunt down Makashima.
Yuki's death scene and no, not because it's anything awesome but because the writing of it is. While the arc between episode 10 and 11 is played brilliantly dramatic in introducing Makishima, with the cat and mouse game he has with Kougami it's really the 11's ending where Akane has to witness first hand the death of Yuki. For many people, this is the game changing episode- the point of the story where the Wide-Eyed Idealist, who literally episodes prior only took this position because she scored high, is visibly shaken enough to start questioning her world view. Makishima exists, the Dominator couldn't fire, one of her best friends is dead, and her view of Sibyl is visibly shaken. To many fans, this is like reliving episode 3 of Madoka: the game changing episode that will underscore and set the tone for how dark the rest of the series will be.
At the end of episode 14, Makishima effortlessly takes down a trio of thugs alone and unarmed.
Episode 16. Akane knocking Makishima out with a helmet.
Even better when you consider the implications behind it: Makishima dismissed Akane for failing his "test". He's also the one responsible for the existence of the helmets. That's right folks, he was beaten with Poetic Irony. What really makes the scene is the fact that the injured Kogami tells Akane to kill Makishima. She has the helmet over her head, she's remembering Yuki and how Makishima killed her, and she's clearly enraged... and then she drops the helmet, pulls out her handcuffs, and tells Makishima (who may or may not even be conscious) that he's under arrest.
Shusei kicking the asses of three of Makishima's henchmen with ease. Too bad he got killed afterwards by Kasei.
Makishima throwing the offer to become part of Sybil back in Kasei's face, and proceeding to rip him apart with his bare hands. And a hardcover book.
Episode 18 has Akane saving Kogami from being killed by the chief by shooting him with her Dominator like she did in the first episode.
And Episode 20 has Akane give the Sibyl System an ultimatum: They spare Kogami's life in exchange for her bringing Makishima in alive. When the system shows signs of not agreeing, she says that if it doesn't, she will do nothing while Makishima dies, even threatening to kill him herself if need be. To cap it off, she tells the system that if it refuses to kill her like it did Kagari and find a new pawn, going so far as to hold the barrel of the Dominator to her chest.
It doesn't stop there. She correctly profiles Kougami's path through the house and discovers his message by herself. Those Sherlock Scan lessons from Professor Saiga really paid off.
Episode 21 has Masaoka fight Makishima and manage to get him in a hold. He probably would have beat Makishima, if Makishima hadn't tossed dynamite at a trapped Ginoza. Sadly, this leads to Masaoka pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to save his son...but he still kicked Makishima's ass.
In the finale, Makishima is on the verge of escaping in a stolen truck, until Akane, who is hanging for dear life on the exterior, manages to use the last shot in Kougami's revolver to blow out one of the tires.
The final episode has Shinya finally killing Makishima.
In the final episode, Akane tells the Sibyl System that humanity will outgrow the need for such a system and that people will always strive to make the world a better place. To see that Akane still has her ideals after everything that happened is amazing."The law doesn't protect people. People protect the law."
A small one but the new Inspector? It's Mika Shimotsuki from the Rikako Oryo case. After losing her friends, she's managed to keep her Psycho Pass healthy enough to join the CID as minor.
The entire first episode for Akane: she stays one step ahead of the criminal, logically deduces what his plans are, coolly disintegrates a rogue construction robot without breaking a sweat (bonus for the blast also evaporating the bombs strapped to its back) and manages to successfully talk down a criminal with a 302 Crime Coefficient down to the nonlethal zone of 299,]] all while dealing withuncooperativefellowInspectors who are criticizing her every move. Now compare the Akane we saw at the beginning of the series to the confident professional we see here, and that is serious Character Development.
The entire fourth episode for Risa. After one of the hostages who is actually Kamui in disguise frees her from her handcuffs, she uses his nailgun to shoot out the eyes of the latent criminal's Robot Dog and retrieve her Dominator. While past experience with Makishima should have rendered this useless, she actually was on the right track this time as it turned out the criminal's Crime Coefficient had actually jumped up by over 50 points (from 23 to 76) from the last time she'd pointed it at him. Then she gets her head put through a window, which would be enough to put almost anyone down (it should be also be noted that this entire time, she has been stripped to her bra and panties, which means no protection for the rest of her skin). But she still gets back up while swearing to protect the hostages, and uses a glass shard to stab the man's eye out before picking up her Dominator again. Now his Coefficient has hit the triple digits and she can fire. Unfortunately, so has hers, and Division 3 has been ordered to Kill 'Em All. She is the first one shot by them.
Professor Saiga correctly deduces that the Representative Masuda the Bureau has in custody is an imposter by watching several hours worth of videos of the real Masuda's speeches and realizing that the recent ones don't match his usual oratorical style.
Sugo's plan to destroy the out of control military drones in episode 6 is to use Akane to lure 25 of them into an ammunition storage warehouse, jury-rig a minigun to fire from the upper levels, and shoot the ammo crates to blow up the entire lower level.
In Episode 10, Division 3 is ordered by Sibyl to blow up the treatment center where the hijacked subways are to kill Kamui along with 500 hostages. Except... the bombs fail to explode. Instead, Division 3 comes under attack by Inspector Shisui who smugly lets them know that she and Kamui knew exactly what the Bureau was planning, and that they need to use explosives from a latent criminal since the Bureau doesn't have any of its own. And the only criminal who has designed explosives lately was one of Kamui's followers, which means Kamui knew the detonation codes and changed them.
Kamui's Breaking Speech to the Sibyl System, coupled with Akane's words from the previous episode, cause it to have a Heel Realization, which causes them to allow Kamui to judge the criminally asymptomatic Misako Tougane and vaporize her, then causes it to terminate many of its own high Crime Coefficient brains to reduce its CC and abide by its own rules.
After everything she's been through, Akane still holds tight to her beliefs about justice and the law, and even tells the System that when the time comes where it will be judged by a truly impartial judge, she herself will gladly submit to judgment along with it. Along with her closing words to Sibyl:
"It is not society that determines people's future. It is people who determine society's future."
In the first episode, Kei demonstrates his Russian military training by easily subduing two armed hostile immigrants while completely unarmed himself. His Enforcer, Mao, who is supposed to be his muscle, can only stand back and watch in bewilderment.
Both Arata and Kei publicly confront and shake down Takumi in order to get a reaction out of him as well as let him know they suspect he's responsible for Rick's death.
Just the existence of the mysterious Bifrost group alone. This is a vastly powerful criminal organization opposed to the Sibyl System that has seemingly been able to operate for some time without Sibyl's knowledge.
Episode 2 has Kei holding his own against a whole entire gang with the help of Irie and Tenma.
Arata using his parkour skills to plug in the Dominators all across the other side of the block.
Kei using the Dominator in Lethal Eliminator mode to blast away the gangster leader without so much as flinching. Note that this is one of the very few times that he's willing to use the Dominator in such a fashion.
Kougami being back in Japan and now working together with his best friend, Ginoza, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Of course, they were confronted by the PSB which is just a little misunderstanding after Kougami advises Arata to continue their hunt on the "foxes".
Ginoza is able to match up against Kei, who has extensive military training. His metal arm gives him the advantage in the fight even though it's a draw.
Kougami beating up the crap out of Irie and Tenma, who disobeyed Kei's orders.
Episode four is very action-packed where you got Kei fighting Enomiya's men who are trying to kill Karina. Later, he helps out Tenma and Yayoi in dealing with the others in the control room. Then, he and Tenma work together to defeat an armored drone by tossing it out from the balcony.
Arata saving Karina from the drone. While he's not much of a fighter like Kei, he uses his parkour skills to take Karina to safety while Kei and Tenma deal with the drone.
Mao and Irie holding their own against a sniper turret with just a couple of handguns and some grenades.
Shion gets an unexpected MOA when she manages to take back a third of the NONA tower system in just over three minutes. While being poison gassed nonetheless.
Ginoza taking down a fighter robot with a handgun and hand-to-hand combat. He ends the fight by forcing his hand straight through the bot's neck before kicking its head off.
Kougami taking down Jackdaw with pure skill and a revolver. Mind you, the latter was a Pathfinder.
Kei showing off the extent of military training by making quick work of Vixen without so much as breaking a sweat. As a bonus, he takes her out using the Lethal Eliminator mode, which is only the second time he has used the Dominator in such a fashion.
Arata holding off a fighter robot long enough to protect En Owanee and blast it with the Dominator in Destroy Decomposer mode.
Also, Arata in the same scene figuring out that the gas filling the building was a bluff by Azusawa.
Off-screen, but it's heavily implied that Hinakawa was the one that took back the whole NONA tower system in Shion's absence.
Kei managing to hold off Kougami long enough in order for Arata to arrest Azusawa. It's implied that he might have been holding back to stall Kougami.
Make note of how Kougami acts throughout their fight. He's so composed and assured that he looks bored. Never mess with your seniors kids.
The Sibyl System, of all things, roasted Azusawa when he offers to join them by deeming him unqualified and unworthy to join because he's not criminally asymptomatic, a term which he never really understands. Even though they were not able to lethally enforce him due to Arata's interference, they are able to wipe the smirk off Azusawa's smug face when they give him a "Reason You Suck" Speech:
Sibyl System: [Criminally asymptomatic] is an unborn trait. There are no cases of it manifesting at your age. Koichi Azusawa, the Sibyl System must consider all possibilities. You lack that capability... Your system merely consists of convinient binary choices. We do not force other to choose between their Hues and their lives. The criminally asymptomatic are both criminals and saints by birth. You are neither. Merely a self-righteous game enthusiast.
Arata getting the Sibyl System to listen when he calls them out for initiating Lethal Eliminator mode on Azusawa when he should be fairly judged and arrested. Although, it should be taken into account that Arata is criminally asymptomatic and qualified to join the Sibyl System.
Despite Azusawa being totally deserving of execution, Arata decides to arrest him on his own terms, thus forcing Azusawa to live with his failures instead of giving him what he wants and going over both the MFA and Kougami's heads. It's a subtle CMOA that works completely to Arata's strengths while still providing an epic conclusion.
Shizuka gets a ton of CMOAs in this movie alone:
He calls out Shirogane on his bluff when he exposes the latter's AI thanks to Ma-Karina (Governor Komiya's AI double). This enables the Roundrobin to vaporize Shirogane into nothing.
He also reveals that he is Good All Along, helping the PSB take down Bifrost from the inside. Shirogane was, needless to say, impressed with this development.
He turns over the Bifrost System to Sibyl, to which Sibyl declines because it claims that it is so evolved.
He gets Sibyl to keep Arata as an inspector in the PSB and gets Akane released from confinement.
Last, but certainly not least, he becomes the first human Public Safety Bureau Chief.