Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Season 1 Episode 13

SA: Unequal Terrorist; NOT EQUAL

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Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Feb 06, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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While tracking the New World Brigade, an anti-cyberization group, to an unused radiation scrubber facility off Okinawa, the Japanese Maritime Safety Agency took pictures that show Eka Tokura, the kidnapped daughter of a cyber-technology company CEO. However, the girl had been abducted over 16 years ago when she had been 10 years old. In the recent photos, she looks just as she did on the day she was taken. For reasons unknown, contact with the Maritime Safety Agency's reconnaissance team has been lost. Section 9 heads to the facility to locate the unit and find out why Eka Tokura was there.moreless

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    • QUOTES (5)

      • Motoko: (referring to the Tokura kidnapping) ...How well I remember it. Something about it made me take it personally.

      • Tachikoma: Major! (hushed tone) It's a dead end.
        Motoko: I can see that for myself.
        Tachikoma: Uhhh...I'm ready and willing, Major. Just say the word and I'll bust right through it.
        Motoko: No.
        (The Tachikoma gives a dejected sigh)
        Motoko: Try to control yourself until we close in on our target, all right.
        Tachikoma: (in a pouting voice) Yes, ma'am.

      • Batou's Tachikoma: There's so much more to the situation than the data lets on. This crowd could be crawling with terrorists and you'd never be able to tell. No wonder the neighboring countries are in hysterics.
        (Batou's Tachikoma gets scared and then notices that Batou and Saitou have moved on)
        Huh? Uh, hey, wait for me!

      • (Ishikawa joins the battle alongside Saitou)
        Ishikawa: Where's Batou?
        (Saitou points up to the tower that the Major is in)
        Ishikawa: Off rescuing Major She-Ape. As if she needs it.

      • *Batou's Tachikoma lets fly at the Brigade soldiers with its gatling gun*
        Tachikoma: How do you like that?!
        Saitou: Moron! Have you forgotten there's someone inside your pod?!
        Tachikoma: Aww, but I wanna fight some more!
        *A rocket flies past the Tachikoma and explodes*
        Tachikoma: Ehh!

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      • Eka Tokura: Patty Hearst

        The story of Eka Tokura loosely resembles that of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst, who was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in February, 1974. Just over two months after her abduction, she was seen robbing a bank with the group. A picture taken of Hearst at the robbery seemed to show her as a willing participant. The abduction was a prime example of Stockholm Syndrome. The term was coined less than six months before the Hearst kidnapping after a group of bank customers in Stockholm, Sweden, who were held hostage by robbers for over six days. Upon release from their ordeal, the customers defended their captors.

      • HV Ammo: Ghost in the Shell

        Saitou finds that the Brigade soldiers are using HV (high velocity) ammo in their machine guns. HV ammo was also used by the gunman in Mamoru Oshii's 1995 movie Ghost in the Shell. In the movie, the rounds were so powerful that they ruined the barrel in the man's gun.

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