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Chinks in the Armor of the Heart

Chinks in the Armor of the Heart 心の隙間Kokoro no Sukima

Season #

1 (SAC)

Episode #



Transcript:Chinks in the Armor of the Heart

Air Dates


January 14, 2003


February 27, 2005

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Episode Type
Stand Alone episode

Stand Alone episodeThis episode takes place independently of the main plot. This is the eleventh stand-alone episode of the season and the sixteenth episode overall.


Sensitive information has been stolen from a U.S. Navy base, and the primary suspect is a former Paralympic silver medalist named Zaitsev. The Public Security office has instructed Batou to go undercover to spy on Zaitsev, a man whom he admires, to see if Zaitsev is somehow related to the missing information. Batou wants his information to be wrong and for Zaitsev to be innocent. The assignment calls into question Batou's attitude on his duty towards Section 9 and the decisions it forces him to make. However, Batou discovers that Zaitsev is indeed the spy and reluctantly turns him in.

Noteworthy DialogueEdit

Pavlo Zaitsev: Now I understand it, it was the same as back then, I'm the one with the blind spot, in my heart.