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Summary

The Head of the DEA is arrested for murder in connection with the raid at the Sunflower Society building. Aramaki orders Section 9 to go through all of the facility's records to determine who is pulling the strings behind the attacks against Section 9 and whether that person or group is responsible for orchestrating the Laughing Man incidents. As Aramaki leaves the building he shares an elevator ride with former prime minister Kanzaki, who privately discloses that the prime suspect in the Laughing Man case has a lot of friends in high places and strong connections to the navy. Elsewhere, the remaining members of the Narcotic Suppression Squad attempt to frame Aramaki with drug trafficking by luring him to a refugee district, but their plan fails when Batou rescues the chief before the police arrive on the scene. Meanwhile, Kusanagi seeks to repair her prosthetic body after incurring severe damage in a battle against the government's latest prototype weapon. Her plan is to perform a simple body swap, but the doctor in charge of the procedure is in reality an NSS agent bent on killing her. Just when it seems that Kusanagi will be killed the Laughing Man arrives, and in exchange for Kusanagi’s assistance completes her body swap, thereby saving the Major.

Noteworthy Dialogue

Motoko: The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episodes

1: Public Security Section 9 | 2: Runaway Evidence | 3: A Modest Rebellion |
4: The Visual Device will Laugh | 5: The Inviting Bird will Chant | 6: The Copycat will Dance |
7: Idolatry | 8: The Fortunate Ones | 9: The Man Who Dwells in the Shadows of the Net |
10: A Perfect Day for a Jungle Cruise | 11: In the Forest of Pupae |
12: Tachikoma Runs Away; The Movie Director's Dream |
13: Unequal Terrorist | 14: Automated Capitalism | 15: Time of the Machines |
16: Chinks in the Armor of the Heart | 17: The True Reason For The Unfinished Love Affair |
18: Assassination Duet | 19: Embraced by a Disguised Net | 20: Vanished Medication |
21: Left-Behind Trace | 22: Corporate Graft | 23: The Other Side of Good and Evil |
24: Sunset in the Lonely City | 25: Smoke of Gunpowder, Hail of Bullets |
26: Public Security Section 9, Once Again

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