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After attending a Security Conference in London with the Major, Aramaki goes to a bank to visit an old friend who had emigrated to England to manage a wine fund. While he visits with his friend, he allows the Major a bit of free time to walk the streets of London. Before they catch up on old times, Aramaki's friend relates to him her suspicions of possible illegal activity within the bank. As she voices her concerns, two mafia hit men prepare to break into the bank.
Japanese Title: 「未完成ラブロマンスの真相」 - 「Mikansei Love Romance no Shinsō」
The DVD translates the title as 「The Truth Behind the Unfinished Romance」
The term Angels' Share refers to droplets of wine, or any alcohol, that evaporate during the fermentation process.
Production I.G made this episode as accurate as possible. Not only did they put the famous London buildings (Pariliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abby) in their proper places, they also used a realistic map of the London metropolis as well as putting "BBC" on the media van.
Aramaki's Latin quote, "En Vino Veritas", is only said by the English voice actor. The Japanese seiyū says, "The truth is in the wine."
When Motoko, dressed is a police officer's rain slicker, relieves the other officer, she salutes him with her left hand. Salutes are always given with the right hand.
The Japanese name listed for playing Seymour, Aramaki's friend, is listed by Bandai Entertainment as Akio Ootsuka
, who is the seiyū for Batou.
Motoko's second visit to England: "ROBOT RONDO"
At the beginning of the episode, Aramaki asks Motoko what she thinks of the conference as this was her second visit to the SAS. Motoko's "first visit" comes from a line at the end of chapter 6, "ROBOT RONDO", from the 1991 manga Ghost in the Shell by Shirō Masamune. Though the trip is never shown, in the chapter she is given orders by Aramaki to go to England to train under the SAS.