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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: DI: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; CASH EYE

Infiltrating the Tadokoro Building with ease, a cat burglar named CASH EYE leaves her calling card on Chairman Tadokoro's desk. Written on the card is a thread to rob the powerful man during a very important social gathering. At the Prime Minister's request, and much to his chagrin, Aramaki readies his team to make sure that CASH EYE does not succeed in her heist. With his team in place, all that is needed now is their guest of honour.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Saturday December 03rd, 2005

Guest Stars
Steve KramerSteve Kramer
voiced Tadokoro
Kirk BaileyKirk Bailey
voiced Guard
Stephen ApostolinaStephen Apostolina
voiced Guard
Episode Notes
Japanese Title: 「土曜の夜と日曜の朝」 - 「Doyō no Yoru to Nichiyō no Asa」
The DVD translates the title as 「Saturday Night, Sunday Morning」

The voice actor for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Barry Stigler, passed on before this episode was dubbed. Fortunately, there is no time during the episode that the Minister says anything.

Kanji Inside the Second Cash Eye Card: 査察にうかがいました - 国税局査察部 (Sasatsu ni ukaga imashita - Kokuzei Kyoku Sasatsubu) - "We've come to investigate you - National Tax Bureau, Criminal Investigations Department."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Steve Conte「Living Inside the Shell」 
Yōko Kanno「Pet Food」 
Yōko Kanno「3tops」 

Episode Quotes
Tachikoma 1: Are these people the ones they refer to as "perverts"?
Tachikoma 2: Yeah, but maybe you oughta call them "eccentric" instead.

(Motoko and Batou relax in a tropical setting)
Motoko: You know it was kind of fun...playing a cat burglar.
Batou: (chuckles) Nevertheless, you had me sweating there for a minute. I was worried that we were going to find a vacuum-packed Major in that vault. Teamwork means telling your teammates what you're up to beforehand. Get it?
Motoko: Hey...when it comes to the thief trade, secrecy is the first rule.
(Batou laughs and then the tropical view is turned off, revealing the setting to be a room inside the Section 9 building)
Aramaki: Will you two stop with this cat burglar nonsense already. The work is piling up here, people.
Motoko: Maybe I really should consider a new line of work.
(Outside the Section 9 building, rain falls from the darkened skies)

Episode Goofs
Cash Eye unzips her jump suit to take out her calling card. Although there is no sound of the suit being zipped up again, her suit is zipped up in the next shot of her.

Cultural References
Motoko's Visor: "CIRCUIT WEAPON"
The large visor that Motoko wears comes from chapter 3, "CIRCUIT WEAPON", of Shirō Masamune's 2001 Ghost in the Shell: Man-Machine Interface.

Female Android: "JUNK JUNGLE"
One of the female androids enclosed in one of Tadokoro's "displays" resembles Motoko Kusanagi from Chapter 3, "JUNK JUNGLE", from the 1991 Ghost in the Shell manga by Shirō Masamune. Her hair and clothes, albeit the top is a different color, all look similar to how Motoko was dressed at the beginning of the chapter.

"And what is it's skin sensitivity? 16²?"
Tsutomu Tadokoro's question to Motoko about her skin sensitivity is taken directly from the 1991 Ghost in the Shell manga by Shirō Masamune. In chapter 3, "JUNK JUNGLE", one of Motoko's friends mentions that the Major's skin sensitivity is "16²/CM Squared".

Episode References
"Didn't he learn his lesson?": "SECTION-9"
Saitō remarks on the arrival of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who had been held hostage by geisha androids in the first episode of the series, "SECTION-9".

At the end of the episode, Section 9 is able to locate the ill-gotten assets of former Secretary-General Kaoru Yakushima, which was brought up by a reporter as the media interviewed the District Attorney in "STAND ALONE COMPLEX", the final episode of 1st GIG.

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