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Beware the Left Eye

Beware the Left Eye 左眼に気をつけろHidari Me ni Ki o Tsukero

Season #

2 (2nd GIG)

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Transcript:Beware the Left Eye

Air Dates


July 3, 2004


March 4, 2006

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Afternoon of the Machines

Episode Type

This is a Dividual episode.

This is a Dividual episode. This is a stand-alone episode that is not strongly tied with the other story-lines. This is the eighth Dividual episode and the fourteenth episode of the season.


Representatives from the American Empire have arrived in Japan to discuss a new security treaty, and Section 9 plays a part in securing the building where the talks are taking place. In their off-time, members of the different security-teams strike up a poker game, but so far Saito has won every hand. Intrigued by this, the Tachikomas assigned to the security truck shift their discussion from the reason for the new security treaty to the reason that Saito is consistently winning a game of chance. For a raise in the game, Saito offers to share the story of how he acquired his poker face and why it's helping him win. In 2020, the American Empire invaded Central America in an effort to stop the drug trade. Tired of Japan's uninvolvement in the war, Saito decided to hire himself out as a mercenary, and was picked up by a group fighting to keep Mexico's provisional government in place. One day Saito caught wind of a Special Forces team, who happens to be UN Peacekeepers, with a tactical nuclear weapon that would be passing through the remains of a destroyed town (Monterrey) that Saito was in. Saito decided to engage the group, and managed to kill a total of three people before the spec ops team determined his location. Headed by Major Kusanagi, the remaining members of the team stormed the hospital Saito was using, but not before he managed to kill two more men. With his back now against the wall Saito foresaw that he would lose his left eye in a shootout with the Major, but thought that she may not have the correct software to snipe him at medium range. As a result, Saito tried to engage Kusanagi before she could download the midrange sniping software, only to learn that she already had the software and had intentionally acted as though she didn't to lure Saito out and neutralize him. Impressed with his ability, the Major took Saito with her, which is how he ended up working for Section 9. As the episode comes to a close, the possibility arises that the story which Saito just told was completely fabricated, perhaps using the plot of an old movie, but when Saito wins the latest poker game round the Tachikomas wonder if he may have been telling the truth after all.

Notable DialogueEdit

Ishikawa: The key to survival on the battlefield isn't courage or weapons, it's caution.

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