Kusanagi, Batou and Togusa arrive at the 501 headquarters to have Emma's cyberbrain dissected. It is revealed that she is a victim of a failed "Ghost Dubbing" experiment conducted by Special Affairs Colonel Hozumi, binding two Ghosts to Emma's body under a Wizard of Oz-like mental aesthetic. Togusa is infected by a Ghost Hack created by Emma, which lets her escape to a remote location. Hozumi then arrives with her men and supposedly eliminates Emma's body to protect her faction. After Emma's real body emerges, she self-destructs while Hozumi is seen escaping via helicoper. Section 9 manages to shoot it down and the Major's team is awarded "special authority".