Reinterpreting the ending of SAC 2nd Gig.
A series of strange events in Tokyo all points to one thing- a mysterious apple maniac is on the loose. As the evidence mounts up, Section Nine are forced to consider an unwelcome possibility- could the culprit be Major Kusanagi herself?
The first clue: the mysterious disappearance of a warehouse filled with apples.
Complaints start coming in from civilians after an apple shortage is discovered.
The new apple-green Tachikomas seem to indicate that the suspect is a member of Section Nine.
Motoko will do anything for a bite of sweet, juicy apple.
Desperate to spend some quality time with her apple collection, Motoko tells Batou she is too busy to come into work.
The tastiest looking apple is selected for consumption.
Motoko is embarrassed to be discovered in the middle of an apple binge.
Kuze tells Motoko that he can help her overcome her apple problem.
Counselling begins; Motoko explains how she came to become an apple addict.
Kuze encourages Motoko to give up her apple collection.
Motoko grips an apple, summoning up the strength to part with it.
By freely handing the apple over to Kuze, Motoko takes an important step on the road to recovery.
Kuze is very proud of Motoko’s progress.
Kuze’s recovery program backfires when he takes a bite of apple and becomes addicted himself.