Such Unadulterated Fun


I… uh. Whoa. Okay, this is new. I always reblog analytical stuffs but rarely post them? I’ll certainly give it my best shot? I mean I deconstruct relationships and things on my own usually in preparation for fanfic writing so I’ll do the same for their relationship, how ‘bout that?
Link to my first post on this. I’ll be building off of that
If you didn’t read, it’s okay. I just do a quick recap. I might hurt your heart, just warning.
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From what I’ve seen, Gino and Masaoka have always had a strained relationship. The little snippets of their life show us this, how they treat each other during the show reveal this, and the final blow of tragedy comes from the fact that by the time they make the right choice, it’s too late as echoed in Gino’s final words to his father.
Consider the earliest years in the timeline. Masaoka was a detective and I’m sure Gino looked up to him (I mean, fast forward to present day, he’s an Inspector. So there ideally must have been some influence there.) Life is pretty good, and Sybil seems to be a growing presence in the community. There are always those ever-helpful PSAs on keeping your CC low, de-stress, and living a good healthy life. 
Recall that Masaoka is a detective and people in positions of local law enforcement were very susceptible to having their CC elevate to dangerously high levels. Key note point 1: Masaoka’s CC elevation would have come from work — not the home. Think of Kougami spending his days and nights in a relentless pursuit of vengeance.
From Masaoka’s CC elevation comes his demotion in society to a watchdog, an Enforcer. Unfortunately, the belief that CC is inherited causes a negative backlash on his family, namely Gino. The social stigma from being “that son” of the demoted detective would have kept Gino on his toes. Everyone shuns him because of that stigma (and he’s done nothing to deserve this negativity!), so he tries so hard to keep his hue clear. There is always the suspicion by everyone around him that one day he will be like his father, a criminal. He wants to prove that everyone is wrong and that in essence, he is not his father’s son in the sense that he, Gino, is good as deemed by Sybil. 
However, Gino is unable to separate himself from his father in a certain sense. His pursuit of the job as Inspector, may or may not have been inspired by, but was most certainly driven by the desire to prove that he was not like his father. Imagine the triumph Gino must have felt the day he was assigned to the MWPSB and learned (perhaps he already knew? Consider that.) that his father was his Enforcer. 
I am not like you because I am better and not a criminal.
But for Gino, despite his short triumph, he can’t disentangle himself because he is Masaoka’s son. It’s impossible. There will always be suspicion behind his back. Instead of “Oh, he may have a high CC” people might take it further going “He entered law enforcement, it’s only a matter of time now”.
Again, I doubt that on the job, Gino and Masaoka would share some, if any, heart to heart moments. Masaoka would be too guilty to start a conversation and Gino would be much too betrayed and angry. Both are at standstill. All the emotions come from the fact that Masaoka was never there in Gino’s life. He wasn’t there for him because he put something, his work, over his family. He wasn’t there for him at those … say…. school parent days or birthdays. He wasn’t there to lecture or scold Gino as any parent would. They never shared the happy and sad times together. There’s a huge hole in both of their lives. 
It can also explain Masaoka’s passivity when dealing with Gino. “Why start now? I have no right to step in at this point in his life”. Also, add that to the fact that his son is now his handler, that makes a proper father-son relationship even more difficult.
That’s why the scenes in Episode 21 hurt so much.
"Do your job, Enforcer"
Because to Gino, isn’t that what his father was always good at? His job? So much so that it didn’t matter that he had a family or that his family had to endure hard times because of the pursuit of some inexplicable detective business.
But in that moment, that split second, Masaoka chose his son. The pent-up guilt that he’d been holding onto for years is released in the idea, the hope, even, that maybe, just maybe, i can be there for my son. I value him more than anything else and I’m just sorry that it had to be like this.
“Your eyes looks just the same as mine when I was young…”"You are my son after all."
That one action horrendously shatters the black and white world Gino tries so desperately to keep. The situation was grim indeed and the outcomes were devastating. Life is not and never is clear cut. Good doesn’t end at one point and evil starts at another. It’s a nasty grey mix of both. So is family and the love and losses that come with it.
Gino is a son who’s world with his father was taken away from him abruptly. And with that loss came a darker world who refuses to accept him because of blood ties that he cannot sever.
Masaoko realized where he went wrong all those years ago and regretted it. He’s an old man, an old father looking to redeem himself in the eyes of his son.
"It’s too late for that!"

I… uh. Whoa. Okay, this is new. I always reblog analytical stuffs but rarely post them? I’ll certainly give it my best shot? I mean I deconstruct relationships and things on my own usually in preparation for fanfic writing so I’ll do the same for their relationship, how ‘bout that?

Link to my first post on this. I’ll be building off of that

If you didn’t read, it’s okay. I just do a quick recap. I might hurt your heart, just warning.

——

From what I’ve seen, Gino and Masaoka have always had a strained relationship. The little snippets of their life show us this, how they treat each other during the show reveal this, and the final blow of tragedy comes from the fact that by the time they make the right choice, it’s too late as echoed in Gino’s final words to his father.

Consider the earliest years in the timeline. Masaoka was a detective and I’m sure Gino looked up to him (I mean, fast forward to present day, he’s an Inspector. So there ideally must have been some influence there.) Life is pretty good, and Sybil seems to be a growing presence in the community. There are always those ever-helpful PSAs on keeping your CC low, de-stress, and living a good healthy life.

Recall that Masaoka is a detective and people in positions of local law enforcement were very susceptible to having their CC elevate to dangerously high levels. Key note point 1: Masaoka’s CC elevation would have come from work — not the home. Think of Kougami spending his days and nights in a relentless pursuit of vengeance.

From Masaoka’s CC elevation comes his demotion in society to a watchdog, an Enforcer. Unfortunately, the belief that CC is inherited causes a negative backlash on his family, namely Gino. The social stigma from being “that son” of the demoted detective would have kept Gino on his toes. Everyone shuns him because of that stigma (and he’s done nothing to deserve this negativity!), so he tries so hard to keep his hue clear. There is always the suspicion by everyone around him that one day he will be like his father, a criminal. He wants to prove that everyone is wrong and that in essence, he is not his father’s son in the sense that he, Gino, is good as deemed by Sybil. 

However, Gino is unable to separate himself from his father in a certain sense. His pursuit of the job as Inspector, may or may not have been inspired by, but was most certainly driven by the desire to prove that he was not like his father. Imagine the triumph Gino must have felt the day he was assigned to the MWPSB and learned (perhaps he already knew? Consider that.) that his father was his Enforcer.

I am not like you because I am better and not a criminal.

But for Gino, despite his short triumph, he can’t disentangle himself because he is Masaoka’s son. It’s impossible. There will always be suspicion behind his back. Instead of “Oh, he may have a high CC” people might take it further going “He entered law enforcement, it’s only a matter of time now”.

Again, I doubt that on the job, Gino and Masaoka would share some, if any, heart to heart moments. Masaoka would be too guilty to start a conversation and Gino would be much too betrayed and angry. Both are at standstill. All the emotions come from the fact that Masaoka was never there in Gino’s life. He wasn’t there for him because he put something, his work, over his family. He wasn’t there for him at those … say…. school parent days or birthdays. He wasn’t there to lecture or scold Gino as any parent would. They never shared the happy and sad times together. There’s a huge hole in both of their lives.

It can also explain Masaoka’s passivity when dealing with Gino. “Why start now? I have no right to step in at this point in his life”. Also, add that to the fact that his son is now his handler, that makes a proper father-son relationship even more difficult.

That’s why the scenes in Episode 21 hurt so much.

"Do your job, Enforcer"

Because to Gino, isn’t that what his father was always good at? His job? So much so that it didn’t matter that he had a family or that his family had to endure hard times because of the pursuit of some inexplicable detective business.

But in that moment, that split second, Masaoka chose his son. The pent-up guilt that he’d been holding onto for years is released in the idea, the hope, even, that maybe, just maybe, i can be there for my son. I value him more than anything else and I’m just sorry that it had to be like this.

Your eyes looks just the same as mine when I was young…”
"You are my son after all."

That one action horrendously shatters the black and white world Gino tries so desperately to keep. The situation was grim indeed and the outcomes were devastating. Life is not and never is clear cut. Good doesn’t end at one point and evil starts at another. It’s a nasty grey mix of both. So is family and the love and losses that come with it.

Gino is a son who’s world with his father was taken away from him abruptly. And with that loss came a darker world who refuses to accept him because of blood ties that he cannot sever.

Masaoko realized where he went wrong all those years ago and regretted it. He’s an old man, an old father looking to redeem himself in the eyes of his son.

"It’s too late for that!"

Psycho pass Gino Masaoka analysis sorry for the feels
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