Sometimes I wonder if Ginoza ever felt a little left behind when Kougami, seeing Masaoka dying, didn’t seem to spare a thought for Gino at all. Surely, Masaoka was dying, but Gino was wounded and psychologically destroyed, and gave Kou a look that desperately called for help.
Kou didn’t even seem to notice that, just said “Pops!”, and went on chashing Makishima.
I think this scene shows very clearly how Gino and Kou grew apart after Sasayama’s death. I feel incredibly sorry for Gino -in that moment he must have felt like the loneliest person in the world.
shipper part of me talking: Anyway, I still hope they will be able to reconnect, now that Gino has grown a ponytail has gone through some serious character development.