Paranoia Agent winds up for a big finale with a pair of unlikely heroes standing up to Shonen Bat.
In “No Entry,” a housewife with a terminal illness and a whole lot of backbone stands up to the Bat while Detective Ikari tries and fails to adapt to modern life without a badge. Joseph and Ian get existential with the overt references to Jean-Paul Sartre's celbrated play No Exit in this episode.
Then, in “Radarman,” a disgraced detective Maniwa sees himself as a superhero while the rest of the world sees him as a social outcast – but though he’s losing his mind he’s finally close to finding the origins of Shonen Bat and Maromi. Joseph and Ian delight in finally getting to the meat of the plot in this essential episode, not to mention some kinetic action sequences.