Because the credit roll on the ultimate episode of HBO Max’s Tokyo Vice, we all know that Jake (Ansel Elgort) and Katagiri’s (Ken Watanabe) quest to take down ruthless Yakuza chief Shinzo Tozawa (Ayumi Tanida) is way from over. Whether or not HBO really inexperienced lights a second season of this glorious, neon-tinged crime drama is one other query, particularly now that Warner Bros. Discovery is in cost and cleansing home relating to authentic TV programming throughout the media firm, however it will be a disgrace if the story ended right here. There are simply too many cliffhangers to resolve.
Whereas it’s clear that Jake and Katagiri will proceed to construct their case in opposition to Tozawa, because of a flash-forward within the opening scene of the primary episode that reveals the duo assembly together with his males a few “story” that the Yakuza chief desires buried, we don’t know the destiny of a number of different characters put at risk within the season 1 finale. For instance, now that Samantha (Rachel Keller) is in enterprise with Chihara-Kai, how lengthy earlier than the gang takes management of her new membership? And what actually occurred to Miyamoto (Hideaki Ito) and Polina (Ella Rumpf)?
Then there are the most important questions of all after the finale: who stabbed Sato, the Backstreet Boy-loving gangster performed by the scene-stealing Shô Kasamutsa, and is he actually useless?
The primary query is simple sufficient to reply: it was Gen (Nobushige Suematsu), his fellow Chihara-Kai brother whom Sato beat inside an inch of his life earlier within the season. On the floor, the stabbing, which occurs proper after Sato and Samantha half methods, appears to be fully fueled by revenge. Sato virtually killed Gen so now Gen is returning the favor. However what if this betrayal goes deeper than that?