"Pressure" is the fifth episode of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime.
"Elle plots her revenge with help from J, but Police Chief Grant has mobilized a massive LAPD manhunt to find and eliminate her."
Blade Runner Marlowe stops a bus, where a replicant sits inside. Sitting down, he asks the replicant where he's going, to which, the replicant responds he's leaving the city. Marlowe then commented on the replicant's fight the previous night, causing the replicant to run, crashing through the bus windshield. Marlowe pulls out a shotgun and fires at the replicant before getting out of the bus and shooting him again. He then lights a cigar and reports in.
While eating, Elle again asks Joseph for his help in tracking down the hunters and he agrees, but advises that she drop the pursuit. Later, as Elle sharpens the katana from Doc's shop, Joseph uses an Esper to help identify members of the hunting party. On Grant's wrist, he finds an LAPD-issue watch, telling Elle that her first target is a cop. He then receives a phone call and tells Elle he is too busy to print out the photos for her, saying she should have Doc help her with them.
Grant commands any available officers to hunt down and eliminate Elle, referred to by the department as Black Lotus. Officer Davis suggests he warn them that Black Lotus is potentially a replicant, but he again firmly insists that she is a human and demands Davis turn over any evidence she has on the case.
Grant contacts Marlowe, asking him to join the hunt for Black Lotus, letting him know that nobody else is aware that the target is indeed a replicant.
As police officers flood the streets searching for Elle, Grant learns from Davis' evidence that Elle may have connections to Doc Badger, he orders a SWAT team on his shop. Once informed of this, Marlowe goes elsewhere, feeling he is not needed in the situation. The team then breaks into the shop, but finds only Joseph inside, while Doc Badger prints off the photos for Elle in Joseph's apartment.
Grant receives a call from his wife, who is concerned about the rogue replicant and requests more protection for their home. Elle makes her way toward the Grants' apartment complex.
- Jessica Henwick as Elle
- Will Yun Lee as Joseph
- Brian Cox as Niander Wallace Sr
- Wes Bentley as Niander Wallace Jr
- Samira Wiley as Officer Davis
- Josh Duhamel as Marlowe
- Barkhad Abdi as Doc Badger
- Stephen Root as Police Chief Earl Grant
- Peyton List as Josephine Grant
- Zehra Fazal as Female Police Dispatcher
- Keith Ferguson as SWAT Team Member
- Sunil Malhotra as Indian Boxer
- Arisa Shida as Elle
- Shinshu Fuji as Joseph
- Takaya Hashi as Niander Wallace Sr
- Takehito Koyasu as Niander Wallace Jr
- Takako Honda as Officer Davis
- Taiten Kusunoki as Marlowe
- Takayuki Kinba as Doc Badger
- Hochu Otsuka as Police Chief Earl Grant
- Yoshiko Sakakibara as Josephine Grant
- Miho Sakurazaka as Female Police Dispatcher
- Ryunosuke Watanuki as SWAT Team Leader
- Chihiro Nishimori as Indian Boxer
- Keisuke Kimura as Cop 1
- Daiki Kajimoto as Cop 2
- Akihiro Sakata as Passerby