I did predict this. I did say in an earlier post that they would end the series on a mini plot arc. And I for one think it’s a good thing. They need to end the series with some sort of achievement, or else the whole thing will just sort of peter out at the end. Unfortunately this also reduces the chance that there will be any romantic resolutions now, since the final conclusion will now be the conclusion of the mini plot.
After the epic highs of the last episode, I wondered how this episode would pick up. And while it felt a lot more schizophrenic, and even a bit frustrating, it was still powerful stuff.