I think the above line says it all. Otaku must have faith in Haruhi. Because. *Sings that George Michael song.* Even if the episode sequence gets jumbled up and our pitiful little human brains cannot immediately fathom the reason. Even if she seems like a capricious, petty, murderous God who has demanded that the sacrifice of the firstborn… ohwaitaminutesorry, that’s the other guy. In any case, I thought this episode was important to soften Haruhi’s less endearing traits and paves the way for gentle lurv-lurv mood in the next episode if the preview dialogue was anything to go by.
I still haven’t made up my mind what these flashes mean. This is the second one in this arc, the first being just before they discovered Keiichi-san’s body. Just a random thought that if this was one of Haruhi’s world-changing flashes / autonomous information surges, the assumption tends to be that the change radiates through the present to the future. But then again, it could be possible that it radiates into the past, altering everyone’s memories in the process and thus building up the situation to an alternative present and future without anyone, even Haruhi herself, realizing. Argh, I hate time paradoxes.
While this was entirely predictable from the moment Haruhi left the room, I still found it pretty damned funny. Kyon’s internal monologue about whether this was Yuki’s idea of a joke and Yuki’s glance was also great. In fact, I had an almost overwhelming urge to give Yuki a hug.
Kawaii imouto fan service.
Screencaps here are dedicated to Stripey the King of Siscon.
Wait till you see me smite all the unbelievers!