Definitely enjoyed this episode, and all of the character development that came with it. In my opinion, some of that character development is probably essential to the plot - or, at least, the bit about Yuuno being more (darker? More evil!?) than the seems.
I get what Shinkurou was saying about not starting pointless fights... but if that were the case, he should have just given up his seat to the old lady. That avoids a fight but still gets the old lady a seat, doesn't it?
I also loved all of the misunderstandings that popped up in Murasaki's interactions with others, in the first half of the episode... Although, I agree with others that said the three-way conversation was hard to follow. I don't really like Yuuno - didn't before and don't after this episode either. Murakami isn't as annoying, somehow?
I am struck by how realistic the dialogue sounds in this series. Of course I am relying on subs so it's hard to have a precise idea of it, but it seems to be a lot more true-to-life than other animes in that way.
lol wut? who the hell bullies a 90-year old looking woman? unless you're high on drugs or something. And lecturing other people about bullying is..... not something a 7-year old kid could do.... oh well.
Kurenai can't use his fighting abilities unless it's for his job... yeah.. very convincing. Fuck his lame excuses. I'm not saying he should be badass or what.. at least do what is right dammit.