Somehow I feel that this is a pivotal episode for Yowakute Katemasu, mainly because I think it has gotten the hang of being a lighthearted "ensemble series". Previous eps were spent establishing specific characters but here, everyone was involved and the moments of silliness and fun were fairly spread throughout the group. I love that we're getting to know them outside of their baseball uniforms and seeing the different quirks and habits and unique qualities of each. We're also getting a feel of the school, and I'm reminded a bit of how it was in High School/College, come exam week. Those were fun albeit grueling days. I also love the analogy that they had with fielding-batting/humanities-science. Leave it to a cerebral school to make those kinds of associations and relate it somehow to practice.
All in all a good ep, right off the bat: from the crazy narration opening by the journalist Riko-san chasing after the boys, to everyone's return to the field at the end, anticipating an upcoming match. Aoshi-kun had moments with everyone, with Riko-san, with his archenemy Kentaro, and of course with the whole Jotoku team. It's the usual 45 minutes but it felt like a lot has happened and most of it was fun. Looking forward to the next eps! :)