So this episode was two thing I’ve been waiting for actually make that three. The first was the conflict between Kaiki which took over 50% of the episode.
The Kaiki conflict started interestingly as he was proving to be great at lying as even I couldn’t tell what was truth and what was not. He seems to be keen on manipulating character and he was successful during his encounter with Karen but Senjōgahara and Araragi are a different story and despite his constant talking neither of them wavered in the beliefs and he ultimately left achieving nothing which was incredibly anticlimactic. I was expecting him to put a seed of doubt into Araragi but that never happened.
The second thing about this episode was the fight. Karen showed us what she is capible of doing in spectacular fashion. Shaft action scenes are always great and although this one was broken up with talking and some sort of half dress vampire fan service I still enjoyed it. There fighting is on a large enough scale that it affects society and they manage to bring down a few highways.
Karen probably noticed some of Araragi’s vampire qualities this episode but I guess she doesn’t have enough information to fill the gaps just yet.
Third thing I like about this episode is that it bought an end to the Karen Bee arc which overstayed it’s welcome just a little. I think the next arc is Tsukihi Phoenix so we can expect to see some more of the youngest sister and hopefully something new in terms of supernatural things.