They certainly picked up pace by a whole margin by the time of this episode. Don’t know if that’s a good thing but it feels totally awkward, especially in some moments. Take for instance, Emeralda and her ways of communicating with Emi. If she’s at Ente Isla, how the fuck was she was able to send supplies and even call to her? Moreover, what’s the reason she’s staying at that place instead of joining Emi?
As for the masked assailant, his eye-color makes me think he’s actually Lucifer but seeing how much of a bum he is at the moment, and powerless to boot. Could this be one of the Church’s assassins?
I’m still not sure where Kamazuki’s allegiance lie. Now that she has gained Mao’s trust, it’s easy for her to kill them off. Or perhaps, that was the reason why Ashiya fell ill. Did Kamazuki poison their food?