100% agree. Also the longer format of the later episodes, I think, helps improve them. Theres more space and time for the character moments to breathe, the single episode characters can also get some development and we can still get a good dose 96f action to boot.I think this episode improves the previous one retrospectively, as taken together they make a nice whole
I think for me it was so sudden, with no real foreshadowing that Largo was Mason, that made it not click for me. I took it more as another guy who knows something shady about Sylia. It added to the mystique of Sylia but I didn't really give it a second thought with regards to Largo.Speaking of which, how can I put this delicately without making it sound like I think you're all idiots* I find it... surprising that people wouldn't clock the Mason/Largo connection given that ending. Sylia's story is the thread that runs through everything even as stand-alone plots come and go - We know of her odd connection to both characters and in the end we see that Sylia is perfectly aware of who he was, I don't really see any other way her line could be taken.