First off, I think it’s worth pointing out that this is the first episode that ends in the middle of a duel not to be the first of a two part episode that I’ve written. I explain my reasoning in the review for the following episode. The opening scene where we have Yuni, Yugi, and Tori all talking, and having Yuni’s birthday I felt was a very important scene for this season. So far, this season has been so vast in its endeavor and has had so many characters that I’ve found myself not focusing as much on characters as I should be. That scene was really designed to serve as a reminder that they’re still there, and still have lives beyond this whole debacle. Also, there was a bit of foreshadowing (as to what, you’ll have to wait to find out).
In case you didn’t get the joke, Yugi’s Grandpa saying that Yugi had gone to the store to get olives years ago was a reference to the same joke made in GX when the Duel Academy went on a field trip to Domino City. I figured that this is probably about the same time as that happened, so it would make sense and would be quite funny to make that joke.
Until next time, duel on!