This episode brings the fight to a conclusion and allows the main villains that we’ve met to escape to plot their return in season 2. What it doesn’t do is give any of the students a real purpose for being there other than the occasional throw away comment and being the general awe-struck audience. Admittedly, doing anything more with the students would have made this episode a cluttered mess but bringing in all the hero teachers (most of whom we haven’t seen before) to mop up at the end just kind of made the students feel like a side-show when they’re the ones we’ve been following for over half the season.
I enjoyed this, but I went in expecting no resolution given all the announcements about a season 2. I’ll do a full season review later.
My Hero Academia is available on AnimeLab.