Best friend and fiancée having a squabble. Check.
Strange guy from the past who is super powerful showing up. Check.
Strange guy turns out to a mentor but also has a really bad attitude. Check.
Twin Star is definitely not looking to do anything new but the pace of this episode and the emotional undercurrents, forced though they were, worked well. Then again, maybe I just really wanted to see Rokuro not be a twerp for longer than five minutes and this episode gave us that chance because he didn’t once just start randomly shouting about nothing. And of course, the obligatory cliff hanger. What will he tell Benio next week?
Twin Star Exorcists is available on Crunchyroll.