Another absolutely great arc as this is probably my favorite arc so far for the series. I know the Phoenix arc was amazing, but for me personally I like this somewhat more. First is Shunpei and he is not useless! I hate hearing this from other reviewers about characters. There is never such a thing as a useless character it's just they can be used in the wrong way and only seem like that (example the Hoppers from Kabuto). Shunpei is being used correctly and this episode gives him great shining moments. He helped someone find hope and even though he didn't know what was happening he helped out at the best time. He is a character that will jump to conclusions, but he is learning when to actually help now. It's just like what Rinko said he needs to become reliable. Overall Shunpei is not a useless character as he adds good comic relief and can be very helpful and thanks to this episode I hope people can see that.
Next Time: Wiseman!