Well, it seems like Asao was briefly useful before once again disappearing into the night. Was the fact that Shio was able to call Nobunaga’s power without the AU ball supposed to be important or was that just a mechanic to save Asao? If it’s actually meaningful, then maybe Asao isn’t the pointless side character I think she is.
Anyway, it looks like Jack has something important to say. My best guess is that it’s either about the next operation or something to do with Shio’s AU-less shot in this episode. Either way, it looks like they may try to face the Kraken again next week. Or maybe it’s the old lady’s background? Both? Either way, it looks like the rabbit dude is running out of time.