I guess it’s about time Daichi was proven useful. He hasn’t been doing all too much in the recent battles. When Teppei was saying that Daichi might lose something important someday if he keeps thinking the same way, I was expecting some cheesy retort like “I would have lost something important today if I had run” or something. But I guess things work out for now.
The group isn’t quite out of the woods yet. Next week, they’ll have to deal with Salty Dog some more. From the preview, it looks like Hana will once again try to sacrifice herself to save the other two. It’s possible she ends up being captured this time to add some drama to the story.