So it was the two-episode battle after all. I was a little worried that they might waste more time with a second full side-by-side transformation at the end of the episode, but we were spared that. The Original Life Fiber went down pretty easy with the power of friendship. I would like to point out, though, that given how much this show has remained similar in style to Gurren Lagann, we may have to expect a similar sacrifice for the final episode. My personal guess is Ryuuko because she’s the one most linked to the Life Fibers on the team, but she does have protagonist plot armor.
Now the final battle against Ragyo awaits. I had the mistaken impression that she was linked to the Original Life Fiber and that she would die with it. That’s why I was more expecting Nui to be the one wearing the ultimate Kamui instead. They did devote some time to restoring Nui’s arms, though, so I guess she would be playing a part in the final battle. Otherwise, what would be the point?