Luke Halliday writes:
"It ain’t easy being a regalia, always on the borderline between life and death. Such is the case for Yukine, who has become somewhat of an audience surrogate in recent weeks for Noragami. His views of the world between the Near and Far Shore have come to reflect the audiences quite precisely and his tragic existence makes him the most sympathetic character on the cast.
Interestingly, as we come to grow closer to Yukine, we grow distant from Yato who has been gradually revealing his darkness belying his light-hearted poker face. That much has never been as true as it has in this episode. Noragami has hit its dramatic stride and boy oh boy does it hit you right in the heart."