The feels in this episode are strong but we all expected Yuuta to choose Rikka in the end. This season didn't work like most love triangle focused anime. Right from the beginning, there was no real battle between Rikka and Satone as Yuuta already had his mind fully set on Rikka. Really everything leading up to this point was just Satone struggling to keep her own emotions under wraps and it was painful to see her try and fail. At least her agony is done with now that she has conquered the dragon.