Animenewsnetwork - I wasn't expecting to like this episode as much as I did. Instead of another ensemble piece, it was a very focused “character episode,” with Hazuki being the momentary star. And instead of leaning on Euphonium's gift for atmosphere, it was based heavily in KyoAni's classic comedy. And yet, in spite of leaning on totally different strengths and adopting a more traditional episodic frame, this one totally won me over. It was funny, endearing, full of nice character moments, and still firmly tied to Euphonium's ever-present themes.