Shinobu returns! And he returns with a great Star Wars joke (more like an insult to George Lucas, but whatever). It almost makes up for the show’s dip during his absence. Unfortunately, though he’s back and still enjoyable (the bungie “accident”), the show took enough of a dip to not fully recover yet. We still focus much more on the Takumi-Ayumi-Rika love triangle, which still isn’t entertaining. The series (not including the 2nd season) only has five more episodes, so hopefully it will improve and end strong.