All this time I've been sitting here wondering just what Gawl is and why the three of them have been placed in the "future." This episode has been the closest thing to revealing any of that information. The flashbacks and dreams allowed a lot of insight into Ryo's character, explaining why he blames himself for many of the things that go wrong in their escapade. This episode leaves many of the other characters seeming naive and unobservative because it focuses so tightly on a single character.
The plot advancement is rather slow, but has picked up pace since the previous episode. I give this one an 8.5/10.