This episode was amazing. I loved the Saito versus Usui battle, even if the dialogue weighed it down a bit, the dialogue really gave us something to respect about Saito. With his "eye of the heart" he really saw through Shishio's usage of Usui and how Usui really has left his beliefs, although he pretends to be as strong as he says and wants to kill Shishio himself. Saito impaling Usui in the end was really cool, but Usui licking Saito's blood off his sword was... ugh. Very cool match though.
Kenshin verses Aoshi... or will he verse him at all? We'll see. And I wonder how the Aoiya group will fare. Can Kaoru and Yahiko really take on a member of the Juppongata by themselves, while Kenshin struggled to defeat one? What about Misao and that stick throwing queer(words of Yumi from this series)? Will they be able to handle it? We'll see, next episode (hopefully).