ok, this is more of like general episode analysis than the other posts i have brought over here so far. but you know what? i don't want to lose any of this stuff/i don't want it to disappear into the ether. SO. here it goes. with minimal editing this time. this is relatively rough - i'm pretty sure i wrote it on my phone in the middle of a sleepless night. so: be warned.
( spoilers. )