I give this show an A for gender diversity. Even though the lead(s) of both stories is/are male, the women stand completely and competently as their own leads in their own stories. Change the camera angles and editing, and this could easily be led by his sister or his Morpheus/Ché mentor, with him as a supporting character. In fact, I kinda feel like we’re wasting time focusing on Takeshi’s present perspective, especially when his original Tak’s storyline was far more adventurous. In fact, the current storyline is merely an interesting epilogue/aftermath of the meat of the adventure we see only in flashbacks. This episode was necessary to bring that past into the spotlight.