I liked this episode better than ep 27. Much creepier and both the episode plot and the story arc were very interesting. The character developments and the questions they raised were interesting too.
The only thing that made me mad...and I don't know if those watching online would see this...but one of those little commercial-like intersegment clips gave away the ending in the middle of the episode! It was one of those "meddling kids" shorts that showed the curator handcuffed. I couldn't believe it. I don't know if CN or the producers put those together, but it probably wasn't supposed to air until later eps. But since CN delayed so long...
Needless to say I'll be fast forwarding thru those from now on.
I don't usually complain about that sort of thing because business and advertising is what TV is all about anyway, but I think revealing the ending to a show like that is unacceptable.
If it's CN doing it, then it proves they don't care much about SD:MI.
If it's the producers, then it indicates they don't take the 'weekly mystery' aspect very seriously and just consider it a vehicle for moving the character relationships and "curse of Crystal Cove" story arc along.
I don't approve of either, but my gut tells me it's more CN's doing. They probably put these 'shorts' together awhile ago, and then because of the repeated delays haven't been paying attention to when they air. Sad.