This episode was a very enjoyable and refreshing episode since there’s no emo in this episode. I find it interesting that Kirito is on the support role in this episode and the “side character of the week” takes the center stage for this episode. This episode has Kirito aiding a twin tailed loli beast tamer revive her pet while hunting for a suspicious guild.
I really like how this episode illustrate a typical male MMO player’s actions around a player that’s certified female and has looks. Almost every other gamer dude/geek bro in this planet is always on the search for that elusive gamer girlfriend.
This episode clears it up, PvP is active in SAO at the cost of revealing to other players that you attack other players (your cursor turns orange) or you kill other players (your cursor turns red). Other than that, Kirito is pretty badass and not emo in this episode and I like the fluff this episode brings. Here’s to hoping that I’ll see more of token imouto in SAO anime.