Mio sums up the episode for me perfectly.
At first I was like…
… and then I was like.
Evidently, the XEBEC curse on adaptations still holds true, unless this shit was actually in the novels as well. If so, I will double facepalm. Amazingly, there wasn’t a single panty shot spotted in this episode yet! I wonder what they’re holding back on their quota for…
The only good parts of the episode for me was the second version of the OP (accompanied by delicious Mio and Yuuno fanservice)
… and Mio immediately appearing when Tarou insults her over the phone.
That was funny. Now we know how to instantly summon Mio.
Ah, that’s right, I nearly forgot.
Hurr, Michiru-sensei sure knows her cosplay.