die teppei die
I'm worried about how things will go next episode based on the assumption that this is still the same arc from earlier in the series where Oishii kills everyone. I'm worried that redemption-seeking Teppei may be sacrificed for the sake of a lesson to the viewers.
Maybe. I'm guessing it's going to end of the cliffhanger of Rika realizing what's going on right before the credits and a "To be continued" or something.
It'd be nice if it would mention a VN or something...
I get the sense that this episode was taking place in some random fragment rather than taking place in the same fragment as Tataridamashi.
You think? I've got a feeling that it's the same as Tataridamashi, and that's why we never actually got to see much of Satoko's uncle doing anything that arc. It was only ever implied that he was beating Satoko due to past issues with her, and nobody ever confirmed it for themselves, so it very well could be that he was peaceful the whole time up until the final part where he's attacking K1. In fact, I think Teppei's change in character could explain why in Tataridamashi Ooishi was acting so strangely.
I agree with everything you're saying, I just think this episode took place in a completely random fragment with a non time looping Satoko. This episode was just to show that Teppei is good across all fragments in Gou in the same way Shion is protective of Satoko after Meakashi in all fragments.
I don't mean to be rude but that's probably the worst theory I've heard. Especially since earlier in the episode it explicitly showed Satoko using her looping abilities.
I don't think that Satoko would've even considered helping or being nice to Teppei if she weren't looping.