I really like this episode,through out this series the bosses were mainly focused on accepting them,i was really wondering how were they gonna make a boss which isn't supposed to get accepted.
when it suddenly jumped to the future i was completly confuzed,i though maybe the video i was watching was glitched,but after a while i slowly started to understand this,and really love it,as Yu doesn't have a personality in the game as we controll him,we don't really think of "i got these friends only becaus of this,what will happen once this stops?" and now that it showed how Yu whould be so weak and have no personas without his friends(altho didn't he had the Fool arcana to begin with? even before he actually befriended anyone?)
and i really loved the persona barrage to show how powerfull all of the bonds Yu made are making him and all the arcanas that he has that are always with him.