So not only was Haruhi once again looped on Endless Eight, it even had a loop inside the episode. The shot you see above with Haruhi getting up to leave was repeated four times as Kyon tried to figure out what to do to stop her. The very end of the episode then wasted another 30 seconds on a ticking clock (with the camera turning with the second hand) which stopped right before midnight. Next week could be the final Endless Eight episode though, so maybe this’ll finally be over.
I did laugh though at this comment I saw on AnimeSuki’s forums: “It takes less time for Goku to summon a spirit bomb than it takes for this arc to end. ” 😀