This chapter didn’t really reveal anything new, except that Rangiku seriously looks dead (probably not for long though). It is nice to see that Kubo didn’t forget about the other residents of Karakura Town, but the fact stands that there is virtually nothing they can do against Aizen besides emphasize how much of a cheater he is. The whole town could wake up and it wouldn’t matter; even as they run, Aizen is just toying with them as he waits for Ichigo’s arrival. I’m not counting on Afro-san to be able to do anything, but it’s possible that the other humans, especially the ones who have spoken with Urahara, will suddenly gain powers, similar to how Ichigo, Inoue and Chad got theirs (Hougyoku or not). If not, what they do now would be almost irrelevant and someone will need to come to their rescue soon; it wouldn’t be very Bleach-like if any of them actually died. I would guess that more characters will show up (two kids from the Urahara shop, Ichigo’s sisters, other shinigami/arrancar perhaps) and discover the godliness of Aizen’s powers, before Ichigo finally arrives and goes into a rage with his new abilities. However, the last panel also hints at possible conflict between Aizen and Gin; even if he turns against Aizen though, it would be surprising if he could actually incapacitate him. For hundreds of chapters, anything thrown at him has been pretty much ineffective, so I’m not betting on anything different this time around. Putting aside the speculation, the next chapter regarding Aizen’s last known ally (not that he needs any) should be interesting.