Well as predicted last time, the Xcution is indeed aiming to restore Ichigo’s shinigami powers. I didn’t really enjoy this development as I was hoping there would be something different and that it wouldn’t be almost a mirror situation with the vizards (Ichigo gets desperate and has to go to some external organization for help with his powers). Like the vizards, I suspect the Xcution is not working for Soul Society, and it doesn’t seem they are affiliated with Zero Squad either. If Ichigo does get his shinigami powers back however, Zangetsu and Hichigo might show up again and we might find out more of the mysterious “Final Getsuga Tenshou” and no doubt there will be flashbacks. With the way Bleach has developed over the years, his super powers (FGT and SSJ3 hollow) will probably come back and become overused, losing their awesomeness. That’s just being pessimistic though, so maybe things will go differently this time.
Not much else happened in this chapter aside from the revelation of the Xcution’s goal; they certainly are very shady and we don’t even know if they are affiliated with any other group or not. The intrigue continues to build however, as both Isshin and Chad seem to be missing and I suspect Ryuken is correct in that they will be attacked as well. The way the story is going, Ichigo will probably have to train up and save his friends/family yet again, and of course it will end with another mega-boss fight. I’m hoping the other characters will be able to put a good fight this time and accomplish something important towards the story other than being objects of rescue.