Finally, a Bleach chapter that actually has a good amount of content. A lot of information and a good amount of concepts were introduced. The dialogue really sucked, but the progression was decent, with the previous fight wrapped up, and the next battle training for Ichigo is set up as well. It’s nice that the nagging question about why Yukio didn’t just trap Tsukishima was answered right away, in fact by Yukio himself. As for his powers, they seem very similar to Riruka’s dollhouse, since both of them have ability to teleport people inside small objects, though he is hinted to be quite strong. His actions defused the fight too, since Tsukishima couldn’t do anything about getting Ichigo out of the game.
There also actually seems to be some more intelligence in this episode as the Fullbringers work together against Tsukishima, then later try to figure out what he’s after. They conclude that he really is mainly interested in Ichigo — as have most villains so far. I can’t blame them either though, since Ichigo’s powers are both unique and fast-developing, and perhaps a little too fast. It’s cool that Ginjou will be fighting Ichigo next, and Orihime will be participating as well, though I’m not expecting too much. Also, this is the first time that the police/fire department was brought into play with all the damage the fights are causing. I suppose it shows the contrast between shinigami, and full-bringers who are regular humans with special powers.
For the cliffhanger, something is hinted to be wrong with Ishida. My guess would be that he’s like Ichigo and is just mad that Inoue was attacked. However, we still know almost nothing about his encounter with Tsukishima, and from what’s shown it looks like he just got cut down by Tsukishima’s sword, instead of whatever happened to Inoue. He’s probably hiding something.