Initially I wondered why Rukia didn’t lose her powers after transferring them to Ichigo, but that’s explained by Urahara’s specially designed sword. It’s good to see her back, and her relationship with Ichigo hasn’t changed one bit (with an epic kick to the face to remind him of that fact). I gotta hand it to Rukia for scolding him about how he’s become a sissy and a crybaby even after overcoming so much previously. Still though, losing so many years of close relationships with friends and family must have been extremely painful, so Ichigo’s despair made sense. Regardless, it looks like the mood’s improved quite a bit along with Rukia’s arrival, though some of it was probably just Ichigo trying to save face after getting humiliated. A bunch of shinigami have also shown up as well, looking awesome and revealing that they had all contributed reiatsu to recover Ichigo’s powers.
With Ichigo powered up both mentally and spiritually, I highly doubt that the full-bringers will stand that much of a chance, and even if they did, there is a legion of captains and lieutenants backing him up. It seems strange for full-bring to just end like this though as this arc already feels too much like filler, so hopefully there will be another twist. There’s still Chad, and Tsukishima and all the other full-bringers who haven’t spoken a word throughout this chapter, and in addition, Tsukishima’s power is still in effect, so things could become problematic if he decides to flee. Some of the full-bringers could potentially switch sides too, and considering that their back-stories, motives and powers have not been shown, there’s no way Kubo will just kill them off abruptly.