|This is totally how one lands a flip, right?|
So while they were able to get Yamashita Tomohisa in with the first episode he is not in this one, which would make this the first episode without him that I know of. I think even though NEWS has not had their official debut there are signs of some of the shuffling going on with the Juniors to set them up for going on without those members being Juniors anymore.
I am at the time of year that I am not looking forward to seeing Christmas stuff out in stores, as there are enough that start stocking the stuff before Halloween has past to be annoying. So the Christmas theme of the episode just seemed as out of place to me. But it is more on me for that for watching these episodes as I am. Perhaps by the next Christmas episode I will be more in the mood for the holiday.