This episode is a must for Yamada Ryosuke fans, plus there is the Shounen Club debut of another of the Bakaleya6.
Not sure if I care for so much focus being put on Kitty. It does make me recall hearing about it being pointed out as a temporary group that did not lead to a debut like some worried it would when I got into the Juniors back in 2007. I can see why one would worry about the group being set for a debut as it is getting a good deal of promotion, but I am quite glad it did not as I just do not see much in the way of group chemistry with the members.
But the highlights of the episode for me are Yamada getting so much spotlight and the appearance of Jesse. While the former ends up being very telling for what track Yamada is on for his career the latter just shows how unpredictable Johnny's can be. Because who would have guessed Jesse would end up being one of the more popular Juniors in about six years from then.