I loved that they still feel the sense of bloodlust around them and all they see are dolls lying on the floor not dead bodies. Not only it kinda eases their guard for a bit, but it also subverts a trope involving dead bodies piling up with a sight of dolls pilling up. The best part about it is that they didn't realized it until Sela gets shot by Huntelder and becomes a doll. As expected, their next move involves Yamato looking for the sniper but before they even got a chance to use it to their advantage, Yamato has to save Amu from the sniper's bullet.
This kind of contrast is basically the continuation of the conflict established earlier in the episode. Tusk and Leo thinking of ways to stop the sniper at this point of the episode further establishes how they fight. Leo will just charge towards the enemy while Tusk will think of a strategy in beating the enemy before making a move. This is nice and all, but the previous episodes didn't established Tusk being the thinker type in battle. He just rushes for the most part without a strategy. Granted, the closest thing we got about it is with the stuff involving the old man and his book store, but for the rest of the series, it feels kinda sketchy.
Not surprisingly, the plan had a casualty, this time, with Amu. Even if that's the case, they finally discovered the sniper's hiding place, but because they were running too fast, Huntelder had enough time to find a different hiding spot. So yeah, they failed to stop the sniper, and now they are on a run away from him. What comes next is Tusk realizing that his methods only brought more harm than good to everyone. Much to my surprise, Leo actually makes a valid point that Tusk's methods aren't entirely wrong; it's just that the situation doesn't demand it.
So when the sniper hits the both of them from a distance, it gives this illusion that both Zyuohgers were turned into dolls. What's more is that they gave the viewers enough time for this event to sink in to the heads before they reveal the twist that the "Leo" the sniper shot was actually a mannequin that they found in the place that they were hiding earlier in the episode. The reveal was well made, and thanks to this trick, they were able to save everyone and of course, it is time for the team battle.
To be honest, there is nothing much to say about both the standard team battle and the giant battle. It's what you expect; they defeat Huntelder in both regular and giant forms. What's important is the aftermath, the episode ends and Tusk and Leo gained a newfound respect for each other. As for the humans that were turned into dolls earlier in the episode, since they were left in Yamato's place of course, they ended up crowding the house and since Mario is in the house for hours, he is surprised with the strangers that popped up out of nowhere! It was a funny scene and a fun way to end the episode.