The physical part of the training is really amazing since all I see are humans pushing themselves to their limits, to reach an unknown power that they can't estimate if they are close to it or not. What's more is that Commander Sugata and his crew keeps on increasing the difficultly of their training, making the physical aspect of the training really fun to watch. Will any of the Maskmen screw up this part of the training? That's the question that's running on my head while any of them tried to evade the lasers or while they are jumping on a really fast rope. After they reached a level where Commander Sugata thinks it is enough for their physical training, he let the Maskmen proceed to the next phase, the spiritual training via meditation.
Because of his thoughts about Mio, he suddenly hears her. What made it weird was that the other Maskmen heard her voice! They followed her voice only to find out that they were lured into a Tube trap set by Igam, who wants to purify their family name by killing his sister's boyfriend and his teammates and Fumin, the ninja responsible to this mess. Fumin left quite a good impression during this scene. I was just expecting at first that she'll play the role of the traditional recurring high ranking foot soldier in the series but nope, she acts more than that. She can fool the Maskmen, just give her the proper opportunity and she can do it again.
As expected, they tried to transform only to find out that the atmosphere made by the Dark Holom disables their ability to transform. Guess the only way for them to beat the Dark Holom is with light, the light coming from their Aura Power. With no other options left, they escaped. Back to their home base, Takeru is lectured by Commander Sugata about his priorities and about Mio distracting his thoughts. I was expecting at first that Sugata will slap Takeru to snap him out of his current state but instead, Sugata just gave him a good pep talk and grabbed the necklace Mio gave to Takeru.
Back to the battlefield, probably because of Sugata's pep talk that Takeru finally is back to normal as he can think straight while he is the battlefield and the first person to have the initiative for them to meditate... wait a minute, they will die if they will meditate in a battlefield! But the fact that they are in a hopeless battleground didn't stop the Maskmen to begin with their meditation. The meditation scene is the major highlight in this episode as it emits this solemn sensation while watching it. Was it because of the flaming background or the wonderful music scoring that made that scene quite solemn? Or was it because of the look on the Maskmen's faces while they are meditating? Or maybe all of those factors that contributed to the solemnity of the scene.
Now that the Maskmen know Aura Power, it is obvious that they can unleash it with the Great Five and as seen in this episode, we saw the mecha's very own unique finisher, the Final Aura Burst, a sword slash wherein their collected Aura Power is gathered in the blade before making one final strike to the opponent and with that ability, they destroyed the Angramon Snake and the Dark Holom. Now for the execution of the move, I really liked it. The overflowing aura from the robot and the movements it did before making the final blow is really cool.