It is easy for a show to forget that the characters aren't always invincible. This leads to having a lack of danger as the show goes on and have the audience not care about the character safety. However, Devil Survivor 2 reminds us that these characters are indeed indanger after what has happened in the last episode and their fight with the 2nd Septentriones, Merak. This helps cement the sacrifices they are willing to take inorder to protect those around them. In this episode, we get to see how out power modern weapons are to the Septentriones as we see rows of tanks and hordes of demons can be wiped in seconds. You have to wonder how anyone can defeat something so huge and powerful. Of course, this comes from a game where the only thing that can take on these monsters is you're character and party members that can command demons of lore. While Hibiki, at first, was trying to do things on his own, he learns that he isn't alone in this fight as it show with Hinako Kujou taking a bullet for him and lo summoning Kikuri-Hime and helping to weaken down Merak so that Hibiki can land the final blow. As for the other characters, Daichi has been sent to do medical work, Fumi just waking up, and Makoto and Yamato were left sitting around looking at monitor makes them less important since their not doing much in this fight. However, this wont last long since they will be thrown in to many conflicts
Now that we're done with one conflict, for now, we got ourselves another threat. Ronaldo Kuriki comes in to have a talk with our main man Hibiki.