The Goriki robot from the Temple of Storage reappears, spooking Tenchi into hugging Momo, to protect her no doubt. I did find it rather humorous that it was designed to lift an egg carefully. Who builds a super robot for that? Perhaps this is just a presentation of its precision, rather than its other abilities, which Tenchi saw last week. Still, its reaction to Tenchi cracking all of its precious eggs was nice. See you in the next time zone, Tenchi.
However, the big draw of this episode has to be the arm-wrestling match between Ryoko and Beni. Many have been waiting for a throwdown between one of the Masaki residents and one of Tenchi's students, and we finally get it. As much as I would love Tenchi getting beaten by his student, Ryoko's utter irony of "defending" him while disregarding him herself was delicious. Okuda's writing did that a lot, usually by having Tenchi complain that he was the "main character". Nevertheless, amber eye to amber eye, the two women go at it, pushing each other to the limit. Good times.
However, Ryoko makes an apt observation. As a space pirate, she is not exactly weak, and yet, Beni is holding her own the whole time. So, is Beni human (i.e. Terran, from Earth, etc.)? If this universe is tied directly to the feudal era events, that answer is probably "no". Even then, who is she? Where does she come from? Who are her people? These are the things I must know.
Elsewhere, Tenchi lands in a coffin, somewhat appropriate with Halloween coming up. And, Hachiko must... oh... oh my. Tune in tomorrow to see who's going to save Tenchi's career!