On this episode, Haku meets Karura at the bath. Later, Haku and Kuon attends a feast with Karura and another guest from first season.
Wow, the episode revealed how it's directly connected with the first season. It was just awesome to see some of the characters from the first season to show up and their relationship with Kuon. Also they explained a bit on the events after the first season. Other than that, I really can't wait to see more characters from the first season to show up. Now what's going to be the next plot? Overall, awesome connection to first season revealed and more build up.
Conclusion: Awesome connection to first season revealed and more build up.