Oh sweet! There's finally a new season for this anime. So the first thing that went into my mind is that Maria spoke English at the phone (yes, that's right, she spoke English!). I can't really remember the last time one of the characters was speaking in "English".
So it looks like this series is very promising and not just that, the creator himself is directing this season - personally. So this makes this long waited season really promising, indeed. Other than mentioning the creator, more characters in the manga are getting introduced in the anime which is great. In conclusion, nice enjoyable episode.
Conclusion: Nice enjoyable episode for this season.