This has been much discussion about the ending of the episode and how it seems to have finalised Joko's story very abruptly after we were just starting to really build up the story along with that of the Scarab Plague. Some of it positive, a lot of it highly critical and disappointing that a major villain was killed off quite cheaply and so soon.
Without giving away too much of what is to come, which I know you wont want to do (understandably), can you shed any light/context as to why it was felt to be the right time to kill him off and this story only 3 episodes in? There seems too be a lot of lore we could have explored around him and the plague as well, plus the map to me didn't really convey the sense of scale to precede such a finale, compared to say Dragon Stand, Battle for LA or even Lake Doric for their respective villains.
I will say a big well done for the dialogue and also the production values of the end cutscene. It's just that the story itself was really building at a nice rate over the past 2 episodes, taking its time to explore the narrative and lore a lot more and it really does feel too early for us to have had such a big confrontation.
What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .