The dialogue in this episode kind of seemed... Clunky? I'm not entirely sure why... It's almost like the characters weren't feeling like themselves and tried to make up for it by over-fulfilling their historical roles and lobbing in exposition with every other line. It didn't flow right.
And we're doing time travel mechanics. Again. Because that's always turned out well.
I did like the voice acting and leitmotif for Acronix though, so there's at least one plus.
Maybe this season just needs a little while to get off its feet... I probably shouldn't judge as harshly as I am.