Warning: The following review has full spoilers for the episode.
This week’s episode of Boruto, “Shadow of the Mastermind”, finds itself in an awkward situation, being tasked with capitalizing on a flimsy setup from last week. I had hoped the anime might find some interesting way to cap off this short story, but instead it simply revisits the same story beats from last week, offering very little in the way of new information.
Following the incident teased in the final moments of last week’s episode, the class rep finds herself in the hospital, having apparently been saved by Naruto. Boruto bursts in and (confusingly) claims responsibility for the incident, swearing once again that he will catch the person that hurt Sumire.