In this third episode, Boruto takes a step away from the spotlight and the focus is instead on his classmates Shikadai and Metal Lee. As the title suggests, most of the episode is spent introducing Metal, but both characters get some shine thanks to several meaningful scenes that pack a lot of charm into a short amount of time. This, in addition to more varied scenes and a welcome dose of humor, make for a big improvement over episode two, and help get Boruto back on the right foot.
This episode begins with another lesson at The Academy, this time on shurikens. Some students seem to already have the hang of it, but none more so than Metal Lee who quickly strikes two bullseyes with ease. He winds up for a third throw, but loses his concentration when he notices his classmates watching him. This lack of focus causes more trouble for Metal and his classmates as the episode goes on, resulting in a scene where Shikadai chastises Metal for not having better control of his emotions. Metal holds back tears as he walks away, leaving Shikadai scratching his head wondering what went wrong.