This is a fairly good episode. The pacing is okay, and the scenes were almost a page-by-page adaptation of the novel, though with one skipped part.
Admittedly, the fight scenes are a bit underwhelming compared to the source material, but I already half-expected that considering this adaptation’s track record.
The skipped scene involves Rook’s training with Marie, which was never shown anymore. Personally, I wish they could have included that since it explains more about Rook’s character and his mindset in battle, but I’ll still take what I got in this episode.
Overall, this one may have some flaws, but it is still good regardless. A 7.5/10 for me.