SPOILERS, as usual!
Cover: Kūgo has a cross. Could it be a Quincy Cross? At first I thought it was hinting that Uryū's assailant stole his Quincy Cross and gave it to his boss. But that's not the Cross that Ishida uses now is it? He uses the pentacle-shaped one now. Although, the cross Kūgo is wearing could also be an “X” fitting this week's title and plot. I also like the pink splatters on the cover page, making it look like blood.
Page 3: -Kubo's title placements have been really stylish these last few weeks. I approve.
-I think I like Yuzu's new hairstyle the most out of everyone's changes over the time skip. It's interesting how the last chapter we saw her she seemed to have gotten out of her adoration for Ichigo but there are still hints of it: still wearing the strawberry hair pin and being so excited to show him her grades.
Page 4: -Aww, Yuzu is just as academically gifted as Ichigo is, if not even more so. I wonder if Karin's good at school too.
-Yuzu's happiness about her score is absolutely adorable. Look at her blushing cheeks and sparkles (and the return of the puppy slippers)!
-And Ichigo uses the same fake smile he used on the day before the anniversary of his mother's death back in the first Memories in the Rain arc.
-I'm sort of sad that Ichigo was faking his excitement here. I adore the sibling relationship that Ichigo has with his sisters and I would have loved if he would have truly meant the head pat and hug he gives Yuzu.
Page 5: -I know Kubo's going to explain Yuzu's surprise as just being because she understands what Ichigo acts like when he's faking happiness. But I really wish it was because Yuzu, like Orihime and Uryū, can sense Kūgo's reiatsu on Ichigo. I'm always sad that Kubo never acknowledges the fact that Yuzu can also sense when spirits are around, although not as well as Karin can.
Page 6: -Yuzu's sad face. ;_; There are just so many secrets in the Kurosaki family and I think all of its members feel the emotional consequences of that.
-Something about Ichigo entering his room reminds me of when he did so when he was frightened of his Hollow before his living world fight with Yammy. He's nervous and depressed for different reasons now but he still has that general air about him.
Page 7: -Ichigo misses being a Death God so much. It must be so strange to have the power to see ghosts all your life and then have it just vanish one day.
-Aww, Orihime being all formal as a joke.
Page 8: -This is going to sound really pathetic but I know that Kubo made a goof here. In the earliest chapters of Bleach, Yuzu mentions that it's Isshin's bedroom that faces the street. Yet, in this chapter, Ichigo looks out his own bedroom's window to see Orihime on the street (unless he walked to Isshin's room to look out but it didn't seem that way).
-”I'll make it cheap for you.” Aww, Orihime, you know you're going to give it to him for free. :) Also, according to the container she's holding the bread in, she works for a bakery called ABCookies.
-Ichigo still has the 15 decoration on his door. I guess his name could still represent the number, even if he's 17 now.
-Useless fact: I worked for a bakery once and the only good part of it was getting to bring yummy foods home.
Page 9: -Even though she's blushing in the first panel, I think Orihime is trying to look fake-threatening in the first panel in this page to try and convince Ichigo to take all the bread. Unlike Yuzu a few chapters ago, she doesn't mean in though. Of course, Ichigo doesn't fall for it.
-So while I don't especially ship Ichigo and Orihime (I really want her to get with Chad), I do think Ichigo and Orihime have some really cute moments, like this one and the one towards the end of the Grimmjow fight when he was carrying her.
-I wonder if the only times Orihime has been in Ichigo's room is right before she left to Hueco Mundo and right before Ichigo completely lost his powers or if she's been there again during the timeskip.
Page 10: -Ichigo's reactions to Orihime's questioning by showing how he's touching the mug is really well done.
-Orihime's not being exactly subtle, is she?
-Also, Orihime's thigh-highs are awesome looking.
Page 11: -LOL, Ichigo thinks that Orihime is more likely to have someone stalking her than he is. Considering how many people have watched Ichigo closely over this series makes this statement really ironic.
-Orihime being all cute and placating after questioning him (I don't think she believes him though).
-I wonder what kind of manga Orihime lent to Ichigo.
Page 12: -Uryū knows that Orihime's line of questioning isn't the right way to get information out of stubborn Ichigo.
Page 15: -New mysterious guy confuses me. He wears Chad-like shoes and also has a similar hair-cut and facial structure to Chad but he's much paler and has a different body type. He's most likely a follower of Kūgo's but what does his group gain from attacking Ishida (surely not Ichigo's trust)?
Page 17: -Damn, that's a lot of blood. At least Uryū still has his arm this time.
-I wonder if Ichigo had the time to read what was written on the card before he was distracted by the sirens.