That puzzle was indeed easy as hell. "Even you could solve it Nonoha". I got the solution of the problem facing Kaito, i.e. how to save himself and Rook, which was to stop the sun falling apart by jamming it with something. Also, knocking out one of the supports so it fell over to safety was pretty obvious as well, I got that. To be fair though, unlike Kaito I wouldn't know how to jam the sun so it wouldn't fall apart.
Although the series continues next week like usual, technically the series just ended, and next week it'll be season 2. So... what did I think of the series?
It started off terribly, I can't remember too clearly now, but they tried to make Kaito look really cool, and they had him solve all these puzzles with ease just to show us how hardcore he was. Kaito was annoying, and then they introduced Gammon who was loud and obnoxious, and even more annoying than Kaito. I was close to dropping it. However, I stuck to it and continued on, and was rewarded as the show improved gradually. I think this happened they they stopped doing "OMG, puzzle!! Kaito solves it! He's really cool!", and moved onto a ore serious plot. Usually I would have thought that a show as bad as it was would have failed at being serious, much like Guilty Crown, but it did pull it off to some degree, though it wasn't fantastic. The puzzles stopped being things to impress us, and became plot devices. It wasn't about the puzzles, but about the ability of the characters to solve them, and their reasons for challenging these high stakes puzzles.
Through much of this I did wonder where the budget for the POG came from, because it was seemingly infinite (it wouldn't be much of an understatement to say they must have had billions of ús), and there were other things I wondered about that didn't make much sense with the setting, but these were minor details, and in the end, unimportant. For a series as silly as this, I thought to myself that I shouldn't concern myself with them.
The characters grew on me, Gammon, who used to be the most annoying character ever, grew on me a lot, and became my favourite character, he was still quite loud and obnoxious, but he grew as a character slightly, and the show bothered to fill us in with his circumstances and back story.
It's a solid 4 from me, the story was surprisingly good towards the end, though the reason for Gammon joining the POG were never clear, or his actions after he joined seemed to conflict with his reasons for joining. I quite enjoyed it, and will go on watching it next week. I don't really know what to expect, because they wrapped up this season in a way where I would never have thought they would have needed, or even wanted a second season. Oh well.
Average of the season so far: 4.9, just Mirai Nikki and Symphogear to go.