Well, Imperial warned me this was going to happen (regarding Asuna). What's worse about this episode, though, is somehow Kazuto not knowing his
sister cousin was playing that game, and for "a really long time". Don't get me wrong, people can keep secrets when they want to, but that doesn't mean their other family members do (and you know the parents know she's playing it). Also, how does Suguha not know her brother's cousin's SAO handle? Hell, ****ing Sugou knew it. You'd have thought that after a rather major incident that resulted in the death's of close to four thousand people, the media would have splashed the name of the person who "saved" everybody to the world. Hell, maybe not.
Meh, so the romantic aspect will be that Suguha struggles to reconcile her feelings for Kirito with her feelings for Kazuto, then will inevitably be relieved when she finds out they're the same dude. Also, Kirito seems to be just an accidental player, and I don't mean game player, but pimp. First chick he sees in ALFheim already wants him. Must be one of his maxed out skills granted by the server. Naturally, this whole situation regarding Asuna and why he has to go to the World Tree, and subsequently ending the misunderstanding that exists between the siblings not knowing who each other is, would have been solved easily if Kirito had just explained himself. But, no, gotta be mysterious. Why? I don't ****ing know. Why so secretive?
In fact, that's the whole point of this episode: why is everybody so stupidly secretive about shit that doesn't need to be a secret?