It felt as though A LOT happened during this episode, when it was actually more the case that what did happen, happened very quickly! The pace of Shin Sekai Yori in its entirety has been kind of erratic. To start with, it took until episode 4 for our characters to face any kind of serious adversary. And the two time skips acted almost as a reset button, every time the ‘action’ reached a climax, we’re taken into the future, where things are comparatively a little calmer (for the time being). And things have happened incredibly quickly, one after the other, during these last few episodes.