You guessed it right.
It’s still… the same again, no wonder. The whole episode is definitely skip-material. Probably next episode will be like this as well. Damn. And also what seems to be weird is that I felt that the animation is now starting to get very to K-On! too xD. But I guess what’s new in here is the possible hint given with the clouds and the plane.
I can say that majority of people watching this are really pissed off by what’s happening. Can’t blame them though, lol, because I would also think this arc should have ended since two weeks ago and I personally think it’s getting really stupid now. On a positive note, I noticed (and probably everyone else also had) that the episode titles doesn’t include suffixes of which part it is, it’s still “Endless Eight”, so if we were lucky being trolled by KyoAni, I guess this is still counted as the 12th episode, along with the preceeding E8 ones from the past weeks.. I just hope.. Fucking hope so.
LOL Kadokawa sucks.