Try not to fall asleep outside of a town, k?
Like Swift, I was scared by the Asuna I saw at the start of the ep. Sure it might have been her way of saying she's in charge, saying she might be a girl but she isn't weak, or whatever. But still I was scared there for a bit. But once the ep went on I was happy to see her hardcore mode wasn't how she really was.
As for the purple hair girl, at first I thought it was her that murdered the guy. But she started talking for a bit I was thinking that she's the killer, or the next to die. And by the end of the ep sure enough.
In any case, it's good to see Asuna back. Now in her white outfit from the OP. <3