I actually liked this chapter, Kira showed that he is able to think for himself as opposed to just taking what captains say as gospel. I also liked the little bit of backstory we received, I would have preferred more or at least a bigger lead in to hopefully continue next week. I did cringe when the inevitable Ichigo is the key was revealed. "Whew Ichigo is in Hueco Mundo, thank goodness because he is the only threat to my well laid out plan." Only Ichigo can prevent someone as powerful as me from destroying SS. Do you mean to tell me Ichigo is stronger than the Zero squad and the king.