Not too shabby of a chapter and most of the theories posted are rather entertaining. I hope 273 isn't a complete waste of time. I personally wouldn't mind a brand new team given the utter lack of serious development and effort Oku has put into 90% of our current cast. Takeshi killing the entire team or Oku using a huge eraser to eliminate Nuri would be pretty epic and help reinforce my faith in our author.
In order to 'acknowledge' the 'irony' I would have to learn two new words today.
...And I'm not going to do that.