Yea, I'd say, there's stuff (and nuances) you don't want to be without from this episode when you get to the other side. I know from experience, I was distracted when I first watched this episode and I missed nuances later on. Though it was a pleasure to be able to finally live that experience for the first time, when I did my first rewatch
Having said that, I suppose if you can't stomach it now, we could wait until you ask the right question (Or don't even know to ask it) and we can direct you back to this episode. Maybe you'll be able to appreciate it more this way.
puts a lot of "Chekov's Guns" on the wall, some that won't become clear until the Series Ending Mini-Series
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?