I can't give you my strongest rebuttal to that for want of spoilers(though I suspect you know what it is
), but it really didn't move me that much. Sure it had a lot of neat things, but it was a classic repeat. Who hooked up with who? The generational effect and even the old char/young char meeting each other. And any meaning it may have had was handwaved away by the reset button invariably. Honestly, taken at face value this episode would've been a bit more enjoyable earlier in the arc. My primary annoyance with it, is it really does distract from the climax of the arc.