Episode 7 was the Akagi and Shirota bonding episode, and it was CUTE. I am so friendshipping them. I mean honestly, going out to eat together, hand-over-hand piloting, Shirota repeatedly screaming "AKAGI!" and trying to save him, Shirota actually smiling and laughing....just wow. XD
Episode 9 also made me laugh for how pathetic Dai-Guard looked trying (and failing) to climb up a mountain, getting its head stuck in the ground, and having to be driven around and combining over and over again to catch up with the Heterodyne. And everyone going *FACEPALM* each time it fails. And when it finally gets to use its new weapon, the KNOT BUSTER!!!, all it does is punch a hole in the Heterodyne and deflate it. LOL.