Ifeel like this season is a prelude to the next season. you were right, some things felt like it wasn't explored enough (eg Shiro's return) but I am hoping that next season would address them. I really wished this season was longer, but I can't complain 'coz we're getting the next season soon.
Yes!!! And true true I was trying to keep this in mind the entire time I was watching s3 and really just to stop my usual pessimistic self from nitpicking at everything lol and just to be patient for future episodes since we already know there’s a lot more to come in the future😓!! Still it seems like the positive things outweighed any small flaws for this season and I’m happy with that☺️