This arc serves as a culmination of a lot of what Academy was about and may just be the best arc in the entire series. Yeah, it's downhill after this. But it's one hell of a high note.
Get your hankerchiefs ready, this is gonna be one hell of a tearjerker.
It also continues the trend these posts have had of "Academy showing up Arena at its own game" as we see death handled maturely and with peak drama.
( For those that managed to miss this event (lucky you), )