Feels weird to be tooting my own horn, but I find this work top-notch, and a huge step ahead further from the predecessors.
Much more ambitious animations were employed for this episode as a whole (but definitely more on the latter), again the voice-acting has matured well, and further expansion into the nature of the crisis that our protagonists are going through... Along with an ending scene that will most certainly turn the situation over its head.
I feel as though there are not that many works with similar circumstances that deal with the consequences of survival like Reduce does either - the need to persist may be extremely dire, but it just isn't going to go the way you think it will if you're not of the right mind, and especially if you weren't prepared to do stuff like this in the first place (reminds me of Train to Busan, a zombie movie where the heroes area bunch of regular civilians who have no true apocalypse experience [nor the weapons you usually see in them]).
I eagerly await working on the next installment, Mejson and co. It sure looks like many others are thinking the same.