I just want to say that the next 5 issues (from July onwards) are going to be insane. Just look at those previews:
>“Mon.” Long ago, Lord Hikiji defeated Usagi’s Lord Mifune to take control of the Northern Province. Usagi, still wears the mon of his former lord. But, there are those who threaten to kill any samurai loyal to Mifune. What happens when they come across Usagi?
>“The Return” Part 1 of 4. Usagi is back in his home province for a pilgrimage to his late lord’s gravesite. Now beaten and near death, he has made his way to the one place he had been avoiding—the village in which he grew up. Bittersweet memories awaken with his long-time love, until the village becomes embroiled in a plot to assassinate an emissary of the shogun.
>"The Return” Part 2 of 4. Usagi’s home village has been taken over by assassins intent on killing the shogun’s emissary to disgrace Lord Hikiji. With the emissary’s death will come retributions resulting in the death of the entire village. Usagi has to save the emissary but, in doing so, may have to save the reputation of the lord responsible for the death of his master.
Holy plot progression, Batman! Three issues ago Usagi asked his dead lord to be released from his vows and now this happens. And we may finally get a step closer to solving the Jotaro situation.