Iconic Scene: The deadliest thing in the universe, an anti-plot armor equation.
Quotable Quotes: Hikaru's lucky, he's got a real ace on his team...
Best Character: C'mon, it's Roy. This is his going-away party and it's great.
Best Death: Do I even need to say?
What else can be said about this episode except that it likely had a bigger impact here in the west than it did back in Japan. Sempai characters dying is not something new to anime (just looks at Ryu Jose from Gundam) and indeed the trope of mentor characters dying so the hero can stand on his own feet is about as old as stories themselves.
The one thing I do have to wonder about this episode is, why did Roy do what he did? Why go to Claudia's instead of the hospital? My theory is that he figured he was bad enough off that there was as much a chance of dying on the operating table as surviving and if this was his time to go, might as well spend it with his lady love than being cut open by the docs.