Yes I just reached that point, it did feel a bit odd to be pulled out of the ongoing story, but since it does add necessary context and background I can see why they paused it. There isn’t really anywhere else where it could have been slotted in and clearly could be missed if they were just OVAs and not inserted into the series.
I don’t really like “large” and overbearing characters so I guess that is why Rider grates a bit with me.
Right, finished Part 2 now - very good with many themes to think about - and all of them dark it seems. TBH I probably need to watch it again before I could put any meaningful thoughts together…
So now it’s back to F/SN which will probably seem a bit lightweight by comparison now.