I won't contribute to the recap- or post at all- next weekend, because of finals next week. To compensate, I offer extra fan art
Update: Oh. D'oh. As pointed out here, Valmet has the same seiyuu as Irisviel, Ohara Sayaka, and Koko is played by Itou Shizuka, who voiced Rei in Marimite and Nadie in El Cazador.
The new Saki series is okay...it doesn't stand well on its own at all, but it's a way to see the original cast after the events of season 1 until (I'm assuming) a second season of their story is green-lit. As you can tell, I'm not that attached to the new cast. lol
Until next time!