This Phantom Promise just keeps hurting...
In this episode, Sam makes a comment that if Sora went off and took a beach vacation somewhere, it's possible that the Organization would end up killing itself without his help. There's more truth to that than we'd be able to get into with Chain of Memories. It's something I'll be waiting to talk about later.
Now that Sora's side of the story is done, we can finally move on to topics that are both more interesting and easier to understand. It's weird to that despite how many themes, concepts, and ideas are introduced in this game, not much actually happens. A plot to control Sora is enacted, then stopped. Aside from Axel and Namine, everyone involved in the plot lies dead at the end, and Sora forgets about the whole damn thing.
The context it provides for Axel and Namine are interesting, but since Chain of Memories only introduces stuff like the Organization, without going into much detail, I can't really talk about it here. Not until we start digging into Kingdom Hearts 2.
So yeah, stuff happened.