The latest episode of RWBY (S04E02, at the time of this writing), kinda prompted me to get a bit of those writing juices back up to full speed at two in the morning, so that's why I'm doing this.
Let me just start of by saying, wow. Major props to the RWBY Writing Team because that scene with Jaune practicing at the end was absolutely brilliant. I love the idea that Pyrrha took her time to record all these training videos for Jaune when she'd be busy (or in this case, dead) and I love that Jaune basically suffers throughout the entire exercise because of that event. I just find it so admirable that our resident weakshit transformed into such a leader, really shows how much he's grown throughout the past couple volumes.
I did kinda feel something while watching it too. Not just the typical, sappy "aww, that shit's pretty sad and all, feel bad for the dude.", but also because they (Jaune and Pyrrha) were really meant to be. Definitely an unlikely pair, but they constantly want to improve upon themselves and help each other improve as well. Not just because of Pyrrha training him, but them trying to reach out of their comfort zones and gradually grow into a hero (for Jaune) and a normal girl (for Pyrrha, duh..). They help each other reach that goal, and I just find it beautiful that she's still helping him now. Going through that pain definitely isn't easy for him, with his facial expressions doing most of the work which the transition to Maya from Poser definitely helped with.
RWBY is definitely becoming a more mature show, and I have absolutely no problem with that. Keep on coming, RWBY Writing Team!