Well it seems some of my predictions were true, the fact that Raven has the Spring Maiden under her clutches, definitely says a lot. She really does strike me as such a selfish cow (pardon my bluntness). Honestly I feel like Yang's wasting her time trying to search for her, Summer was more of a mother to her than Ms Branwen could ever be. If anything Yang should be looking for the Spring Maiden, and who knows, maybe Blondie would turn out to be more lucky hitting off with her than with Blake.
Looks like Sienna Khan is indeed a female cat faunus after all (I think that part was rather obvious really). I'm starting to think that she maybe just as feared, if not more so than the character that she alludes to, literally to the point where even Big Daddy G (that's Ghira by the way) himself would not dare to challenge her so brazenly. Maybe he did once but was most likely nearly killed by Sienna, I'm guessing that's the reason for him conceding the leadership to her in the first place. Which would also explain why Blake thought of her father as a coward [at the time] for not standing up or even dying for what he believed in, and also saw Kali in the same light. Fingers crossed hopefully Lil' Kitty B will succeed where her father failed, thus the young faunus would and should have the heads of Sienna, Adam, Corsac, Fennec on spikes outside the White Fang's palace when she takes over as leader, though I fear her newfound title will ultimately come at the cost of her parents' lives (let's hope, please let us hope... it doesn't come to that).
Now onto Professor Lionheart, from what I can deduce he's a rather shrewd man to say the least, but still he is considerably more cautious than his counterparts Qrow and James. Maybe too cautious for his own good actually, which undoubtedly explains why Sir Clunkalot and the Drunken Avian Oaf would think less of him than Ozpin does, especially Ironwood. Still we have yet to see the leader of Shade Academy, whom perhaps alludes to Dorothy Gale, it makes sense since pretty much all the characters in Ozpin's inner circle essentially allude to characters from the Wizard of Oz.
Now for Weiss, her fate seems to be somewhat more labyrinthine than her team-mates after her unauthorized departure from Atlas in the end of Volume 4. What role will she play in this I wonder? Will she find her beloved older sibling unit? Will she reunite with at least one of her team-mates? Or worse will she end up running into Raven?! Then again, it would be pretty interesting to see them crossing paths somehow. Regardless either way, I have a feeling that the former heiress will be doing her fair share of kicking butt and taking names, that's for sure.
As for Cinder, dear sweet lovely Cinder! Now Salem rightly said that she holds the key to victory, but I strongly believe that the Rogue Fall Maiden still has a choice. Granted there are perhaps many within the RWBY fan base who will not share my opinion on this, that there is a chance for her to redeem herself [somewhat]. But I'm sticking to my guns, as long as she doesn't do anything stupid, like blow herself up. I would be very upset if Cinder does go boom of her own accord!
All in all I'm excited to see how Volume 5 pans out, as well as future volumes yet to come. Also I hope that in RWBY Chibi Volume 3 we get to see Blake's parents and Neon Katt, plus their misadventures with Zwei (tee hee hee).