This episode was magnificent. It was just like the very first; they saw each other in shock, Natsu praised her for feeding them, and it ended with Natsu practically kidnapping Lucy to take her to Fairy Tail. It all began again.
Gang life is hard to get out of when it runs in the family. That is how some members get recruited. If the father figure in the family is a gang member, the children have that as their role model. So when they are usually in the gang since birth doing small tasks for their relatives.