Great Ash-Dawn episode, I like eps that focus on Ash friendship with her because she is the new character and needs to get into the series (but we also need eps like the Drifloon ep without her). Now we know more about Dawn in a way.
Jesse annoyed me but TR: s small screen time was good, this was not a TR ep which was good (thereby not said TR don´t have great eps, like Sweet Baby James and eps like that).
As for the battles, The Champ Twins had 15 - 20 straight victorys, Ash - as a beginner trainer - had 10, so I am not impressed by 15. It looked like all opponents up to Ash and Dawn was pretty much like beginners. AJ on the other hand... The first battle was funny and the second great, really showing off how great Ash is as a trainer (heck, he could be a Frontier Brain, those twins could at best be batteling in ordinary gyms) and that Dawn really can stand her own ground in battles.
We say goodbye in the pouring rain
And I break down as you walk away.
'Cause all my life I felt this way
But I could never find the words to say
~ Stay by Hurts