I felt so bad for Chimchar during the entire episode. Paul made it attack, Ash, for heaven's sake! I'm glad we have an intervention... finally :P
I was also impressed at the story of how Paul & Chimchar met... it was a little heavy, but it's nicer than the fluffier meetings we have.
Also, great battle ^^ Turtwig worked so hard for Ash & Chimchar. That Zangoose was scary beyond all reason; no wonder Chimchar was stressed, lol.
Oh, but the end... I kinda teared up a little ^^; I felt so bad for Chimchar, but seeing Ash extend a hand of friendship... it was so beautiful! ;~;