Folks, I'm really afraid but I just do have to disagree with those who liked this episode!
The final battle was disappointing and didn't live up to my expectations.
Oh man, even I myself hate having to criticize an episode which I've been looking for for a whole,strenuous week and, believe me, I'm kinda feeling down right now,but...I just can't help mentioning some scenes which really bothered me and kinda destroyed this episode which could have been so awesome:
Dawn vs. Kyle was rushed and therefore quite messed up. I know, I know, some of you might object now that this was just a not so important filler-battle et cetera, but just shortening the battle wasn't an appropriate solution either! Conceivably, just leaving out the whole battle would have been cleverer than messing it up by rushing it
Now today's exeception: The battle between Zoey and May was terrific! The strategy of both female competitors was excellent and Glameow creating a wall of water to block Beautifly's way and using that water to launch a still more powerful Shock Wave was undoubtedly the best and most impressive scene today.
But now, I've reached the aforementioned battle which has kinda left a bitter aftertaste of discontentment:
May's and Dawn's battle unfortunately lacked that grace and ingenuity due to which Zoey's and May's battle stood out. It was definitely an intense battle... but a gym(!) battle, as there was nothing which reminded you of a contest battle.
And what I couldn't get at all was, why Dawn would have been better than May. Admittedly, it was very very close, but if you're honest, you mustn't deny that May/Glaceon launched more attacks which furthermore looked more impressive! Here we have it again: The annoying deus-ex discussion! Frankly, I think that the writers were (perhaps desperately) looking for a way to let Dawn win But in my opinion this battle was a clear tie. It wasn't worthy of the final battle of such a prestigious event like the great Wallace Cup.
Every time an episode ends with an insufficient result, I'm confused and feel depressed, because Pokemon is usually one of my biggest highlights of the weekend.
Well, perhaps you can cheer me up a bit ^^
Let's say 6 out of 10 points