This is still one of the few Pokemon episodes where Ash puts his life on the line, literally. The Tower of Terror is another. But this one is more dramatic because he goes into a burning building, something which is not recommended for a civilian to do.
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I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Erika looked great and the perfume shop scene made me laugh. Poor Ash though since he had to dress up as a girl. 7/10
When Erika was dressed in her kimono she looked so elegant + my favorite part was when we saw her flashback of when she met Gloom.
Now that Satoshi-tachi were in Tamamushi City, I assumed that Satoshi would just challenge Erika with no problems, but I was wrong. The way Erika treated Satoshi was uncalled for, as was the way Kasumi and Takeshi abandoned him. Erika's tale about Kusaihana saving her as a child was touching, though.
I loved Erika's personality and the battle between her and Ash was amusing. Ash dressing up as a girl to enter Celadon's Gym was hilarious.
Erika was one of the first Gym Leaders I seen and liked. She was cute and I used to laugh the way she and her girls treated Ash when he dissed the perfume. I was fooled by how Erika was the manager under the kimono. That took me a while to figure that one out. I thought Ash cross-dressing was funny. I loved that part. That proves he'll do whatever he takes to battle. This should have been turned into a two episode arc though.