OMG, what are the writers on? And I mean that in a good way. This ep was the most freakin´bad*** "second episode" of all time in a new series. When Ash is back he really is back, first trying to capture a Pokémon without a battle and when that dosen´t work, then he goes all in and more or less uses the same fighting style he used against a legendary. That was a safty catch if ever I have seen one in the anime. Cap turn backwards, powerful attacks... well what is not to love.
Iris seems great, loved the faces in the beginning, lol at Pikachus twisted eyes when she hugged him. Well, Misty had bad luck with weather, May and Dawn just bad luck for being there when Pikachus thunderbolt hit but Iris had it comming.
TR actually won the battle and forced the net result to a draw, they have really improved and even if we know that the plot forbids them to succeed it will be interesting to see their development in the series.
While I felt that the first episode was lacking a few things this second ep really got me liking the new BW series. It really does feels like a fresh start.
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