Saw the pictures, was a bit surprise at the episode. Entire first round; which is 8 battles plus the exhibition match, finished in one episode. I excepted the nobodies to have their battles short since they are nobodies, but Ash, Dawn, and Cilan being so short, I could understand the latter two but I wish Leavanny got a full battle here...and against something that wasn't a Karrablast(Or Golett for that matter). I had it in the back of my head Trip vs Burgundy would happen, I just didn't want to believe it, still, I like how a mistranslation turns out right, even if I would have prefer it to be wrong. Nothing much to say about Georgia vs Iris, already knew Iris would win, wasn't expecting a close battle, not sure how Georgia reacted but I'll assume she commented on Iris not being able to control Dragonite. Not surprised by Cynthia vs Caitlin, when I saw the timer I knew the battle wouldn't be finished, they probably weren't even fighting to beat one another, guess that's what you get from an exhibition match.
Interactions went kind of how I expected, Trip and Dawn didn't really say anything to each other it seems. Georgia didn't seem to say anything either to Dawn. But of course, Burgundy gets angry at her for whatever reason because that's how she's always like. I wish Bianca and Stephan were here, I'd bet there would be more interactions with them and Dawn, oh well. Alder and Cynthia interacting seems nice. Caitlin didn't seem to interact with anyone other then Cynthia, shame Ash and the others might not get a proper introduction.
The tournament certainly has changed a lot since first speculating on it...have to lower my darn exceptions(Well at less I wasn't expecting Gym Leaders from across the world to enter). I'm fine with the first round being finished in the first episode, as I said, I would have liked Ash to have gotten a full battle at less but oh well. I hope the finals are 3 vs 3 still, if things are going to be dealt with quickly, there should be plenty of time.
Overall, I was fine with this episode.
Last edited by gliscor&yanmega; 2nd August 2012 at 2:01 PM.
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