Yeah, this is another thread on the infamous episodes.
Out of curiosity, and putting aside any generic answers that you simply just wanted to watch the episodes, what were the reasons you did want to watch them?
1. Looker returned. At the time people argued about BW being a reboot, this would have confirmed otherwise right there and then. It's a shame we had no other character return until BW2/BW87. This made BW feel a lot different and disappointing in my opinion. Barely any references were made, Looker would have settled that.
2. Team Plasma were finally appearing.
3. Giovanni was marking his first major role returning in the Anime since Mewtwo Returns in Johto, it also marked Ash potentially meeting him again properly this time however.
4. Team Rocket vs Team Plasma was taking place, this was the first rivalry we'd seen between Villainous Teams which is sure to have been entertaining with Ash and Co. caught inbetween.
5. The Meteonites Mystery was finally going to be reveiled, which looked extremely interesting. Personally, I always got a vibe that Genesect (and potentially Mewtwo) could have been related to it.
6. Pikachu's powered up Quick Attack looked awesome, an explanation to such power would have been cool.
7. Krokorok was returning again. Krokorok was awesome at the time (still is now). It's just a shame he didn't return until BW067. It was a long wait just for him to be captured. It took away the feeling of him being a reccuring Pokemon.
Last but not least:
8. The episodes storyline in general looked amazing. The build-up from BW001 was finally going to be concluded in an epic way. The animation looked incredible and different for whatever reason and i couldn't wait to watch them.