At least the writers didn't butcher colress like they did so many others. The evil plot was resolved far too quickly to make room for fillers though.
(also, yes, Angie is the female grunt. She's never mentioned by name in the episode itself, though)
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TR were killed but survived due to being immortal.
So I guess the unaired Plasma story is officially retconned out of Ash's adventures if Iris and Cilan have never met Looker. I wasn't expecting them to ever dig up a 2 year old story, but I guess it was never clear if the writers intended for it to have happened off-screen or something.
This was a neat episode.
I'm hoping that Team Rocket are starting to revert to their old selves, though I do feel that their last blast off was shoehorned. Anyway, it was fun seeing Meowth all tied up and complaining. Colress was really fascinating when Pikachu broke free from their control. I also liked their shock on Axew's Giga Impact, speaking of which, I was really happy to see. At last! Now all we need is Outrage.
But what I don't understand is ... how come they could control the Pokémon outside without the need for that little thing on their head while inside they could only control them through that little attachment? What was up with that?
To be honest, I expected more out of this episode, but I'm not unhappy. Oh and Looker was ... uninteresting. :/
on hiatus ...
I do like how they are in this saga, but I don't like it when they get screentime just because they have to blast off no matter what. That's something I always disliked about DP (Yes I know they didn't blast off in EVERY DP episode, but there were plenty off episodes they appeared in just to blast off.)
And thus, the Pokemon Anime now has an official plot hole.
Axew using Giga Impact again was beautiful. At least we now know that Axew is capable of remembering the things he's learned xD
That was the highlight of the episode for me. All the little guy has to do now is upgrade scratch to slash or X-Scissor and he'll have a decent moveset
There was something they could have done as i explained yesterday, however they didn't do anything and this is the result of that.
on hiatus ...
I don't see how any of that would be a problem had the TR vs TP aired with no changes/edits. I'm not talking about the episodes being retconned, i'm talking about them being completely unchanged and placed in the exact spot they were supposed to between BW022 - 25.
I've dealt with the first part, but this second chance just bugs me now.We just have to deal with the fact that that plot was abandoned. Why bother looking back at the first 20 episodes, when we're getting a second chance right now?
Putting aside the downside of Iris and Cilan not knowing who Looker was, the episode actually looks great. I'll look forward to watching it.
Okay was this the first time Team Rocket met or heard Team Plasma or Team Plasma meeting TR for the first time?
So the might be TRVSTP will be reedited to Big Battle?
Also what was the TRio thinking of Looker? Were they planning to side with him only to trick him or just stay away from him for now until something happens to Team Rocket?
Edit:Okay I'll take that it that the TRVSTP Did not occur yet because Iris & Cilan not yet knowing of Looker. But don't give up hopes for a Team Rocket VS Team Plasma, I don't think their Banned Yet, I think they are being turned into something big, maybe the movie where the Genesect must escape from Team Plasma's grasp and destroy or Terminate (like in Terminator Movies) Team Rocket for good with the help of Mewtwo. We won't know until this weekend or next week, if my guess that the final title for M16 will be called Team Rocket VS Team Plasma VS Extremespeed Genesect
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Oh God, how I disliked this episode. It was basically that one Orange Islands filler where the Pokemon are controlled by Drowzee sans the excitement. I mean the plot was incredibly reductive, but even that wasn't the main issue of the episode to me. The fact that Team Plasma - a menacing organization - could be breached and invaded by a couple of kids and a single detective was ridiculous. I thought Team Plasma might be competent enough to avoid something like that, but apparently I was wrong. Even Team Rocket managed to ruin Team Plasma's scheme, so that says a lot about how weak Team Plasma is in the anime. Add the fact that N was nowhere to be found, and this was a bad episode imo.
The episode was good, but it didn't meet up to the expectations i had held, it had its good points and bad points:
-Ash meets Looker again.
-Pikachu + other Pokemon evil again.
-Overall story was good.
-TR in general are much more entertaining when they're against people other than Ash. Meowth being locked up was funny, and TR infiltrating the base was cool.
-Cilan and Iris meet Looker for the first time.
-Ash and co. meet Neo-Team Plasma for the first time having never seen the original Team Plasma at all.
-TR blasted off after making a cool appearance.
-Team Plasma didn't seem very threatening at all, with a scientist and only two members.
-How come nobody went to the building beforehand? Officer Jenny was around, yet it took a bunch of kids and Looker to infiltrate the area.
Eh, it's joint with S2EN-E2 as the best episode of the N arc.