This was such a good episode! In fact, the XY series in general seems to have a much better sense of humour and is better thought out than the DP series and Black and White. I love the VS screen that comes up just before they go into battle, and I enjoyed the battle itself. I agree that Serena is quite a bland character as far as the female leading characters go, but I like the plot that's seeming more and more like a love story on her part. It's the first time Pokemon has ever done that consistently, I think. It's set to be a brilliant series!