Easily the best episode of the series so far.I hope the chateau doesn't prove to be a one off episode although if it doesn't then it'll be interesting to see how its incorporated further as the series goes on.
It was a decent episode. I'm glad that Ash finally put the hypocrite Iris in her place. The "gym" battle was good until they rehashed Oshowatt's scalchop obsession. Pretty lame way for such a promising battle to end.
I certainly hope so. I'd prefer for Ash to get destroyed by a new pokemon than lose to clutzy Cameron with a 6 on 5 advantage. Plus it would mean he would achieve top 4 again - without using any pre-Unova pokes (except pikachu obviously), which for me would be slight progression.
I don't hate them. Even the lamest episodes usually had a redeeming feature. Johto's best fillers were better than any other sagas fillers and the lamest fillers werr better than the other sagas lamest fillers.
I agree that Dragonite's expressions were brilliant, and Georgia was hilariously brilliant in this episode.
At least we got a taste of Trip and Serperior's battle style against Cilan rather than having him one shot everything.
For a tournament episode I didn't really enjoy any of the actual battling. I do like Dragonite's personality though, and the dialogue in the episode was great. Especially Dawn's line "There sure are a lot of pains in the neck around here"
Also it was cool to see a member of the Elite 4...
Good episode by the sounds of it. Imo it's good that Trip and Bianca lost so early. Trip's strategies are too (to use his favourite word) "basic" and he already achieved his dream of battling Alder anyway, while Bianca's too naive. I'm glad Stephan went through - he's my favourite...