Watching every episode and doing a review is a little harder than what I did over the summer, where I already had a good idea of the trends I wanted to write about and what episodes were important for that. But I'm not familiar enough with these episodes to know where the "important" scenes (for me) are. I'm not quite so sure some of these last few review are really worth anything.
Onto the episode. I've seen this episode many, many times (enough to hopefully be able to write something decent w/o having seen the episode today), and that's b/c this episode has a aura of rewatchability to it, if there is such a thing. If last episode was Legend of Zelda type episode, this one is a Scooby Doo episode, full of chases and funny scenes. We even have a Ghost type pokemon to play the part of the ghost.
Part of the charm of this episode is that it seemingly shows what's a normal day in the lives of our heroes. Brock is in charge of cooking, allowing Ash and Dawn to do some training. Ash decides to train outside, while Dawn goes to some room inside the building, and even though I don't think it means anything beyond allowing for 2 different scenes in which Rotom can cause mayhem, it's interesting to see-like all of the characters need some private time every once in awhile. It probably was just a coincidence, but it's fun to imagine.
I guess the ending of the episode is my favorite scene, where Rotom takes advantage of its cute appearance (I've been thinking about that today, how Ash's pokemon next region really rely on their cute appearance to attain likeability-all of the pokemon are so short and loveable looking; there's no uptight Buizel or anything there, so far) to get Ash, Dawn, and Brock to lower their guards, before shocking them for it. I guess it's funny b/c of how many episodes there have been where there's been a misunderstood pokemon, with Ash and company forgiving it and telling it it's okay (the last new episode we got was something like that). This one seemed to be going the same route, before Rotom showed that it really was a prankster, and got the last laugh. It's a nice change from the norm.