Victory Over All!
Ash did at least still seem helpful to Lillie emotionally and consoling her. In fairness he has been on a roll in SM so far battle wise and he's saved Lillie's life in previous episodes (and I doubt it'll be the last) having the odd time he's met his match but keeps going works for development for both him and other characters.
Well I just hope that SM gets better at balancing out things like this before we get to the big things. But all and all this episode is fine 3 out of 5.