I did think it was a rushed skirmish, but at least they faced each other which is what helped make this episode distinct from other Team Rocket showdowns. :3Wow so after all those years Giovanni and Ash finally battle and it lasts only 5 seconds. Such an anti-climax
Sakaki's treatment of Meloetta did seem harsh, yet also somewhat refreshing to me because we hardly get to see him show much force or brutality despite his villain status.Yeah,and guess what,MELOETTA GOT FREAKING TORTURED BY GIOVANNI TO UNLOCK THE GODS:LANDOROUS,THUNDOURUS AND TORNADUS'S THERIAN FORMS!!!!!
AND SHE WAS SCREAMING IN AGONY!!!!!!!!!!!,AND I WAS LIKE: CHEESE U GIOVANNI,CHEESE YOU GHETSIS,AND CHEESE U CYRUS!
Satoshi versus Sakaki at least showed us how strong Sakaki was. I didn't have much of an opinion about his Persian before this episode, but now I can see that it's been trained well and isn't just Sakaki's pet.Good episode. I liked Oshawott refusing to battle Meloetta because of his crush. It was cool to see Ridley arriving flying on his Golurk. It was the first time Ash actually battled Giovanni, although Pikachu lost too quickly and Persian's moveset was underwhelming. I didn't like it when Giovanni threatened to crush Ash and Pikachu in the cube.
The undersea temple looked great but Ash meeting Giovanni didn't have enough umph to it. I thought that they would talk more and Ash would try to reason with Giovanni or blame him for the hell he's been put through by Jessie James and Meowth, but they didn't have that kind of conversation at all.I have to say, I think this could quite possibly be my favorite episode of BW thus far. The animation is beautiful, especially in the Undersea Temple and the summoning of the Reveal Glass. The situation is tense and the action is handled well. Ash and Giovanni finally meet and battle, even if it is brief. To me, the best part was when Meloetta was put into place and forced to watch as her recorded song was used to bring the temple to new life. It was a heartbreaking scene, and the fact that the only music was the recording of Meloetta only made it more poignant.