I will die on this hill that you should blame Ash. Ash wanted to go but Wallace said no and prolonged the battle (or did Ash prolong it). But it’s factual that when Ash literally was trying to leave Wallace prevented him from going.Also blame Wallace on the performance thing.
This episode should have been before Chloe went on her quest with the Eeveelutions. Going on a quest without knowing what evolution is was kinda weird.I will say despite my rant that this is a good episode I love how cute is Clefairy, but it's not the right place. This should have been done a year ago maybe at the start of this one.
In the middle of your climax... Nope.
Honestly I wouldn't want to take it at this point. Cleaning someone else mess.Btw is the series director spot still vacant?
If you would ask someone how Koharus arc started and ended since she got Eevee, you can answer: nothing really changed or happend that gave Koharu a direction of where she wants to go. I don't understand why the directors wanted such a story arc. They added Eevee,Serena and Dawn later to make it more interesting. But she would always be directionless. Maybe the staff are directionless themselves?Not an essay time:
So outside the 2 second imagery that showed the two of them, this was basically an Ash/Go-less episode, le gasp two episodes on the trot that the two of them don't make physical appearances. Honestly I felt that this episode should've happened earlier, like a month ago or something, heck maybe even months ago as being in the middlle of the Masters 8 does it dirty tbph. It was nice to see Sakuragi reunite with the Clefairy he helped all those years ago, and of course we can't have a Clefairy evolution ritual without something to disturb it like in EP006, and I supoose that this made it feel more like a Sakuragi episode than a Koharu episode.
One other thing I suppose was iffy about this episode was the conclusion as it feels like as the Koharu arc progressed, each episode came to the same conclusion with Koharu still unsure, at least she decides to want to learn more about evolution, so that's something I guess.
But yeah, this episode could've been better, but I rate it as kinda meh, and SKIPPABLE quite frankly.