Yesss! A great, an excellent episode! Masterfully done!
I enjoyed watching it from the beginning to the end!
There were so many aspects which I could enumerate, so please don't consider the following listing as complete.
Ash and Angie together in one boat was quite nice. Is that possibly meant to imply something?
Watching Jessie sitting enthroned in her boat with her two slaves (yeah I think "slaves" hits the nail on the head!) was hilarious. All her behavior, in particular acting like a queen was so entertaining. Yes, Jessie is really "our queen", as Meowth correctly added XD
Well,James and Meowth, her two permanent subjects, can at least take a break from her strict rule now :ksmile:
What do you think, are the poor boys perhaps planning a revolution against their "leader" ?:XD2:
Both the gorgeous lake and the creepy cave (combined with the scary music) were a very well-chosen setting. The writers managed to create an awesome atmosphere. Not to forget the animation which was outstanding today!
I really liked that all the important characters of this arc discovered the cave together and did something more or less important.
And ,of course,I also had to laugh at Conway:
We already knew that he was weird but this was Conway at his best! It's more than obvious that he has a crush on Dawn. How sweet was it to see him trying to approach her again and again.^^ Although I'm convinced that Dawn and Convey wouldn't match, I somehow feel sorry for this rejected lover ^^
But, unfortunately, I also have to critize two things (yet it won't change my opinion that the episode is another example of a great, successful story):
Firstly, it's a pity that Ash couldn't do "more" today. Although he was given some good scenes, he couldn't really shine.
And secondly, I find it far too hard that Ash and Co. lost four points!! I mean, what for??
Just for leaving the area of the lake??? Come on, Prof. Rowan, your acadamy isn't a kindergarten, is it? Instead of praising our heroes for such an awesome adventure and report, you punish them??? No, I absolutely can't agree with this totally unfair decision!:saiyan:
Finally, one question remains:
Why in the world did Lumineon lure the other Pokemon into the cave?
Why? Surely not, because it intended to share its food. On the one hand it wants to show its solidarity and on the other hand it tricks Pokemon by hypnotizing them? No, that simply doesn't go together!
I guess this question will remain unsolved unless you have a reasonable explanation.
Well, apart from the fact that Ash and his friends were treated highly unfairly, this episode was brilliant!
I enjoyed every second and so, I give
8 out of 10 points