Kamex said:It's about as shippy as Pokemon tends to get. You don't seriously think there was nothing going on in the writers' minds, do you? It became shippy as soon as May and Drew were seperated together.
Uh, Pokemon gets a lot more shippy than this.
If it became shippy just because May/Drew ended up seperated together, does that mean "Grass Hysteria" was shippy because Ash and May were seperated together? Or when Ash and Brock get paired up with Jessie in "Forest Grumps?"
The reason the writers would even add that scene was for the Contestshipping. Well, that and the 'competitive friendship' they want kindling between the two coordinators.
I disagree, this episode was used mainly for restablishing the friendship/rivalry between the two. We haven't seen Drew since "A Fan with a Plan" over 40ish episodes ago. We needed to see Drew again to set-up the rivalry for t he Grand Festival.