Okay start to the battle. Though this episode was obviously setting things up for the rest of the 3-parter. Oh, and about Barry, that kid moves his arms and legs in the oddest way possible. xD There were some priceless expressions from Dawn as well.
While I never usually complain about what the dub does with the music, the BGM choice for this episode could've been better. Combined with some other things, the dub sucked a bit of the excitement out of the battle. :/
Seriously though, this episode is sooo weird looking at it from a romantic context. "When Ash meets Paul, something will be born"