Ditto episode at the end of DP. Filler also. Just because they put something at the tail end of it doesn't change the fact that the main plot of that episode was totally disconnect from the main storyline and didn't further any character's plot or developpement. Filler.
I'm starting to think it's the high profile Dento VA or the fact that the writers are trying to chickify Brock, but Iris is doing nothing so far. Even in her "focus" episode, Dento and Ash did as much as she did, and Ash got the biggest laugh of that episode. This episode, I'd be hard put to say whether her or Jessie had more lines and screentime...I'm also getting concerned about Iris. She really isn't doing much in most episodes. This is really odd to see them shaft a main girl like this especially now.
Do I want her to achieve her dreams? No, why should I care about a character who doesn't take the effort to actually take step to further her own dreams, achieve her own goals.
BW shouldn't be rated against what came before, it should be rated based on what its presenting. So far, it's failing to really make an impact save for Dento.