So N finally joins the group... Did we need a whole episode for this one to come? Just kidding, of course we would need it, for it would have been rushed, which is a norm in BW, but anyway...
Jokes aside, it wasn't a great episode overall, since the main plot involved an already seen BW Pokemon (Tag Brothers Episode). Not only that, Ash scanned it again (Okay, he foregts the existence of certain Pokemon sometimes, but not just only 15 episodes later...).
Iris (alongside her Excadrill) had a minor role, which was a bit forced due to the N-and-battling issue that had to be solved for N to formally join the group. Also, what's that with Cilan's computer thingy every time, and was the Zangoose Grunt a MAN?!
Braviary itself made sense (it wanted to help, as it is brave). That's why I think they should have used something else in BW099, instead of a double showcase.
N was depicted too much as a secret-agent, and his "love" for receiving Pokemon's attacks made him look more like a psycho-Pokemon-hybrid-freak to me. His plan was okay, and I think that TP should have not fallen for it.
To the goods of the episode, Team Plasma was competent, even though I think there was no reason for them to use glasses at the Pokemon Center. It was their over-reliance at technology that fooled them off in the end, however. The Zangoose grunt looks nothing like a man, but anyway. It was also nice to see they did not blast off, as they almost always do it when Ash/Co fight two or three random grunts (especially since they totally replaced TR in this one). By the way, why did they make so much ruckus for a Braviary?
Also, TEAM ROCKET WAS NOT IN THE EPISODE! (And to think some people thought we would see Jessie's Seviper in this one!)
Overall, it was just a not-exactly-filler (but fillerish indeed) episode designed to show us N and Team Plasma a bit more, that also settled N's battlling issues and entered him to the group. It did it's part, yet, it is the definition of forgettable. Oops, what were we talking about? :P
DRAGONITE! It had to be Cynthia (and later Elder) to calm it down!
Also, can a Japanases-fluent person tell us what's going on with Driftveil (Hodomoe) City in the end? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.