Nice comparison on the episode, BTW.
I've read a comic adaptation from Nintendo Power once, and it was pretty good. I'm a bit surprised that you didn't seem to add it in.
Well, I haven't actually watched the episode itself (I missed most of the airing on June 2nd in that June 2nd-June 3rd marathon, and it wasn't so much that I didn't want to watch it as much as it was that circumstances prevented me from getting home in time to watch it, so I only caught the tail end of the episode.), but I thought at least the ending was good.
EDIT: If you're willing to take suggestions of which Johto Episodes you can make comparisons to this week, could you do "Mystery Revealed" so we can finally put an end to Peno's claims that the Movie 2 reference was dub-added (Musashi and Adamant's claims that they are in the Japanese version apparantly weren't enough.). On a slightly related note, can you also do a comparison on Moving Pictures to verify what Ash actually said about Articuno in the Japanese version (I don't know if his forgetting that he met an Articuno was in the Japanese version, or if it was a dub-exclusive error)