Part 1 was an interesting start to things. There was some minor character development early on, too. Ironically, copying Satoshi`s Counter Shield was the one thing I hoped Shinji wouldn`t do, yet it seemed like something he would. Drapion seems like it`ll be a powerful opponent, and judging by the preview for next week, will play a greater role in the battle. I`m definitely looking forward to how this turns out. Hopefully they`l have something cool to surprise us by the end.
On a side note, it`s awesome the Glion`s returned, glad to see the leave wasn`t permamnent. But it seems to have gotten a lot bigger xD