Plant it Now...Diglett Later
I thought this was an excellent episode. At the beginning,
TR falling into their own pitfall while the trio fell into another one that
TR didn't dig was funny. When they met Rita and Sue, it was interesting how
even Team Rocket agreed to help. The elderly mayor and town council were
funny since they couldn't even remember the reason they needed help. I was
again surprised at Team Rocket for genuinely agreeing to help out, in return
for that feast. The leader of the band of Diglett thieves was pretty cool.
I liked his line: "We're a band of Diglett thieves known as The Band of Diglett
Thieves!" I was a little suspicious when James sent the twerps on that "spy
mission" to release the theives' Dodrio because it looked like TR was just
going to relax while they did the work, but James wasn't finished yet. They,
with the help of the elderly townspeople (who were surprisingly spry) and
the Diglett, dug a bunch of pitfalls to trap the thieves. When the trio found
out who the band of "thieves" actually were, the story they told was original
(in comparison to many of the other fillers we've seen) and interesting.
I liked how the trio helped with the act by having their Pokemon attack,
with the assurance that the "thieves" wouldn't really get hurt and could
fend off the attacks easily with their various equipment. The two old men
dancing to Crobat's Supersonic was hilarious. I really felt bad for Team
Rocket, they didn't understand that the "raid" was just an act and were really
attacking the "thieves". Ash couldn't tell them the truth otherwise their
cover would be blown, but he couldn't stand by and let them get attacked
with those bombs either, so he was forced to blast them off. It's too bad
they'll probably never understand why though, as Jessie complained while
they were being blasted off.
Overall, an original, excellent episode, but as mentioned, it's too bad TR
didn't fully understand what happened and the end and therefore didn't get
to be properly thanked by the elderly villagers.
Geodude's rating: 9 out of 10