The two saiyans finish their training just as the others are getting ready to leave for the tournament, courtesy of an inter-dimensional vehicle of Whis’ design. After three years, the two saiyans have a more rugged look than the viewer is used to. It would’ve been interesting to see the facial hair stick around as the two pulled it off, but it was apparently just for a quick gag.
The episode features a lot of toilet humor, for some apparent reason. It doesn’t work particularly well and most of the jokes fall flat. Jokes are made out of the fact that Krillin had to use the bathroom and that Monaka has very pronounced nipples. It’s just kind of dumb.
On the other side, Whis remarking that he’s OK with the humans taking pictures of Beerus’ planet as long as they don’t post them on social media was rather amusing. It makes sense as they don’t want people knowing about the realm and it would be tempting to post pictures to such an exotic locale online.
Goku’s attempt to test Monaka’s strength is also played for laughs as the latter fails to dodge Goku’s punch and starts to tear up afterward. Not exactly the best introduction to the character, but Beerus remains adamant that he’s their trump card.
The real highlight of the episode is seeing the other universe’s fighters. There are more generic opponents like a giant bear and a giant robot; but we also see one fighter who bears a strong resemblance to Freeza. The real kicker, though, is a young saiyan boy. This naturally intrigues both Goku and Vegeta and they spend a good deal of time exchanging notes about where the saiyans reside and what they do. It turns out that the saiyans in universe 6 are more heroic, taking on jobs to help people in contrast to the space pirates that we see in universe 7. While the boy is surprised, he doesn’t really bear the two any enmity, though Vegeta is also quick to note that the saiyans of universe 7 don’t do that anymore.
Sadly, Majin Buu is immediately disqualified as he falls asleep during the written exam. It’s somewhat disappointing. It would have been interesting to see him in the fight. You could argue that he was over-powered and would never get knocked unconscious, making it too easy for them to win. Then again, Beerus clearly bested him in battle, so it isn’t like Buu is unbeatable.
Not surprisingly, the episode ends just before the first fight begins. It’s Goku vs. the giant bear, who is named Botamo. Sadly, we’re not given any indication what sort of fight Goku is in for, though the saiyan is clearly excited.
This episode is mostly filler. It was necessary to some extent, to get the characters to the planet, but it wasn’t the most eventful. It isn’t helped by the fact that the humor largely missed. It did have some solid moments, peppered throughout, but it could have used more. It will be good to have the tournament start in earnest, though. The next episode should be an improvement overall.