I was worried going into these past few episodes, no matter how much of a prodigy these universe 6 girls were they should not be able to compete with a full power Goku. However, I think there were several key points the episodes reinforced which turned these episodes from dodgy as hell to some of my favourites. To structure this I guess I'll go through each of the things I was worried about and then discuss how the writers addressed them (if they do).
U6 tingly feeling bullshit
When I first saw Kale and Kaulifla go ssj I knew it was just bs. In a day they were able to master a transformation that took goku and vegeta years to achieve. The fact that they mastered it through some tingly feeling shit was just salt in the wound.
From a consistency standpoint there is no justification for the tingly feeling stuff. However, we can justify the fact that Kale and Kaulifla could both go SSJ in a day just by remembering that they were both already more powerful than goku when he first faced frieza, they had reached the power threshold a long time ago to be a super saiyan. Plus they had both already seen what a super saiyan was. Its way more difficult to invent something than it is to copy someone elses blueprint. I dont like the writing for this (they should have established them as already having super saiyan) but its a fact that we need to accept until it gets retconned.
Kaulifla and Kale being able to go toe-to-toe with Goku.
This was the major one for me, Gokus strength in base should be far above the girls, regardless of justifying their quick powerups. From the episode previews it looked like ssj Kaulifla was even with ssj Goku, which was dumb.
The episode addressed this perfectly. Goku fought her in base and was pretty much toying with her while trying to teach her how to fight. When he finally decided to transform note that when they exchange blows Kaulifla is visibly overwhelmed. Not only is this the case, the writers reinforce many times that goku is heavily fatigued. Even when Kale joins in Goku handles them both as ssj2, until Kale goes full power beserk. Then we finally see goku use god form, and he decimates them, its not even a contest. Instead of boosting the supergirls strength beyond reason, theyre shown to be far behind even an exhausted goku. We also get confirmation that gokus been holding back in most previous fights which is awesome.
Kaulifla adapting during the fight seemed weird at first but given that the shows established how quick all saiyans, including goku and vegeta, are able to grow, this point becomes moot. The fact that Kaulifla was learning to be a martial artist rather than a brawler was due to goku basically mentoring her, which is something I like.
Potara Fusion power
Since the leaks came out for yesterdays episode I was worried. From what I remembered Potara should not come close to matching Goku in SSG, let alone SSB. Vegito didnt seen much stronger than Goku during the future trunks arc. The end of 114 worried me even more, Kefla was shown to be far faster than SSG in base.
To justify this you have to go back to DBZ, in the buu arc we were shown Vegito in base is far stronger than Buuhan, who himself is far above Buutenks, who is far above Mystic Gohan, who is far above SSJ3 Goku. This indicates that Potara fusion is way more powerful than a simple addition of the powers, which is directly stated in episode 115. This very much justifies Kefla being as powerful as an extremely fatigued Goku. We then get shown that Kefla is not actually stronger than SSB, even as a super saiyan, Goku is able to keep up with her as SSB and is actually shown as being stronger with Kaio Ken. If you pay attention youll also notice Goku is not 'defeated' by Kefla at all, the writers went out of the way to say Goku was NOT ready for Kaio Ken and that he would collapse if he didnt finish it in the next move. Keflas kick was simply the straw that broke the camels back.
Let me be clear that I dont think Supers perfect at all, a lot of the episodes previously have been inconsistent as fuck in both animation and story execution, it got so bad for me during the future trunks arc that I had to force myself to watch the episodes. However, this arc has swung things around for me thanks mostly to the past 6-7 episodes. The writers handle each episode really well and finally pay at least some attention to consistency. Its not even close to perfect and I'm not saying my reasons for liking the episodes mean that you should like them but I think we should all try and pay closer attention to the hints the writers give us before getting salty about the episodes.
Also the return of ultra instinct was awesome, they confirmed its unlocked atm by sheer force of will to keep going, similar to Mobs ???% in Mob Psycho 100, which means he still needs lots of improvement.
Also Im gonna list the stuff I dont like about Super, just because
-Roshi being at his current level of strength, he stopped being relevant before Z (if they wanted to use him it shouldve been from a strategical perspective like the mafuba)
-Gohan unlocking Mystic as a powerup instead of it being part of his base form, the elder kai specifically said after he finished that transformations were dumb
-The Potara retcon, especially when the time limit gets reduced even further because MUH POWER
-Kaio Ken x 10/20, the multiplier is just too much for any kind of tension in fights without ruining power scaling.
-Hits time skip "improvements", they fell into the classic 1-upmanship writing and ruined a good fight.
-Tien becoming the weakest fuck in the world, they even took away his buff as fuck shoulders. The supposed reason for this is that tien is chinese and the japanese audience just hates him but I just want my guy back.
-All of the ROF fight
-The fact that they dont show blood any more, kids arent pussies you dont have to shelter them.
-Goten and trunks jr are both children still.
-This is supposed to still be within the 10 yr timeskip
-The arena is supposed to be made out of something more durable than katchin (which broke the Z sword) yet characters smash it up no problemo
-Goku is way dumber than he should be (they look to have fixed this during the ToP so thanks toriyama)
-Vegeta has reverted back to "blah saiyan pride" "blah must beat kakarot" despite his character development during Z.
-Vegeta still wears that same outfit, surely hed be more comfortable in something else
-Kelfas eyes as a super saiyan are an entirely different shape to her base eyes, its like the animators forgot what a character sheet is.
Also proposing we spell Kefla as Keifla, thats how its supposed to be pronounced
The return of ultra instinct was also awesome btw, they confirmed its unlocked by sheer force of will to keep going, similar to Mobs ???% in the current chapters of Mob Psycho 100.