Bending along is fine, but using it in real action is another thing. This lick prepares you to join alternate picking and bending. Practicing this prepares you to bend notes in the middle of action!
I recommend watching last weeks episode first and practice the excercises first then working on this video stuff. https://youtu.be/lHaqc_2qsB0
Mika Tyyskä Animated Licks episode 25