episode starts out with Goku charging towards #19
and immediately swinging fists with him. #19 flys
backwards and blows up a mountain just as Goku is
passing over it, and of course Goku remains unharmed.
Goku keeps on jumping from one area in the air to
another and appears behind #19 and elbows him in the
back. And then #19 screams in pain? Goku knocks #19
into a nearby mountain and soon enough #19 emerges
from the rubble and charges towards Goku. But he is
able to stop #19 with his hand and kick him into the
air. They engage in another air battle swinging and
dodging fists. During this time Marron shows up and
Roshi wants nothing more then to grip her round.....
Anyways while she is there Roshi tells her the story
of how Goku defeated the Red Ribbon Army when he was
a little boy. And of course being the ditz that she
has always been she claims she didn't understand it
and happily says "Who will protect me from the monsters?".
and #19 continue to exchange blows, and it appears
that Goku has the upperhand. But something is odd,
Goku is never breathing hard this early in a battle.
Anyways he continues to bat #19 around. #20 realizes
that #19 is in trouble, for if he doesn't steal any
energy he will malfunction. Gohan and Kurilan arrive
at the battle sight, and Tien assures them that everything
is ok, for Goku is winning. Everyone is rooting Goku
on except for Gohan and Piccolo. Gohan and Piccolo
notice Goku seems to be lacking a bit. Tien and the
others just think they are paranoid. Gohan suggests
that #19 maybe secretly absorbing Goku's energy. At
this point Goku knocks 19 into the ground. And what
do you know, he stands up and looks at Goku, pretty
much unhurt. Goku decides to use his Kamehameha on
#19 and for some odd reason #19 smiles and holds up
his hands while the beam is heading towards him. He
absorbs it and then laughs. Piccolo warns Goku not
to use any "energy waves" for they can absorb them
in their hands. At this point Kurilan notices Goku
looks extremely tired, and #19 is now fully charged.
takes this opportunity to go on the offensive against
Goku. He misses Goku with his first punch but Goku
swings and hits him to the side, but it does nothing
to him. He smiles and then swings his hand across
Goku's mouth and then knocks Goku towards the ground.
Goku is able to stop himself before he hits the ground
and angrily tries another Kamehameha, but Piccolo
stops him. There is definitely something wrong with
him, and Gohan notices that Goku is holding his chest.
It appears that STD* Goku picked up on Yardrat has
finally started attacking his heart. But why later
then what Trunks said it would? And this episode ends
right there.*(He alone probably picked up that virus
from the Yardrations because they were most likely
immune to it and didn't know anything about it because
they weren't affected.)
Good & Bad: One of the bad aspects of this episode
would have to be how they repeat that same fighting
sequence of Goku and #19 swinging fists in the air
3 or 4 times. It just wastes time in my opinion. And
I don't really know if this is a bad aspect but, the
whole sequence at Master Roshi's Island took about
about 7-9 minutes of the episode. That is almost half
of the episode in the cut standards. Now for some
that are interested in the background of Goku in the
Dragonball series, this may of been a good thing.
For those that don't care and just want to see what
is going on with Goku and #19 this was probably more
on the "Pain" side. The music at the beginning of
the episode sort of sounded like the music you would
hear on an old SNES game or Atari game. I am sure
that FUNI spent at least a whopping 10 minutes + on
making that score.
Flaws: Good job at keeping this episode flawless,
Kudos to you Japanese Animationists! Well maybe I
missed something that didn't make sense? If so you
know what to do.
Word: An actions episode obviously. But it contained
mainly bland action for it repeated the same fighting
sequences over and over again. And with that pause
in the middle of episode to tell about Goku's past
with the RR army, it kind of made this a frustrating
episode. I don't really have much to say about this
episode, not really one of my favorites.
gives it 3.5/5
Kaervak DBZN Staff
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