This episode starts out with #20 sneaking around
the mountain bends trying to choose who will be his next victim.
#20 is having a hard time choosing which Z warrior to steal
energy from, but soon realizes that Piccolo is 2nd strongest
next to Vegeta. He slowly approaches Piccolo from behind and
locks Piccolo in what looks like a bear hug. His hand is covering
Piccolo's mouth so he can't yell for help, so Piccolo communicates
with Gohan using telepathy. Piccolo appears to be losing more
and more energy. But out of no where Piccolo's little play
boy Gohan comes and hits #20 in the head and he goes flying
down towards the ground and his hat falls into the canyon.
At this point everyone has heard the noise and so they all
meet up surrounding #20. Kurilan gives Piccolo a sensu bean
since #20 was stealing his energy. Vegeta wants to continue
where he left off, but someone else wants to fight #20 instead.
That person is the green namek Piccolo.
Vegeta doesn't want #20 to steal more of Piccolo's
energy, so he warns him about that before he starts. Piccolo
begins assaulting #20 right away and knocks him into a mountain.
#20 darts towards Piccolo and he disappears and reappears
above him pounding him on the head into the ground. #20 doesn't
get how Piccolo can be causing him this much trouble. Meanwhile,..Trunks
is back, and is overlooking the city where it all began. Since
the city is destroyed Trunks thought the Z warriors have lost,
but notices the powers fighting in a distance and flys towards
them. Piccolo is just knocking #20 from 1 mountain to another
all the while Goku is home in bed moaning with pain from the
heart virus. After knocking #20 around a lot he gets really
furious and attempts to grab Piccolo, but Piccolo grabs his
hands and chops the one off! Ending the energy theiving days
of #20. Meanwhile Trunks is looking at the head of #19 and
says "this isn't one of the androids that killed Dr. Gero".
He can't understand this and so he flies towards the Z warriors
in hopes to get more answers.
#20 still being beaten around is really confused
at how this could be happening. Piccolo explains that they
knew of the androids arrival 3 years in advance. Right before
they decide to Finish #20 off, Trunks arrives and at the same
time Vegeta figures out that Trunks is the future version
of his son (because Piccolo stated that "Trunks is back").
#20 is getting more worried because he doesn't have any data
on Trunks. Trunks sees #20 and doesn't recognize who he is.
Vegeta does not get this. Is #20 not one of the androids that
Trunks has warned them about? Trunks says that #20 is definately
one of Dr. Gero's creations, but he is not one of the androids
that are responsible for Trunks' dire future. And so comes
the perfect time for the episode to end.
The Good & Bad: Dialogue-wise this episode
was pretty good. Except for the part after #20 stole Piccolo's
energy. It didn't explain the reason why Piccolo was able
to bat #20 around afterwards. In reality Piccolo was depleting
his own energy on purpose and so #20 thought he was actually
Absorbing Piccolo's energy. I feel a great excitement knowing
that we may never hear that weenie whistle music again. Oh
yeah and if you didn't hear #20 say "It's Almost Overrrrrr"
then you missed out on FUNImation trying to find a way to
fit in the English dialogue.
Final Word: We are happily nearing the
end of what I like to call the "Dull" android episodes. Soon
we will be getting into the more interesting part of the Android
saga. That would include androids #18 and #17. I don't really
mind the android episodes with #19 and #20, except that most
of the time in those episodes, time is waisted. And they are
annoying as bad guys as well. This episode would have to fall
under the Action/Revelation category. And the music and dialogue
WILL get better in the future android eps, trust me. Only
one more episode to GO!
Kaervak gives it 4/5
-The Kaervak DBZN