We are gathered around Piccolo at the start of this
episode, as he starts explaining to Kurilan, Vegeta, and Tien that
Cell has been living underground during most of the past 4 years he
has been in this time. And that Cell will try to find Androids 17
& 18 at any costs. Trunks points out that it will be hard to find
Cell because he is most likely going to keep his powerlevel low so
they can't sense him, as he heads towards the androids. Vegeta speaks
out at this moment and says that he doesn't care if Cell absorbs the
androids, because fighting 1 battle is simpler than fighting 4. And
Vegeta says that he will still be able to beat Cell, because he is
a Super Saiyan from his warrior race. He also tells the others that
he will ascend past the abilities and powers of Super Saiyan. Vegeta
then flys off in a sort of angered mood, heading off to train. The
Z warriors start wondering if it is possible to surpass Super Saiyan.
Kurilan asks Trunks to repeat what would happen if they went back
in time and destroyed the androids. Trunks again says that it will
only help the world in that time only. From this, Kurilan said that
destroying the Cell in Dr. Gero's lab won't change anything. Trunks
explains that doing that will at least prevent another Cell from emerging
in this world later on. At this point Piccolo tells Kurilan and Trunks
to head to Dr. Gero's lab and find the embryo Cell and destroy him.
And so they head there.
On the way to Dr. Gero's lab, Trunks starts questioning
what Vegeta said earlier..."to surpass Super Saiyan". After that we
get to have a look at what Gohan is doing at Roshi's place, and he
is apparently training. With a call from his mother Gohan instantly
takes out a capsule which releases a desk and study outfit. By the
time ChiChi comes out, it appears as if Gohan was studying the whole
time. Once ChiChi goes back inside, Gohan continues on with his training.
Meanwhile, Kurilan and Trunks make it to Dr. Gero's lab, and Trunks
immediately starts blasting the ground looking for the entrance to
the lower level lab that contains Cell. After a little while they
find a ladder that leads down the ground quite a ways. They follow
it down and come across the doors to another laboratory and inside
is Dr. Gero's Master Computer (brains behind the androids & Cell)and
Cell in his larva form inside a tank. After looking at the Cell for
quite a while and talking about what that thing will soon become,
Trunks notices some blueprints on a table, and they happen to be Android
17's! Trunks grabs them and soon after Kurilan and him start blasting
the laboratory and kill the young Cell along with the Master Computer..destroying
the whole laboratory.
After that Trunks tells Kurilan to take the blueprints
to Bulma, to see if she could figure out the androids weakness. Trunks
says that he will go and train with his father, and show him that
he is worthy to train along side of him. After that, Trunks and Kurilan
head off in their separate ways. Meanwhile Piccolo and Tien come across
the empty bus that once carried football players, and become disappointed
that they cannot find Cell. Little do they know that Cell is standing
in the center of Nicky Town preparing to suck the lives out of all
of its inhabitants. Tien notices Cell's actions and tells Piccolo
that Cell is close by. They both head towards Nicky Town but it is
already cleared of any life and Cell is no where to be found. The
scene jumps to Bulma trying to figure out a weakness in the androids
design, so she can make a kill switch. Also #17 & #18 are almost at
Goku's deserted house. And thus another episode ends.
The Good & Bad: Ok I will start off first by
saying that, the music was pretty stale at times and not right for
the mood most scenes tried to express. Even the music during the latter
part of the Frieza Saga had more expression to it, and spruced up
the scenes a bit. Again some episodes the music fits very well, other
times it doesn't..this just happens to be one of them. Dialogue-wise
this episode was almost on the mark. Again I am still more focused
on the animation and story rather then the musical elements. The voices
and dialogue improve but the music starts to lack a bit, I dunno what
is going on with FUNi.
Final Word: Well we didn't really get to see
too much action today. The highlights and importance of this episode
would be the whole scenario at Dr. Gero's lab. I know..these explanatory
episodes can kind of be a drag, but DBZ wouldn't do that well if it
just had mindless bashing and killing every minute of every episode
now would it? :) Don't miss these explanatory episodes if you are
unfamiliar with the Cell saga, and need to know what is going on.
And if you already know what happens and will happen then you can
afford to miss episodes like these and wait til the action starts.
In the words of that Toonami host "The best is yet to come."
Rating: 3.9/5 (Little action, and repeated information
detract from this episode)
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