What a great episode we had today! After Cell threw
up Android 18, he quickly reverts back to his 2nd stage
form. 2nd stage,… Imperfect.
So what happens? Well…
Gohan pretty much kicks the crap out of him. We see
Cell desperately try to hit Gohan, but to no avail.
With a quick punch and a kick, Gohan once again asserts
his dominance over the now terrified challenger.
Was there really any doubt?
(Let's review… if VEGETA could beat the stuffing out
Cell when he was in his 2nd stage form, and Gohan is
WAY stronger then Vegeta is… hmmmmmm)
However, Cell has his final trick up his sleeve. With
a sudden shout, he begins to swell up like a giant balloon.
In no time at all, Cell has accumulated enough energy
inside of him to destroy the planet! Gohan can't hit
him, if he does, he might explode.
Looks like Cell wins.
Just then, Goku gets that smile of his back on his
face, and with a quick goodbye to his friends, appears
in front of Cell and bids is son farewell. In a flash,
with his instant transmission technique, transports
him to King Kai's planet (Kaio-sama, my boss, probably
wasn't too happy about that.) where Cell explodes, destroying
the planet and everyone on it.
After some quick dialogue about, "Your dad had to do
what he did because he loved you," and some dialogue
between the dead Goku, King Kai, and the rest of King
Kai's buddies, they realize Cell is still alive.
The Review- All
of the Following Ratings are out of 7
Was that summary confusing? Did we feel like we were
in the DBGZ equivalent of the TWIGHLIGHT ZONE? Don't
worry, your not alone.
Awesome. Simply put, this episode showed some of the
best animation seen thus far on the series. I cannot
tell you how much better this makes the atmosphere of
the episodes when the characters actually LOOK powerful
and imposing, unlike many of the earlier sagas. Impressive
and addicting, a sure seller for the DBZ animation team.
The animation camera work was summed up in one transitional
sequence when Cell first tried to hit Gohan. I don't
think I have ever seen this kind of creative choreography
in any previous DBZ episode, even when the Freiza saga
was really kicking into overdrive.
My guess would be that some of the head animators were
experimenting with different vantage points and found
something very useful to include in the story boards.
Whatever made them do it, they did it right on as the
animation choreography was fluid, fast and very, very
In the last few episodes, the music has really kicked
it up a notch. Some of the "techo-ish, but with a taste
of industrial metal" music has really fit in with the
action sequences, and has made the episodes that much
more enjoyable. In fact, I think I preferred the music
in the last three episodes over the original music in
the Japanese versions. The only reason I say this is
because FUNi really must have listened to us here at
the DBZN and tried to put some music that FIT into the
Don't get me wrong, the original music is good, but
it seems to me that the music purposefully tries to
underscore the gravity of some of the moments by being
to "upbeat" and "Sunday-comics" like. I just don't get
that same sense of aggression and importance with the
Well, I guess FUNi cannot score perfectly on everything.
They really had to work within the constraints of the
animation, as some of the character's lip-movements
do not lend themselves well to any kind of English translation.
However, I don't appreciate the constant "Goku's gone"
and "No, it can't be" statements. I think its like,
"How many different ways can we get Vegeta to do the
There were some good moments, Goku speaking to Gohan
just before transporting Cell was very touching and
realistic, as well as Krillin's talk with Gohan after.
I just wish FUNi could find some other way to convey
the one-liners without going verbatim.
This is the climax man! The plot doesn't get any more
important than this. Also, I don't think there's another
episode were so much happens in the rest of the Cell
Android 18 pops out of Cell
Cell almost destroys the Planet
Goku AND King Kai die.
Cell comes back in perfect form (?)
Nope, I don't think you'll see another episode with
such a quick progression of important events. If you
missed this, you won't even know how much you missed
until you find some way of seeing this episode.
Okay, there's a short and long "answer" to this.
Short answer: This episode was "perfect"
Long Answer: Yes, I am scoring this a perfect 7 ball
episode, but the episode had the benefit of a curve.
There is a reason for this:
The reason is that it is by far the BEST episode of
DBZ yet seen on CN, and we have given some previous
episodes some 4.8 and 4.9's when we were using the 5
point scale. This episode makes those look like trash.
So it gets the perfect score.
However, this episode was not PERFECT perfect, it did
have some "ahhh-ing syndrome" which I HATE, and some
of the verbatim dialogue discussed earlier. Yet these
are so minor in the big picture, that this is negligible.
So I give this episode 7 out of 7. Congratulations
"A Hero's Farewell" you received the highest honor any
CN episode can get on the DBZN. I, Kaiosama (who is
dead), Kaervak and the rest of the DBZN staff salute
The Celestrian gives today's episode: