In this episode we
are as always right where we left off in the last
episode of DBZ. Gohan begins round two of the battle
with Cell after a short break. We see the reporter
still calling Gohan the "delivery boy." For some odd
reason the reporter still believes that "Hercule"
is the world's strongest warrior even after what happened
earlier when he went into the ring with Cell.
Cell ends up blasting
Gohan into a mountain-like object, which quickly ends
up as a pile of rubble with Gohan under it. At this
point everyone except Gokou believes that Gohan is
actually dead. Piccolo gets furious and yells at Gokou
(who asked Gohan to fight in the first place). Piccolo
continues to yell at Gokou while Gokou continues to
smile facing the rubble. He tells Piccolo that Gohan
isn't dead and that he can feel his energy (his ki).
Cell at this point asks Gokou if he will fight because
Cell still believes that he defeated Gohan. Gokou
simply tells Cell to look behind him.
Suddenly the rubble
burst up with Gohans energy, he is free and moves
toward Cell slowly. He then asks Cell to stop the
fighting claiming that there was no point to it. Cell
laughs at the idea and Gohan says that if Cell doesn't
stop he would have to kill him. Cell asks him how
he would do this and Gohan starts talking about how
he has finally figured out how his dad expected him
to beat Cell. He tells Cell about the times where
he suddenly burst out with an enormous hidden power
within him. Cell amused by this trys to awaken his
power by hitting him furiously, of course Gohan retaliates
with a kick to Cells face as the fight rages on.
It ends with Gokou
saying to himself, "Thats right Cell, just keep
pushing Gohan and he will have no choice but to go
through you." Gokou was feeling pretty sure that
Gohan would win and that Cell would help him become
furious and therefore awaken his true power.
I must say that after
not watching the English dub for quite some time,
I was really impressed. The voice actors have improved
greatly since the beginning of the Android saga. I
thought they were terrible back then. At one point
Bulma's VA started talking in a monotone during a
period of great excitement.
The animation quality
has improved greatly at this point. The characters
are drawn more accurately as well as with more detail.
Like the Celestrian pointed out the later half of
the Cell saga shows enormous improvement. The sound
too has improved with the animation. The music seems
to be clearer and just better overall. Perhaps Funimation
improved their sound equipment (as well as their staff)
with all the money they are making with DBZ.
Did you guys notice
the lower amount of pauses in these last episodes.
This was definitely a good thing; you didn't see people
stare at the pile of rubble for minutes until Gohan
actually came out. That seemed to be the standard
in the Android and all earlier sagas. It's also interesting
to see Gohan take the spotlight while Gokou looks
from afar with the rest of the Z warriors. It would
have gotten really tiring if Gokou was in every major
battle with the villains.
Kaiosama gives this episode a rating of 4.3/5