Today's episode continues the
fight with Vegeta and Perfect Cell with Cell really taking
it to Vegeta in the first 10 minutes. Krillin is urging
Trunks to do something, but Trunks refuses to do so while
his father is still conscious. With that, Cell pounds Vegeta
across the landscape.
Vegeta then rises out of
the water, begins to power up in what promises to be an
awesome attack. As Cell thanks Vegeta for sparing him and
allowing him to absorb 18, Vegeta challenges Cell to try
and withstand the upcoming attack. Then Vegeta unleashes
the "Final Flash" which tore right through the horizon and
off into outer space. BAM! When the smoke clears Cell's
entire right side was burned off… but they all forgot that
Cell can regenerate like Piccolo. Ooops. The fight the continues
with Cell pounding Vegeta into sub-consciousness.
Cell is about to destroy
Vegeta, when he notices that Trunks seems to be powering
up. A worried expressions looms over Cell's face as the
episode comes to an end.
ANIMATION: WOW! The Final Flash was absolutely awesome!
The fluidity of the animation was top notch, and to an extent
I haven't seen in the DBZ episodes for some time. I was
glad to have an action-oriented day again, as that means
more animation and higher quality.
CAMERA WORK/CHOREOGRAPHY: Once again, a good animation
score carries over here. That Final Flash sequence really
stole the show today, complete with the blast flying out
into outer space. I thought for sure Cell would have been
propelled to outer space in which he would come flying back
angrier than ever. Wow.
VOICE ACTING: Cell sounded a lot like King Cold
today, which was rather interesting. He also seemed to pick
up some of his vocabulary as well. Cell was rather verbose
using an entire plethora of words and compiling them into
nicely complicated sentences. Did we catch that?
DIALOGUE: Again, very King-Coldish in the fight
sequences, with Cell basically using the "anti-climactic"
bit in slightly different language. Otherwise, this was
pretty much the same as any "action" episode.
MUSIC: Hey, what do you know? We got to hear some
new music today. I really liked the new base-line that they
were playing with Cell looking onward as Vegeta struggled
to his feet. Very fresh, and it was NEW! Ah, novelty….
PLOT: Well, Vegeta swung, missed. Now its Trunks
turn. While Goku continued to train Gohan (only saw a "lunch"
comic relief sequence) the battle is starting to heat up,
for an action episode, this had some pretty "plot-ish" elements
in it. Trunks secretly told Krillin he was always stronger
than Vegeta, but will never show it while he is awake. Pretty
interesting, lets see how much stronger he is..
OVERALL: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I give
my call of approval to today's episode; in particular the
Final Flash! Wow! Me likey very much! Seriously, another
good action episode, and it was pretty pivotal in the plot
in terms of Trunks revelation. However, they should have
called today's episode "Final Flash Attack" or something
that prelude the very end (and therefore the beginning of
tomorrow's episode) of the episode. However, all-in-all,
very entertaining and worth the 25 minutes.
The Celestrian gives today's episode an overall score