U.S. Dragon Ball Z - Episode Summaries
Episode 118 - Nightmare Comes True
Series: DBZ - Version: English
Episode: no. 118 “Nightmare Comes
The episode starts out showing
Trunks and Vegeta searching for the lab in a mountainous
area. Trunks is having a hard time believing how
stubborn his father is while Vegeta keeps asking if
Trunks will follow him forever. As Trunks keeps telling
him how powerful the Androids are, Piccolo,
Tien(Tenshinhan), and Krillin arrive at North City.
Krillin comments on the freezing temperatures while
Piccolo formulates a plan. They all take two senzu beans
and split up near a mountain range. Not too far away,
Dr. Gero/#20 spots them in the sky. He keeps running until a
gunshot is heard and Gero catches a bullet. He turns to
find a hunter who mistakens him for a deer. A bright red
flash is seen and a loud noise is heard by Krillin. He
sets of near the scene to find the hunter in a tree. The
hunter tells him that a “crazy old guy” attacked
him. Krillin recognizes this as Dr. Gero and goes in the
direction the hunter gave him. Krillin spots a footprint
in a fallen tree and Dr. Gero comes out of nowhere,
sending Krillin to the ground.
The force of the blow causes
Krillin to cough up some blood. Before Gero can finish
him off, he spots Piccolo flying nearby. He spares
Krillin’s life and finally gets to his laboratory,
enclosed in a small alcove in a mountain. He
pushes a few numbers and the steel door opens revealing
the his lab. Krillin
had seen the whole thing and raises his power level to
attract the attention of the other Z Warriors. Inside
the lab, Gero takes a remote control-like device and
heads towards a large capsule labeled “17.” He
presses the button on the controller and the lid of the
capsule lifts revealing a young man with blue eyes,
chin-length black hair, and an orange scarf around his
neck: Android 17. He recognizes the remote control and
realizes Gero had awakened him. He greets the doctor and
Gero is surprised that 17 remembers him. Next, Gero
releases Android 18, a young girl with blond hair and
blue eyes as well. She also greets the doctor. Gero
briefs the Androids about Goku’s friends and tells
them to destroy them. Meanwhile, Piccolo and Tien have
arrived and assist Krillin in trying to ram the door
open. However, it is unsuccessful.
As if on cue, Vegeta and Trunks
arrive at the scene. Back in the lab, Gero comments on
how foolish the good guys are as 17 snatches away the
control device. He then breaks it, in case Gero
tried to deactivate them again. Gero starts yelling
madly at him. Piccolo places his hand out and charges an
attack. Vegeta tells Piccolo not to kill the Androids
because he wants a good fight. Trunks tells Piccolo to
ignore Vegeta. Before Piccolo can execute an attack he
hears Gero’s yelling from inside. This confirms to
them that the Androids were activated. Vegeta pushes the
Namek out of the way and prepares to fire a blast of his
own. When his father starts arguing that he wants to
meet these Androids Trunks shouts, “STOP IT! You
Don’t understand how powerful the REALLY ARE!!!”
Vegeta shoots the blast, destroying the steel door and
sending smoke everywhere. When the smoke clears both
androids are seen and Vegeta exclaims that “these must
be the scary androids we’ve heard so much about.”
Trunks confirms that they are the ones in his future.
· By Justin DiMatteo
Nightmare Comes True
We begin this episode with Trunks and Vegeta Flying towards Dr. Gero’s lab. Trunks is thinking of howstubborn his father is (Vegeta) and unless he turns his ego down a notch he will get himself killed. Vegeta is also thinking at how the others doubt his lighting ability as he is a Super Saiyan and has the classification as an elite Saiyan.
Meanwhile Goku is having a nightmare about the Androids and the fact he couldn’t defeat them. Chi Chi and Yamcha then gave Goku the antidote and he recovered slightly but still is in some sort of coma.
Krillin, Piccolo and Tien head past North City and into the many mountains north of the city. Meanwhile Yamcha, Bulma and Gohan are heading to Capsule Corp. Bulma and Yajirobe started arguing and Gohan lost control and headed into a wooden area. Gohan then regained control but without Yajirobe to have a bird’s nest on its head. Piccolo, Tien and Krillin had a tough job ahead of them since there were lots of mountains in the area. Piccolo then told everyone that if they saw Dr. Gero to raise their power level so everyone could find it. With no clue where to begin, the three warriors split up into different areas of the mountainous region.
At the same time Dr. Gero is in the same vicinity and is heading quietly through the inner forest. Then a hunter thinking Gero was a deer shot him. Gero crushed the bullet in his hand and then retaliated with a minor blast. Krillin then heard the explosion and arrived on the scene. Then he saw the hunter in the tree and he told it was some old powerful geezer. Krillin realized it was Gero and began to chase him. Dr. Gero then tricked Krillin by hiding under some branches and when Krillin came the doctor attacked.
Dr. Gero then left for his lab because it would take too much time if he disposed of Krillin. With all the energy left within him Krillin chased Dr. Gero just a little further where his laboratory was located. Krillin then notified the others by powering up.
Meanwhile in the lab, Dr. Gero activated the androids 17 and 18. Both seemed to be looking at the control Dr. Gero had in his hand. This activates and deactivates the androids.
Tien and Piccolo arrive at the opening of Dr. Gero’s time machine. Tien and Krillin then start to barge the door open. Back in side Android 17 snatches the control away from Dr. Gero and then brakes it. Dr. Gero couldn’t believe his androids were turning against him.
Vegeta and Trunks arrive on the scene as well. Piccolo is about to blast the door open when they hear Dr. Gero and the androids. Piccolo stops his blast but then Vegeta blasts the door himself. Now the Z fighters come face-to-face with the androids. Do the androids have a vendetta of their own? Find out on the next Dragonball Z.
episodes I am going to review are from Dragonball Z
It is mostly about Dr Gero finding his lab and we finally get to see the androids. Drags on a bit but is still cool. - Shelly West
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