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U.S. Dragon Ball Z - Episode Summaries

Episode 57 - Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku

 Title: Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku

At the start of the episode, Frieza flies up and talks to Guru. Guru says Nail was trained differently than the other Nameks and and that he is a lot stronger.  While he is saying this he tells Nail telepathically that they must keep Frieza distracted so the humans can find the Dragon Balls.

Across the planet over to where Ginyu and Goku are, Ginyu tells Goku he can beat him because he isn’t trained to be a killing machine like Ginyu.  Back at Guru’s place, Nail says he knows a place Frieza and him can battle and he flies off with Frieza following him.

Over with Ginyu, Ginyu starts laughing suprising Goku and Jiece. He throws a small Ki Blast at Goku which is easily deflected. He throws 10 or so more followed by a Finger Blast. None of these phase Goku. Ginyu then takes off his scouter, giving it to Jiece saying he’ll need it later.

Frieza asks Nail where they are going and when he doesn’t answer, he teleports in front of Nail saying this was far enough. They go down and Frieza tells him his chance of winning is non-existent. Nail powers up and Frieza says that he under-estimated Nail’s power.  He tells him his left arm has enough power to beat Nail and says he’ll fight him with only that arm. Nail attacks him with a chop to the neck, which has no effect. Frieza grabs his arm and rips it off. Nail jumps back and howls in pain, but is able to regenerate the limb.

We see Bulma on her Hover-Bike who complains about not being able to go any faster. She is then hit in the back by a flying dinosaur but she thinks she can hide from it in the cave ahead. The cave has another dinosaur so she stops and is carried off by the flying dinosaur up into the air and is dropped thinking she will be eaten by the dinosaur below. The dinosaurs are beaten up by Krillin and Gohan and Bulma yells at them saying they had been avoiding her and was angry they didn’t have the Dragon Balls yet. They take the Dragon radar but before leaving, Gohan tells her that Goku is on the planet. Bulma thinks of the last time she saw Goku.

At where Goku is, Ginyu powers up than punches a hole in himself, amazing Goku. He then uses his lethal Body Switch on Goku. Goku can’t believe he is in Ginyu’s body and Jiece gives the new Ginyu his scouter back who says they should head back to the ship since they have “defeated” Goku. Goku summons up all his strength then slowly follows them. End of episode.  

- Chris Nivison-Smith


2nd Review

Goku is Ginyu & Ginyu is Goku
(Episode 57)

We begin the episode with Ginyu having a big grin.

Goku can’t understand why he’s smiling.

Meanwhile at Guru’s place, Nail is set to battle Freiza but then he chooses to pick a better place other than this one to buy some time so the two combatants head out and away from Guru’s home.

Back at the battlefield, Capt. Ginyu is laughing insanely. Goku and Jeice can’t understand why. Ginyu then launches many ki blasts at Goku only for them to disintegrate. Ginyu then gives Jeice his scouter and he figures out what Ginyu is going to do as well.  Ginyu continues to laugh as he powers up another attack.

Meanwhile in another part of Namek, Freiza gets bored of looking for a place and demands they battle right in that vicinity. Freiza then tells Nail that he will only fight him with one hand. Nail ignores him and starts to powers up. Freiza is surprised by the power reading but he still says that Nail is no match for him. After powering up Nail attacked Freiza head on but Freiza grabbed his hand and pulled it off! But as we all know that the Namekians can regenerate their limbs and that is what exactly he did.

Meanwhile Bulma  is being chased by a few dinosaurs when she is saved by Krillin and Gohan. She recognize Krillin at first and starts throwing sand at him. When she recognized Gohan was there, she then figured out that it was Krillin who now had sand all over him!

Back at the battlefield Ginyu just finished powering up his punch and used it to punch himself! Goku was in awe. Ginyu then starts to charge up his best technique. Goku thought it was an attack of some sort and was ready to take it head on. Ginyu then used his “Change Now” technique and changed bodies with Goku.  He then picks up his scouter and heads back to Freiza’s ship leaving Goku in tattered condition.  Will Gohan and Krillin be able to figure out that Ginyu’s disguised? Find out on the next Dragonball Z.

Samir Bashir

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