#81 - Let the Finals Begin!
At the finals stadium, Kaiba waits for-in his
competition. Meanwhile, Marik discusses his plans with
Odion, who will play the part of Marik while the real
Marik acts under the false identity of Namu. Kaiba hears
Marik's laughter and has the stadium lights turned on.
Then, the finalists begin to arrive. Yugi, Joey, Mai,
and the crew show up first, followed by Marik, whom Tea
introduces to Yugi as Namu. Then Bakura shows up, much
to everyone's surprise, making Yugi suspicious. Then
Odion shows up in the guise of Marik. Roland then
announces that the site of the finals is not the
stadium. Kaiba Craft 3, the true site of the finals,
up. Everyone boards, including the non-duelists thanks
to Mokuba. They are about to take off when the eighth
duelist, Ishizu, appears. Because of her timing, none of
the other finalists know that she is aboard. Kaiba, Yugi,
and Mai prepare for the finals. The non-duelists bunk in
Joey's room, much to his chagrin. Odion and Ishizu
meditate, and Bakura waits for the finals.
Marik goes over the details of his plan, including Odion
posing as him, his alliance with Bakura, and his
secretly maintained control over Tea. The episode ends
with Roland calling all finalists to the gallery for
matchups for the first round.
By Red Eyes Fan #1