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Episode 13: Family Feud

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

 

October 25, 2003

 

On the Orbital Ring, Evil is discussing with Omega (which is only a hologram of him) the new information he discovered about Blade. Omega tells him to take advantage of that weakness and use it to destroy him. Omega tells Evil that since the humans on Earth destroyed the generators on the Orbital Ring, they’ll have to find a new source of power. Omega says that if he succeeds he’ll be rewarded, but if he fails his punishment will be great. Evil tells Omega not to worry and tells him the old Earth saying, “I’ll kill two birds with one stone.” Evil contemplates to himself why Blade doesn’t want to kill him, and thinks to himself that Blade is now a lesser brother than the Radam who have no energy to feed on and become Spidercrabs. At the Space Knight HQ, D-Boy is looking at flowers in a pot. Milly says that they are Amaryllis Flower, and asks D-Boy why it seems special to him. D-Boy says he doesn’t and says that it just seems to be a part of him Milly makes a friendly joke about it being for a loved one, but D-Boy doesn’t mind it. Aki is busy doing her usual sensor sweep on different fronts and says it’s actually quiet. Noal jokes about how boring it is but also feels suspicious about how it’s too quiet. He says that D-Boy might know something and that he’s just hiding things. Milly tells him that instead of joking about it to actually help D-Boy with his amnesia problem. Noal makes another joke about hitting him on the head with a metal pipe, but Milly yells back at him to not speak like that as if he wasn’t in the room. D-Boy finally has had enough walks out the room. Aki calls Noal a jerk and Noal apologizes, but asks if they can continue the conversation. Milly gets concerned and decides to go after D-Boy to check on him. D-Boy is sitting on a table to himself in what looks like a lounge area, and people are walking by him, just going about their business. Suddenly he hears a child call someone daddy and he turns to see an officer great his three children and wife. Suddenly something stirs in D-Boy’s head and suddenly he sees a memory in his head. He sees three children, and two parents who seem to be blacked out. Two of the children look similar to one another, while there is a young girl among them. They’re in a field of flowers and the young girl hands to what looks like the older of the boys an amaryllis flower. The youngest of the boys turns around then suddenly changes into Evil. D-Boy is shocked then turns around to see a young woman with an amaryllis in her hands and is smiling at him, and then D-Boy calls her by her name Miyuki. Suddenly he snaps out of his dream as a cup falls to the floor, then sees Milly standing in Miyuki’s place. Milly asks what’s wrong and D-Boy says that he was only startle, Milly agrees and then asks who Miyuki is. Milly asks who Miyuki is again and if she’s someone D-Boy knows. Milly jokes about the flowers being for a girlfriend, but D-Boy says that she is his sister. Milly asks if she actually looks like Miyuki and D-Boy says she does resemble Miyuki somewhat. Milly asks if his memories are coming back and becoming clearer, but D-Boy isn’t sure and says he thinks he doesn’t want to remember. Milly asks if he is sure he doesn’t want to remember, and D-Boy says that maybe he forgot them for a reason, and that trying to remember is a mistake. D-Boy slams his fist onto the table, and then the alarms go off. The Space Knights get to the briefing room and are informed that Radam has overrun a nuclear power plant and the Spidercrabs are stealing the energy produced by the plant. Noal asks how they’re doing it and Milly tells him that the Spidercrabs can absorb the energy and carry it around. D-Boy says that they’re like bees going after pollen, and Freeman tells the Space Knights to leave in ten minutes. D-Boy is the first one out the door, with Noal and Aki right behind him. At the power plant, Shinya is leaning next to a tree, waiting for his brother to come. An army jeep stops by the factory and one of the soldiers calls for backup. A spidercrab notices them and almost smashes the jeep, but a beam shot from Blue Earth knocks it away. D-Boy becomes Tekkaman-Blade and heads to the power plant. A few spidercrabs try to stop him, but Blade easily gets rid of them. He throws his lance at the spidercrabs at the plant, but another lance strikes Blade’s lance and he sees Evil on his own rider waiting for him. Blade tells Evil that he’d figured as much that he would be here, and Evil says he’s happy to see Blade. Blade says he wouldn’t miss out on a fight, and Evil says that he wants to finish it.

 

Aki and Noal watch the conversation between Blade and Evil, and Noal suspects that this fight was just a trap to get Blade out. Aki asks if that’s true, then a spidercrab jumps onto Blue Earth. Noal shoots it down and says that Blade will have to take care of Evil while they handle the spidercrabs. Blade and Evil pick up their lances and stare off at one another from a distance, and Evil asks if he wants to duel. Blade asks if he means to joust and Evil jokes about how he’s a Space Knight and how fitting it is. They both charge at one another and leap off their flying units and duke it out, but Evil’s rider knocks Blade down and Evil takes advantage. Blade asks what happened to the fair fight and Evil says he lied, while Pegas tries to shoot down Evil’s rider. Evil gets back onto his rider and Blade gets back on Pegas and goes after him, trying not to lose him. Noal and Aki are still trying to fight off the spidercrabs, but Noal says that for everyone they shoot down, two more take its place. They get attacked again and try to break away, but they start to get chased. Meanwhile, Evil is still luring Blade away from the factory, and they pass a lighthouse near a beach. Evil turns around and jumps off his rider, and knocks Blade off Pegas in the process. They both fight each other and fall down a tree, landing on opposite sides. Evil asks Blade if he knows why he lured his brother here, and Blade tells Evil how dare he call him that. Evil asks Blade if it’s really that easy to erase his past, and tells him to look around. Evil tells him to look at the lighthouse and the beach, and then Blade begins to relive another memory. Three children are running along the beach, the same ones from before. Miyuki finds a sea hell and Shinya takes it from her, and they all begin to joke with one another. Blade comes out of his dream and asks Evil why he brought him here. Evil says it’s a fitting place, since he loved it so much, he should be buried here. Evil charges at Blade attacks Blade again, while Pegas is duking it out with Evil’s rider. Blue Earth in the meantime is still being chased, and Aki says that they need Blade’s help. Noal notices that the spidercrabs are starting to leave the power plant, and that they need to stop them from leaving. Blade and Evil continue to fight then Blade lands in a field of amaryllis flowers, while Evil lands on a small hill not far from Blade. Blade looks a flower in his hand, and then Evil says that while Blade is weakened by his memories, it only makes him stronger. Evil says that the amaryllis was their sister’s favorite flower, and that it’d be fitting to make wreath for Blade’s grave, then charges Blade again. Blue Earth tries to shoot down the fleeing spidercrabs, but Aki tells Noal that Blade’s time limit is running out and that he only has 3 minutes left. Noal turns Blue Earth around to go after Pegas, and Aki tells it to leave the fight and follow them, and Pegas follows through. Blade and Evil are still fighting, and then Blade grabs his head in pain as he realizes his time is almost up. Blade calls out to Pegas, but doesn’t see it anywhere. Evil throws a hook line from his lance and wraps it around Blade’s own lance and starts to electrocute him. Evil tells Blade that he was just toying with him and that this is what he wanted, and Blade tries to break loose. Aki tells Noal that they only have one minute to get to Blade, and Noal hurries up. Evil tells Blade to give in to his Radam side, but Blade refuses and fires his Vol-Tekkers at Evil. Evil avoids the blast and lands on the hill again, and tells Blade that Earth owes him nothing, and says to either join Radam or face punishment. Blade’s forehead gem suddenly stops glowing, and Blade doesn’t move after that. At the Space Knight HQ, Milly is waiting for the report when she sees a petal from the amaryllis flower next to her fall off, and she gets a bad feeling. Aki tells Noal that they’re out of time and gets Pegas ready for Blade. Evil leaves the battle then Noal tells Blade to get to Pegas, but doesn’t move. Aki tells Blade that Pegas is over him and asks what is wrong with him, then Blade’s eyes suddenly turn red. Blade turns towards Blue Earth, and Aki is relieved, but then panics when Blade charges at them. Noal dodges an attack from Blade and says that they came too late, and takes aim at Blade. Aki steps in the way of his cross air, and tells him to not do it, but then Noal points out that Blade has lost it. Blade turns to Pegas as it opens its interlock chamber, but Blade cuts one of its arms off and it falls to the ground disabled. Noal informs Space Knight HQ that Blade’s thirty-minute limit expired and that they’ve lost him. Blade starts yelling in anger and starts acting madly, while Evil flies away watching. He says that his last ties to his humanity were finally snapped that he serves Omega again, and that also makes Blade his brother again as well.

 

This was eventually bound to happen, but this was different, as Evil had planned to waste his brother’s time all along. Now D-Boy has gone nuts, first by attacking Aki and Noal, then by attacking Pegas and disabling it. But we also get some more background on D-Boy’s past, and the reasons why the amaryllis flower seems special to him. D-Boy instead of happy to relive his memories, seems pained by them and rather forget about them it seems. Now what’s going through is head we’ll have to wait, as this cliffhanger is now holding onto us by the edge of our pants.

 

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