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Episode 22: Reunion

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

 

January 28, 2004

 

Evil is destroying the Space Knight base bit by bit, and Milly tells Freeman that their radar and turret defenses aren’t working. D-Boy punches the wall in anger, and says it’s his fault. Aki tells him that it isn’t, but D-Boy says it is, since Evil is his brother. D-Boy runs off, heading to the lab, ignoring Aki as she tells him to stay. In the lab, Pegas is now in parts and Rebin asks Honda what would the base be like if they weren’t around, and Honda tries to joke by saying nothing would get off the ground. D-Boy walks in and says he’s taking Pegas out; Rebin says its not working. D-Boy says he doesn’t care, but Honda tells him that Pegas is in bits and won’t work, and he still needs to upgrade it. Rebin adds in by saying that D-Boy couldn’t change into Tekkaman-Blade, then D-Boy tells Honda to fix it. Honda asks D-Boy what he thinks he’s been doing the whole time, but D-Boy begs again to take it out. Honda says he’s sorry but he can’t let him, then Noal tells D-Boy to relax. He says he’ll buy them time to finish Pegas, and puts on the Sol Tekkaman armor. D-Boy tells Noal that the suit is no match for Evil, but Noal says he knows that and wont bother trying to beat Evil, since he knows D-Boy can’t either at the moment. Freeman walks in with Aki and agrees with Noal, and Noal thanks him. Freeman opens a door to a hanger, which houses a new hover tank. Freeman says it’s a hover tank that uses an experimental cannon similar to that on the Sol Tekkaman, and that the recharge time should be cut in half. Freeman tells D-Boy that he’ll help Honda with Pegas, then Rebin says that he’ll pilot ship. D-Boy tries to object, but Honda tells him he can’t win the argument. Freeman agrees with Rebin, and tells Aki that she’ll ride shotgun on the ship for being the main pilot, and Aki agrees. Evil takes a pause in his destruction of the base, and wonders why his brother isn’t coming out. He gets ready to attack again, but sees Noal and his Sol Tekkaman armor. Evil’s finally bored and decides that the fight will be fun, and Noal taunts him. Noal gets airborne and fires off a round, but Evil easily dodges it and kicks Noal back to the ground, and charges at him. Aki and Rebin take off in the hover tank, and Freeman tells them to be careful. D-Boy is in the lab helping out Honda, and asks Milly over the com what’s happening at the moment. Milly tells him that Aki and Rebin are going to help Noal, but Honda tells D-Boy not to worry about what he can’t control, and do what he can to help. Honda tells him to get readings on the servo circuits on Pegas and warn him of fluctuations, and D-Boy agrees, but he has a look of frustration on his face. Noal is trying to fend off Evil, but is finding hard as he hides around a corner of a hill. Aki and Rebin are still trying to get there, and try to hurry up. Noal dodges a strike from Evil’s spear, then sees him standing on the top of the hill he was hiding behind. Evil says he’s had enough of this game, and Noal agrees with him and fires off another round. Evil dodges it and throws his spear, which goes straight through the left shoulder of the Sol Tekkaman armor, knocking Noal over. Noal is having trouble getting up, and Evil starts to walk towards him. Back in the lab, D-Boy tells Honda that there are no fluctuations, and Honda says it’s good news so far. On the battlefield, Noal points his cannon at Evil and warns him to stay back, but Evil laughs at it and pulls out his right shoulder blade. Aki tells Rebin to fire, as the hover tank in on a hill behind Evil. Noal tells them to fire, and Evil looks behind with surprise to see the tank. Both the tank and Noal fire and both blasts sandwich. Noal and Rebin think they got him, but Evil comes out of the blast angered. He strikes at the tank, cutting the turret off and disabling it. Noal tells him to back off, but is shocked at how he already wasted the suit’s ammo. Evil says he’s tired already and demands to know where Blade is. Noal doesn’t answer him and throws a punch, but Evil grabs the arm and close lines Noal, knocking him down. Milly tries to get in touch with Aki, Rebin, and Noal, but only Aki and Rebin come up on the monitor. Aki says they’re ok, but then D-Boy comes in and asks what’s going on. Freeman says that everything is under control, and D-Boy leaves the channel. Milly is about to object, but Freeman tells her to be quiet, then they notice the images on the monitor. They see Evil carrying Noal by one of the suit’s feet, and Freeman tells her to magnify the image. Evil points to the base and tells them to listen carefully. He says that if they want Noal back, they have to give him Blade. Evil makes another threat, and drops his foot on Noal’s neck, telling him that if they don’t give Blade to him, he’ll destroy everything. Milly tells Freeman that he means it, but Freeman doesn’t answer. Honda is helping the main work crews drop the last shoulder plate onto Pegas, and he tells D-Boy that once that’s done, Pegas will be ready to go soon. D-Boy is glad about it, and continues to monitor Pegas’s systems.

 

In the desert, Miyuki wakes up and realizes she’s on a make shift bed. Two soldiers are talking about the Space Knight HQ being attacked, and one soldier says that they hope that Tekkaman-Blade is ready. Miyuki recognizes the name, then sits up. They notice her, and one soldier walks up to her and asks her if she would like a drink of coffee, and apologizes for not having to give her better accommodations. Miyuki says she’s all right, and asks where Tekkaman-Blade is. The soldier says he can answer her questions, but says she might want to have a drink first. Miyuki accepts the offer and takes a drink, and the soldier asks her how she ended up in the desert. Miyuki asks him how she can get to the base as her brother is there, but the soldier says its an action zone and that no one can go there. The second soldier says that the info is mostly classified and that there are possibly spidercrabs there. The first soldier tells her that she’s safe where she is, and asks her who she is. Miyuki says she can’t stay, and says good bye to them. Miyuki makes a dash, but the first soldier tries to follow her and asks her where she’s going and tells her to stay. Miyuki pulls out her crystal and Tek-Setters, and both soldiers look at her with shock, as she vanishes in bright light and heads into the sky. The second soldier asks his friend if should report this, but the first soldier tells him to not even bother, as no one would believe them. Evil is still holding onto Noal, and demands to know what’s taking so long, and yells out to Blade to come out. Suddenly his forehead gem glows, and feels Miyuki again. D-Boy suddenly feels Miyuki as well, and hears her calls this time. D-Boy can’t make sense of it, but he thinks that it is indeed his sister. Evil is glad that Miyuki came out finally, and tosses Noal down. He jumps on his rider and heads off, while Aki and Rebin run to Noal. Aki asks him if he’s all right and Noal gives him a thumbs up, saying he’s ok. Honda tells D-Boy that the work is done, and gets on the com and tells Freeman the news. Freeman tells Honda that Evil just left and doesn’t know why, then D-Boy barges in and asks Freeman if he can go after him. Freeman asks why and D-Boy says that there is another Tekkaman out there like him that can help out. He begs Freeman to allow him to go, and Freeman agrees. Blue Earth launches, and heads out after Evil. In a cold weathered area, Miyuki is calling out to D-Boy, but he’s not answering. Suddenly she hears Evil’s voice, and is shocked that he found her. Evil asks why she seems unhappy to see him; Miyuki simply asks him what he wants. Evil says he wants their brother, and asks her if she already met him. Miyuki pulls out her dagger and warns him to stay back, but Evil says he cant and attacks her. Noal can’t believe that there’s another Tekkaman, and asks D-Boy how many there are, but grabs his left cheek as its been bruised. D-Boy tells Noal that if he’d call for help he could’ve helped, but Noal tells him not to worry and that he couldn’t do anything. Aki tells D-Boy to go easy on himself, and then picks up Evil, fighting with another Tekkaman. They pass a group of hills, and D-Boy sees Miyuki trying to fend off Evil. D-Boy tells them to hurry up, but watches hopelessly as he hears Miyuki crying for him telepathically, but he doesn’t know how to answer. Miyuki is knocked down, and Evil charges at her and wounds her. D-Boy yells out Miyuki’s name, then Aki asks him if that new Tekkaman is his sister. Noal asks D-Boy what’s going on, but D-Boy runs off and activates Pegas, and changes into Tekkaman-Blade. Miyuki’s holds her stomach wound, then looks up at Evil, as he’s on a hill looking down at her. He says he’s sorry for her on how she couldn’t be perfect like he is, but Miyuki says she’d never want to be like him. Evil jokes and says that she won’t be anything, and charges his Psi Vol-Tekkers. Blade yells out at Evil, and Evil turns to see Blade’s spear coming at him. He deflects it, and Miyuki sees Blade, telling him to be careful. Blade grabs his spear riding Pegas, and Evil yells at Blade telling him it took long enough to show up. Blade and Evil start duking it out, then Blade tells Pegas to stand by as he’s going to fire his Vol-Tekkers. Evil fires his Psi Vol-Tekkers are Blade, and he tries to dodge the blasts. Freeman watches from a monitor, seeing how his progress works. Blade tells Pegas to go into Dual Battle Mode, and Pegas starts changing, placing two pads next to Blade’s Vol-Tekkers. Blade starts charging up, and fires his Super Vol-Tekkers at Evil and his own Psi Vol-Tekkers. The Psi Vol-Tekkers are overpowered, and Evil tries to dodge in shock, but the blast hits him, and he disappears in the light, like he did last time, and vanishes out of sight. Blue Earth flies by, and Noal thinks they got him for good this time. A short time passes, and Miyuki is standing in front of her brother naked. D-Boy takes off his jacket and covers Miyuki. Miyuki calls says that she feels cold inside of herself, but D-Boy says she’s not. Miyuki calls him by the name Takaya and says that was afraid and cries, leaning on D-Boy. Aki and Noal watch a short distance away next to Blue Earth, and wink to one another about the happy moment. D-Boy yells out Miyuki’s name and they both look in horror to see Miyuki collapse. D-Boy catches her, but then sees blood drip down her leg. D-Boy begs for her to get back up, but she isn’t responsive. D-Boy says that she can’t leave him now, and D-Boy starts crying. Later, Miyuki is in the Space Knight HQ’s hospital, on life support, with the Space Knights watching from the observation window. D-Boy begs for them to not let his sister die, then Freeman comes up and says he found regards regarding the Aiba family and Doctor Aiba. He says something happened to his ship as it went to investigate the moons of Jupiter and asks D-Boy if he’s correct. D-Boy says that he’s right, and asks him how he knew it. Freeman says that Doctor Aiba had his daughter and three sons with him. Based on the info that he learned, he said that the second youngest sibling at 18 was named Takaya Aiba. Freeman tells him that he’s Takaya, and D-Boy looks in shock at Freeman, and everyone looks at D-Boy. Freeman asks D-Boy to finally tell the truth about what happened, but D-Boy is speechless, as Miyuki is still unconscious in the medical bed.

 

A rather emotional episode to say the least, another one of the better episodes of the series. Evil trashed the Space Knight base pretty good, but is once again leaves because of Miyuki. D-Boy finally gets an upgraded Pegas and now has the Super Vol-Tekkers, but he arrived late in saving Miyuki. Now she’s in the hospital, and her condition doesn’t sound good. Plus now D-Boy’s cornered, as Freeman is asking him to tell the truth, with the rest of the Space Knights watching him. The story of how the whole thing started will now soon be told.

 

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