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Episode 35: Fifty-Fifty

 

Review by Joel Jankiewicz

 

January 22, 2005

 

The Green Earth is making a dash for ocean water, with Noal and Balzak in their Sol Tekkaman suits providing cover against incoming Spidercrabs. Inside Green Earth, D-Boy is in a medical bed connected to monitoring equipment. Aki and Milly watch over him, and then D-Boy wakes up. He tries to remember what happened in the previous mission to get the chip, but he then falls asleep again. Barnard and his men are on top of Green Earth giving cover fire along with Pegas, when one of the wheels gets damaged from a piece of shrapnel, and stops moving. Pegas lands and starts pushing Green Earth to get it moving again. Green Earth eventually makes it to the shore, and goes into the water. Barnard and his men go in first, followed by Pegas. Noal and Balzak provide a little more cover, then they eventually get inside before Green Earth dives under water. Milly walks into the back hanger where she tells Barnard, Noal, and Balzak that D-Boy can’t seem to stay awake for long periods. Barnard assures her that once they get to the Alaska Base, they can try to find a cure for him, since Freeman is doing research there. As the Green Earth moves through the water, hundreds of under water type spidercrabs are following it from a distance. At another location on land, a mansion is in the middle of a spore plant forest. There, Morimotoh and Hun Rii are waiting for Evil to meet with then to go after Blade (D-Boy). Morimotoh says Evil has screwed up too many times and says he should be the one to destroy Blade. Hun Rii asks him if he’ll kill her if she gets in his way, and Morimotoh says he is serious. Hun Rii tells him it’s suicide to go alone, and jokes if he plans to go after Omega. Morimotoh tells her he has thought about this, and wants to prove to Omega that he’s stronger than Evil is. The Green Earth finally surfaces, and makes it to the Alaska shore. Aki and Milly are monitoring D-Boy, but his condition isn’t getting any better. Rebin drives the Green Earth onto land and Barnard tells him where to go. They finally see the Alaska base, and head towards it. Freeman and everyone else there finally see them coming, and get ready to welcome them. Green Earth moves into the base and parts in the hanger, and Rebin is happy to see Freeman and Honda again. Aki and Noal help D-Boy out of Green Earth, and he’s taken to the medical bay. D-Boy wakes up, and finds himself monitored by the rest of the Space Knights. He wants to know his condition, and Freeman tells him that if he keeps changing into Tekkaman-Blade, his condition could prove fatal. If he doesn’t change, his condition could improve. However, Freeman says that every time he changes in his incomplete state, the crystal field that surrounds him, his body degenerates as a result, and the next time he uses it, it may kill him. D-Boy says there has to be a way to make him change safely, but Freeman says there is no way around it. D-Boy doesn’t want to believe what he’s hearing, but Freeman has medical staff sedate him. Noal asks Freeman if he couldn’t give D-Boy anymore bad news, but Freeman asks him if he wants him dead or alive.

 

The base crew is now working on dismantling the Green Earth’s components, and using them to put the Blue Earth back together. Rebin finds Honda working on Pegas and asks him what he’s doing. Honda says he’s disabling a part which would make the Tekkaman-Blade transformation work, so D-Boy won’t jump into Pegas when/if the base is attacked. D-Boy wakes up from the medical bed, and decides he wants to find another way to get his ability back. He takes the medical equipment off himself, and walks off. Freeman and the others are discussing what to do, but agree that D-Boy has done a lot for them, and now have to pitch in and do more. An alarm goes off, warning the base that someone is in the biology lab. D-Boy is wondering in that section, and finds several spidercrab samples in jars. He opens a door to another room, and is shocked to see what’s inside. The rest of the gang catches up to him, and Freeman wants to know what he’s doing. D-Boy demands to know what he did, and Milly runs up to D-Boy, only to scream when she looks into the room. Everyone else looks inside, and notice a giant plant like flower in a giant glass container. Inside it, a person is inside, but he’s in the initial stages of becoming a Tekkaman, the person is a primary body. Freeman explains that the flower is probably the pods that are covering the forest, but this one bloomed early. The scientist who found it, was swallowed as a result. D-Boy asks Freeman if they could use it to make him complete. Freeman says it’s risky, but they could use the plant as a power supply to speed up D-Boy’s ‘evolution’ of his Tekkaman state to make him complete. But Freeman says it’s too risky, and tells him they don’t know exactly what’ll happen to him if he under goes this process and survives. D-Boy asks him if he’s afraid he may turn on them like Omega’s Tekkaman, but Freeman doesn’t know. He does know that if he survives and uses this ability as much as his older form, with his bodily state, he could live for only three to possibly six months. D-Boy says he’s willing to take that risk, but Freeman says it’s only up to him. Noal disagrees and calls Freeman cold blooded, but Rebin tells him that he ordered Honda to disable Pegas’s ability to use the crystal. Freeman says he doesn’t want to force D-Boy to do this, and tells Noal that he probably doesn’t know him. Freeman walks out of the lab, and D-Boy tries to go after him, but Aki stops him. She tells him to choose to live and stay with them, but D-Boy isn’t sure what to decide upon. D-Boy is later outside, thinking about what do to. He wants to live, but he thinks it would mean losing everything if he can’t fight. He believes that he’s still the only one who can beat Evil, and doesn’t want Miyuki’s death to be in vein. Noal and Aki meet up with Freeman, and Noal apologizes to him. But Freeman says he doesn’t need to, and says he agrees with him to save D-Boy. But D-Boy comes into the room, and says it is his choice to make, no one else's. Aki asks him to reconsider, but Freeman says it is his choice alone. Aki can’t believe D-Boy’s choice, and starts crying as she leans on D-Boy, and falls to her knees. It’s the next day, and outside the base, spidercrabs are in the water, waiting to attack. In the base, Pegas has been set up, and the interlock chamber is linked to the Spore Plant that has grown. Freeman tells D-Boy the process should take 3 hours to complete. Barnard wishes D-Boy luck, and D-Boy tells Aki not to worry. He gets inside Pegas, and the process is nearly ready to begin. On the moon, Evil is finally ready to return to Earth to take on Blade, but Omega tells him that if he fails one more time, he will pay for it. Back at the Alaska base, Freeman starts the process to have D-Boy evolve, and has Rebin increase the power to maximum over time. Suddenly alarms go off, as the gang finds out they were followed, and spidercrabs swarm the base. Barnard orders his men to take defensive positions, and hold the enemy off for an hour now. Noal and Balzak head out as well, and Aki hopes D-Boy will make it through his process. Outside the base, Lance (Morimotoh) watches the attack, and hopes he has the chance to go after Blade.

 

D-Boy doesn’t seem to run short of jams does he? He’s taking the chance to make himself complete and evolved, but Lance has started the attack of the Alaska base, but doesn’t know what D-Boy is doing. It’ll be trouble if he does find out. It’ll be interesting to see what happens by the next episode.

 

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