It's the frozen North and the Dig-idiot Emporer has planted another control spire. He now has the Gizamon building a prison for
him, and guess who has come to rebel? Gomamon! But poor Goma's rebelling has only cost him not only a beating by the Gizamon, but also by the
Emporer himself *sniffs* And its a pretty graphic scene too!! I almost cried as I watched Goma take a nasty beating! *wah!* Gomamon manages to get
away, albeit bruised and battered, and makes his way up a "little hill" which "...isn't so little after all" (Goma). But, Gomamon gets
lucky as he sees a monitor at the top of the hill. He walks (more likes drags himself) over to the monitor and somehow activates it by leaning on it.
Meanwhile, Joe is talking with his friends about the anatomy exam they have to write when his digivice goes wild, which he somehow knows
Gomamon's in trouble (Izzy must've told him about the TV things...) and he tells his friends that he has to go (and they don't question it either...)
and he makes his way to is old school.
Meanwhile, school has just ended for the new digidestined and Cody is on his way to kendo practice, despite Davis' pleas. As Cody leaves, Kari
arrives, and asks Davis what's up. He tells her he's going to the computer room to go to the DigiWorld, and he gets excited when she agrees - he believes it'll
be just him and her alone in the DigiWorld. To his dismay, though, the others are in the computer room too ("I can't win..." - Davis), and TK tells Kari that
one of the Digimon has sent them a distress call. Yolei discovers the signal is coming from an area that's farther than they've ever been. Davis wants to go in,
but upamon wants to wait for Cody...
In the next scene, we see Cody at kendo practice with his granfather, and has his mind on other things (like Upamon) rather than on kendo. They take
a break and Cody and his grandfather have a talk about his problem. Grandpa suggests using prune juice (*giggles*), but Cody's afraid that his problem "is even too
big for prune juice...". Cody and his Gradpa discuss Cody's feeling of not being reliable to his friends, and Grandpa states that "you must rely on yourself before
others can rely on you." Cody accepts this advice and leaves back for school to help his friends.
Back at scool, the gang hears footsteps and Upamon thinks it's Cody, but Davis disagrees andsays to hide. They all run around (which looks pretty funny)
and all stop to see that it's... Joe! (yay!) TK introduces Joe to the others briefly, then tells him there was a distress call, which Joe says is from Gomamon. Then
Chibimon starts poking through Joe's grocery bag (best way I can describe it), which Joe states are actually supplies for an emergency. Kari invites Joe to come along
to the DigiWorld which Joe agrees to (yay!) because he's worried about Gomamon. Cody then arrives, and an excited Upamon greets him. They discover the gate's open, and
away they go!
Upon their arrival in the DigiWorld, Davis makes it a fast point that it's cold (with snot and everything... ^^;) and asks Kari if she's alright and she nods.
Cody walks up to Joe as he's digging through his bag, apoligizing for not introducing himself properly. Davis interrupts Cody, complaining about the cold. Joe hands the crew
hand warmers, then TK makes a point about how reliable Joe is (..."I watch all those survival shows on TV." - Joe). Yolei is fighting with her hand warmer when she drops
it and it melts away the snow. Upon picking it up, Yolei discovers Gomamon buried under the snow! He's cold and unconscious, and Joe and the others quickly work to dig him out.
After Joe has revived Goma, Joe finds out he's alright, albeit battered and bruised. Goma tells Joe that Tentomon told him that he could use the TV to contact him if he was in
danger. Joe pets Goma, telling him he looks terrible, but he means it in a nice way ^^. Goma tells Joe that he picked a fight with the Digimon Emporer (smooth move, Goma...^^;)
Davis in the meantime notices that another Control Spire has been built, and the others proceed to explain to Joe what it is and what it's used for, and that no Digimon can
digivolve. The team has to cross the ice in order to reach it, and Yolei asks Joeif he brought 6 pairs of ice skates. Smiling, Joe says he's all out ^^ Davis asks Joe if he brought
any rope and when he replies he did, the team proceeds to build a sled pulled by the Digimon (minus Goma).
The team begin their way toward the spire, but shortly come across trouble -- the Frigimon, under the Emporer's power, are guarding the spire. The Emporer orders them
to attack, and the gang are soon dodging snowballs. Joe tells the team not to waste their time fighting the Frigimon, as their only goal is to actually destroy the spire. With hesitance,
Davis agrees and they run past the Frigimon (that's plural), who in turn fire at a hill and cause an avalance, forcing the team to head for the cliff. By some dramatic and amazing feat,
they all manage to stay on (despite the fact that the sled is literally hanging off the edge of the cliff after the 'mon jump across...) and continue running. Encountering a sharp turn,
Cody is thrown off the sled (then how come they didn't fall off at the cliff??) and into a river. Despite his injuries, Goma jumps in after him.
The crew has sought refuge in a cave, and Cody is now warming up by a fire. He is offered some herbal tea by Joe ("It's 10% herbal, and 90% tea!"), and then Yolei states
how prepared Joe is, then Kari ("That's nothing! Wait till you see him during hayfever season!" - Kari). TK suggusts that Cody should stay behind, and Joe agrees to stay with him. Cody
protests, but is eventually talked into staying by Armadillomon. So, the others leave, and Joe and Cody make some small talk. Armadillomon suggests they sleep for a bit, but Cody says he feels
he should be helping the others. Joe tells Cody that is exactly how he used to feel too with the old team, "but I thought it was nausea" (Joe). He tells Cody that there's always a bigger picture
and that both of them have stayed behind for a reason.
As if on cue, they hear a rumbling outside the cave, and rush out to see it's the Emporer (yay) with Shellmon under his control. Joe tells Gomamon that he knows the reason why they were
to stay behind - to serve as a distraction while the others went for the spire - and that he needs Goma to create a diversion. Gomamon follows through with the plan, and attempts to distract Shellmon
with some bad jokes -.-;...
Back at the spire, the team arrives with another attack from the Frigimon, and Veemon Armour Digivolves to Flamedramon to battle them...
ANOTHER scene switch brings us back to Gomamon jumping back from Shellmon. Only NOW does Armadillomon decide he wants to Armour Digivolve to Digmon, and defeats Shellmon. The Emporer has
another trick up his sleeve, however... Ebidramon splashes out of the water, and grabs Digmon and pulls him under.
Meanwhile Davis' team agrees Flamedramon can handle the Frigimon, and proceed to attack the spire from the air (why didn't they do this in the first place??)...
After commercials, the spire is destroyed, and Gomamon can digivolve! YAY! He digivolves to Ikkakumon and saves the day *cheers*. After the battle, Joe tells Goma that he is now in
charge of watching over the area. Then they go back to the real world, yada yada... the end ^^
Things that bothered me:
- The sled thing. Think about it: the kids are literally HANGING off the cliff, and they appear to be sitting perfectly fine on the sled, without falling off. Then when
they round a corner, Cody goes flying off! Oy... it hurts my head to try and comprehend the physics of it all...
- Why didn't the kids attack the spire from the air in the first place? It would have saved them a LOT of unnecessary hassle... but then again, the episode would have been REALLY short
if they did this...
- The fact that EVERYONE makes a point about how reliable Joe is!! This REALLY annoys me. People, that's why he has the Crest of Reliability: because he's
RELIABLE. You said it once, that's good, now don't say it again! Oy...
Favourite quotes from ep:
"Finally! It'll be like my dream come true!" (Davis)
"Excuse me?" (Kari)
*funny face* "Uh, I said I'm studying French... parlez-vous?"
- Davis to Kari when Kari agrees to go with him to the DigiWorld alone.
"Here I am, freezing my goggles off, and you're introducing yourself?!?"
- Davis to Cody, when cody begins to introduce himself to Joe
"...What day of the week is it??"
"Actually, it's Thursday, but you never did know the days, so you're back to your old self!"
- Joe to Gomamon when Goma's revived after being buried in the snow.
"...I need you to create a diversion. Keep him busy with some of that great 'Gomamon Charm' of yours!" (Joe)
"Gotcha!... Why did one Shellmon take the other Shellmon's lunch?? Because it was Shellfish!" (Goma)
*Shellmon roars and slaps at Goma*
" I guess you heard that one already..." (Goma)
*thinks* "THAT'S the great 'Gomamon Charm'?!" (Joe)
- Joe to Gomamon when attacked by Shellmon.
"... No problem is too big for prune juice!"
- Cody's Grandpa, when Cody tells him he has a problem.
"You have no sense of humour! GAH!!" (Goma)
"Try the Knock Knock jokes!" (Joe)
- Gomamon to Shellmon, Joe to Gomamon when still being attacked by Shellmon.
"They said, 'They destroyed the Control Spire, now you can digivolve'." (Wormmon)
*yells* "It's just a figure of speech!!!" (Emp.)
- The Emporer and Wormmon, after the spire had been destroyed.
Favorite parts: My Lord, this was the best episode of Series
2 so far!! Yay! My fave part, though, was the prune juice thing! *laughs* Hee hee...
And of course when Gomamon saved the day *yay!*