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Diamond Head / XLR8 / Wildvine
J.T., Boy Nerdie Kid #4
Boy Student #4, Cash, Carl Tennyson
Listen Carefully: The part when Dr. Animo's mutants come up, you can hear the bird from "Divided We Stand."
If the part where XLR8 is done cleaning his room and is about to speed off to do more chores is put into slow motion, you can see that the door opens by itself.
In the scene with the gym in it, JT and Cash said they were going to play dodgeball, but Cash was holding a basketball. As a side note, if you throw a basketball in dodgeball you might get your face hurt or head hurt.
Look Closely: When Cannon Bolt starts to roll, the lines on his back are thick black when he moves, but when he was in ball form not moving they were thin black.
The closed captions mistakenly read that the kid that screamed liked Cooper was said by Ben.
Think Back: We see Cash and JT pick on the same kid as in the first episode in the series, so the show came in a full circle as Ben gets embarrassed once again since he can't reveal his powers.
The episode was advertised as the LOST episode, but it's actually the LAST episode.
Think Back: Ben calls his parents Mom and Dad, but in Ben 10: Race Against Time they insist on him calling them by their first names.
Think Back: Everyone finds out about the Omnitrix in this episode, but in Ben 10: Race Against Time, it's still a secret. Maybe they are different endings?
Think Back: Ben tells his father that he slapped on the Omnitrix, but in "And Then There Were 10" the Omnitrix slapped itself on him.
Look Closely: Cannon Bolt's back turns white again in this episode.
Pay Attention: When Ben turned into Cannon Bolt, he didn't activate the dial on the Omnitrix.
Look Closely: For a split second after Ben turns into Diamond Head, Diamond Head's eyes are green.
Think Back: One of the students mentions he has "a first hand account of a plant-like thing saving a mall in Minnesota." However, in "Midnight Madness," the referenced episode, nearly all the customers in the mall were hypnotized by Sublimino, one of who incidentally looks like the kid.
Look Closely/Pay Attention: After Cash "throws" Jamie's drink at Ben, the tray of food Ben was carrying disappears.
Look Closely/Think Back: The incorrect American flag from "And Then There Were 10" returns in this episode.
Pay Attention: Ben's father (Carl) somehow knows how to operate the Plumber weapons.
Pay Attention: Ben's dog seems to recognize Ben, even in alien form. Such as when Cannon Bolt was stroking the dog, the dog didn't bark or bite or anything.
Look Hard: When Ben says "going hero" to Vilgax in the city, when he turns the Omnitrix if you look at the part where the alien silhouettes are supposed to be, it's completely blank.
Listen Carefully: When the kids are running away from the robots in the gym, you'll hear a kid scream like Cooper.
Think Back: The scene where Ben turned into Diamond Head to fight Vilgax's robot drones in the gym is reminiscent of when he did the same thing in the gym against Eon in Ben 10: Race Against Time.
Look Hard: When Ben and Gwen enter their home town, you can see a town that reads "Bellwood: The Most Normal Town in America." This sign was also present in Ben 10: Race Against Time.
In Ben's "box of memories," we can see the compressed box form of Grandpa Max's cake from the end of "Ben 10,000." However, Ben already opened the box and gave the cake to Max in the same episode he got it. Also, some of the other things, such as the Transmodulator, the photos in Sparksville, have disappeared as well.
Pay Attention: During gym class, there is no teacher present.
When Ben is being driven to school, he rides in the front passenger seat; however, because of airbags, all children 12 and under are supposed to ride in the back seat. This is a recurring error throughout the series.
This episode was shown in the UK on Monday, October 22nd, as well as in Australia on Friday, October 26th.
Carl: (to Ben) Who did you meet this summer?
JT: (at the gym class fighting scene) Wait, where's Tennyson?
Cash: Probably under the bleachers, crying like a baby.
Cash: Lets play dodgeball! (explosion and Ben screams, robots appear)
Ben: Could this day get any worse?
Ben: (to Grandpa Max) Maybe if you had, you and dad will get along better.
Ben: Since time is money, I think it's time to double my allowance.
Grandpa Max: (to Ben) And you remember what I told you.
Grandpa Max: Ben, he's indestructible!
Ben: I can't let Vilgax get away with this.
Vilgax: (to Ben, Max, Gwen, and Ben's dad) So much suffering, are you ready to give up, Tennyson?
Ben, Max, and Carl: You talking to me, ugly?
(Vilgax falls down but survives)
Vilgax: Heh heh heh.
Grandpa Max: Do it.
(Ben drops weapon)
Ben: Goin' hero! (turns into XLR8)
Cash & JT: Tennyson, you're..
XLR8: ...every single one of those heroes.
(Vigax's robots attack and everyone dodges the attack)
Max: (to Carl) Remember when I first taught you to drive?
Carl: Yeah, kept crashing into stuff.
Max: My point exactly.
(a big fight against Vilgax's robots start, Ben and the team beat the robots)
Vilgax: Prepare to suffer... my full wrath. (cylinders enter his body and XLR8 tries to attack him two times but fails)
XLR8: We gotta stop him once and for all!
Max: Ben he's too strong!
Carl: Maybe not. Remember when I asked you if you wanted to come to work with me?
(XLR8 stares at him, and everyone runs away. XLR8 runs to Vilgax)
XLR8: Fine! Destroy the town, but you'll never see me or the Omnitrix again. (runs away, but Vilgax chases)
Vilgax: No one escapes me that easily! (jumps down to gas pipe and walks in it, XLR8 jumps off)
XLR8: Knew you'd play follow the leader, loser. Dad!
Carl: So much for all my hard work. (XLR8 picks up Carl and runs. They both survive)
XLR8: You did it!
Carl: We did it
(JT and Cash looked surprised)
XLR8: I have one more thing to do. I'll be right back.
(JT and Cash are hung by their underwear)
XLR8: I figured, since my secret's out...
Ben: Can this day get any worse?
Gwen: Have fun at school!
Ben: What are you doing here?
Gwen: ...Karate tournament was canceled.
Grandpa Max: Ben, I'm afraid you have to keep the Omnitrix our secret for now. The less people know, the better.
Ben: Even mom and dad?
Grandpa Max: I'm afraid so.
Gwen: From superhero back to plain old super-geek. Have fun back in school.
(Ben sees Gwen in his classroom)
Ben: Ah! What are you doing here?
Gwen: I go here now. My dad just got a new job in Bellwood.
Ben: Aww, man! (looks depressed)
Gwen: I'm so gonna ace this class.
(ground shakes and Dr. Animo with his mutants appears)
Ben: After we ace Animo and his mutants.
Carl: (about Vilgax) Ben, who did you and Grandpa meet this summer?
Ben: Dad, he's not as bad as he looks. (Vilgax attacks him) Okay, I lied. He's way worse!
Vilgax: Hello, Ben. Your father and I were just getting to know each other.
Grandpa Max: (to Carl) Remember when I taught you to drive?
Carl: Yeah. I kept running into things.
Grandpa Max: My point exactly.
Carl: (after seeing the house in ruins) I suppose we should look on the bright side. Your mom did want to remodel.
Cannon Bolt: If there's one thing you ever made me believe, Vilgax, it's to never believe you!
Ben: So, I'll guess I'll-
Ben & Gwen: Smell you around!
Gwen: I'd say I'd miss you, but-
Ben & Gwen: I wouldn't want to lie.
Grandpa Max: This summer may not have turned out the way I planned, but I wouldn't have changed a single second of it.
Ben: Me neither, Grandpa. (hugs)
Ben: (regarding the RV) Can't this thing go any slower?
Gwen: If we went any slower, we would miss the first day of school.
Ben: Duh! That's the point!
Teacher: Time for an early recess, don't you think, Ben?
Ben: Yep, going hero!
Ben: (to himself) You saved the world all summer, dude. How tough can 5th grade be?
Ben: Well, there is one good thing about my school.
Ben: You don't go there.
Carl: Ben? What's going on?
Cannon Bolt: Talk later, survive now!
Ben: (about the school cafeteria food) Ugh. Never thought I'd miss grandpa's cooking!
Sandra: I know you and Ben don't get along too well, but I hope his personality grew on you this summer.
Gwen: Well, I guess one or two of them weren't all that disgusting...
According to the Pop-Up Edition of this episode, this episode is non-canon and Race Against Time is the canon version of Ben's return to Bellwood.
In reality, Ben's secret is safe and Vilgax is still flying in space as Ben left him in Secret of the Omnitrix.
This was the last appearance of Wildvine, XLR8, Diamond Head and Cannon Bolt.
Ben's parents are different than they were in Ben 10: Race Against Time.
Vilgax's robots have changed their appearance since "The Visitor."
This is the first time in the series when we hear Ben and Gwen say "smell ya around" since "And Then There Were Ten."
This is the third time that JT and Cash get wedgied by XLR8.
Carl does not seem to have an appetite for Grandpa Max's cooking as well.
Unlike the live action movie Ben 10: Race Against Time, Ben's parents don't tell him to call them Carl and Sandra.
Ben's father is a city engineer for the town of Bellwood.
This is the second time in the series when Vilgax says Ben's first name. The first was in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix.
When Gwen is closing the pages of the spellbook, the image for the body transference spell from "A Change Of Face" is shown.
As of now, every episode and movie with JT and Cash in it, Diamond Head is always used ("And Then There Were 10," "The Unnaturals," "Perfect Day," Ben 10: Race Against Time, "Goodbye and Good Riddance").
This is the first time Wildmutt, Four Arms, and Heat Blast don't appear in a season finale. However, all three are mentioned by other students at Ben's school.
This is the first time and only time Ben's parents are seen in the original Ben 10 series, excluding the live action movie Ben 10: Race Against Time.
This is the final episode chronologically of Ben 10 (excluding those set in the future). However, the series continues as Ben 10: Alien Force, taking place 5 years later.
Ben's house is destroyed by Vilgax.
We learn that Grandpa Max and Ben's father (Carl) do not get along all that well.
Ben is in fifth grade. This also means that in the first episode he was in fourth grade.
We see Ben's room for the first time in the series. Not surprisingly, it's a mess, but Ben quickly cleans it up and finishes other chores with XLR8.
Gwen now studies at Ben's school.
Although it seems that Vilgax is dead, we know he still exists in the episode, "Ben 10,000."
Ben's secret is revealed in this episode.
This episode has the same comic book opening/closing format and narrator as "Gwen 10."
Dr. Animo makes a brief appearance at the end of this episode.
Many of Ben's alien exploits are mentioned by his fellow students, such as Heat Blast's burning building rescue ("Washington B.C."), Four Arms' fight with Kevin atop the Golden Gate bridge ("Framed"), Wildmutt's battle with Hex in Las Vegas ("Tough Luck"), Wildvine's battle with Sublimino ("Midnight Madness"), and Four Arms at the Little League World Series ("The Unnaturals").
Ben has a pet dog, a German shepherd (unnamed).
Ben's parents are revealed to be named Carl and Sandra, while Gwen's are called Frank and Lily.
Ben's home town is revealed to be called "Bellwood."
Alien Form(s) Used:
3) Diamond Head
4) Cannon Bolt
5) XLR8 (2nd)
Main Villain(s): Vilgax
Villains: The Vulturions
The villains the Tennysons defeat at the beginning of the episode resemble the Vulturions, a Marvel Comics supervillain group.
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