Dragon Ball Z

Season 2 Episode 2

Friends or Foes? (a.k.a. Look Out Below)

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • This episode originally airedd on Wednesday, March 31, 1990 in Japan with the title: Kind-hearted Aliens — There's the 5-Star-Ball Already

      From the original manga by Akira Toriyama, this episode contains:
      Tale 52 - The Return of Vegeta

      The title of the original English dubbed version of this episode is: Friends or Foes? (NOTE: This original dub episode was combined with Held Captive to create one heavily edited/cut episode.)

  • Quotes

    • Recap
      Narrator: Last time, on Dragon Ball Z! Gohan, Bulma and Krillin were on their way to Planet Namek, when they were taken hostage by a militant group of refugess. These heavily armed soldiers believed our three heroes to be allies of Frieza, who had recently destroyed their home planet. After a few tense moments, the case of mistaken identity was cleared and the leader of the group told the horrifying tale of his planet's destruction. Frieza's henchmen had descended upon his world and destryed everything in their path. They were cruel and mercilless, with a power even more terrible than that ofthe Saiyans! But as awful as this story was, there was little time for our heroes to ponder the identity of these mysterious marauders. For as soon as they resumed their journey to Namek, they had problems of their own to worry about! Bulma's travel plans landed the ship right in the middle of a fierce interstellar storm caused by a recently exploded nebula! Then, as the ship was thrown clear of the turbulence...
      Bulma: "Yes! It's Namek! We finally made it!"
      Krillin: "Are you sure that's..."
      Gohan: "Planet Namek?"
      Bulma: "Trust me, it's the right palent. Now, let's go and find those Dragon Balls."

    • Closing
      Narrrator: Though they have found three of the seven Dragon Balls, each one has been more difficult to retrieve. And far away, Vegeta slowly awakens from his recuperating slumber. Will revenge be on his mind? Find out on the next Dragon Ball Z!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Bulma wanders around wearing a grey tank top and bikini briefs underwear that is similar to what Sigourney Weaver's character, Ripley, wears in the sci-fi space horror movie Alien.