Dragon Ball Z

Season 8 Episode 13

Say Goodbye, 17

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Oct 20, 2000 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The battle between Android 16 and Cell continue. Cell tries to counter-attack but falls short to 16's Inferno Flash. 16 warns 17 and 18 to quickly leave the battlefield. But before they could do so, Cell sneaks up behind 17 and quickly absorbs him. Cell has transformed, and his next task is to absorb 18 to become complete. Android 16 is no match for the second form of Cell, and is mortally wounded. Is there anyone left who can stop Cell from achieving perfection?moreless

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  • Intense, rivetting and very good episode as I would call this an action packed one

    As promised, the fight between Cell vs Android 16 heats up with suprising twist and turns. The action sequences were very fluid with good animation and voice acting. The plot unfolding were very good and well done with Cell's transformation as well as Tien's Shin-Ki-Ko-Ho blast. The music was excellent during the transformation and also during Tienshinhan's blast with good combinations of intense orchestral tunes and good voice acting. All in all, this is another suspense filled and action packed episode that propagates parallel to the advancement of the plot. Very good episode with excellence in every aspect in the Jap Version. As usual, the Eng Version spoilt it.moreless
  • Android 17 gets absorbed by Cell--but what happened in the rest of the episode?....Nothing. *SPOILERS*


    As regular viewers of Dragonball Z will know, there tends to be episodes where nothing major happens, and this is one of them.

    Cell almost absorbs Android 17, but doesn't get the chance. Android 16 comes to 17's rescue as he launches a fierce attack on Cell. Yet, this is not enough to defeat Cell. He then, finally manages to absorb 17, and he undergoes a transformation.

    I actually think after this event, nothing pivotal happens in this episode. But, there is approximately fifteen minutes left to fill the half-hour, so we see the characters talking about--quite frankly--nothing important. The only other thing that happens is near the end, Tien attacks Cell and Goku is upset that he is there.

    I'm not trying to insult the show or anything, but I just find it very painful to watch a show with so many fillers. I'd prefer a shorter series with something valuable happening often as opposed to this long, drawn-out series with plenty of vacancy.moreless
  • i guess thats the end of seventeen

    Android 16 beats Cell continuously not letting up for a second! He drives Cell into the ground so hard he causes a crater!! But unconvinced of Cell's demise quickly tucks his hands under his arms removing them and exposing his blasters! As a finishing move to destroy Cell he unleashes a barrage of beams into the crater!! This attack was so powerful it caused energy to shoot out of the ground erupting in a show of unbelievable amounts! When Android 16 finally powers down the area is literally covered with holes! Android 16 urges 17 and 18 to escape while they still can sensing Cell is still alive!!! But their cocky attitudes cause them to believe that the attack was more than powerful enough to kill Cell. 17 keeps repeating how no one could have survived that while standing with his back to a hole! Suddenly Cell slowly rises out of the hole behind him while the arrogant 17 laughs maliciously. 17 all of a sudden turns around immediately to see Cell's tail funnel open right over his head. The stupid and unsuspecting android was now caught in Cell's grasp and was soon to be absorbed. Then the most horrifying scene is shown of 17 getting sucked into Cell's tail and is forcibly pushed through it and into his back. Just then in an tremendous dimension shattering light, Cell starts to transform into a ugly, yet very powerful form. He looks at a reflection of himself in a puddle of water satisfied and pleased. He then turns towards 16 and 18 hungry for more. 16 grabs 18 and flies away in an drastic attempt to escape but the newly transformed Cell merely teleports in front of him. The shocked 16 is paralyzed with fright and on a whim Cell punches him in the head with so much force it breaks one whole side of his face exposing his parts. Android 16 flies a great distance and lies motionless on the ground, circuits crackling and all. Now that Android 16 is out of commission and Andriod 18 is left defenseless, will Cell absorb her? Android 18 decides to detonate instead of merging with cell cell uses his voice to tell her not to then he says that she needs a lot of power to detonate so he is about to attaqck when tien decides to be awsome with his neo tri beam!!moreless
  • 17 is absorbed, and 16 can no longer stop him. Tien holds him off while 18 and 16 attempt to escape.

    This episode was wonderful, as it's been forever since we've seen Tien at his best. He was awesome in this episode, holding back Cell when even 16 could not damage him, at risk to his own life.

    We could see the absorption of 17 coming from the start, but it was still suspenseful as we all watched, not willing to believe that he would completely absorb him; hoping that someone would come in at the last moment to stop it. It's a little sad, because even though the world was just a plaything to 17, he was nowhere near as bad as Cell. But at least we got to see Cell's next form.

    Will Tien be able to hold out? Will Vegeta and Trunks have become more powerful than super sayans? Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as they watch this wonderful installment.moreless
  • Tien decides to be awesome!

    17 and 18 had thought that 16 had destroyed Cell with his attack, but Cell snuck up behind 17 and absorbed him. 16 tries stopping Cell from advancing any more, but he was just too powerful. Half of 16's brain was destroyed as a result. When it seemed that Cell would perfect his state, Tien hops onto the scene, and pounds Cell deep into the earth while 18 and 16 get away.

    17 getting absorbed is one of those "I told you so" and "He deserved it" scenarios, and for some reason, it stimulated a sense of pleasure seeing him getting punished for it. Nothing really happens afterwards; only 16 getting clowned by Cell, but the final minutes were just hardcore with Tien's tri beam attack. It was cool how he formed a triangle with his hands, and locked onto Cell as if it were a microscope. Seeing Cell continually being pushed back into the ground was hotblooded.moreless
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Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow


Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara


Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the first dub of the attack, Android 16's trump card attack was "Hell Flash", which the producers though would be an insult to certain religions, so was changed to "Inferno Flash." In this episode, it is simply referred to as "Blasters, Fire!".

    • 18 says that 17 "loved who he was", and that her brother WANTING to be absorbed into Cell was unlikely. In the Japanese version, 18 said that 17 "hated what Gero had done" to the two of them. This was one of many indications of their human origins missing from the American dub.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Tien: (To Cell) I might just be a pothole in the road to you big guy, but it's going to be one heck of a deep pothole. TAKE THIS YOU!. (Launches an attack at Cell)

    • Android 16: (Notices that both androids are still on the battle site after attacking Cell; to #18) Why are you still here? I told you to leave this place!
      Android 18
      : Hey, you squashed the bug. What is there to be afraid of now?
      Android 16
      : That attack was not enough to finish Cell! It is imperative you run from this place immediately! (Turns to #17) You too, 17! Don't give Cell the chance to absorb you!

    • Android 16: Don't listen to him! That's not 17! Cell is using his voice to trick you!
      Cell: Be quiet, you fool! You only have half a brain left! You have no idea what you're talking about!

    • Android 17: 16, you are truly state of the art. I'll admit I was a little worried back there but you are unstoppable. And with us at your side, nobody will mess with our little gang!

    • Cell: Android 18, it's your turn, come here.
      Android 18
      : I'm not listening to anything you say. Look what you've done, you're a monster!
      : Ah, feisty!

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