Dragon Ball Z

Season 4 Episode 17

Trump Card

1
Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
9.0
out of 10
User Rating
45 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Trump Card
Goku is yet again saved from the depths of despair by another vision, but this time it is his old Saiyan rival Vegeta, he tells the battle weary Goku that he is the last hope of a race of brave warriors. After the vision fades, Goku uses all the precious energy he has left to attack Frieza, but Frieza tosses him aside as if he were nothing. This causes Goku to use his last and most powerful technique, the Spirit Bomb, but can he keep Frieza occupied long enough to gather the energy needed, yes, Frieza has no idea of the incoming assault, thinking the weakened Goku is merely throwing his arms up in defeat. But can he stall Frieza for long enough.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • one last chance Goku!

    9.5
    Goku is yet again saved from the depths of despair by another vision, but this time it is his old Saiyan rival Vegeta, he tells the battle weary Goku that he is the last hope of a race of brave warriors. After the vision fades, Goku uses all the precious energy he has left to attack Frieza, but Frieza tosses him aside as if he were nothing. This causes Goku to use his last and most powerful technique, the Spirit Bomb, but could he keep Frieza occupied long enough to gather the energy needed, yes, Frieza had no idea of the incoming assault, thinking the weakened Goku was merely throwing his arms up in defeat. But can he stall Frieza for long enough?moreless
  • Usual Dragonball Z stuff.

    7.5
    Goku seems to be losing, though from a little support from past saiyan greats, he summons up a little power to battle back against Frieza. Though it's not nearly enough. He tries performing his ultimate attack, the spirit bomb! Though will it be enough to defeat Frieza? Meanwhile, on King Kai's planet, it seems like the four goons, the Ginyu Force, has arrived on the little planet.



    Usual Dragonball Z stuff with little progression. The one major move that happened in this episode is, well, Goku's spirit bomb, and his motivation from the past saiyans. That scene was just above average, but nothing more than that. Though I would like to point out that Krillin's acting in this episode was horrible. Bring back the previous Krillin before they switched studios.moreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Goku

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Bulma

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

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goku said that in order to get enough energy for the Spirit Bomb he would need to draw energy from the stars of planet Namek. But he actually meant to draw from other distant planets and moons because the stars are too far away.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Goku: I must win! I will not let you beat me!

    • Goku: Vegeta, I grew up on planet Earth. I don't know how to be a Saiyan but I share in your disgust for Frieza.

    • Vegeta: Kakarot, listen to me, is that all the power you have, where's your Saiyan pride.
      Goku: But Vegeta, I never was a Saiyan.
      Vegeta: What are you talking about, you can't deny your heritage.
      Goku: Vegeta, right now it doesn't matter what I am, forget about it.
      Vegeta: You must listen to me, we both know you have Saiyan blood running through your veins. I feel your pain, but you must never forget one thing, it was Frieza who destroyed our birthplace, the planet Vegeta, and now that you are the only Saiyan left, it is up to you to avenge our race.
      Goku: The, pride... of my people.
      Vegeta: Think back Kakarot, remember your father, my father. There's no-one left except for you.
      Bardock: Bye son, live son.
      King Vegeta: Arghhh.
      Vegeta: So while you may deny who you are, you are the last hope for a lost race of brave warriors. Ask yourself this, why does Frieza want you destroyed so badly. He's afraid a Super Saiyan will rise up, the strongest of all. Destroy him.
      Vegeta and King Vegeta: Destroy him, for the entire Saiyan race.
      Vegeta, King Vegeta and Bardock: Destroy him, for you have the power within you.
      Vegeta: Go Kakarot, it is time, do all that is within your power to bring down Frieza.

    • Narrator: Is Goku truly powerful enough to stop Frieza, the ultimate fighting machine. The only way to find out is to stay tuned to the next exciting episode of Dragonball Z.

    • Frieza: I realize all you saiyans want to do is fight, but fighting is useless unless you are superior like me and that is why I took the liberty of wiping out your kind.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less
  • 10:00 pm
    20/20
    NEW
    ABC