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Dragon Ball Z

Season 4 Episode 14

Welcome Back Goku

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Sep 07, 2000 on Cartoon Network
9.0
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Welcome Back Goku
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King Cold is the invasion force's sole survivor, and he refuses to surrender. The young warrior makes him regret that – quickly sending him to Other World. The threat passed, the Z Fighters and Bulma are left with joy, relief and awe. Questions, however, linger about this young warrior – especially when he claims to know that Goku will return in a couple of hours. To see if he's telling the truth, the Z Fighters and Bulma decide to wait with him at the supposed landing site. Amazingly, exactly as the young warrior said, a ship lands on Earth and Goku emerges from it.moreless

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  • Summary

    8.5
    Just like most of the other episodes of DBZ the episode starts where the previous one left-off. Frieza has just been cut to shreds and has been blown away by Trunk and his sword. Just as Frieza asked Gokou to join hin in Namek, King Cold asked Trunks. Of course he declined so King Cold asked if he could see his sword. King Cold believed that the only reason Trunks was able to beat Frieza was because of his sharp sword. After King Cold swung the sword at Trunks, Trunks caught it single handedly. King Cold currently wounded in his Kidney, is thrown against the mountain by Trunks. Trunks finishes him off by blasting him, his ship gets blasted too. After the smoke clears up, Trunks tells everyone to follow him to see Goku return. If you missed the previous episodes you should know that currently Bulma, Gohan, Krillin, Yamcha, Puar, Vegeta, Piccolo, Tienshinhan, and Chaouzo are at the site. He tells everyone that Goku will arrive in exactly two hours. Everyone is curious about the teenager and they wonder how he knows about Goku and the exact time and place of his arrival. Of course Vegeta is in denial, for he has seen Trunks go SSJ and he was sure that there were no Saiyans left other then him, Goku, and Gohan the half Saiyan. Back to the story, everyone follows Trunks to the area where Goku will arrive. Everyone is making fun of Trunks saying that they wish they had secret names, so much power, and even be trusted by fools like themselves. During the long wait Trunks offered everybody soda. As the time passed, Goku finally arrived and the episode ended leaving these words: "Now that Goku is back with his friends and family, everything is back to normal, or is it? And who is this strange new kid that has just defeated Frieza and King Cold? All of these questions shall be revealed in the next exciting episode of Dragonball Z!



    What You Didn't See: As the Episode started off in the uncut version, it takes place right after trunks has just cut Frieza in half! After that Frieza split into two different parts, his body is literally cut into pieces with Trunk's sword. As the numerous pieces were starred at by King Cold, Trunks blasts at the remaining pieces leaving nothing. As the smoke clears up, you can see King Cold shaking in his boots, scared stiff. Also, there is alot more blood when Trunks wounds King Cold.moreless
  • Bad ideas from DBZ makers

    5.5
    I told u DBZ is going downhill and they are losing there fast paced action.... King Cold the father of Frieza dies in one shot! what the hell was that instead of making some fast paced action they allow them to stare at each other for hours. Then Goku comes and they have some conversations......
  • Instead of talking, they simply waited it all out...

    7.2
    Trunks destroyed Frieza with his sword. King Cold got scared, and talked Trunks into giving him his sword. Cold found out the hard way a weapon doesn't make a warrior, and got obliterated by the new saiyan arrival. He kindly asked all the others to join him in the spot Goku will land. After so much waiting, Goku has finally arrived.



    Well, at least this means Trunks and Frieza aren't going to have more dull conversations. The first couple minutes of ass whooping were somewhat entertaining, and the whole mystery behind Trunks, his mysterious familiarity with Goku, him being a super saiyan, his capsule corp jacket, and his kindness towards the others, really kept things a bit interesting. Then, when everyone decided to wait for Goku, the episode itself literally waited for him too. That really killed everything. The small remarks and comments that were made in between, such as Trunks commenting on Vegeta's pink shirt, were pretty amusing.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

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Bulma: Oh, a mystery man!
      Tien: Is his shoe size a secret too?
      Yamcha: Yeah, why can't I have a secret name! That's not fair! I bet you have a secret spy decoder ring too!

    • King Cold: Wait, please, you can't, noo! Please! I'm defenseless, please? I'm not bad, my son was evil but not I! I wanted nothing but peace. I meant you no harm, I swear it!

    • Vegeta: I don't know who he is, but he's no Super Saiyan, of that I'm certain. Kakarot and I are the only saiyans left, he can't be one of us, it's impossible!

    • Trunks: You should know that the sword doesn't make the man.

    • Vegeta: Why do you keep looking over here? Haven't you ever seen a pink shirt before?

    • Bulma: Hey, now check this out: is it just me, or do those two kinda look alike?
      Krillin: Well, now that you mention it, I can kinda see a resemblance. Well, I mean, just in looks. That other guy seems pretty nice, but Vegeta has the personality of a stump.
      Bulma: Well, he's a prince.
      Krillin: So what.
      Bulma: Princes' have to act bored, like the world's not good enough for them.
      Krillin: Vegeta seems more agitated than bored, like he's got a bad case of hemorrhoids or somethin'.

    • Vegeta: What are you looking at?
      Trunks: Oh, nothing, I just...like your shirt.
      Vegeta: You would!

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