Eureka Seven

Season 3 Episode 12

Date of Birth

Aired Sunday 1:00 AM Jan 27, 2007 on Adult Swim
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Date of Birth
Renton learns more about his father, Adrock Thurston, from Eureka. Meanwhile, Dewey moves forward with his plan and confronts the Sage Council, and Stoner attempts to counter Dewey's lies to the media through Gekkostate's magazine, Ray=Out.

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  • All about dad's and sex.

    This episode I thought was both touching, funny, and had a mature sensability in it's subject matter. Eureka and Renton are both are starting to get at that point in their lifes where they want to know about that possible next mile they might somewhere in the future travel, which is sex of course.

    It was just hilarious seeing Renton looking at some of those pornagraphic magazines just to learn some information about sexual intercorse and is of course embarassed when his friends discover what he's doing. It was just as funny seeing what they were doing after this discovery from a conversation where Moondoggie, Hilda, Gidget, and Mattnieu debate about Renton and Eureka and of course it gets broken off when Moondoggie asks a question which really isn't bad but for some reason offends Gidget and Hilda and then both Mattnieu and Moondoggie had confused looks on their face that said, what did I say. Another example of mixed communication between the sexes as well as why women are the greatest mystery in the universe, just like the cofusion both Moondoggie and Mattnieu are going though right now I'm still can't figure women out myself and probably never will but that's beside the point.

    Another funny moment was when Eureka asks Holland a question but it's of course misworded and Holland rampages and catches Renton at an inaproprate time when Moondoggie and Mattnieu are remodeling and redecorateing his place to look like an erotic romatic palace for Renton in case both Eureka and Renton do it. Holland of course beats them up although Moondoggie didn't look bad for some reason.

    But then it gets touching as both Renton and Eureka finally have time alone to talk about Renton's father. We discover that the father really was a good man and he never really did abandon Renton after all. This information makes Renton forgive and love his father but also give both Eureka and Renton another step in their relationship they they've taken, and a key to a possible future. Whether both of them do it or not in the future is up to them depending on how far they come.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Matthieu & Moondoggie are decorating Renton's room)
      Renton: Um, hey, guys? What exactly are you doing?
      Matthieu: You just leave it to us!
      Moondoggie: That's right!
      (Holland barges into Renton's room and lifts him up by his collar)
      Holland: Damn you! WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO TO EUREKA?!

    • (Holland and Talho are walking through the corridors, Eureka is running opposite)
      Eureka: Hey! Holland!
      Holland: Eureka, what's wrong?
      Eureka: Holland, is it true you're a dad?
      Holland: Uh, no, but pretty soon I'm gonna become one.
      Eureka: Oh, really? How?
      Holland: Uh, wait, you want to know how? (confused) Yeah, how...
      (Talho shoulders Holland, giggling)
      Eureka: Do humans really need to have a dad around? Dads are really important, aren't they? Aren't they?
      Holland: Hmm, well, I won't know until I become one.
      Eureka: Oh, so maybe that's why Renton was so aggressive.
      (Holland and Talho gasp surprisingly)
      Holland: What?!
      Eureka: Maybe Renton wants to become a dad himself!
      (long pause, Holland rampages down the corridor)
      Holland: (ragingly) RENTON! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?!

    • Moondoggie: Um, guys, I have a question that we should keep just between us.
      Gidget: What is it?
      Moondoggie: Uh, well, never mind, it was just a stupid thought.
      Hilda: Come on, Moondoggie. You can't say that and then drop it. It's gonna drive me crazy.
      Moondoggie: Oh. Well, all right. Are those two able... to do it?
      Gidget: (slams the table) You're such a jerk, Moondoggie!
      Hilda: You can just get out of here right now!
      Matthieu: Hey, now, wait a minute, hold on here! This is a question that could be important for Renton.
      Hilda: I've had enough! I was a fool to come and ask you guys for advice. Let's go, Gidget.

    • Renton: Eureka, what's beyond the Great Wall?
      Eureka: I don't know, but there's one word I know of to describe it.
      Renton: What is it?
      Eureka: Future. That is what is beyond the Great Wall, Renton. Adrock said that to me.
      Renton: My dad did?
      (Eureka nods)
      Renton: Wait, you mean you know all about my dad?!
      Eureka: What's wrong?
      Renton: You should've told me that you knew.
      Eureka: About what?
      Renton: About my dad!
      Eureka: Well, I didn't think that you would want to hear about him that much. Am I wrong?
      Renton: (grabs her by the shoulders) He's my family! Geez, any human would want to hear about their family, wouldn't they?
      Eureka: I don't understand that, Renton!
      Renton: What do you mean you don't understand?! It's the natural way for humans to think! What's wrong with you?!
      Eureka: What's wrong... is that I'm not human. (runs off)

  • NOTES (10)

    • In the manga, Dewey kills all three of the sages, gaining ultimate power.

    • Original Japanese Airdate: January 15th, 2006.

    • Apparently, Dewey continues his plans as a fake Messiah by awakening the Coralians, then destroying them with his team of LFO's.

    • Eureka learns the meaning of family, and how Adrock somewhat relates to her as a paternal figure. She also learns the beauty of how the human creates new life.

    • Adult Swim Fix air date: Friday, January 26th, 2007

    • The way Matthieu and Moondoggie indicates that they have some idea of how to set a mood, indicating that they have either had intercourse themselves (with their respective partners), or just have too much time on their hands.

    • Most of the crew in the Gekko had the impression that Renton wants to have intercourse with Eureka.

    • Renton decides to look at a "Pante Press" magazine for advice on women, but is caught by Hilda.

    • Eureka told Renton how his father "Adrock Thurston" disappeared, during the occurrence of the Seven Swell (or as they called it, "The Summer of Love"), because he removed the Amita Drive. He sacrificed his own life to protect everyone.

    • Matthieu and Moondoggie decide to give Renton some advice, while Hilda and Gidget are also giving Eureka some advice. However, both parties misunderstand their current situation.


    • Renton Thurston: Edward Elric
      Edward Elric, from the show Fullmetal Alchemist, expressed feelings of hatred when his father left the family. Renton also expresses emotions of hatred towards Adrock, noted that he left the family when he was still very young.

    • Episode Title: Date of Birth
      This episode title is a reference to the song "Date of Birth" by Arsonists.