Season 3 Episode 7

Number 7

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Apr 23, 1999 on YTV
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Matrix is shocked when he finds Mainframe inside a game cube. Dot is there... Phong is there... Even Bob?! But why did he and AndrAIa reboot as Megabyte and Hexadecimal? And who is Number One?

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  • So many bad things about this episode, I don't know where to start.

    I never thought I''d be saying this about ANY episode in the series, although it had to come sooner or later, but, this episode has to be the worst episode in the series (and that'sa saying a lot considering the series is so good). Admittedly, the only positive things about this episode is that the plot and the idea wasn't that bad, and the ending was pretty good - leading into the next episode; Matrix finally identifies his mission. The negatives? The episode was pointless, the episode lacked originality, some of the characters seemed annoying, the representation of Mainframe and the characters was unrealistic, the elements in the episode seemed, and were, repetitive, and the manner in which the plot was presented was also not that good.

    Overall, being the worst episode in the series, I wouldn't recommend anyone watching this.moreless
  • Dem bones come back to haunt you...

    This episode is a classic. I love episodes with psychological plots, so this one really appealed to me. Matrix has been driven by anger and revenge for so long that he's begun to loose his whole motivation: to get back to Mainframe and his family and friends. This episode was a good wakeup call for him.

    It was also full of some very trippy elements. Hearing Matrix and AndrAIa's voices coming out of Megabyte and Hex's mouths was very weird. And AndrAIa was getting into her part way too much. I especially liked the trial scene, and Hack and Slash sining Dem Bones. The jury was creepy too.

    The best thing about Reboot is that it balances elements for children and for adults. I never totally understood the meaning of this episode until I recently rewatched it. It's a great look into Matrix's mind and how he sees things. Highly recommended.moreless
  • Matrix the Prisoner

    This episode is obviously a parody on the old sci-fi TV show "The Prisoner" but at the same time it's a good character study. I really love this episode because "The Prisoner" is one of my favorate sci-fi/TV shows ever, and this episode was like a dream come true. I really love how it really has incorporated most of what was on the original TV show from the famous intro and theme song with it. As well as that same sureal dreamlike quality. We're practically thinking the same thing as Enzo, what the hell is going on. Everything seems real and yet it's not, nothing really makes sense but there is a reason for it but we're not sure what it is. Everyone seems a bit out of character though still themselves.

    I really like that trial scene which was just as strange and sureal almost like a Salavador Dali painting. That part obvously homaged a bit of the final episode, from the jury that wore those psychodelic black and white masks, heck that weard bones song was there to.

    But at that moment it really got down to Matrix's character, we find out that number one is himself, his younger version Enzo. From what Enzo says it really gets deep at his core fear, Matrix fears that he has betrayed his own ideals he held back then which may have made him a shadow of his own being. And when that happened he forgotten his mission and everything he is fighting for. He has made himself a prisoner of his own fear.

    But in the end, Enzo does learn his leason and then takes control of his identity and reactivating the mission to find Bob and Mainframe, which makes him a prisoner no more.moreless
  • Matrix has to realize just how out of touch he is with his purpose.

    I don't know why the other reviewer didn't like this. Considering this episode resulted from a hit to Matrix's head, quite a bit of leeway can be made. Basically Matrix was reevaluating his own purpose. Had he really become so cold so heartless, so revenge-driven that even his own 'family' meant nothing to him?

    Of course not. But he had to go through his trial of his mind to realize that. Personally I loved " The Trial", it was kindof eerie, but definitely packed a punch. And to have "Bob" deliver the verdict was just icing on the cake. I thoughly recommend this episode as a turning point.moreless
Tony Jay

Tony Jay

Megabyte (Seasons 1-3; Recurring Afterwards)

Louise Vallance

Louise Vallance

Mouse (Seasons 3-4; Recurring Previously)

Andrea Libman

Andrea Libman

Young AndrAIa (Seasons 2-3)

Paul Dobson

Paul Dobson

Matrix (Seasons 3-4)

Christopher Gray

Christopher Gray

Young Enzo Matrix #3 (Season 3)

Sharon Alexander

Sharon Alexander

Adult AndrAIa (Seasons 3-4)

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Phong, Mike the TV, Cecil, Al (Seasons 3-4; Recurring Previously)

Recurring Role

Ian James Corlett

Ian James Corlett


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The episode takes place in the 'Satellite System'

    • AndrAIa has an attraction to motorcycles, where most of the time she will ReBoot into a Biker Babe. Leading Matrix to ask "what is with you and motorcycles?

    • Enzo:Games, games, games. It was only a game. You killed my family!
      Matrix:-My family!
      Enzo: You've forgotten your family! You've let yourself become a prisoner of the games. What would Bob think of you now!
      Matrix: Bob..?
      Enzo: There can be only one. Be seeing you.

      This is foreshadowing Enzos return

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Matrix: Tell me! Who is number one!
      Matrix/Megabyte: (a reflection of Megabyte) I am number one. I am the driving force in your life. I am hatred. I drive you on, and consume you
      Matrix: Noooooo (punches glass)
      Matrix Reflecion: (a reflection of himself replaces Megabyte) I am number one. I care for no one
      Matrix: That's not true… I love AndrAIa
      Matrix Reflecion: No you don't, you love yourself. Just looking out for number one (shoots screen)
      Matrix: No! Not you
      Enzo: I am number one. The original. Do you think this is a game? DO YOU!
      Matrix: But how? You're me
      Enzo: But you hate me. You must! Look at what you've become.
      Matrix: You're wrong! I had to become bigger, tougher; I had to be ready for Megabyte, to survive the games
      Enzo: Did you like the games more then Mainframe, more then your family,.
      Matrix:No! No I didn't. I was trapped in the games,
      Enzo:Games, games, games. It was only a game. You killed my family!
      Matrix: My family!
      Enzo: You've forgotten your family! You've let yourself become a prisoner of the games. What would Bob think of you now!
      Matrix: Bob..?
      Enzo: There can be only one. Be seeing you. (disappears)

    • AndrAIa/Hexadecimal: (to Matrix) I'm just playing! (knocks him on the head) Lighten up!

    • AndrAIa/Hexadecimal: Happy! Sad! Happy! Sad! Happy! Sad! Intrigued! I've never been so in touched with my emotions.

    • Matrix: I GIVE UP.
      AndrAIa: To late lover!

    • AndrAIa/Hexadecimal: Nice bike...
      Matrix/Megabyte: What is it with you and bikes?!

    • Megabyte/Reflection: "I am Number One. I am the driving force in your life, I am Hatred! I drive you on, then consume you!"

    • Bob: Do you have anything to say before I execute you? (flippant) Sorry, pass sentence!

    • AndrAIa and Hexadecimal: Haven't you figured it out yet? I know I have...
      (Hex breaks into multiple masks)
      Masks: We ALL have!!

    • "Be Seeing You"-quoted by Dot, Phong, and others..

  • NOTES (4)


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