Dragon Ball Z episodes
Last Ditch Effort
Last Ditch Effort (ピッコロの決意!! とっておきの最後の手段, Pikkoro no Ketsui!! Totteoki no Saigo no Shudan) is the twelfth episode of the Androids Saga and the one hundred thirty-seventh overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on April 29, 1992. Its original American air date was September 29, 2000.
The Androids are flying off to find Goku. Krillin watches in depression, knowing that if the Androids find Goku they will kill him. Krillin then gives everyone a Senzu Bean. Afterwards, everyone sadly reflects on their terrible defeat. Vegeta flies away in a rage. Future Trunks begins to follow, but Piccolo tells him to leave his father alone.
Piccolo explains that Vegeta's ego has grown exponentially since he became a Super Saiyan and that he is very disappointed in his defeat. Piccolo then tells Krillin, Tien Shinhan, and Future Trunks to move Goku to a safer place. Piccolo refuses to tell Krillin where he will be going, simply saying he has something he needs to do alone that is none of their concern. Piccolo then flies away after a flare blast. Krillin explains to the others that Piccolo has a lot on his mind and must be flying to Kami's Lookout to fuse with Kami and become one again. Tien worries that this fusion will mean the end of the Dragon Balls.
Gohan, Bulma, and Yajirobe arrive at Capsule Corporation when Mrs. Brief sits out on the front lawn in a lawn chair reading a magazine. Shen gladly greets them as they land on the ground. When she sees Gohan, she exclaims about how he has grown so much since the last time she saw him. She also plays with baby Trunks. Then, she tells Gohan that he is welcome to grab himself a snack, but Gohan tells her that it is important for him to get back to his own house to see Goku. Gohan then takes off and heads toward Mount Paozu.
Tien, Krillin, and Future Trunks head towards Goku's at full speed. Elsewhere, Vegeta begins having rage fits, pushing his anger to the maximum and causing his power to erupt. He furiously vows to destroy the androids for humiliating and defeating him.
Piccolo then arrives on Kami's Lookout. Kami has flashbacks of when his evil self, King Piccolo, was driven out of him, the destruction he caused and his ultimate defeat by Goku leading to spitting up an egg containing the Piccolo we know today. In the present, Piccolo says Kami has something that he wants and Kami simply says "You still have a lot to learn, Piccolo".
"I remember Master Roshi telling me something long ago. He said that if Kami and Piccolo hadn't split into two, they'd be the strongest being in the entire universe. Hello? Get it? The reason Piccolo has gone to Kami's place is so that he can join with him again."
- During Kami's recollection of Piccolo's history after their separation, King Piccolo's battle with Master Mutaito was completely left out and replaced with the battle against Goku.