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Picking Up The Pieces

PUTP
English titlePicking Up The Pieces
Series
Z Ball
SagaNamek Saga
Episode number36
Manga counterparts
  • Goku's Request
  • The Bittersweet End
  • Destination Namek
  • Japanese airdateFebruary 14, 1990
    Previous episodeMercy
    Next episodePlans for Departure

    Picking Up the Pieces (飛び出せ宇宙へ! 希望の星はピッコロの故郷, Tobidase Uchū e! Kibo no Hoshi wa Pikkoro no Furusato) is the first episode of the Namek Saga and the thirty-sixth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on February 14, 1990. Its original American air date was September 13th, 1997.

    Summary

    EveryoneAfterTheVegetaFight

    After the battle

    As Vegeta's space pod streaks away, Krillin carries the unconscious Gohan over to Goku. Bulma's airship arrives, and, upon landing, Chi-Chi bursts out and snatches up her son. Master Roshi and Bulma attend to Goku, as Korin tells him how proud he is of their efforts. Krillin gives his condolences to Bulma over Yamcha's death. Now that Piccolo and Kami are gone, the Dragon Balls will not work any longer. Bulma becomes distraught and breaks down crying. She verbally attacks Yajirobe, wishing he were dead instead of Piccolo. Korin breaks up the argument, and reminds them that they need to get the wounded heroes some medical attention.

    KrillinInjuredSaiyanSaga

    Krillin explaining about Namek

    As night falls, Master Roshi and Yajirobe carry Goku up into the airship. Vegeta's artificial moon burns itself out, and they take off. Krillin guides them back to where the bodies of their fallen comrades lay. He tells Bulma not to cry, that there may be a very slim chance of resurrecting their friends. Before he can elaborate, they arrive at the first battleground. The bodies of Yamcha, Tien Shinhan and Piccolo are loaded into refrigerated coffins; there is not enough of Chiaotzu's body left to preserve. Everyone grieves over the loss of their friends. Bulma's thoughts are on the happy times she spent with Yamcha. Krillin reflects on how the other three lost their lives.

    GohanAndGokuOnASpaceship

    Goku and Gohan in Bulma's airship

    Gohan eventually awakens in his crying mother's arms, and everyone else congratulates him on his efforts. Now that Gohan is taken care of, Yajirobe suggests Chi-Chi might take some concern for Goku. She refuses, blaming her husband for everything bad that has happened to Gohan. Bulma prods Krillin to explain what he was saying earlier. He tells how the Saiyans first learned of the Dragon Balls on Earth through Raditz's scouter, and after wiping out the planet, they would seek to have their own wishes granted with them. When they arrived on Earth and saw Piccolo, they recognized him as being from planet Namek. Krillin relates how during the battle, Vegeta said that if they went to the Planet Namek, there would be more powerful Dragon Balls there.

    NamekGoal2

    The group pointing toward their new goal, Namek

    Gohan remembers them having said that Namekians have the power to fabricate some kind of mysterious balls. If someone can somehow get to Namek, they can use those Namekian Dragon Balls to wish everyone back to life. Everyone jumps at this news, except for Bulma. She points out that they do not even know where this planet is supposed to be.

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    Namek Saga (Uncut Episodes)
    Picking Up the Pieces · Plans for Departure · Nursing Wounds · Friends or Foes? · Held Captive · Look Out Below · The Search Continues · A Friendly Surprise · Brood of Evil · Frieza Strikes! · Defying Orders · Namek's Defense · The Hunted · The Prince Fights Back · Unexpected Problem · Vegeta Has a Ball · The Past and Future · Zarbon's Surprise · Guru's Gift · Piccolo vs. Everyone · Zarbon's Mission · Gohan, the Hunted · Unknown Enemies · Destination: Guru · Bulma's Big Day · Hidden Power · New Ally, New Problem · Guldo's Mind Binds · Recoome Unleashed · Let the Battle Begin · Goku's New Power · A Legend Revealed
    Namek Saga (Edited Episodes)
    A New Goal... Namek · Journey to Namek · Friends or Foes? · Hunt for a Dragon Ball · Who's Who?! · Touchdown on Namek · Face Off on Namek · The Ruthless Frieza · The Nameks Versus Frieza · Escape from Dodoria · Secrets Revealed · A Collision Course · Stay Away from Frieza · Zarbon Transformed · The Eldest Namek · Get Vegeta! · Vegeta Revived · A Heavy Burden · Immortality Denied · Big Trouble for Bulma · Scramble for the Dragon Balls! · Arrival of the Ginyu Force · Elite Fighters of the Universe... The Ginyu Force · Time Tricks and Body Binds · No Refuge from Recoome · Enter Goku · Goku... Super Saiyan?

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