Dragon Ball Z episodes
Say Goodbye, 17
Say Goodbye, 17 (17号を飲み込んだ... 変身セルは超グルメ, Ju-Nanago wo Nomikonda... Henshin Celu wa Cho Gurume) is the thirteenth episode of the Imperfect Cell Saga and the one hundred fifty-second overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on August 12, 1992. Its original American air date was October 20, 2000.
Android 16 beats Cell continuously, not letting up for a second, and appear evenly matched. He drives Imperfect Cell into the ground so hard he causes a crater. Android 16 quickly tucks his hands under his arms, taking them off at the elbows and uses his Hell's Flash on the monster. When Android 16 finally powers down the area is literally covered with the marks of the attack. Meanwhile, as Krillin is flying at full speed towards Capsule Corp. to get the Shut Down Remote from Bulma, he sees the flash of light from Android 16's Hell's Flash and stares at it in awe. Then, he senses Tien Shinhan's energy coming from where Android 16 is fighting Cell. He wants to go over there to help him, but decides to stay on the task at hand, saying "Sorry, Tien...I've got to find Bulma first."
Android 16 urges Android 17 and Android 18 to escape while they still can, as he senses Imperfect Cell is still alive. But their cocky attitudes cause them to believe that the attack was more than powerful enough to kill Cell. Android 17 then keeps repeating how no one could have survived that while standing with his back to a hole caused by the massive attack. Suddenly, Imperfect Cell slowly rises out of the hole behind him while the arrogant Android 17 laughs maliciously. Android 17 all of a sudden turns around immediately to see Imperfect Cell's tail funnel open right over his head. The Android is warned in time by Tien Shinhan, but is still caught in Imperfect Cell's grasp and soon to be absorbed. Then, the most horrifying scene is shown of Android 17 getting sucked into Imperfect Cell's tail and is forcibly pushed through it and into his back. Imperfect Cell starts to transform into an ugly, yet very powerful form. He looks at a reflection of himself in a puddle of water, and what he saw seemed to satisfy him. He then turns towards Android 16 and Android 18 hungry for more.
Meanwhile, waiting at Kami's Lookout for Vegeta and Future Trunks to get out of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Goku and Gohan sense Cell's power rise exponentially after he transforms. Goku then explains to Gohan (who is at a lost for words) that Cell must have absorbed one of the androids.
Back at the scene of the fighting, Android 16 grabs Android 18 and flies away in a drastic attempt to escape but the newly transformed Semi-Perfect Cell merely teleports in front of him. The shocked Android 16 is paralyzed with fright and on a whim Semi-Perfect Cell blasts him in the head with so much force it breaks one whole side of his face exposing mechanical programming. Android 16 flies a great distance and lies motionless on the ground, circuits crackling. With Android 18 vulnerable Tien steps in, and with his new Neo Tri-Beam he forces Cell back to the ground. Now that Android 16 is out of commission and Android 18 is left defenseless, how long can Tien hold off Semi-Perfect Cell? Will Cell be able to absorb Android 18?
- Cell absorbs Android 17 and transforms into his Semi-Perfect Cell form.
- Android 16 vs. Imperfect Cell
- Tien vs. Semi-Perfect Cell
|Imperfect Cell Saga|
|Seized with Fear · The Reunion · Borrowed Powers · His Name is Cell · Piccolo's Folly · Laboratory Basement · Our Hero Awakes · Time Chamber · The Monster is Coming · He's Here · Up to Piccolo · Silent Warrior · Say Goodbye, 17|