The Opening Round is Concluded!
The Opening Round is Concluded! Goku's Moment of Decision! (死闘に決着！悟空決断の時, Shitō ni Kecchaku! Gokū Ketsudan no Toki; lit. "Conclusion to the Death Match! Time for Goku's Decision") is the ninetieth episode of Dragon Ball Z Kai. Its Japanese air date was January 23, 2011. Its American air date was November 17, 2011.
Despite everyone's hopes, Goku's energy barrage fails to kill Cell. Furthermore, it is clear to Piccolo and Vegeta that Cell still has more power to go, while Goku has spent the last of his own. With all eyes and ears glued to this moment of truth for Goku's mysterious plan, the battle-worn Super Saiyan surprises everyone by surrendering. Adding further shock, he announces that Gohan will be the next and last contestant to fight Cell. Piccolo and Krillin protest this decision, but Gohan agrees and takes Cell on. Gohan impresses everyone with his power, which proves to be on par with Goku's, but, nevertheless, finds himself on the losing side of the fight against Cell.