Piccolo's Best Bet
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"Piccolo's Best Bet"
Piccolo's Best Bet is the fifth episode of the Super 17 Saga and the forty-fifth overall episode of Dragon Ball GT. The original Japanese title is "Isoge Goku!! Jigoku kara no dassutsu daisakusen" (急げ悟空!!地獄からの脱出大作戦). The episode first aired on May 14, 1997. It's original American air date was August 7, 2004.
Goku questions whether or not Piccolo can get him out until Piccolo contacts Dende at the lookout. Dende and Piccolo decide to try and create an interconnecting energy beam to each other, and in theory they should be able to create a gate between Hell and Earth to free Goku. Goku wonders if it's a fusion of type, and Piccolo says it is a fusion of the mind. The two Namekians try sending their energy beams to cause an opening, but they fail, and Goku is forced to watch the battle on the Hell hourglass while he starts once again to get hungry. As the goblin pushes Cell and Frieza back to prison, Goku decides to have him get him some food.
Down in Hell, Piccolo and Dende continue their attempts to open a gateway, but at the check in station King Yemma has to send everyone back to Hell that escaped, and it's driving him crazy.
On Earth, Vegeta goes Super Saiyan once more to try and show Super 17 why he should fear a Saiyan, but Super 17 just turns Vegeta's own power against him. The goblin brings Goku some soup in Hell, but a bunch of skulls start dancing out of it causing Goku to distract Piccolo. Then Dende contacts Piccolo and says he's almost in sequence with Piccolo, and they should keep going.
After Piccolo and Dende keep failing, Goku decides to tell them to use a chant like "Pepper Pot, Pickle Pot, Purple Pot" to get in sequence with each other sense it had worked for him and Pan before. Piccolo reluctantly agrees, and it works.
Goku escapes through the opening, but before he leaves he tries to get Piccolo to go with him. Piccolo says he would, but if he moves any muscles then the gate will close, so he can't go with Goku. Goku escapes through the opening with encouragement from Dende and promises to pay Piccolo back.
Pan can't stand watching the others get beat up, so she decides to get involved, but then Dr. Gero decides to end the show. Super 17 cause Vegeta to get paralyzed, but once Dr. Myu mentions that Goku is stronger it causes Vegeta to go berserk.
Pan then captures Dr. Gero, and she promises to destroy him unless he tells Super 17 not to make any further moves. Super 17 stops, but then he targets Dr. Gero. Dr. Gero gets upset, but Dr. Myu reveals that he made it where Super 17 would only obey orders from him. He has Super 17 destroy Dr. Gero, and then they again target Vegeta.
Vegeta gets up and is just about to fight again when Goku arrives and knocks him out of 17's energy blast way. Dr. Myu isn't too worried because he feels that Super 17 is more than a match for Goku. Goku decides to prove him wrong and goes Super Saiyan, but will Goku's Super Saiyan powers prove to be a match for Super 17? Find out on the next GT.
- This is the second time 17 kills Dr. Gero.
- Interestingly enough, it seems that going Super Saiyan 4 and using Instant Transmission never occurs to Goku, even though it has been shown that the barriers of the Other World do not limit the Instant Transmission.
|Super 17 Saga|
|Curtain Call · A Dangerous Union · The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza · 17 Times 2 · Piccolo's Best Bet · Raising the Stakes · The Greatest Surprise|
|Brief summary||Piccolo's plan is to replicate the method … Piccolo's plan is to replicate the method that the two Android 17's used to escape from hell. He telepathically communicates his plan with Dende. They try to send an energy blast to each other at the same time. After several tries, they finally hit at the exact same moment, and another black hole opens up. Piccolo, unfortunately, cannot follow Goku back to Earth, as he must remain perfectly still for the portal to remain open, but assures Goku that it will be all right; he is willing to spend eternity in hell to help his old friend. Accepting, Goku returns to Earth, while Piccolo decides to get in some "target practice" with some of the old villains. Meanwhile, Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan, Goten, and Majuub are losing badly to Super Android 17. The Android turns on Dr. Gero, because Dr. Myu programmed the android to only take commands from him. With Gero out of the picture, he tells 17 to finish them all off. Just as he's about to blast Vegeta, Goku arrives and pushes him out of the way, and turns his attention to Super 17. way, and turns his attention to Super 17.|