Soaring! Warrior of Darkness, Velgemon! (JP)O, Brother, Who Art Thou? (EN) Dub Writers: Terri Lei O'Malley Original Airdates:November 3, 2002 (JP)February 19, 2003 (EN) Beowolfmon is still chasing a fleeing Duskmon from a couple of episodes ago. Duskmon ducks into a canyon, then enters a hollowed-out outcropping of rock that looked like it used to serve as a home. Beowolfmon follows, and they begin to...
Escape! The Phantasmagoric Sephirotmon! (JP)Phantasmagoric Sakkakumon (EN) Dub Writer: Michael Sorich Original Airdates:October 27, 2002 (JP)February 18, 2003 (EN) As the others resolve to search for Koji, Sakkakumon decends, and goads them into attacking. After evolving into Aldamon, Beetlemon, Kazemon, and Kumamon, the group attacks, only to find that Sakkakumon can reflect their attacks back at them. He explains that when they were fighting inside...
Takuya's Fusion Evolution: Ardhamon's Explosive Attack! (JP)Darkness Before the Dawn (EN) Original Writer:  Dub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:October 20, 2002 (JP)February 17, 2003 (EN) How many times are they going to base their titles on the same concept? Let's see, we've had Darkness Before Duskmon, and From Dawn to Duskmon. Not to mention, this episode is supposed to center on Takuya, not the Koji/Duskmon story. Ah...
Double Spirit Miracle! Beow├╝lfmon is Born!! (JP)Stuck in Sakkakumon With You (EN) Dub Writer: Steven Blum Original Airdates:October 13, 2002 (JP)February 14, 2003 (EN) Having escaped Sakkakumon, JP, Zoe, and Tommy all decide they need to get back in to help out Takuya and Koji, who are still trapped inside. They all spirit evolve to their human spirit forms and attempt to enter, only to...
Ranamon's Tenacity! Female Digimon Personal Combat! (JP)Zoe's Unbeelievable Adventure (EN) Dub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:October 6, 2002 (JP)February 13, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes (2021): It bears mentioning that my stance on the dub has softened a bit since this was written, especially since I started comparing Data Squad. The writers, despite getting a lot of blame from me, are really not to blame for...
Tomoki's Lonely Battle - Asuramon's Trap!(JP)The Dark Heart of Friendship (EN) Dub Writer: Terri-Lei O'Malley Original Airdates:September 29, 2002 (JP)February 12, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes: Is it just me, or is this the most dramatic dub title ever? I give it credit, though: the episode has a "twist" that is spoiled by the Japanese title. Granted, anyone watching over the age of 12 figured it...
Confrontation, Volcamon! Junpei's Battle with his Past (JP)Alone, but Never Alone (EN) Dub Writers: Steve Blum Original Airdates:September 22, 2002 (JP)February 10, 2003 (EN) Gear's Notes: I actually like that title. It sums up the plot pretty well. Steve Blum's writing the story seems appropriate considering this episode's subject matter. I like this episode a lot, despite what flaws it may have, because it is JP-centered....
Feel the Power of Digimon! Takuya's Full-Body Strategy (JP)Sockit Takuya (EN) Dub Writers: Dave Wittenberg Original Airdates:September 10, 2002 (JP)February 11, 2003 (EN) Agunimon returns to the Digital World. JP, Zoe, and Tommy have been captured by Ranamon and Mercurymon in his absence, and are being tickle-tortured (yes, tickle-tortured) into giving up their spirits and the locations of Koji and Takuya while a group of...
My Home! Takuya's Lonely Return (JP)Home Again, Takuya Returns (EN) Dub Writer: Michael Sorich Original Airdates:September 8, 2002 (JP)December 19, 2002 (EN) Gear's Notes: Looks like the dub decided to do the two-part title that the Japanese version usually does. It's pretty similar to the other version, too. Though I think this episode would have been cooler if some of Flamemon's antics had been visible in...
Total Destruction of Five Warriors?! Terrifying Dark Power (JP)Darkest Before Duskmon (EN) Dub Writer: Seth Walther Original Airdates:September 1, 2002 (JP)December 18, 2002 (EN) Gear's Notes: Oh crap, they found one decent episode title and now they're going to run it into the ground. Immediately following Arbormon's demise, Duskmon demands that the kids show them their power. BurningGreymon charges in, but is taken out in...

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