Beerus fights Vegeta then plays Rock, Paper, Scissors with Oolong.
Filled with rage after Beerus slapped his dear wife Bulma, Vegeta powers up to Super Saiyan 2. By the way, they’re married, right? You’d think they decided to finally tie the knot after all these years, but you never know.
Vegeta charges at Beerus with all his might; he gets a few hits in, but overall does no major damage. And in true Dragon Ball fashion, Beerus says he’s not even using his full power. Vegeta is defeated.
Beerus prepares to destroy Earth, but since he’s enjoyed all the Earth cuisine he’s sampled, decides to give it one last chance. He singles out Oolong and challenges him to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors over the fate of the Earth.
Beerus wins and goes back to his original plan of destroying the planet. But Goku suddenly teleports in with a grand idea to appease Beerus: use the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron and ask him where to find the Super Saiyan God.
After a couple really good episodes, the narrative starts slowing down again. Vegeta’s fight was okay. We knew he wouldn’t be able to do much damage, but he did fare better than Goku, surprisingly. And I liked that his love, or at least concern, for Bulma gave him his power up. He’s changed a lot since the Android Saga, back when he couldn’t be bothered to rescue her from a plane crash.
But the episode really drew out the Rock, Paper, Scissors stuff with Oolong. It was a quick gag in the extended cut of Battle of Gods film. Here, it’s a decent-sized chunk of the episode that seems to take on more importance than necessary. But who am I kidding? It’s fine. When was the last time Oolong did anything memorable? Let him have his moment.