Goku loses his fight with Rilldo and is sent to Dr. Myuu’s lab for dissection.
As Goku and Rilldo’s fight continues, Pan busts onto the scene to tell Goku she recovered the three-star Dragon Ball. With Goku distracted by Pan, he gets off his a-game and Rilldo zaps them both into metal slabs. That’s it, he’s won. Show’s over.
Back in the Machine Mutant base, Rilldo reverts to his regular form and has Goku and Pan teleported over to Dr. Myuu’s lab, where they’re to be chopped up into little bits for science.
Dr. Myuu’s Lab
Giru arrives in the lab and causes a ruckus, shooting missiles at Myuu’s lab robots. He then takes out a wand device to undo Rilldo’s metal beam and turn Goku and Pan back into flesh – it appears Giru was never a traitor, and that his betrayal in episode 16 was all an act.
One of the lab robots grabs the metal Trunks slab (sent over a few episodes ago) and shatters him into a million pieces. Oh crap, is Trunks dead? No! Get ready for another twist: the metal Trunks slab was a decoy. The real Trunks is alive and well.
The Goku and Rilldo fight’s grown tiresome at this point, so I’m glad it’s over – and I liked that Rilldo won (even if Goku’s loss was really a win in the end). The revelation that Giru was an undercover good guy was fine, I guess. Predictable, but fine.
On the other hand, the shattered Trunks fakeout was just plain dumb, especially since we find out it wasn’t Trunks almost immediately. But whatever, we’ve got more important things to think about, like what Myuu’s got cooking in his laboratory. We’ll find out next episode!