Thematically and tonally, this week’s episode continues in the same vein of the previous episodes; Goku and Vegeta are continuing their training just ‘cos, Beerus gets hungry and looks for someone to fight, the Kais get scared, and the rest of the Z people are just basically doing nothing. There’s not THAT much to say, if I’m honest.

Even gods need to eat marbles... and...crystals? Really??

Even gods need to eat marbles… and…crystals? Really??

We join Beerus and Whis talking about a the possible existence of a Super Saiyan God. The clue is in the title, I guess. They come to the conclusion (with the help of an oracle fish) that Earth has two living Saiyans who may have some clues about the God they’re looking for, and set off on their travels to find out more. This terrifies the three on-screen Kais, and they try to avoid Goku finding out about him, because, well, Goku. The Elder Kai explains the enormity of Beerus’ power and how the universe could be doomed.

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Oh wait, it's just another moon. Boring."

“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Oh wait, it’s just another moon. Boring.”

Elsewhere, Bulma has organised a party on a cruise ship, and we meet Chiaotzu, Tien, Yamcha, Puar, Krillin, 18 and their daughter, Marron, who are all on their way there. Meanwhile, Bulma greets Videl, Gohan, Goten and Chi Chi as they arrive on the ship. No Yajirobe though. Burn.

Goku and Vegeta also don’t make it to Bulma’s party. Although, Goku does remember the party and rues forgetting as he finds Bulma scary when she’s angry.

Some scenarios aren't meant to be explained.

Some scenarios aren’t meant to be explained.

There REALLY isn’t too much to say. Overall, it wasn’t a bad episode… it just wasn’t very compelling. To me, anyway.

Excuse my bitterness, but did it really need three weeks to explain what we now know? Akira Toriyama himself confirmed that the DBS series is set to catch up to the events of ‘Battle of Gods’ and ‘Resurrection of F’, with each being a “retelling” of their respective events, before going on to an all-new inter-universe storyline. So, if you’ve seen the first film, this is essentially filler. I’m just not sure how Toriyama justifies the pacing so far, especially as retelling the story seems like the only logical way to tell the story, but why is it happening so slowly?

Episode 4 is titled “Aim for the Dragon Balls! Pilaf Gang’s Great Strategy!”, and it appears to be another light-hearted episode as it focuses on Emperor Pilaf and his gang… I don’t remember him much either. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until the next episode to see if anything intensifies. Here’s hoping.

Bonus observations

  • I would like an Oracle Fish of my own.
    When you start talking to your fish about life, it's time to lay off the LSD.

    When you start talking to your fish about life, it’s time to lay off the LSD.

  • Beerus farts in the bath. Totes hilarious.
    Pool's closed.

    Pool’s closed.

  • Master Roshi is such a perv. Lads lads lads.
    Dude, just hire a hooker. Seriously.

    Dude, just hire a hooker. Seriously.

  • So it was Beerus who wiped out the dinosaurs. That’s that cleared up then.
  • Why did Krillin choose to drive to the party? Wouldn’t you fly anywhere if you could? Even Yamcha flew.
    "Shit characters: UNITE!"

    “Shit characters: UNITE!”

  • Piccolo gets mad that his eyes were closed in Gohan’s wedding photo. Feelsbadman.
    Piccolo finally realises that he won't be able to tell Gohan to "DOOOOOOOODGE" anymore.

    Piccolo finally realises that he won’t be able to tell Gohan to “DOOOOOOOODGE” anymore.

  • It’s always fun to see Bubbles chasing Goku. Oh how the tables have turned.
    Not a very good effort of replicating the Abbey Road album cover.

    Not a very good effort of replicating the Abbey Road album cover.

  • I would also like to try the 65th Nebula’s famous wild chicken.
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