Sailormoon S Episode 98
Episode 98: "Tomodachi wo sukue! Moon Uranus rengou"
"Save the friends! Moon and Uranus work together"
Victim of the Day: Katsutoshi Yamada (racer)
Monster of the Day: Tayaan (Tire)
Summary by: Robin based on translations
by VKLL. First written 09.02.00. Last modified 10.02.00.
There are TV monitors everyone showing static. One by one, they turn on and
show images of the Sailor Team performing their attacks. An image of Tuxedo
Kamen appears as well. The Professor gives a voice over to Kaolinite, who
is watching the monitors. An image of Neptune and Uranus appears on the many
screens, and the Professor says that these two senshi are looking for the
Talismans. Whenever a daimon shows up, they appear. Kaolinite says that they
must have anticipated the attacks, and the Professor tells her to use that
to lead them into a trap. The TVs disappear, leaving Kaolinite in the lab.
She says she will get rid of them.
At a dirtbike racetrack, two riders on motorcycles race across the ground.
The first racer is leading the second by a little bit and crosses the racing
line first. The second crosses and takes off his helmet, cursing.
In the spectators' area, Usagi is excited, saying Haruka won with a big lead.
Mamoru says that Haruka's control is excellent, and Rei says that Haruka must
have a lot of talent to compete with men. Ami is reading a book and says, "Oh
no". Minako asks what's up, and Ami says she got so excited that she forgot
an English word. The others fall down.
Haruka has parked her motorcycle and takes off her helmet. Michiru hands her a
towel to wipe her face, and Haruka thanks her. Usagi runs up, calling,
"Haruka-san!" Haruka is surprised that odango atama is here. Usagi says that
Mamoru brought everyone to the race. Suddenly, three angry motorcyclists come
up with wrenches, telling Haruka she has some nerve to win the face and she
should act more like a woman. Haruka tells them it doesn't matter if you're a
man or woman, the fastest one wins the race. They get angry and come closer,
and Michiru demands to know if they're going to attack a woman. Mamoru runs
forward and tells them not to act like beaten dogs, it'll make them look bad.
Then a man with brown hair and freckles tells the racers to leave Haruka alone
and just to win the next race. They relunctantly pull away but warn Haruka
to avoid getting hurt.
Makoto asks who the man was, and Haruka says it's Katsutoshi Yamada, the rider
who came second to her. Michiru says he loves motorcross sports and is
pure-hearted. Michiru leans towards Haruka and says that he is the type to have
a heart crystal. Haruka says they should keep an eye on him, and Michiru says
she'll take care of it.
Mamoru and the five younger girls start walking towards the bus stop. They pass
by many vendors' tents, one of whom is selling Rider Dolls. Usagi is attracted
by the dolls' cuteness and goes to hug them. As she's cuddling a doll, she
hears the bus leaving and runs to the stop in time to see it drive away. She
tries chasing after it. Inside the bus, Rei notices Usagi running next to the
bus. The others thought she was already on but didn't notice her. Usagi can't
run anymore and stops, and the girls wonder what they should do. Mamoru says
Usagi isn't a child and will come later; Rei says Usagi is troublesome.
Usagi checks the bus schedule and sees she has to wait another hour. Haruka
drives up (wearing a MUCH better uniform) and tells Usagi to get on. Usagi is
relunctant, but Haruka says she'll give her a ride. Usagi pulls on a helmet
and gets on. They drive off with a truck following them close behind. The
truck starts to honk at them, and Haruka pulls to the side, and in the side
mirror, one of the losing racers is seen. He laughs and drives to the side,
forcing Haruka's motorcycle against the railing. Haruka thinks they've
targetted her, then tells Usagi to hold on. She increases her speed and gets
in front of the truck, then drives off.
She pulls into an opening in the railing where there's a clearing among trees
and bushes. She gets off and kneels behind some bushes. Usagi wonders why
the guys in the truck are after her, and Haruka thinks it must be the racers
they met earlier. Usagi is doubtful, but the men in the truck get out and
look for Haruka. Haruka holds Usagi protectively, and Usagi thinks it's like
being held by a man. She says Haruka smells nice, and what type of cologne
is she wearing? Haruka tells her to be quiet.
The racers are about to find Haruka when she stands up and demands to know what
they want. They attack her, and Usagi says watch out, but Haruka beats them
up easily. They crawl away while Haruka tells them to win fairly in a
competition. They drive off, and Usagi says Haruka's great.
Yamada is practicing on the racers' training field. Afterwards, he stops on a
cliff and looks over at the waterfall. He thinks that in the next race, he'll
win for sure. Neptune watches him from tall grasses. Over the water,
Kaolinite appears with a daimon egg. The daimon egg floats up and enters
Yamada's motorcycle. The motorcycle turns into a daimon, throwing Yamada off.
Neptune says it's just as they thought.
Usagi and Haruka are examining Haruka's motorcycle. Usagi asks if it's not
working, and Haruka says something's wrong with the plug. Her communicator
watch goes off, and Neptune tells Haruka that the sea is growing wild; Haruka
has to get over to the training field. Haruka tells Usagi that she has to do
something right away; since her bike is broken, she can't drive Usagi home.
She says if Usagi goes onto the main road, a bus will come and pick her up.
Usagi says she can go home by herself, and Haruka apologizes again as she
disappears into the bushes. However, Usagi's curious why Haruka's in a hurry
and follows her.
The daimon, a tire daimon named Tire, takes Yamada's heart crystal. Neptune
appears and says she won't let the daimon have it, introduces herself, then
uses "Deep Submerge." The daimon drops the heart crystal, and Neptune takes
it, sees that it's not a Talisman, and returns it to Yamada. She tells him to
find a safe place to hide. Kaolinite appears and laughs, saying she's been
waiting for Neptune. Neptune says, "What?" and Kaolinite says that she didn't
care about the heart crystal, she was just expecting Neptune to show up. Tire
says, "Double Tire" and turns into two daimons. They transform into tires with
heads and fly around Neptune, wrapping her in ropes and slamming her into a
tree, tying her around that. They're about to kill her when Uranus's voice
interrupts them. Kaolinite says Uranus has come, and she'll die too. The
daimons attack Uranus but she dodges them.
Usagi's running through the forest thinking that Haruka runs too fast. She
reaches the clearing, stops, and gasps.
Usagi sees Neptune tied up against the tree and Kaolinite sitting on one of the
branches. Uranus is standing off against the daimons. Usagi transforms into
Sailormoon. Meanwhile, Uranus dodges the daimons' attacks again, but Kaolinite
tells her to stop if she wants her partner to live. Kaolinite is holding a
knife underneath Neptune's neck. Then Sailormoon's tiara comes flying by, cutting
through the ropes holding Neptune and knocking the knife out of Kaolinite's hand;
Kaolinite falls backwards, and Neptune falls to the ground. Uranus turns to see
Sailormoon, who gives her usual speech. The daimons rush Sailormoon, who
somewhat clumsily manages to avoid them. Sailormoon tells Uranus to get Neptune
and leave quickly, but Uranus tells her to stay out of this. She sees the
daimons barreling towards Moon and shoves her out of the way, hurting her shoulder
in the process. Sailoruranus tells Sailormoon to leave, but Moon grabs her
hand and tells her she should leave.
Kaolinite notices that their "combination" isn't good, and orders the daimon to
go. The daimons yell, "Chaining" and shoot light out of their mouths which
creates handcuffs/chains around Uranus and Moon's wrists, tying them together.
The daimons attack again but Uranus and Sailormoon can't get away since they
pull in opposite directions. Kaolinite laughs and says that they're sad,
looking like a bad three-legged race. Uranus and Sailormoon pull again in the
opposite directions but are flung back against each other and fall to the
ground. Kaolinite says they must hate each other for being in this situation
and says they'll die that way.
The daimons are about to attack again, but Neptune yells to Uranus that she has
to live and finish their mission. Kaolinite's hair wraps around Neptune's neck
and tosses her over the cliff into the waterfall. Uranus yells, "Neptune!" and
Sailormoon starts to run towards the waterfalls, but Uranus drags her the other
way into the bushes with Sailormoon demanding to know where she's going.
Kaolinite orders the daimons to follow them.
Uranus and Moon run through the forest into a cave. They hide behind some rocks.
Sailormoon says Neptune might be alive so doesn't Uranus want to try to save
her? Uranus ignores her, trying to take off the handcuffs but can't. Sailormoon
tells her it hurts, and Uranus tells her to be quiet. The daimons approach and
beam their headlights into the cave; they see nothing and move on. Sailormoon
then says the daimons are gone so they can go save Neptune; isn't Uranus worried
that Neptune might die? Uranus says they'll die if they go out with the cuffs
on. Sailormoon says that Uranus is betraying Neptune, she's horrible! Uranus
stands up, angry, and tells Sailormoon she doesn't know what she is talking about.
Uranus turns around and says that she and Neptune made a promise: if one of them
was in trouble, the other one would leave her to complete their mission of
finding the Talismans. Sailormoon asks what the Talismans are, but Uranus says
she doesn't have to tell her. Sailormoon gets upset, saying that the owners of
the heart crystals would die, so how can Sailoruranus be so cold? Sailoruranus
snaps that Sailormoon is too kind- the Silence is approaching, and to prevent
it, they need the Talismans. No one wants there to be any sacrifices, but if
they have to be made for the world's sake, so what would Sailormoon do?! The
two stare at each other in silence.
Kaolinite floats over the waterfall, wondering if Neptune is dead.
Sailoruranus and Moon are sitting on the ground. Some water drips from the
ceiling rocks and hits Uranus's hurt shoulder. She winces. Sailormoon sees
that the wound is bleeding. She puts her handkerchief into a small pool of
water and tends the wound even though Uranus tells her not to touch her;
Sailormoon asks what if it gets infected? Uranus says it's none of her business
but Sailormoon ties the handkerchief around her shoulder anyway. Uranus is
confused why Sailormoon is helping her. Sailormoon says she can't ignore an
injured person. She then asks Uranus to do her a favor: her back is itching,
so could Uranus scratch it? Uranus gets a weird look on her face but does it
anyway. Uranus says Sailormoon's a strange girl; she thought Sailormoon was
an annoyance, but when they're together like this-
The daimons return to the cave and look around. Sailoruranus pulls Sailormoon
into a protective embrace (like Haruka did to Usagi earlier), and Sailormoon
smells Sailoruranus's cologne. She thinks that it's impossible- Her thoughts
are cut off when the daimons launch themselves at the rocks the two senshi are
hidden behind. Sailormoon says they should go find Neptune and the two run
out of the cave.
Kaolinite sees them and orders the daimons to kill them. Sailormoon and Uranus
jump over the daimons at the same time. Sailormoon taunts the daimons, and
then she and Uranus duck at the same time, the daimons flying over them.
Kaolinite is shocked- they aren't acting like they were before, they are more
synchronized now. The daimons yell, "Chaining" again, but Uranus and Moon
lift up the chains so that the shot breaks the chains.
Kaolinite yells, "Baka!" at the daimons, then wonders how Sailormoon and Uranus
can cooperate so well in such a short period of time. Below in the water,
Sailorneptune swims to a rock. Kaolinite sees her: "You're still alive? Die!"
and leaps down towards her. However, Sailormoon body slams her out of the
way. Moon falls to the ground, and a daimon heads towards her. Uranus stands
in front of Sailormoon and uses "World Shaking" to destroy the daimon.
Sailormoon gets up and uses "Moon Spiral Heart Attack" on the other daimon.
Kaolinite says she won't forget this and disappears. Sailormoon smiles at
Uranus and says they did well. Uranus smiles back, but then frowns, saying
she'll respect Sailormoon a little, but no one will interfere with their
mission. She goes down to see Neptune, who has climbed to shore. Uranus
kneels down next to her, and Neptune asks her why she risked saving her.
Uranus says that the one who saved Neptune is "her" and looks up towards the
top of the cliff. Neptune says, "Sailormoon?!"
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