| Jeri Fights Back |
(Guren no Kishi yo Aisuru Mono-tachi o Sukue!)
"Crimson Knight! Save the People you Love"
| (Ja:) Fuji Television|
(En:) Saban Entertainment
|Airdate|| (Ja:) March 24, 2002|
(En:) June 8, 2002
|Written by||(En:) Terri-Lei O'Malley|
Takato and Guilmon biomerge to Gallantmon and ride Grani to the D-Reaper. They enter a strange white sphere with red and blue rings rotating around it. Inside Gallantmon degenerates back to Takato and Guilmon, who meet up with Henry, Rika, Renamon and Terriermon. Henry shows them the Red Card Shibumi created to let them fight in the D-Reaper. Ryo and Cyberdramon arrive, and the four Tamers slash the Red Card and head into the D-Reaper. Various agents attempt to stop them, including ADR-04: Bubbles and another ADR-08: Optimizer. Grani is knocked away by one of the agents. Sakuyamon destroys the Optimizer, which causes the cables holding Jeri to be destroyed. She grabs Calumon and hopes that he is okay. Grani has been injured, so Gallantmon tells it to stay behind. Outside a ADR-07: Paratice Head agent destroys a nearby police car. It is destroyed by one of Guardromon's missiles. Before they can continue on, they are stopped by a military chopper. Ai, Mako, and Impmon are on a bus back to Ai and Mako's grandparent's house. Impmon is down on himself, but Ai and Mako tell him he did his best. A D-Power appears making them Impmon's true Tamers, thanks to a passing DigiGnome. Jeri finally realizes what Leomon meant by destiny, and tells the D-Reaper that it should leave humans alone. The D-Reaper only responds by binding her up again. The Megas reach the Mother D-Reaper. A large hole appears nearby. The Monster Makers realize it is a link to the Digital World, and the key to Operation: Doodlebug. From the hole a new creature arises, the Reaper. Gallantmon attacks it, but there is no effect. The Reaper retaliates with one of its sickles. Justimon, MegaGargomon and Sakuyamon all attack in succession. The flames from Sakuyamon's attack reach the Mother D-Reaper causing Jeri to scream. Gallantmon goes after her while the others take on the Reaper. When Gallantmon starts to run up the Mother D-Reaper, a giant pink version of Jeri's head appears and attacks Gallantmon. While he is falling, Grani appears and asks if he wants to fly. Grani and Gallantmon fuse, and Gallantmon mode changes to Gallantmon Crimson Mode. Gallantmon destroys the Jeri head and flies up towards Jeri.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)
No Digimon were analyzed in this episode.
Grani: Do you want to fly Gallantmon?
Gallantmon: Who are you?
Grani: Do you want to fly? I will give you my wings.
Guilmon: Wings? I could fly?
Grani: I can no longer move on my own, but I can give you the strength within me. You can have my wings Gallantmon.
Takato: Grani, you really are a Digimon aren't you?
Guilmon: Grani, are you sure?
Grani: I am very sure. You are my friends. You talked to me. This is my gift to you.
Gallantmon: A part of you will always be with us, Grani!
- —A heartfelt goodbye to a friend they never got to know.
The scene where the D-Reaper restrains Jeri is censored, in the original there is a restraint around Jeri's throat, additionally, in the dub, Jeri's arms are at her side whereas in the original her arms are stretched out, resembling a crucifixion.
- The Narrator quotes Shakespeare's Henry V, specifically the titular King's call to arms, "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more".
- Rika's observation, "wherever you go, there you are" is likely a reference to the line in the cult 80's film, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
- This episode's Japanese title card is Gallantmon Crimson Mode