Season 1, Episode 28: "Itís all in the Cards"
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Transcribed By: Vande (


Sora: Gennai really threw us for a loop when he told us there was an eighth child and it was up to us to find him. We were just about to pass through the gate that would take us into the human world when we were rudely interrupted by a trouble-making Digimon called Gatomon. Talk about your bad luck, the door closed right in our faces. Now that pestering feline is off to find the missing child, and we're stuck here not knowing what to do. Somehow we have to find a way to open that gate, but how?

[Outside Myotismon's Castle ]

Devidramon: (Growls)

Gennai: Myotismon has shut the gate, you can't follow him now.

Matt: Listen, pops, you've got to help us get through that gate. The eighth child is doomed if we don't.

Sora: And that isn't all. If that rotten creep goes on a rampage in the real world, lots of innocent people will get hurt.

Gennai: Hmm.

Tai: There just has to be some way we can open the gate up again.

Gennai: Well of course there is.

Tai: No kidding?

Sora: How then?

Gennai: Any door can be opened with the right keys.

Tai: Oh, don't be so mysterious, Gennai.

Gennai: Follow me to my house and I will explain everything.

Koromon: Where's that?

Gennai: Look above you.

Mimi: What kind of directions are those?

Gennai: Very good ones if you would just listen.

All: Huh?

Gennai: Keep looking and you shall see it.

Matt: There. A search light.

Patamon: (Gasp)

Gennai: Sorry. I ran out of maps. Follow the light and you can't miss it.

Tai: Excellent.

Gennai: Snack time for me.

Tai: Let's jet.


Joe: Look's like we're going to be doing a little swimming.

Mimi: My hat! My beautiful hat!

Matt: Either we got these directions wrong or Gennai's house is in the middle of a lake.

Izzy: So that's why I've never found it.

Joe: Must be really tough to get pizza delivered.

Izzy: Huh?

Gomamon: Hey, come on in, the water's fine. Oh no.

All: Huh? Oh.

Tai: Steps? All right, gang, we're in business.

Palmon: There are stairs going right down in the lake.

Matt: They must lead to Gennai's house.

Tai: Well, what are we waiting for?

[Stairs in Lake]

Joe: I was kind of hoping he'd send a boat. I guess not.

Gomamon: Hmm...Hey! Wait for me.

Mimi: If anyway wants any sushi, now is your chance.

T.K.: I wish I had my boots.

Patamon: Me, too. Look.

Sora: Quite a place if you don't mind living in pink fog.

Joe: No lawn to mow.

[Outside Gennai's Home]

Tai: I don't see a doorbell.

Matt: Hey, Gennai.

Joe: Hey, mister Gennai.

Mimi: Oh, Gennai.

Izzy: Hey.

Sora: Gennai.

Gennai: Who needs a doorbell with such noisy visitors?

All: Huh?

Izzy: Wow. It's the real Gennai.

Gennai: Who did you expect, Santa Claus?

Tai: We've just never seen the real you.

Izzy: Yeah.

Tai: So tell us, how come you're always hiding?

Gennai: I'm not.

Tai: Well you could've come in person, but you always used projections, right?

Gennai: It's just a show to impress you.

Joe: What kind of a person are you, anyway?

Gennai: Chuckles.

T.K.: A human or some kind of Digimon?

Gennai: That is not important.

Mimi: How come you call us the Digi-Destined?

Gennai: Mmm...easy, I'm old, but I'm not deaf! You were chosen to save this

world and your own.

Matt: But just how were we chosen? Why us?

Sora: Yeah, we only signed up for summer camp.

Gennai: That is all you need to know for now. Come inside. The most important thing is to return to your world and find the eighth child. That and maybe have a nice bowl of soup and a tuna sandwich.

[Inside Gennai's Home]

Mimi: Look at the fish.

All: (Laughs)

Joe: But those are Halibut, they're saltwater fish.

Gennai: You are right. So I have to feed them popcorn and salty pretzels and tons of salty nuts.

Joe: You think he's pulling our legs?

Tai: I have no idea.

Gennai: Now, a look at the weather. State, county, city. Does anyone recognize this area?

Tai: Our hometown?

Gennai: Mm-hmm, and the red flashing circle indicates Myotismon's location

Tai and Matt: (Gasp)

Tai: Myotismon.

Matt: Wow, he's only a mile from where we all live.

Gennai: I'm afraid so.

Tai: I'll bet you that he goes downtown. This is not good.


Man 1: What did you find?

Man 2: Nothing, cable's fine.

Man 1: So what's causing all this interference.

Myotismon: (Laughs)

[Insides Gennai's Home]

Tai: Please tell us how to open the gate back to our world.

Gennai: You certainly are impatient. Keep your goggles on, my young friend. You'll need these.

Matt: Check 'em out!

Sora and Joe: Whoa.

Tai: Digimon key cards.

T.K.: Look at that.

Tentomon: It's the spitting image.

Joe: All right! Look at Gomamon.

Gomamon: I'm cuter in person.

Koromon: There I am, too.

Mimi: But what are they for?

Tai: Yeah, and how do they help us open the gate?

Gennai: Well, there are nine holes on the stone wall of the gate.

Izzy: Mmm-yeah, so, oh wait, do the cards go into the holes?

Gennai: That's right. However, take a closer look. It's not quite as simple as that. Do you see the problem?

Izzy: You're giving us one too many cards.

Gennai: That's right. Mm-hmm. One of them is a fake.

All: Oh.

Tai: We'll try 'em all. Till we get the right combination. Whoa.

Tai (same time as Gennai): (Choking)

Gennai (same time as Tai): No, you will not, you silly boy. That's absolutely the last thing you should do. There are many, many other worlds. If you put the cards in the wrong holes, it will be a disaster. You could end up in a different world with no way to return. (Clears throat) Let me explain. The wrong cards might take you to a world where, for example, people and Digimon switch skin.

Mimi: No! Not that! I like my skin! (Crying)

Gennai: Don't worry, don't worry, you're not going to switch your skin with anyone as long as you learn how to use the cards correctly.

Joe: But we don't have any idea what to do.

Gennai: You must learn to use your power the way Myotismon is using his. Tomorrow I'll teach you the proper use of the cards.

All: (Sighs) (Snores)

Izzy: The Digital World is like our world, but different. Why is that?

Gennai: The same material is used in all worlds.

Izzy: Molecules and atoms?

Gennai: Exactly. Everything here in the Digital World, plants, trees, buildings, even the Digimon themselves, came from computer data in your world. So if there are strange things here, they are the result of broken or missing data.

Izzy: What about you, Gennai? Are you just made up of computer data, too?

Gennai: Of course. So in each of the worlds, I would appear somewhat different.

Izzy: But Gennai, if you're not human, how are you different from Digimon?

Gennai: I have no attributes.

Izzy: Attributes? Just what is that mean? You mean the different attacks Digimon have?

Gennai: Yes, and the way a Digimon digivolves. But attributes determine much more than that. They explain why some Digimon are good and some are evil. All Digimon can be classified as data, virus, or vaccine.

Izzy: We're definitely familiar with the virus kind.

Gennai: By the way, have you used that Digimon analyzer I gave you?

Izzy: yes, but there is something I wanted to ask you about it.

Gennai: What's that?

Izzy: I'm only able to access information on Digimon that I have seen, not on the ones that the other kids have seen.

Gennai: Hmm, you're right. That is a problem.

Izzy: Is it one that you can solve?

Gennai: You just leave it to me, my young friend. I should have it all taken care of by morning. For now, you had better get some rest.

Izzy: K.

Sora: Wow, Joe. Why not just eat the bones, too?

Joe: Hey. I was hungry.

All: Huh?

Gennai: Good morning, all.

All: Hi.

Gennai: Izzy. I completed the modifications for your computer. When you insert someone's digivice into this adapter, the analyzer will show information on any Digimon that person has seen. I also installed a new screensaver, you know the one with the coloured fishes swimming around? I really like that one.

Izzy: Great minds do think alike.

Gennai: And now I have a request for all of you. I don't want you to forget that you are the Digidestined.

Joe: I'll never forget this stomachache. Oh...

Sora: Joe, this is serious.

Gennai: I have done all I can do. I can no longer help you once you return to Myotismon's Castle. Good luck.

[Outside Myotismon's Castle]

Joe: Man, this place looks even scarier than it did the first time.

Devidramon: (Growls)

Izzy: How do we get past the Devidramon?

Tentomon: Leave that to me. I'll take 'em out while you go in.

Tai and Izzy: Mm-hmm.

Tentomon: Tentomon digi-olve to...

Kabuterimon: Kabuterimon! Kabuterimon digivolve to...

Megakabuterimon: Megakabuterimon!

[Inside Myotismon's Castle]

Izzy: Let's go, now is our chance.

Megakabuterimon: Horn Buster!

Izzy: Aah! Move it! Move it! Well, so much for a quiet entrance.

Megakabuterimon: Horn Buster!

All: Aah! Oh...

Izzy: Oh.

Motimon: Whoa, oh, oh!

Izzy: Motimon!

Motimon: Whoa! Oh. What happened, Izzy?

Izzy: Everything's turned all right side up again. You fixed the warp in space.

Tai: Come on, let's get to the gate. We've got to figure out the pattern in these cards. Hmm...

Sora: What, a clue?

Tai: Good one, bad one, funky one.

Joe: Maybe In-Training, Rookie, and Champion.

Matt: Or could it just be small one, medium one, big one, how can we be sure? And we still don't have a clue which card is the fake one.

Sora: Maybe it's where they lived, water or land.

Mimi: Maybe the key is in their names, like, Agumon starts with A, that's letter number one, then, oh, no, it really doesn't make any sense. Oh. Izzy, what are you looking at?

Izzy: Myotismon used a spell to open the gate and I think this picture must have something to do with it. Some of these characters I know. Sagittarius and Leo are signs of the Zodiac, but there's nothing about a monkey in any horoscope. And what's the significance of this star pattern?

Matt: Hmm?

T.K.: Matt, what's that sound?

Matt: I don't know.

Mimi: Well, maybe somebody should go take a...

Patamon: I'll go find out.

Mimi: Oh.

Tai: Come on, guys, we have to figure out the cards.

Sora: Yeah. Let's go.

Joe: What's the point? We'll never unlock the gate.

Sora: Don't even say that, Joe.

Joe: Even if we put the cards in the holes so they look right, we have no way of knowing 'til it's too late.

Matt: We have to try, Joe.

Tai: Something tells me we don't have much time.

Patamon: Hey, everyone. The walls and ceilings in the castle are caving in. The passages are all blocked.

Matt: That means we can't go back the way we came in. We're trapped.

Izzy: Now we have to open the gate. One of us has to choose nine cards and put them in the holes and that'll be that.

Joe: You, Tai.

Tai: Me?

Joe: Yeah, it's your call.

Tai: Mine? Why is it up to me?

Joe: I'm not trying to put you on the spot or anything like that, I just think we all really believe in you, Tai.

Tai: Me?

Matt: Joe's right. In times like these, decisions need to be made by the one in charge.

Tai: Hold on, have you guys all gone crazy? Who made me leader?

Matt: Do you remember when you were gone, Tai? We fell apart without you around.

Tai: Huh? Uh.

Matt: And after all that, weren't you the one who managed to bring us all back together again?

Tai: Yeah, I guess, but...

Mimi: Just do it, Tai!

Tai: Huh?

Sora: Mimi.

Mimi: I just wanna get back to my home, that's all. Oh...I'm sorry. I was being selfish again. I have to remember we're a team. Come on, Tai, save the day.

Sora: Yeah, we have to believe in our friends, remember what Gennai said?

Matt: Yeah, he said to believe in our power. You believe, don't you, Tai?

Tai: Maybe.

Joe: Come on, we've gone through a lot of weird stuff already. If we hadn't stuck together, we never would have beaten Seadramon.

Matt: Or smashed Tyrannomon.

Mimi: Or escaped from Toy Town.

Joe: And I'd still be making french fries in Vegiemon's diner if you hadn't saved me. You can do it, Tai.

All (except Tai): You can do it, Tai.

Tai: All right. So you're leaving it up to me to get this gate open, huh? And whatever I decide is the best way, you're all willing to go along with it?

All (except Tai and Palmon): Mm-hmm.

Palmon: Uh-huh.

Tai: Well, I've decided I want Izzy to do it.

Izzy: What? You do? Why me?

Mimi: If that's what Tai thinks, I accept it.

Matt: Me, too. Don't worry, Izzy, Tai believes in you and so do the rest of us.

Izzy: But what happens if I'm wrong?

Mimi: No one will blame you.

Tai: We all know you're the right one for the job, Izzy. Go for it.

Izzy: I still have no idea how this all fits together.

Motimon: Maybe you could use your computer to help figure it out.

Izzy: The computer? All right, now I'd rather use it to log onto the Internet and book us a flight out of this place. Huh? Wait a minute. The horse, the lion, and the monkey. That's it.


Gennai: Remember, all Digimon can be classified as data, virus, or vaccine.


Izzy: Could it be? Who here has met up with Digitamamon and Gekomon?

Joe: I have.

Izzy: Gimme your digivice. Prodigious!

Tai: You figured it out?

Izzy: I think I might have. Come on guys, check this out. The first three, the lion, the archer, and the monkey, would be Leomon, Centarumon, and Etemon. In addition, there is one of each classification. Data, virus, and vaccine. The stars, starting at the top represent In-Training, Rookie, and Champion. So now we can put all the cards in the right squares.

Sora: You did it, Izzy. Good work.

Tai: We knew you'd figure it out.

Izzy: Wait a minute, not so fast. There are two cards here. One of them is the fake, but I don't know which one. So that's it. I'm sorry. We still can't be certain where the gate will open to.

Joe: But we made it this far. That's great.

Izzy: Yes it is.

Sora: Tai can pick which one's the fake.

Tai: If I can't, everyone gets an ice cream, and I'm buying.

Palmon: (Laughs) Huh?

All: Huh?

Tai: Ah!

Dokugumon: (Growls)

Tai: What is that?

Izzy: I'll tell you in just a minute. It's Dokugumon, an evil Digimon with computer virus parasites covering his body.

Dokugumon: Intruders in the castle must be destroyed! Go get them! (Laughs)

All: Ah!

Gomamon: Gomamon digivolve to...

Ikkakumon: Ikkakumon!

Palmon: Palmon digivolve to...

Togemon: Togemon!

Gabumon: Gabumon digivolve to...

Garurumon: Garurumon! Blue Blaster!

Koromon: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! We're running out of time!

Togemon: Needle Spray!

Ikkakumon: Harpoon Torpedo!

Sora: Oh! Aah!

Yokomon: Oh, oh! Yokomon digivolve to...

Biyomon: Biyomon!

Sora: Just in time!

Biyomon: Spiral Twister!

Tai: I can't decide. Which one is the fake card?

Mimi: Hurry up! Choose!

Tai (Thinking): If I choose wrong, we're toast.

Dokugumon: (Growls) Poison Thread! Poison Cobweb! (Laughs)

Matt: Garurumon!

Sora: Digivolve, again!

Dokugumon: (Growls)

Garurumon: Garurumon digivolve to...

Weregarurumon: Weregarurumon!

Gomamon: Oh.

Palmon: Oh.

Matt: Tai, you gotta make up your mind now, we're out of time.

Tai: Okay, it's this one, come on, now!

Joe: Tai.

Mimi: Come on!

Tai: You're the one, Gomamon, open the gate!

Sora: It's opening.

T.K.: It worked.

Tai: Come on!

Dokugumon: Ah!

Matt: Leave him and come on.

Dokugumon: You'll never get out of here in one piece. (Screams)

Matt: That was real close, Tsunomon, but it looks like we made it. Uh!

[Time Warp]

All: (Screams)


Matt: Mm...oh...huh?

Tai: Where are we?

Joe: I know this place. This is the summer camp where we all met. You did it, Tai, we're home again.

Mimi: Oh, home! Oh-wah!

Sora: We're back to where we were first sucked into the Digital World, but where are our Digimon?

Izzy: I wonder if we got the cards wrong after all.

Sora: Then in this world, we could be without them. Huh?

Biyomon: You can't get rid of us that easily.

All (Digidestined): (Laughs)

Palmon: Wake up, come on, sleepyheads.

Tai: We're up, we're up, we're up. Where've you been?

Gomamon: We thought we oughta go look for a little lunch.

Mimi and Joe: (Laughs)

Joe: Now that we're home, we don't have to eat leaves anymore. We can eat cheeseburgers.

Mimi: That's right, and pepperoni pizza!

T.K.: And french fries!

Matt: And ice cream!

Sora: Yeah, and broccoli!

All: Broccoli?

Tai: Broccoli?

Koromon: How did you know that my card was the fake, Tai?

Tai: I didn't. I kept your card 'cause you're my friend.

Koromon: (Laughs) That's so nice. Mm...

Tai: Hey, everybody, we've got to go and find the eighth child.

Matt: Yeah, and we've got to get a move on, since Myotismon's there ahead of us.

Tai: I'm happy that we're finally headed back to my hometown, and we already know that's where we're going to find the eighth child. Let's go!