DD II Shrine
Over the Line
Episode written by Sandra Ryan
The episode opens with the Shadow Master addressing the
Shadow Warriors about another plot for conquering Metro City. If they can
find a way to destroy the regulator computer at the EMF plant, they can
increase the power of the black flame exponentially. Without wasting much
time, the warriors follow their leader into the Black Flame, which teleports them to
the EMF plant. Inside the plant, Sickle knocks down the security guard and takes his jacket.
However, the guard isn't unconscious and manages to press the alarm. Sickle
the police, and imitating the security guard's voice, he reports that he spilled
his coffee on the computer, accidentally setting off the alarm.
Billy, Jimmy and Marian are in the garage of the
Dragon Dojo working on the Dragon Cruiser when they
hear the police dispatch on Marian's radio tell them to ignore the call at
the EMF plant because some rent-a-cop accidentally spilled his coffee on the computer. Jimmy just wants to
ignore the call like dispatch suggested, but Marian knows the guard and
shares the fact that he doesn't even drink coffee. Just like that the three
of them high tail it to the EMF plant.
The three show up outside the plant and see the outline of a security
guard waving in the dark, except this security guard's outline also includes
two large sickles. Billy and Jimmy realize that it's Sickle and
quickly transform. They head into the plant and
proceed to pummel the Shadow Warriors. Billy, Jimmy and Marian then
arrive in the ultra-magnetic field room where they face the Shadow Master. The Double
Dragons proceed to confront the Shadow Master, but Ice Pick attacks Marian and
Jimmy runs to her rescue. As Jimmy protects her, Billy fights the Shadow
Master by himself. During the fight, Billy is knocked back into the ultra-magnetic
field, trapping him. The Shadow Master leaves with the Shadow Warriors and Jimmy pulls Billy out
of the field. Everything should be fine, except Billy doesn't know who he
In a hospital room, Jimmy and Marian begin to fight
over what has happened to Billy. Jimmy decides to
leave while Marian guards Billy. Jimmy talks to an EMF scientist and
discovers that he has to flip the polarity switch in the ultra-magnetic
field room and throw Billy back into
the ultra-magnetic field, essentially re-frying him. This will give Billy back his memory,
but they must do it within 24 hours because that's how long they have before
field shifts and Billy loses his memories forever.
While Jimmy is busy playing detective, Sickle reports to the Shadow
Master that Billy has the IQ of a brussel sprout. The Shadow Master orders
that Billy be brought to him, and the Shadow Warriors kidnap Billy from his
hospital room. Jimmy returns to the hospital to find Billy missing and argues with Marian some
more. The two head then back to the Dragon Dojo to regroup with the Dragon Warriors.
Meanwhile, back at the Shadow Dojo, the Shadow Master convinces
a kidnapped Billy that he is his son and
walks him into the Black Flame, transforming Billy into the new Shadow
Boss. The Shadow Master separates his scythe weapon into two and hands Billy the
sword end of it. Billy's Dragon Sword is thrown across the room and
and ends up sticking in the
Jimmy and Marian argue some more at the Dragon Dojo, but Jimmy knows that the Shadow Master
won't be able to resist showing off Billy. The Dragon Warriors follow Jimmy and Marian
to the Shadow Dojo. They find Billy dressed in black and brainwashed.
He's completely unreceptive to Jimmy's pleading. Billy and the
Shadow Warriors run into the Black Flame and disappear. Jimmy grabs Billy's
and the Dragons head back to the Dragon Dojo.
At the Dragon Dojo, Jimmy heads into a room by himself and meditates alone for
the first time. The Oldest Dragon appears and tells him that sometimes to
escape drowning, you must throw yourself into the fire. Jimmy doesn't
understand the message initially, but he manages to clear his head and resolve his differences with
Marian. The Dragons head to the EMF plant to foil the Shadow Master's plan.
The Dragon Warriors beat up the Shadow Warriors and
Jimmy heads into the ultra-magnetic field room to face Billy. The two
brothers fight, much to the reluctance of Jimmy. The Shadow Master
watches and Jimmy tells his brainwashed brother that his
father is John Lee. This confuses Billy and slightly jogs his memory long enough for Jimmy to grab him
and tell Marian to flip the switch. Jimmy finally understands the Oldest
Dragon's teaching and runs himself and Billy into the field. The black
off of Billy while he screams "Ah, it burns!" Jimmy throws the evil sword
back to the Shadow Master and hands Billy his true sword.
The two transform, blast nameless Shadow Warriors, and then blast their
leader. Shadow Master disappears shaking his fist and Metro City is saved again.
Dojo Master's review: I enjoyed this episode because it had Billy and Jimmy
switch places. Billy experiences what Jimmy went through and Jimmy learns
how hard it is to be the leader. The story isn't bad and there is a decent
amount of fighting without too much green stuff being shot from swords. The Shadow Warriors get pummeled thoroughly and the Shadow Boss
returns for a short time.