Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Episode 69 – Jack TVAugust 2, 2009
Here it is! Jack Atlas in his very own sitcom: Jack TV! After losing the title of King to Yusei Fudo and becoming a regular citizen following the defeat of the Dark Signers, Jack Atlas is not making money. Watch as he struggles to find a job and kick ass through card games! Definitely making you and your family laugh for ages!
Rated PG because of the concept of throwing cards at people.
Last time, Crow managed to open up an old man’s heart and made him come with them to Martha’s place. It took a lot of trap-surviving and card-gaming tactics to achieve it.
In this magical episode, we start at a random poor family’s house in the city, with loan sharks taking over their property.
Of course, they also take the kid’s trading cards as it’s worth a bunch of stuff or something in that place.
After the OP, Yusei was busy doing maintenance on their prototype D-Wheel. A person comes in, named Marco, who works as a delivery person. He says he’s come to pick up the computer. Yusei seems to know him well.
Yusei commends him for working hard today as well and Marco claims that he has a sick mother and their family is quite poor so he has to work hard. Yusei tells him to wait for a minute while he takes the computer. Marco looks at the prototype D-Wheel and looks impressed and excited.
As Marco leaves, Yusei goes back inside to work. Crow goes downstairs and complains to Yusei that they’re having a budget deficit. Someone’s been spending more than what they earn. Crow begins to doubt that they can enter the World Grand Prix at this rate. He then looks for Jack, who he thinks is out to look for a job. Yusei tells him that Jack wasn’t looking for anything at all and was at the “usual place”.
Apparently, Jack’s in a place called CAFE LA GEEN. He drinks a cup of coffee and admires its taste. The fangirl waitress stares at Jack and Jack notices it. The waitress excuses herself and hides to continue her fangirl activities by spying on him. Soon, Jack is joined by Carly and the fangirl becomes irritated that some geek just walked to Jack casually and they seem to know each other.
Carly talks about a thing called Duel Shrine. Jack doesn’t what it is and Carly tries to explain it. Before she can have the opportunity to further explain what the Duel Shrine is after showing Jack a picture, Crow arrives. Jack asks Crow if he’s also there to try out the famous coffee of the cafe. With that, Crow notices the bill for Jack’s coffee.
Crow becomes even more angry. He demands Jack to look for a job. They can’t enter the World Grand Prix penniless. Just replacing one busted part costs money and Yusei is already busy fixing and saving money. Crow also has a job while Jack is just drinking 3,000 yen coffee at the same time, unemployed. Jack states the reason behind his unemployment is because there is no job fit for him. Crow becomes enraged and Carly calms them down but Crow tells her to stay out of it.
While they’re arguing, Marco arrives at the cafe to take the trays in his super duper wagon. This makes Crow compare him to Jack, who is just spending more money than they earn. Crow then goes on to say that if it weren’t for him and Yusei, Jack won’t be able to eat anything at all. This, of course, makes Jack stand up and tell Crow that he WILL find a job as he is the one and only Jack Atlas!
First up, Jack tries his shot in a bento shop.
His masterpiece, Jack Atlas’ very own Synchro Bento! Well, rejected. So he goes off to find a new job.
Next is the bookstore…
He gets kicked out again…
The next one is laundry…
He even cracks about being his “comrade” now, showing off his dragon birthmark as a joke to the now burnt sleeve of the outfit he just ironed. Of course, he got kicked out again. He rubs his butt as he complains that he doesn’t understand these people. Carly seems to be following him around and was deciding if she should help him. Meanwhile, back in Yusei’s place. It seems Jack has been gone for days and Crow says it’s a good lesson for him.
Jack ends up in a bridge, throwing rocks at the river beneath. He thinks that ordinary people doesn’t know his worth. He starts to smell something good. He’s hungry. It seems Carly was near the river bank and was grilling some fish. She fans the smoke to Jack’s position so he’ll be tempted to eat and go down. Before Jack could consult his natural instinct, he spots Marco passing by.
Jack decides to follow Marco. At first, Carly thought Jack was coming down to eat and prepared a plate but she immediately realizes that Jack was heading the other way. She follows him again. Eventually, Jack makes a turn to an archway. Carly looks ahead and sees that Jack was heading to the Duel Shrine.
She then assumes that Jack was going to give up his life for some reason. She quickly runs towards Jack but bumps into him from behind. Jack then hastily covers Carly’s mouth before she could make more noise and pulls her back behind some trees.
Carly makes another quick assumption that Jack pulled her behind some trees so they could make out. She pouts her lips for a kiss while thinking that Jack had always been thinking of her.
Oddly enough, she realizes her own mistake without Jack correcting her. She asks whether Jack’s debt was there but then she spots the kid from earlier, Marco. Jack mentions that Marco had been acting strange. They observe as Marco makes an offering to the Duel Shrine. Of course, he offered his Deck of Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards.He asks the god of the shrine to defeat Garome for him to stop messing with his family.
Carly seems to know this Garome person and Jack inquires about him. Carly explains that Garome is a loan shark that attacks the poor by offering them a huge amount of money through a contract but asks for unreasonable payback. Suddenly, Marco’s younger brother named Miguel arrives to the shrine. Miguel sees that Marco had offered his Deck to the shrine and Marco says that it is to beat Garome. Miguel then asks him what about his dream of riding a D-Wheel someday and entering a tournament.
Marco says it’s true… but ever since Satellite and the City became one, he thought the poor would also have a chance in the new City but he was wrong. In the end, nothing changed at all. The poor are still poor and were oppressed. Even if he had those cards, Garome would only take them. He then tells Miguel that they should go home as their mother might be worried. Jack and Carly watch as they go off. Carly says Garome cannot be forgiven for stealing cards from children. Jack then suddenly asks Carly if Garome can Duel. Of course he can! Everyone on this freaking show can! Even monkeys, robots, aliens and demonic overlords from another dimension!
Jack takes Marco’s cards that were offered in the Duel Shrine. You know what happens next, right? He’s gonna go off to Duel Garome using Marco’s cards. It’s as simple, not to mention super predictable, like that~!
After the eyecatch, Part B. At Garome’s building, the legion of unnamed henchmen were laughing while talking about Marco. Suddenly, Jack kicks the door open. Garome immediately recognizes him as the former King, Jack Atlas. Sadly, the henchmen does not and this angers Jack. Garome thinks Jack is there to do business but Jack tells him that he needs the contracts that he pushed upon the poor. He challenges Garome to a Duel. If Jack wins, he will take the contracts but if he loses, Garome can do whatever he pleases with him.
Garome doesn’t like the bets. His contracts are worth much more than any of Jack’s stuff. He demands Jack to wager his ace card, Red Dragon Archfiend and his D-Wheel, the Wheel of Fortune. Jack pauses but agrees to the terms.
Soon after that, we see Yusei and Crow taking a walk outside on such a romantic night like lovers. Yusei immediately spots Jack and they stop walking and head towards Jack. Jack is getting ready to Duel Garome for the contracts. Just then, Carly arrives, who has abducted Marco in the middle of the night to watch a card game. They find out that Jack is Dueling to retrieve the contracts held by Garome but if he loses, he’ll give up Red Dragon Archfiend and his Wheel of Fortune. So instead of looking for a job, Jack was busy becoming a hero.
Marco says Jack shouldn’t bet those important things just for him. But Jack tells him he’s not gay for him. He says it’s a fight for those who have dreams. The Duel starts:
Garome's turn: 4000 LP
- Activates Upstart Goblin. Garome draws 1 card and Jack gains 1000 LP (Jack: 5000 LP).
- Special Summons Hell Trader. The card can be Special Summoned if his LP are lower than his opponent's.
- Summons Toichi, Hell Collection Official in Defense Position.
- Sets 1 card.
Carly wonders why Jack was given 1000 LP. Garome claims that it’s to give Jack a chance by loaning him some LP. Marco alerts them not to be fooled as Garome does that before taking everything from them. Jack then advises him to shut the hell up.
Jack's turn: 5000 LP
- Summons Power Invader without releasing any monsters because the opponent has 2 monsters through its onw effect.
- Garome activates a Continuous Trap Card, Endless Loan. When the opponent summons a monster, a Loan Token is Special Summoned to their side of the field. It seems those Loan Tokens cannot be destroyed unless Jack discards 1 card from his hand. Toichi, Hell Collection Official also gains the ability to be invulnerable in battle when there is a Loan Token present on the opponent's field.
- Jack doesn't discard and attacks Hell Trader using Power Invader. Garome's LP drops to 1800.
- When Hell Trader gets destroyed in battle, a Loan Token is Special Summoned to the opponent's side of the field.
- Sets 2 cards.
Marco tells Jack to discard his cards or else his loan will add up. Jack then argues that he doesn’t want to return something he did not borrow. Garome then says he has no other choice but to force it away from Jack.
Garome's turn: 1800 LP
- Equips Toichi, Hell Collection Official with Immoral Trade. It doubles the effect damage that Toichi, Hell Collection Official will inflict.
- Activates Toichi, Hell Collection Official's effect and deals damage to Jack 1000 LP for every Loan Token on his field. Jack has two Loan Tokens so the original damage would have been only 2000 LP but it gets doubled through Immoral Trade's effect. Jack takes a total sum of 4000 LP damage (Jack: 1000 LP).
Marco begs Jack to pay up but Jack stubbornly refuses again. He won’t do as he wants!
Jack's turn: 1000 LP
- Special Summons Smile Kids.by discarding 1 card from his hand.
- Endless Loan activates and a Loan Token is produced again.
- Activates a Trap: Emergency Evacuation Switch. By discarding 1 card from his hand, he can return one of his monster from the field back to his hand. He chooses Smile Kids.
- He then discards 1 more card to Special Summon Smile Kids again.
- Because Jack's field is already full (Power Invader, Smile Kids, 3 Loan Tokens), no additional Loan Tokens can be Special Summoned.
- Jack's hand is empty. He activates his second Trap Card, Zero Hole. It destroys all cards on the field when he has no hand cards.
- When Smile Kids is destroyed by a card effect, Smile Angel can be Special Summoned from his Deck.
- Smile Angel attacks directly, taking the remainder of Garome's LP (Garome: 0 LP)
- Jack takes the win as expected.
Garome’s henchmen pick him up and tries to escape with the contracts but Jack was able to throw a trading card at one of them and he drops the bag containing all the contracts.
Back at Yusei’s place, Jack tears the contracts apart. Now there’s no need for anyone to pay some imaginary debt. Jack hands Marco back his Deck but Marco doesn’t know if he should take it. Jack then tells him that it’s true that the fight is over and there’s no need for him to take it back but he shouldn’t let go of his dreams easily. Those who don’t give up will surely achieve their dreams. He adds that he’ll be waiting for the day that Marco can have a Riding Duel with him and returns Marco’s Deck. Crow and Yusei wonder if Jack learned something from his misadventures.
Nope, he didn’t. But what is there to learn from playing a card game with loan sharks anyway? Nameless waitress Jack-fangirl becomes very disappointed as she thought she’d finally be able to get close to Jack with him working with her at Cafe la Geen. Crow and Yusei watch as Jack walks off again to find a new job.
A bit late but… oh well, I got a bit lazy…
I have the perfect job for Jack: a comedian. He and Carly are sitcom material.
This is one of the more entertaining filler episode. Too bad Jack turned from snob to serious comrade to comedian in the span of 60 episodes. Of course, this isn’t really the case but Jack seems very entertaining when he’s the one making the cracks, keeping a straight face on.
I think I already gave my thoughts inside the review so there’s nothing much that goes here.
The next episode seems to be about Rua and Ruka. Next week’s featured card is Power Tool Dragon. Rua duels some… thing.
This is the Bunny Chief, over and out!