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"Poor Vegeta...At last, he understands the true nature of the monster he faces. For the first time ever, he's genuinely trembling! All of the fear and frustration he must be feeling, I can only imagine. His eyes don't lie, those tears are real! This is the first time that the proud Saiyan prince has known what it is to feel helpless..."
King Kai

"The Moment of Truth Approaches! Goku Back in Action!" (ちにったぜこのしゅんかんそんくうふっかつ Machinimatta ze Kono Shunkan! Son Gokū ga Fukkatsu da, lit. "The Moment We've Waited For! Son Goku is Revived") is the forty-first episode in Dragon Ball Z Kai. This episode first aired in Japan on January 24, 2010. Its original American airdate was November 3, 2010. The song "Saiyan Blood" plays when Vegeta is powering up and "Chou Super Dragon Soul" plays when Goku emerges from the Medical Machine in this episode.



Goku completes his recovery

Vegeta uses his newly-found power and speed to save Gohan from Frieza's Death Beam. While Gohan is grateful, Vegeta tells him that he doesn't care about saving him, he only did it to demonstrate and test out his new powers, now that he has finally declared himself a Super Saiyan. While the Saiyan prince's power goes to unimaginable heights, it appears to all be in vain, as Frieza dodges every single blast that Vegeta sends at the tyrant and deflects his most powerful attack, an action that completely obliterates Vegeta's will to fight and leaves him in tears. Frieza then declares his intent to strike back, and Vegeta, now devoid of his fighting spirit, is quickly defeated and overwhelmed. Frieza then taunts Vegeta, saying how he had always been gracious to Vegeta and given him special treatment, which is a complete lie. Gohan tries to intervene, but Piccolo stops him, saying that it would not do any good. Just then, Goku emerges from the Rejuvenation Tank inside Frieza's Spaceship, finally healed and finding his power to be extraordinarily higher than before. As Frieza continues his brutal beatdown of Vegeta, Goku prepares to join his comrades in the battle for Planet Namek.

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