Puppy Love- Drive 41-42 -RX! 113

Today we’re putting Kamen Rider Drive to the test as speedy as we can, as we investigate:

41 How Was the Golden Drive Created?


42 What is the Truth about the Goddess?

Q1-Do you like exploring the main Roimudes by episodes focusing who they copied and the reasons why? Should that have been done more? Do you want to see it with Brain, too?

Q2-What do you think about Chase (almost explicitly) being in love with Kiriko?

Q3-Kiriko tripped and fell but Chase caught her. How did you feel about that bit?

Q4-How did Banno come off in these episodes? Is Banno World’s Worst Dad? Did you enjoy how Banno dealt with 006? Is he a great villain?

Q5-What is Heart’s goal again?

Q6-Do you enjoy the healing at a cost idea? Should Sailor Moon be the only one who doesn’t suffer negative effects when healing others?

Q7-What are your thoughts on Misuzu’s love being for Shou, the dog? Is Medic possessed of Misuzu’s love or Shou’s?

Q8-Did you like the spin on Medic that she copied the Misuzu and Shou?

Q9-Did Medic just get fridged?

Q10-What are your thoughts on Banno’s competency and power level? -too much, not enough, just right, or other?


Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show


-REALLY? Them soft-folk be dropping like flies, huh?

-Almost 2 dozen women have uttered the words, “I miss you so much Shou” and then collapsed in a hospital after hearing a strange sound. All of them were in close proximity to the woman who Medic copied.

-Rinna becomes a victim of this bizarre incident as well.

-Kyu shows Kiriko and Shinnosuke security footage of Medic directing Brain to deposit the woman she copied in the hospital. Kyu says they and the woman all exhibit strange activity in the same region of the brain.

-They determine the women may have all felt the same feeling of romantic longing and Gen explains wonderfully to Chase just what that feels like. Chase doesn’t get it.

-Kyu gets another surveillance camera angle on the scene with Brain, Medic and her double and sees Banno floating there.

-SCU gum-shoeing montage

-Back to Medic, Brain and the golden retriever, Medic is impatiently waiting for a “him” to appear as she watches the hospital from a GREAT distance with her “Elven” eyes. Brain says he won’t help if Medic doesn’t explain and she puts him in his place by reverting him back to a core, a modification she made when reconstructing him to keep him in check.

-Banno shows up out of nowhere and offers to help Medic, who doesn’t want to appear or be considered black-hearted. Gou pulls a Banno and also pops in out of nowhere and attacks. Evil Belt Dad plants himself on Medic and forcibly controls her body to fight Mach who is delighted to destroy both at the same time.

-They are about to kill Gou when Heart jumps in front of him, rips Banno off of Medic who runs away and orders Brain to grab the dog and do the same. Heart comments on Banno’s new form, but Chase shows up to interrupt before they can really get into it.

-Banno leaves after doing a big tentacle whip and Chase asks Heart to join them in fighting and destroying Banno. Heart clarifies that he won’t because he is dedicated to his goal, which someone helped him find the night of the Global Freeze. Apparently it was Medic who appeared when Heart and several others were all but beaten. She healed them in her goddess-like visage and renewed their resolve to undertake their crusade.

-Gou and Chase recount the tale to Shinnosuke and Gou heads out to find Banno.

-A vested man carrying a purse runs into the hospital and we learn that he knows Medic’s template, Misuzu Hatori. Krikiko, Shinnosuke and Chase go with him to see Misuzu who he fails to awaken. He is Igarashi Kazuya, NOT Shou as Kiriko and Shinnosuke suspect.

Igarashi Kayuya works with the Amoroso Ballet Company as a dancer. He and Misuzu both do, or did. She went missing one year ago, but was a rising star.

-Heart and 006 meet on a rooftop. Heart basically orders 006 to help protect Medic. 006 is glad to do it because he can destroy Banno and achieve Ultimate Evolution.

-Medic and the dog are having a good time together while Brain complains about getting bitten.

-Medic seems to sense that Igarashi and Misuzu are together and pulls them away from the three guarding them while Shinnosuke explains romantic love to Chase. Gen shows up and share some intel. When they go to ask Igarashi, they notice that he and Misuzu are gone.

-Kiriko trips while running to get them and Chase catches her. As she runs off to find Igarashi and Misizu, he wonders if he is in love with Kiriko.

-Medic holds Igarshi by the throat and demands to know if he really is Misuzu’s beloved. Shinnosuke saves him and tells the others to get the civilians out of danger. Chase comes to assist and Shinnosuke notices Medic reaching for them desperately as Misuzu and Igarashi are carried off.

-006 goes to defeat Banno and after much bluster and tough talk, his henchman are dispatched and his core is quickly isolated from his body and destroyed. Banno attaches to the blank body and uses it to transform into a Golden Drive.

-Using Type Tridoron, Shinnosuke has Medic pinned and asks if she hospitalized Misuzu after copying her because she thought her love would come and wake her up. She refuses to answer and pushes the Riders back lamenting that despite her great love for Mr, Heart she hasn’t reached Ultimate Evolution and that the key must be somewhere deep within Misizu’s heart.

-Banno is on the beach going on about Ultimate Evolution when Gou shoots him. They chat a bit and Banno scoffs at Gou’s notion of a “son’s duty” and familial love. He tells Gou that a family was just a group of subordinates for him and that Gou and Kiriko were research subjects for him. Gou served as a more useful too than Kiriko. Gou become incensed and attacks.

-Banno thrashes Gou a bit and then steals his Mach gun thing and his signal bike too! He uses the Stop finisher on Mach and dehenshins Gou, insults him and leaves as he is passing out on the sand.

-Banno notices Brain and menacingly approaches to ask him for something.

-Back to Medic and the Riders, she is still holding them off and going on about finding that love. She pauses for a moment when Misuzu quietly says something after the dog goes to her and starts pawing at her.

-Shinnosuke dehenshins and tell Medic he has some questions for her.

Surprise Drive 4/4 When Did Tomari Eiji Arrive?

-Who cares what happened here?

-Did you notice Eiji’s outfit is based off of Type Tridoron?

Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show


-Shinnosuke asks Medic to confirm his theory that she brought Misuzu to the hospital hoping that she’d wake up upon being reunited with her love, Shou.

-She explains that she found Misuzu lying in the street and absorbed the intriguing emotion that cause Misuzu to be more concerned for the life of another than her own. She used the power of healing she had gained form the pure, unconditional love to heal Misuzu.

-Medic went on to heal the Roimude’s who had been hurt and absorbed their negative emotions which made her as nasty and severe as she has shown herself to be at times.

-Shinnosuke argues that she still has those positive feelings though and isn’t wholly consumed by the negative emotions, so he volunteers to help her find Shou.

-Banno stops by to announce himself as Gold Drive and make Krim feel badly. He throws Tridoron at Shinnosuke and sort of assists the Type Tridoron henshin. Cute.

-Drive and Chaser fight Banno and he trounces them.

-Banno and Brain take Medic to go fix her, so she can evolve.

-Banno said that he removed the “lust” that was corrupting her ability to achieve Ultimate Evolution.

-Gou tells Kiriko what Banno said about them just being test subjects and how little he cared in general.

-Shinnosuke does some detective work to find out who this Shou is and gets a call from Kyu who has found that Igarshi isn’t who he really says he is.

-Igarashi was embezzling money from the ballet studio to pay off his debts and wanted to kill Misuzu because she knew about it and he didn’t want her to regain consciousness and say anything to the police about it, especially because he, you know, tried to kill her to keep her quiet about it on the night of the Global Freeze.

-Igarashi is arrested and Otta takes him away.

-Heart and Brain have a little talk wherein Brain stammers and says that he deserves any and all punishment from Heart. Heart agrees and says he’ll erase him from existence.

-Medic shows up to kill Misuzu who is being escorted by Kiriko, Gou and Chase. The guys transform and while Medic is much stronger, she isn’t starting her Ultimate Evolution as she expected.

-Heart is watching and in her zeal to not be embarrassed in front of sempai she redoubles her attack driving the Riders back and making way for the golden retriever, Shou to be reunited with Misuzu.

-Witnessing their reunion, Medic more fully remembers her encounter with Misizu and Shou, she admired the strength and resolve they showed at death’s door and healed both of them, also absorbing emotion from each partner in a beautiful, powerful relationship.

-Recalling this she does achieve Ultimate Evolution, but she breaks form her transformation and Banno appears revealing that he modified her to become his puppet once she had achieved Ultimate Evolution.

-Heart charges at Banno but Medic attacks him stopping his advance. Shinnosuke tries to get her to wake up and break free from the mind control, but he is repelled.

-Banno orders her to kill the Riders and she sends a barrage of dangerous tentacles to kill them, which Heart intercepts. He tells her he didn’t want things to be this way and Banno teleports himself, Medic and Heart away from the action.

-Shinnosuke explains that he noticed all the collapsed women had dogs, even Rinna and that they all collapsed when synchronizing with Misuzu’s love for Shou.

-Otta and Rinna share a precious moment over dogs and Chase determines he does love Kiriko.

-Banno appoints himself leader and goes on about causing a second Global Freeze while Medic murmurs “I didi it all for Mr. Heart” as she heals Heart who reminds Banno that Brain doesn’t count in the equation of the Promised Number because he is gone.

-Brain is going incognito amongst the humans and thinking back on Heart telling him to disappear. He can’t help feeling pity for Medic despite their rocky relationship.

-Shinnosuke sees Kiriko and Chase talking and he is on pins and needles as he is sure Chase intends to confess his love to her.

-Abrupt ending!

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Loose Ends- Rider Jump 8

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One Bad Dad-Drive 39-40 -RX! 112

Today we’re putting Kamen Rider Drive to the test as speedy as we can, as we investigate:

39 When Will the Tornado Kidnapper Strike?


40 Why Did the Two Brilliant Scientists Collide?

Q1-What did you think of the decoy/fake couples in 39? Was it exciting, irritating, should there have been more to it?

Q2– I thought Gou was changing and becoming more nuanced and less blinded by hate for Roimudes, have I just been reading him wrong or is Gou written inconsistently?

Q3-Do we did Tornado insulting Rinna and Shinnosuke? Was it weird that Shinnosuke went so nuts after being called undateable?

Q4-Is Señoirnado too skeevy for anyone? Did the stuff with him and the abductees, including Kiriko, go too far for anyone?

Q5-Did anyone else think it was weird that Shinnosuke slams Tornado for turning George Shirogane’s dream into a twisted reality? Wasn’t it already twisted?

Q6-So… this show is all about family then? What are your thoughts on Chase observing the family dynamics and wanting to devote his life to protecting humanity after seeing the lows and heights of humanity in Gou, Kiriko and Shinnosuke?

Q7-Do you still feel like Krim isn’t to be trusted?


Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show


-Uhhh…. I guess I should actually do this then. 008, Mr. Tornado is kidnapping women in a certain area inorder to further some goal Heart has which may or may not be his own Ultimate Evolution, which is definitely a goal he has. It is hard to tell if that is what Heart wants him to do as well.

-A quick aside, Shinnosuke and Gou talk about Roimudes and gou reaffirms that he is a hateful bigot, I guess. IS THIS JUST POOR/INCONSISTENT WRITING?

-Hearts asks Medic to restore Brain so they’ll be halfway to the Promised Number and encourages Sr. Tornado in pursuit of his Ultimate Evolution while in the Sonozaki’s Museum from W.

-Since Señornado is abducting women who are part of a couple, leaving behind the man to report it and I’m sure feel some emotion, the SCU decides to go undercover as couples to catch him in the act.

-In order to pull off the sting, Chase is getting a motorcycle/car driver’s license, which sort of has Gou jealous, since his license is only for motorcycles.

-The evil Evil Hot Wheel approaches Gou as he is watching Chase go through his accelerated driving course and asks him if he might happen to have a god-dad in something like an ipad and when he pulls AL-Banno out of his bag the two have words, but Krim jets when he senses danger.

-Rinna and Gen pair off. She is thrilled and he is a bit flummoxed by her enthusiasm for the operation.

-Shinnosuke and Kiriko are in a cute red VW Bug.

-Gou tries to follow after Krim to help out as Señornado is attacking Gen and Rinna, but 006 and his Gunfinger Gangsters show up to stop him. Gou flips himself off a balcony to finish his transformation and Chase joins after glimpsing it in his rear view mirror.

-Señornado catches Rinna after she struggles with him for a bit and says he made a mistake. She attacks him for the slight and Shinnosuke shows up to help. He asks what the deal is and Tornado introduces himself and really sets Shinnosuke off by saying that a loser who couldn’t get a date could never understand someone who is carried by the winds of passion like him.

-Krim tells Shinnosuke to use Formula instead of Wild to fight Tornado because Tornado can control wind. I don’t get it, but. OK. Shonnsouke gets dizzy so they switch to Tridoron so Krim can take the wheel and Señornado leaves calling them weak, btu saying he needs his Ultimate Evolution first, at which point he’ll beat them.

-Kyu makes an appearance and let everyone know that 008 took his look from George Shirogane, a globetrotting fashion designer.

-Krim suggests they continue their meeting in the Pit and they find AL-Banno has placed himself there and is accessing the equipment.

-AL-Banno introduces himself to Shinnosuke and Honganji as creator of the Roimudes and Gou and Kiriko’s father.

-Heart visits Tornado where he is storing the abducted women and encourages him again to reach Ultimate Evolution. He mentions that no one knows where 004 is, so 006 and Tornado are their best bet to reach the Promised Number.

-Kiriko, Shinnosuke and Mr. Belt have a very uncomfortable conversation where Shinnosuke says he trust Mr. Belt without question and he wants to see if AL-Banno can earn that trust to. He also calls Mr. Belt sketchy and Krim doesn’t really apologize to Kiriko for keeping her in the dark.

-Shinnosuke, Kiriko Gou and Mr. Belt arrive at the place where AL-Banno predicted Señornado’s abductees would be. He rejects the three women and says they can have them back, but “Wows” at Kiriko, but the fight moves outside before he can do anything.

-UE Heart X Type Tridoron + Mach dead Heat X Tornado, but Gou leaves Tornado alone so he can help Shinnosuke. They double team Heart, but fail to defeat him. Tornado abducts Kiriko and god-dad ipad rides the Rider Boosters and uses them to attack Gou and Shinnosuke.

-Type Tridoron fall down a mountain on fire and Roimude 004 steal Mr. Belt from Shinnosuke and kicks him, knocking him out.

Potential Leads- These are things to keep an eye on, as they may develop into something more interesting or central to the narrative in time


-Gou has more than two lines and his prejudice comes out again in full flower as he tells Shinnosuke he is naïve for thinking the Roimudes are anything more than machines set to be scrapped by the Riders.

-Krim specifically sites AL-Banno stealing his belt design as a reason not to trust him. How many scientists were researching consciousness transfer?

Other Notes-Things that stick out, but aren’t really important to the narrative


-WTF! At 90 seconds into the episode? “This girl is too good for a slob like you.” SHE looked happy to me. Isn’t her choice to be with a schlub if she wants?

-WTF Count: Number 2: THEY’RE in the MUSEUM of MUSEUM. That is not OK. I get that Toei reuses shooting locations, but this is going a little far, putting the Villains of Evolution in in a museum and Heart telling Medic to bring back the childish guy made of data. It’s too much!

-Chase is ADORABLE with how serious and… robotic he is regarding the driver’s license test

Facts-What we know, know about the plot and characters of the show


-Gou and Heart find Shinnosuke and they have a big conversation that leaves Gou hating Banno and clears up a lot of the back story from Heart’s perspective.

Banno is pretty much evil

Kiriko remembers asking her mom about their father and her mom getting really sad, but Gou was likely too young to remember

He and Krim worked together quite openly until Krim left when Banno was torturing 002/Heart after having him assume the visage of an entrepreneur who didn’t believe in his work, it looked like for moral reasons

After Krim left, Banno started programming negative emotions into the other Roimude

Heart had his human form 15 years ago and has kept it to show Banno and the world that he is a really swell guy who will rise above what happened to him

-AL-Banno is instructing 004 to 3D print the Drive Driver and insert a piece of tech into Mr. Belt, so that Krim will know that the world belongs to AL-Banno.

-Chase pursues Kiriko and Señornado, but fails to stop him.

-Shinnosuke encourages Gou to get up and help him save Kiriko and Mr. Belt, then he leaves him saying he knows he’ll get up because he is a Kamen Rider.

-Shinnosuke finds AL-Banno’s ad hoc lab thanks to Rinna’s smarts and recovers Mr. Belt, but only after AL-Banno has transferred his consciousness to the his Drive Driver. 004 takes it and runs.

-Back at the Pit Kyu has found information on George Shirogane which leads Shinnosuke to a church where Señornado is trying to force a handcuffed Kiriko to marry him while she wears a necklace he designed.

-Shinnosuke wrecks the necklace and triggers Tornado’s defeat flag by getting him to monologue about the real George Shirogane who he killed because his shallow and empty dream resonated with him. I guess tornado is vapid and empty, so that makes sense.

-Gou shows up to help Shinnosuke when Tornado blows on Shift Car Tridoron, disabling it for a bit. Gou vows to destroy everything that threatens humanity, even god-dad ipad and they do a cool team up to beat Tornado. It only kind of works.

-Chase frees Kiriko then proudly presents his driver’s license and says that he’ll help the guys in Tridoron. He uses Tridoron with the boosters and they defeat him with some ridiculous flying Tridoron action.

-Gou and Shinnosuke have a brofest while Heart laments his failure to protect Tornado.

-Kiriko, Gou and Shinnosuke celebrate their reunion and Chase reflects on the nature of family and how he will dedicate himself to protecting humans and families.

-Brain has his body back, 006 is itching to kill Banno and become the third Ultimate Evolution and Medic REALLY wants to be the fourth, no matter what.

Potential Leads- These are things to keep an eye on, as they may develop into something more interesting or central to the narrative in time


-008, 006 and Chase are all called executioners. Heart says that 006 and 008 are the best bet the Roimude’s have to reach the Promised Number. Brain told Chase he’d play a role in the Promised Number. Does being of that executioner status, so to speak, mean something special that puts those in that “class” closer to Ultimate Evolution?

Other Notes-Things that stick out, but aren’t really important to the narrative



Best Line?

“That narcissist was as shallow as a kiddie pool.”

-Tornado RE: George Shirogane

NEXT| 41 How Was the Golden Drive Created?

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