| Such Sweet Sorrow |
(Yume Miru Chikara Koso Bokura no Mirai!)
"Dreaming Power is our Future! The Biggest Dreamer"
|Airdate|| (Ja:) March 31, 2002|
(En:) June 8, 2002
|Written by||(En:) Adele Lim|
Gallantmon digivolves into Crimson Mode and battles the Jeri Type Agent of the D-Reaper. After a fierce battle Gallantmon Crimson Mode finally destroys the Jeri Type Agent by punching his fist through it. Jeri Katou finally awakens from her long depression, realizing the meaning of destiny that she had sought since first meeting Leomon. Meanwhile, MegaGargomon is out of ammo, while Sakuyamon energizes Justimon with the remains of her fighting energy in a failed bid to destroy the Reaper. The Reaper is finally dragged back to the Digital World by the Digimon Sovereign.
It is revealed that Janyu Wong has uploaded the Juggernaut program into Terriermon as part of Operation: Doodlebug; later, MegaGargomon activates the Juggernaut in the D-Reaper's vortex, which is located in the link between the two worlds. This causes the flow of the vortex to reverse direction (reversing the D-Reaper's evolution), but the protective effects of the Red Card soon wear off, and the Biomerged Digimon are devolved into their respective composites, putting them in danger from the paralyzing effects of the D-Reaper. The combination of the fact that they are in a quantuam bubble and the reverse flow of the vortex creates a reverse time effect that devolves the D-Reaper back to its original harmless form as it's sucked into the vortex. Also, Jeri and Calumon (who survived because Calumon somehow protected them with a forcefield) are saved by Takato and Guilmon who reach her by Guilmon flinging Takato to the two with his tail after they degenerate. Fortunately, they are then saved by MarineAngemon as the chaos of the D-Reaper disappears into the hole.
During the end course of the battle, however, Janyu realizes that the Juggernaut program, in being a vital instrument of the defeat of the D-Reaper, would also create the same effect that was originally intended by Mitsuo Yamaki earlier in the series: it would force all the Digimon back into the Digital World. If they do not return, they will disappear completely as the D-Reaper did. After the battle, as the phenomenon occurs to the horror and sadness of all the Tamers and their associates (with the de-digivolving of the Digimon into their training forms, save Calumon and MarineAngemon). Janyu reveals to his son Henry that he knew after examining Terriermon that this side effect would occur and expresses his guilt, As the Digimon leave, Janyu attempts to comfort Henry by telling him the pain of losing their friends will ease with time though Henry, crying, just silently shakes his head no causing Janyu to weep and fall on the floor.
Months later, Takato confides that life in Shinjuku has returned to a state seemingly like the times prior to the arrival of the Digimon and his first moments with Guilmon. He states that the lives of all the Tamers as well as their family and friends have returned to normal, with school and life continuing as if all their amazing adventures had never happened. However, the Tamers continue to remember their Digimon, for they promised they would always be friends when the Digimon returned to their world. Takato though, says he still visits the old places their group of Tamers spent time in hopes of finding Guilmon and to remember his friend. While strolling by the abandoned rest area in the local park where Guilmon made his home during his time in the Human World, Takato decides to look into the hole that Guilmon dug when he first found an entry point into the Digital World. He is shocked to see that the gate to the Digital World has reappeared.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
No Digimon were analyzed in this episode.
(Number indicates order of occurrence.)
"The nightmare finally ended. It still seems strange that a misguided program could do so much damage believing it was doing the right thing. Maybe we have more in common with the D-Reaper then we'd like to believe. But today we won by coming together, which makes me believe there's hope for us. All of us."
- —Yamaki brings us home with a witty moral.
- The Japanese version states that the D-Reaper cannot be destroyed, while in the English dub Janyu implies that the D-Reaper was destroyed after being devolved by Juggernaut.
- At the end of the Japanese version, when the Digimon were leaving, there was no dialogue from Janyu, and Henry originally shook his head towards him as if he was going to say "Don't feel sorry."
- During the Japanese version of the epilogue, Primary Colors played in the background. This was replaced by generic music in the English dub.
- The title is possible refrence to the quote "Parting is such sweet sorrow," from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
- Japanese Title Card:Gallantmon digivolving into Gallantmon Crimson Mode
- Upon its premiere English airing on Fox Kids, it was combined with Jeri Fights Back to form an hour-long season finale.
- Digimon Tamers Original Story: Message in the Packet, a CD drama that is deemed to follow this episode in continuity.
- Runaway Locomon, a movie that is also believed to follow the episode in continuity.
|Main characters:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Ryo Akiyama | Jeri Katou | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong | Ai and Mako|
|Digimon:||Guilmon and Grani | Terriermon | Renamon | Cyberdramon | Leomon | Guardromon | MarineAngemon | Lopmon | Impmon and Behemoth | Calumon|
|Allies:||Omnimon | Mitsuo Yamaki | Monster Makers | Digimon Sovereigns | DigiGnomes | Alice McCoy and Dobermon | Minami Uehara and Seasarmon | Takehito Uehara|
|Villains:||Millenniummon | Hypnos| Monster Makers | Deva | Mephistomon | D-Reaper | Locomon and Parasimon|
|Relationships:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Jeri Katou | Ryo Akiyama | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong|
|Other media:||Battle of Adventurers | Runaway Locomon | Digimon Tamers 1984 | Message in the Packet | Brave Tamer|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | D-Power | Digi-Modify | Digital field | List of episodes|