| "Workin' On The Train Gang" |
(Yami ni Nemuru, Trailmon no Hakaba)
"Sleep in Darkness, The Trailmon Graveyard"
|Airdate|| (Ja:) November 10, 2002|
(En:) February 20, 2003
|Written by||(En:) Seth Walther|
|Directed by||Yukio Kaizawa|
While Koji pursues Velgemon and Takuya pursues Koji, the other warriors find a dying Trailmon while in search of information about the Rose Morning Star.
Velgemon, confused by the memories that Ophanimon stirred in him, flies away to think, leaving Koji alone just as the rest of the group catches up to him. After confirming that Koji is uninjured and introducing him to Patamon, they decide to leave for the Rose Morning Star. Koji, however, recalls Ophanimon's message to him shortly after he arrived in the Digital World, promising that things will become clear to him. Suspecting that she was referring to Velgemon, Koji runs off after him without an explanation. Takuya follows, intent on bringing him back, while the others decide to go on a scouting mission, leaving Bokomon, Neemon and Patamon behind.
After some exploring, J.P., Zoe, and Tommy discover train tracks and follow them to what seems to be a junkyard. There they stumble upon Trailmon (Angler), who reveals that they are in a Trailmon Graveyard. J.P. asks Angler if he knows anything about the Rose Morning Star, and Angler admits that he does—but begins coughing, making the children fear that he will soon die. Angler asks the children to help him stand, and J.P. spirit evolves to Beetlemon to help. When Angler realizes they can all spirit evolve, he hints that if they give him a bath, he will tell them about the Rose Morning Star. Angler continues to hold the promise of information over their heads in exchange for favors, up until it looks like he is about to die. The DigiDestined mourn until they realize that Angler was merely undergoing a recovery process, shedding his own frame for a newer one. Angry, the children beast spirit evolve and intend to beat him up but decide he's too pathetic. They hitch a ride on Angler and he tells them that he once carried a container to a castle under the Rose Morning Star; he also speculates that inside the container was either Seraphimon or Ophanimon. Knowing that Seraphimon was reborn as Patamon, the children are able to deduce that it is Ophanimon who was taken to the castle.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonists, and italicized characters appear only as a voice or silhouette.)
|J.P. Shibayama||1||Beetlemon||2||J.P. Shibayama||3||Beetlemon||6||J.P. Shibayama||9||Beetlemon||10||J.P. Shibayama||11||MetalKabuterimon||14||J.P. Shibayama|
|Zoe Orimoto||4||Kazemon||6||Zoe Orimoto||11||Zephyrmon||14||Zoe Orimoto|
|Tommy Himi||5||Kumamon||6||Tommy Himi||11||Korikakumon||14||Tommy Himi|
- The title of this episode is a play on the Sam Cooke song, "Working on the Chain Gang".