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Save the Last Dance is the seventeenth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.

Plot

Gwen asks Kevin to take her to her school's dance, forcing a clueless and panicking Kevin to seek advice from Ben. However, Ben has his own problems, as Big Chill has been taking over his body with each transformation and starts trying to eat every metal object in sight.

Despite this, Ben loans Kevin one of Max's tuxedos and gives him good advice. When Kevin gets nervous and tells him that he's not like those prep guys from Gwen's school, Ben reassures him that's why she asked him to take her instead of one of them. Ben also ties his bowtie for him, tells him Gwen likes yellow roses, and advises him to get her a nice corsage.

However, Julie later calls them when they reach the school telling them that Ben has transformed into Big Chill again and is on a rampage, forcing them to change plans and leave.

Gwen, Kevin, and Julie manage to track down and subdue Big Chill, only to discover that Big Chill was only building a nest for eggs he had laid. The eggs hatch into infant Necrofiggians, and Kevin teases Ben about being a "mother." Julie says that Ben made a great mom, and gives him a ride home on her scooter, leaving Gwen and Kevin alone.

After being disappointed by having to miss the dance, Kevin turns on the stereo in his car and him and Gwen dance to its music.

Noteworthy Events

Minor Events

Characters

Aliens Used

Quotes

Quotes


Driver: (after Big Chill saves them) What is that thing?
Passenger: Who cares, he saved our lives. Thank you. (Big Chill starts biting the car)
Driver: Hey, what do you think you're... (Big Chill snarls angrily at them)


Quotes Right

Quotes


Gwen: Oh, look. They're having a formal dance at my school on Friday.
Kevin: What, you want me to take you to the dance?
Gwen: Great. Pick me up at 7:00.
Kevin: What? Wait!


Quotes Right

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Kevin: You sure this thing is gonna work?
Ben: Trust me. It's one of Grandpa Max's tuxes.
Kevin: Grandpa Max wasn't the skinniest guy out there. (looks at his tie) Aren't these things suppose to come with clips?
Ben: Not if you're older than twelve.
Kevin: Finger's caught.


Quotes Right

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Julie: (reading the notes she made) 6:30, you transformed into Big Chill.
Ben: Are you sure? I programmed Jetray.
Julie: At 6:31, you exclaimed: "Big Chill."


Quotes Right

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Gwen: Yellow roses. How did you know?
Kevin: I'm a sensitive guy with an eye for what the ladies like.
Gwen: Really?
Kevin: No, actually Ben told me. He was really cool about it--Gave me a lot of good advice.
Gwen: Good advice? Ben?
Kevin: Yeah, he tied my tie for me.
Gwen: Ben? Gave you dating tips and helped you tie your tie?
Kevin: It could happen.


Quotes Right

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Kevin: Let's dance.
Gwen: We can't go in there.
Kevin: But I learned the proper forks and everything! Outside to inside, right? Or was that little to big? Aw, man!


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Gwen: We had a problem with one of the aliens going rogue, it was Ghostfreak.
Kevin: Never liked that guy. What's your point?


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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
French Le Bal The Dance
Hungarian Mentsd meg az utolsó táncot! Save the Last Dance!
Italian Save The Last Dance Save the Last Dance
Japanese 最後のダンスを保存 Save the Last Dance
Portuguese (Br) Reserve a última Dança Save the Last Dance
Spanish (HA) El Baile de Gwen The Dance of Gwen
Spanish (Spain) ¿Bailas? You Dance?
Turkish Son Dansa Sakla Save for the Last Dance

Cast

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Greg Cipes Kevin Levin
Teenager
Dee Bradley Baker Big Chill
Big Chill's Offspring
Cop
Driver
Vyvan Pham Julie Yamamoto
Waitress

Allusions

  • The title of this episode is an allusion to the 2001 movie Save the Last Dance, starring Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas.
  • Ben and Gwen recall Ben having a problem with Ghostfreak, who was taken over by Zs'Skayr and escaped the Omnitrix in Ghostfreaked Out.
  • When Kevin says his badge has a lock on Ben's Omnitrix coordinates, he pinpoints his location to a mile west of Register Road and north of Wigzell Avenue. This is a reference to series producers Sam Register and Tramm Wigzell.

Trivia

  • When the police are shooting at Big Chill, they fire energy bolts from their guns instead of bullets, making it look like alien technology. This was because bullets were not allowed to be shown in the series.[DM 1]
  • As mentioned by Ben, this episode takes place in the spring, which places all episodes between Max Out and this episode in the spring as well, as Ken was explicitly mentioned to have been on spring break in Max Out.

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

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Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes
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