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Save the Last Dance is the seventeenth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
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.
- Big Chill's species is revealed to be Necrofriggian.
- It is revealed that Gwen goes to a prep school.
Naming and Translations
|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|
|Yuri Lowenthal||Ben Tennyson|
|Ashley Johnson||Gwen Tennyson|
|Greg Cipes|| Kevin Levin|
|Dee Bradley Baker|| Big Chill|
Big Chill's Offspring
|Vyvan Pham|| Julie Yamamoto|
- 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.
- 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.
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