|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 028|
Kessen Zenya! Pegasasu no Himitsu
The Night Before the Finals! Pegasus's Secret
The Night Before
|Japanese air date||
October 31, 2000
|English air date||
August 17, 2002
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)|
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The Night Before, known as The Night Before The Finals! Pegasus' Secret in the Japanese version, is the twenty-eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime.
It's the evening before the Duelist Kingdom finals and everyone in the castle is having dinner in the dining hall. During the feast, the pairings of Duelists in the Finals are determined. First, Yugi Muto will face Mai Valentine, and then Joey Wheeler will Duel Bandit Keith. Unfortunately, Joey and Bandit Keith do not have either of the required tournament entry cards. Yugi gives Joey his Glory of the King's Hand while Keith schemes to find a way to get those cards.
After the dinner, everyone splits and heads to their designated bedrooms. Mai is planning her strategy for the Duel and at the end, says that Yugi's next Duel will be his last. Joey is asleep in his room, dreaming and talking out loud when Keith sneaks in and steals his tournament entry card. Yugi is asleep when he hears his Grandpa calling him. He runs into the courtyard to find the card containing his soul. It has flown to one of three crosses at the courtyard. The other two contain the soul cards of the Kaiba brothers. Grandpa explains to him that Pegasus must be stopped. If he can get his hands on all seven Millennium Items, he will be invincible.
Yugi wakes up, wondering if that was really a dream. Tristan suspects that Pegasus cheated in his Duel against Seto Kaiba and brings Tea and Bakura to inspect the Dueling ring. They find a hole that shines moonlight directly at the Duel arena. He sees a tower on the other side of the courtyard and the three head towards it. Inside, they are confronted by Pegasus, who uses his Millennium Eye to transport them to another dimension.
The three wake up in a passageway filled with Egyptian murals and paintings. They enter a room, where a shadow Duel between two robed men is taking place while the others are chanting. The two robed men reveal their stone tablets to each other (which are "Crawling Dragon" and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon"). Since the monster that the robed man on the left had was weaker, he is defeated and he and his men are enveloped as per the stakes of the Shadow Games. When Tristan, Tea, and Bakura try to leave, they unintentionally make some noise, causing the robed men to see them and block them off from escaping. The winning man reveals himself to be Pegasus and confronts the three. He tries to take Bakura's Millennium Ring, but then the spirit takes over Bakura's body, sending Tea and Tristan back to their rooms and erasing their memories. Dark Bakura plans to take Pegasus' Millennium Eye. Morning comes and Yugi wonders how he can defeat Pegasus using his Millennium Puzzle.
Differences in adaptations
- During the scene with Yugi in the courtyard, the English version removes the arms of the crosses, making it appear as if the cards are hanging on large pillars. However, in the same scene there is a shot from behind the crosses/pillars in which you can clearly see an arm from the right cross.
- In Pegasus' dining hall the wine bottle is removed from the pan of food in the US version.
- When Tea, Bakura and Tristan are climbing Pegasus's tower, in the Japanese version, they are wearing blind folds because of Tea's skirt. However, in the English version, Tristan is complaining about Bakura being too slow.
- "Harpie Lady"'s artwork was edited so it was less revealing.
- The spikes on "Cyber Shield"'s breastplate are removed.
- This marks the second episode to not feature dueling.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.