"Freeze Play, Part 1", known as "Duel on Ice, Anzu is Targeted" in the Japanese version, is the one hundred and second episode of the anime. It first aired in Japan on April 16, 2002 and in the United Sates on November 15, 2003.
Téa climbs up the destroyed bridge and is greeted at the end by a penguin. It leads her to a raft which takes her to a beach filled with more penguins.
The penguins lead her to a building where Crump, in the form of " Nightmare Penguin", introduces himself and challenges her to a Duel.]
Téa runs away but becomes trapped in an icy arena where Crump forces her to Duel him. She chooses " Dark Magician Girl" as her Deck Master.
When a player loses Life Points, ice forms around that player from the feet up.
As a penguin, Crump is immune to cold, so even though both players are subject to the freezing rule, Téa is the only one suffering as it happens.
Dark Magician Girl gives Téa advice and encouragement at key points in the Duel.
Crump tells Téa about his childhood and how he developed a love for penguins and numbers after his parents neglected him.
After entering a virtual door in the previous episode, Yugi finds himself in a dark maze with a series of doors. Behind the doors are monsters which he must destroy with his own cards to progress.
Téa Gardner vs Crump Téa's Deck Master is " Dark Magician Girl". Crump's Deck Master is " Nightmare Penguin".
Turn 1: Téa
Téa draws " Mirror Force" and subsequently Sets it. She then Normal Summons " Ancient Elf" (1450/1200) in Attack Position.
Turn 2: Crump
Crump draws " Giant Red Seasnake" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/800) in Attack Position. His Deck Master ability increases the ATK of WATER monsters by 200 (1800 → 2000). Crump activates " Cold Wave", preventing both players from activating any Magic or Trap Cards until Crump's next turn. "Giant Red Seasnake" attacks and destroys "Ancient Elf" (Téa 4000 → 3450).
Turn 3: Téa
Téa draws a monster and subsequently Sets it.
Turn 4: Crump
Crump draws " Gust". He then Sets 2 cards.
Turn 5: Téa
Téa draws " Mystical Space Typhoon" and subsequently activates it to destroy Crump's Set "Gust". As one or more of his Trap Cards was destroyed by a card effect his opponent controls, Crump activates his face-down " Driving Snow", destroying one of his opponent's Set cards. It is "Mirror Force". Téa's hand contains " Skelengel", " Offerings to the Doomed", " Pot of Greed", and " Petit Angel". Téa activates " Offerings to the Doomed" to destroy "Giant Red Seasnake" but preventing herself from conducting her Draw Phase next turn. Téa Flip Summons " Fire Sorcerer" (1000/1500). Its Flip Effect activates, letting Téa to remove two cards in her hand from play to inflict 800 [Notes 1] damage to Crump (Crump 4000 → 3200). "Fire Sorcerer" attacks directly (Crump 3200 → 2200).
Turn 6: Crump
Crump Normal Summons " Flying Penguin" (1200 → 1400/1000) in Attack Position. Crump then activates " Penguin Sword", equipping it to "Flying Penguin" and increasing its ATK by 800 ("Flying Penguin": 1400 → 2200/1000). "Flying Penguin" attacks and destroys "Fire Sorcerer" (Téa 3450 → 2250).
Duel continues in
the next episode.
Doorway Puzzle Level 1 - Yugi Summons " Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress" (1400/1200) and attacks. The monster hidden in the the door is revealed to be " Sinister Serpent" (300/250), which is destroyed.
Duel continues in
the next episode.
Differences in adaptations
Shots of " Dark Magician Girl" flying across the stage, and of Anzu sitting in the audience are cut from the dub.
"Dark Magician Girl" is given more clothing to wear in the dub.
As before, a shot of the Big 5's face is added to the dub, overlaid with the Deck Master's.
In the Japanese version, Crump chooses Téa for his opponent; in the dub Noah chooses Crump's opponent for him.
In the Japanese version, Crump gives Téa an audition for the "Dark Magician Girl" play; in the dub he goes over the facts about her daily life.
In the Japanese version, Crump says because of Téa's father's job, she moved around a lot; in the dub this is skipped.
In the Japanese version, the penguin and Téa are shown going through a jungle and past a snake. This is removed in the dub.
In the Japanese version, Crump stated that his parents were often quarreling with each other and didn't care about him. In the dub, he states they never had time for him as they were always working late. As such, the shot of Crump, as a child, working was altered to remove the silhouettes of his parents arguing.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.
↑ Although not shown, the cards removed were "Pot of Greed" and "Petit Angel" due to what was shown in Téa's hand in the next episode.
↑ She picks this card while building her
A Virtual Nightmare" #099 " Isolated in Cyber Space, Part 1" #100 " Isolated in Cyber Space, Part 2" #101 " Isolated In Cyber Space, Part 3" #102 " Freeze Play, Part 1" #103 " Freeze Play, Part 2" #104 " Courtroom Chaos, Part 1" #105 " Courtroom Chaos, Part 2" #106 " Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1" #107 " Mechanical Mayhem, Part 2" #108 " Settling the Score, Part 1" #109 " Settling the Score, Part 2" #110 " Noah's Secret" #111 " Merger of the Big Five, Part 1" #112 " Merger of the Big Five, Part 2" #113 " Merger of The Big Five, Part 3"