|US Title: "Cracking Knuckles"
Things start pretty calm, Knuckles finds himself walking through a dark ally
and reading about Sonic’s fights against Eggman. As he sits there he thinks
about his job guarding the Master Emerald that is when Eggman shows up behind
him. Using the pity plea, Eggman manages to convince Knuckles to fight Sonic
telling him that he knows of a way to get back home. Knuckles believes him and
his rage takes hold and he gets ready to go after Sonic.
Meanwhile Chris asks Tails about the Chaos Emeralds. Chuck is also in the lab
getting ready to run tests. Ella knocks trying to clean the room and Tails is
forced to act like a giant stuffed animal. Ella is upset at how dirty Chuck’s
lab is, she then spots the Tails "doll" and goes over to it. Tails
tries his best and Chris explains that it is a toy. Tails moves his eyes and
Chris grabs him with both him and Chuck running outside to play. They both run
into Mr. Tanaka who wonders what is going on. Chris edges off, but Chuck is
stopped and told to act like an adult, Tanaka orders him to take a nap and pushes
Amy then runs into Chris and Tails knocking them both to the ground. Amy informs
them that another Chaos Emerald may have been found in the Silver Valley. Watching
the news report Chris tells them that they should go check it out. Amy tried
to get Sonic to come, but Sonic would rather nap and declines the invitation.
They decide to take a train and Chris looks extremely uneasy with two large
stuffed animals next to him with everyone staring at him.
Chris keeps telling them to stay quiet, even when a young girl grabs Amy’s ear,
Amy kicks the young girl into the door and is upset that she is not allowed
to blink. Meanwhile back at the house Bokkun arrives with a message. On it Knuckles
appears and challenges Sonic to a match in Silver Valley, Sonic looks a little
annoyed, but when the TV blows up in his face he heads off after him.
In the valley, Chris and the others are enjoying a picnic after they find out
that there is no emerald there. As they plan to have some fun for the day, one
of Eggman’s robots appear and take all three of them hostage inside a large
bowl that makes up its mid section. Eggman appears grinning and Chris figures
out that it was all a trick and Eggman explains that he sent out energy spikes.
Amy tries to break the outside with her hammer, but she tires out before she
can. Eggman explains that they are there in case the first plan doesn’t work.
Sitting on a rock, Knuckles gets ready when Sonic suddenly shows up. Sonic acts
extremely calm while Knuckles is ready to fight. Sonic continues to tell him
to cool down, but Knuckles goes on the attack. Using his speed Sonic dodges
all of Knuckles’ punches as they go around the rocks. Dodging each punch, Sonic
makes his way into a forest and runs up a tree with Knuckles right behind him
tearing the tree down. Sonic is thrown through the air and lands on his feet
only to find that Knuckles is knocking down trees left and right. Using his
speed Sonic stays just a few feet ahead of him before coming down a falling
tree and landing right in Knuckles’ hands. Both of them tumbled downhill and
Sonic finds himself in water. He panics until he finds that he is in shallow
water. Both of them are ready to go off at each other.
Meanwhile Tails works his way into the wires and goes to figure it out, however
Amy comes through and smashes everything with her hammer, ’causing one part
of the robot to explode. Sonic is distracted and Knuckles lands a punch on Sonic
sending him into the air. Sonic spots Eggman and races off to save his friends,
with Knuckles trying to continue the fight. Chris and the others are still stuck
in the robot, unable to jump down when Sonic appears and takes out the robots
legs. The robot flips itself over to a second pair of legs before Chris and
the others can escape.
The robot then goes on the offensive trying to blast Sonic as he runs around
dodging it. Knuckles appears and starts fighting the robot demanding that Eggman
leave them alone to fight by themselves. Eggman informs that he is going to
start playing dirty as the robot lifts off to the other side of the giant lake.
Knuckles finally figures out that Eggman tricked and Sonic makes sarcastic comments.
As Eggman tells them that Sonic cannot save his friends because of the lake,
Sonic uses his speed to run around the lake and helps his friends out of the
The fight still is not done and Eggman comes back ready to unleash all the firepower
on the area. He fires missiles in every direction leaving everyone pinned to
the ground when Knuckles shows up and uses his strength to smash the robot and
then uses his strength to send Eggman flying through the air. Sonic grabs Knuckles
before he can be blown through the air and Knuckles seems obviously upset. They
two look at each other on the ground and Knuckles lighten up. With that he walks
off, Chris tries to stop him and then Amy tries her best, but Knuckles continues
to walk after shouting at Amy to be quiet. The episode ends with Knuckles going
back on his own once again.