|Written by:||Bill Motz|
|Premiere broadcast:||September 11, 2004|
|Premiere network:||Kids' WB|
|Xiaolin Showdown episodes|
|In the Flesh||Citadel of Doom|
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"Days Past" is the fourteenth episode of Xiaolin Showdown. It was directed by Matt Danner and written by Bill Motz and Bob Roth. It originally aired in the United States on Kids WB on September 11, 2004.
When Wuya returns to her flesh and blood form, the remaining Xiaolin Apprentices must find a way to defeat her. The only way they know how is to trap her within a puzzle box. The only way to get one is for Omi to travel to the past and get one from the greatest Xiaolin Dragon ever, Grand Master Dashi, except he does not know how to return.
Wuya has restored her body and power, and the world is in chaos while Raimundo is next to her. Omi battles Wuya with Orb of Tornami Ice to encase the latter while Raimundo is shocked but the villain frees herself. Raimundo walks to Wuya when the villain says "Next". Then, Kimiko battles Wuya with Star Hanabi Fire as Raimundo sees a few feet away when he is launched by the huge fireball but Wuya says "That tickles" without being burned as Raimundo grins evilly. Last, Clay battles Wuya with Third-Arm Sash Earth to slam the latter to the ground while Raimundo is flung into the sky as he screams as the villain laughs when Clay missed. Omi, Kimiko and Clay failed to take Raimundo's villainous ally down because none of the Shen Gong Wu no longer work against the villain. However Wuya tosses Clay to Kimiko and Omi which Raimundo sees. Wuya laughs evilly as golems rise up from the ground which Omi, Kimiko and Clay sees while they scream. Clay holds Kimiko and Omi as the former runs while holding the latter two as more golems rise up from the ground to surround Raimundo's former friends. Wuya tells her golems to crush Raimundo's former friends. Omi, Kimiko and Clay retreat on Dojo. Kimiko asks "Okay, how do we fight a super-powerful Heylin witch"? Clay says "We're outclassed, outgunned and out of luck." Omi tells Kimiko and Clay that "We must not despair my friends. There is always a path to victory." Wuya builds her palace while Raimundo and the golems are present but Omi, Kimiko and Clay notice it from above when the latter three are on Dojo. Omi says "Okay, now you may despair" while he is feeling down after seeing Wuya's Palace. The fireballs are headed towards Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo. However, Clay shouts "Incoming"! when he, Omi, Kimiko and Dojo are attacked. Omi, Kimiko and Clay scream when they are falling to the ground then the monks and Dojo regain their conscienceness. Omi says "Kimiko, Clay, we must hasten our retreat" and "The forces of darkness-" as the Golems found him, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo. Then Kimiko says "Already, here Omi" when she finishes Omi's sentence as Dojo hides. Omi says "My friends, prepare for a fearsome battle" as he, Kimiko and Clay are about to fight the golems but Raimundo Pedrosa uses the Golden Tiger Claws when he pops in and tells the three golems to back up which makes them annoyed. Kimiko asks "Raimundo, what are you doing?" Omi asks "Have you at last seen your evil ways?" However Raimundo says "Dude, my evil ways are going to kick your butt, rule the world and drop me straight into the lap of luxury". Kimiko asks her former friend "you got a point here, Raimundo?" However, Raimundo says "As a matter of fact I do, I thought I let you mighty Xiaolin apprentices beg for mercy" then Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo are insulted by their former friend. Clay tells Rai to think again as Omi, Kimiko and Dojo agree with him as a third time that begging would not help.
Raimundo laughs evilly before he says "Maybe you guys don't get it" and "I'm the only one who can save you" to Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo. At that moment, Jack Spicer says "Wrong!" while he destroys Wuya's golems as Raimundo ducks his head when Jack surprisingly comes to rescue Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo from Raimundo and the golems. Raimundo lifts up his head to notice that the golems are destroyed by Jack who had rescued Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo. Jack's jet is flying away from the location of Wuya's Palace. Kimiko is shocked when she says Jack Spicer?" and Clay asks "What are you up to, you two-faced varmint?" Jack replies "rescuing you" and "You three dweebs are my only hope of defeating Wuya" Dojo tells "Sounded like he said Wuya" to Kimiko then the latter says "He did". Clay asks "Why would Jack, evil boy genius want Wuya, evil witch hag defeated?" Omi says while hugging the villain "Because Jack has finally rejected the ways the evil". Jack says "I'm still evil right down to my greedy black heart" while he shoved Omi away. Omi says "Okay, then count me among the confused." Jack's reasoning for rescuing the three monks and Dojo is because he cannot rule the world if Wuya is already ruling it as stated by Kimiko. Jack says "Thank you" to Kimiko as the latter smiles. Clay says "That is some mighty twisted thinking but darn if it don't make sense".
Raimundo went back to Wuya's Palace to tell Wuya that he saw Jack Spicer. Raimundo tells Wuya "Yeah, I think." Wuya tells Raimundo that "Jack Spicer is a gnat" and "We'll deal with him when the time is right". Raimundo asks Wuya "And that would be" then the latter creates an illusion of a globe which she spins. Wuya tells Raimundo "right after we conquer the world" as the latter is shocked.
Jack asks "so, cueball, what's the plan?" Omi says "I don't have one" and Kimiko says "We rarely do". Jack says "Really? You got nothing. All this time, I thought, you were these amazing Xiaolin geniuses, but you're just lame as I am" as he laughs a bit then he says "Wait, that didn't come out right". Clay says "We might not have a plan but Master Fung, sure will." Master Fung and the elder monks are inside cages when the Wuya's Golems have invaded the Xiaolin Temple. Master Fung hears Jack's jet arriving at the temple but the former says "Flee, my Xiaolin Apprentices, flee" then a golem growls. Three golems aim their fireballs at Jack's jet as Jack, Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo scream. Kimiko says "get us out of here, Dojo". Dojo says "roger that" when he changes size to fly Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Jack to safety. Jack says "stop the undulating, please!" then Clay says "But Jack, the undulatin', the best part". "Hey, ain't you ever ridden a dragon before?" Jack grabs Clay's hat to vomit inside of it. Clay is annoyed when he says "Aw, come on, now!" as he heads to the back of Dojo. Kimiko says "I got a bad feeling, Omi." "If Wuya controls the temple, what's next?" Omi tells Kimiko "Probably the whole world".
Wuya says "I am the absolute ruler of the world and I'll be before lunch" And, what do I do with the rest of the day?" Raimundo says "Whoa! This is not what I was expecting" and he becomes terrified. Wuya turn around and says "Of course, it isn't." Raimundo "This whole conquering the world thing? I don't know if I'm down with it. I mean, I guess I thought." Wuya says "You thought you were going to get everything, you ever wanted and so you shall." In payment for Raimundo's help from the previous day, Wuya makes Raimundo a game room with every video game that the latter has ever made, and it also has an air hockey, a pool table and a half pipe. Raimundo walks to his game room while he is surprised and says "You-you got every video game ever made in here" while he turns his head around. Wuya corrects him while she says "Oh, no, no, no, Raimundo. You got every video game made." Raimundo smiles while he turns his head around then he jumps as he starts to run inside to his game room. Wuya says "Ah, enjoy Raimundo. You've certainly earned it" when her partner went inside to his game room.
By a ravine, Clay washes his hat and he says "what you did to my hat, well, just ain't right." Jack says "Stop whining. You're lucky I had a light breakfast." Kimiko says while skipping a a rock into the water "Okay, I'm stumped. How are we supposed to beat Wuya if the Shen Gong Wu no longer work against her." Dojo says "Well, okay, I know this is a bit of a stretch. What if we dumped the bucket of glue over her?" Kimiko asks "Glue? That's going to stop her global reign of evil?" Dojo says "I'm talking a really, big bucket of glue." Clay says while wringing his hat before wearing it "I hate to say it, but without Master Fung to show us how, we'll never be able to defeat Wuya." Omi remembers that Grand Master Dashi was the only one ever to defeat Wuya. Dojo tells OmI "Yeah, well, you missed him by 1500 years, kid. So, good luck trying to ask him." Kimiko says "At least not without a time machine". Jack asks "Did somebody say time machine?" Kimiko turns her head as Jack says "Behold! Jack Spicer's Evil Time Machine". Kimiko says "You are so over-using the word evil." Jack says "Hey! I'm trying to build a brand here." Omi is amazed of the time machine and asks "we can really use this strange device to travel back in time?" Jack says "Well, sort of, you can travel back in time but it's kinda lame." Kimiko asks "What do you mean?" Jack says "Watch this". The machine is turned on as Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo are shocked. The second Jack Spicer says "I bring you greetings from the future". Jack Spicer turns of the time machine when he says "Here, let me show you" as he enters it and says "You see what I mean, lame". "I can only generate enough power to travel back two seconds." Clay asks "And why is that?" Jack says "Ugh, how to explain the intricacies of manufactured temporaral distortion to a simpleton cowboy? Ah!" "Time ma-chine need much power to work. Way more power than Jack can gen-er-ate. Did'ja get that?" Clay says "Cowboy understand" and "So why can't you use the Eye of Dashi for power?". Jack asks "Huh?" Omi says "Of course! The Eye of Dashi has a limitless supply of energy". Jack says "Ah, yeah, which I was about to say until you two interupted me! Way more power than I can generate unless I use the Eye of Dashi." Raimundo is playing a video game inside his game room then he sighs when he says "Big deal. I always get the high score 'cause nobody else is playing this thing." Wuya says "Tell the Prime Minister, it's either unconditional surrender or I'll knock his jolly old island to the bottom of the Atlantic" as the smaller golem nods then bows before skipping away happily. Wuya turns around to open Raimundo's game room doors and enters inside and says "Oh, Raimundo, what's the matter, isn't everything to your liking" as she sees Raimundo is feeling down then he turns towards her. Raimundo says "Yeah, I guess so. It's just, it's not as much fun as I thought it would be." Wuya asks "Didn't I deliver everything I promised" "Oh, yes, but of course" and she gave him a car then she sits on it. However, Raimundo says "No, it's not the car. I-, well, the car is nice, real nice! Like the nicest car I've ever seen. Uh, but that's not the point! What I'm trying to say, what's the use of having all this stuff if I've got nobody to share it with? I need friends." Wuya says "Oh, Raimundo" while she uses her telekinesis to bring Raimundo towards her as she says "All you had to do was ask" when she hugs him. Raimundo smiles while he says "Really? So, you'll play with me! Wuya says "Me? I'm far too busy ruling for such trivialities. No, I meant them." while pointing her finger and she summons her golems by clapping her hands as three of them rise up from the ground then she says "Play with Raimundo, see to it that he is adequately entertained." The golems nod in agreement. Wuya says "There you see, all better" as she vanishes a bit then she sits inside the car while she tosses the hankerchief away before she drives away as Raimundo is shocked. Raimundo asks the three golems "So, uh? You guys like air hockey?" as the latter three say yes.
Jack presses the buttons and pulls the lever to activate the time machine while wearing his goggles and says "Okay, Omi, looks like you're good to go". Dojo asks "You're sure, you want to do this, Omi? Time travel is very dangerous. You could wind up as your own grandpa." Omi says "My safety is as small consquence when the world is ruled by evil." Clay says "Yeah, but don't you think need more Shen Gong Wu than the Orb of Tornami." Omi says "No, you may need the rest for your battle against Wuya's forces." Kimiko says "Please be careful, Omi" while hugging him as he blushes. Omi says "I will have a legendary grand master to protect me but may I have another hug." Kimiko says "I think he's ready" because she is annoyed of Omi asking for another hug. Jack says "The time machine is set to send you back fifteen hundred years. Now, I won't bore you with the exceedingly complicated calculations involved, but I should be able to land you right at the base of the Xiaolin Temple." Omi walks towards the time machine as he says "Goodbye, my friends." Dojo says "Oh, and tell Dashi I'm sorry about the shirt." Omi asks "The shirt?" while he is confused. Dojo says "He'll know." Jack says "Okay, Kimiko, fire it up, baby!" Kimiko says "Eye of Dashi! And don't call me baby" which she tells Jack Spicer before opening the door to put the Shen Gong Wu inside to power up the time machine then Omi enters it. Kimiko asks "Omi?"
Omi falls in front of a barely constructed Xiaolin Temple and seeks out Grand Master Dashi in a nearby village. He asks a farmer about Dashi's whereabouts. However, the lazy farmer claims to have never heard of Dashi. Dojo then slithers in, telling the farmer, whom he calls Dashi, that he accidentally washed his white shirt with his red socks. Found out, Dashi whacks Dojo with his hat for blowing his cover.
Shocked that he is before the Grand Master himself, Omi bows before him, claiming that his eyes are unworthy of gazing upon him, causing a scene. Once Dashi settles down the approaching crowd, he turns to Omi, presuming that he wants an autograph or something. Omi tells Dashi that he is from the future and that Wuya has escaped from her puzzle box because Jack Spicer freed her and she is ruling the world alongside Raimundo. Omi asks Dashi for another puzzle box, and Dashi agrees, but only if Omi beats him in a contest (in the process, Omi inadvertently came up the idea of a Xiaolin Showdown), which is to take the pebble from Dashi's hand. Dashi notes that Omi could not defeat him using force because he was a Grand Master, so Omi politely asks for the pebble, and Dashi gives it to him. Dashi turns the pebble into another puzzle box and gives it to Omi; however, there is one problem. Omi does not know how to get back to the future.
In the end, Kimiko yells at Jack because he does not know how to get Omi back to the present.
Shen Gong Wu Tally
- Eye of Dashi
- Fist of Tebigong
- Helmet of Jong
- Longi Kite
- Monkey Staff
- Orb of Tornami
- Sapphire Dragon
- Shroud of Shadows
- Star Hanabi
- Sun Chi Lantern
- Sword of the Storm
- Third-Arm Sash
- Tongue of Saiping
- Two-Ton Tunic
Lost Shen Gong Wu
- Reversing Mirror (destroyed)
Did you Know...?
- Grand Master Dashi makes his first appearance.
- This is the first episode where a Shen Gong Wu did not reveal itself.
- The Showdown between Dashi and Omi references several images of M. C. Escher in the background.
- This is the second time that someone takes Clay's hat off his head. The first was In the Flesh when Raimundo took Clay's hat off his head during the fight.
- When Raimundo uses Golden Tiger Claws (Shen Gong Wu) at the near of the beginning of the episode to prevent Wuya's Golems from attacking Omi, Kimiko, Clay and Dojo references when Omi used it dismantle Mala Mala Jong at the near end of the episode of the same name.
- Raimundo doesn't wear his hood when he is inside his game room.
- When Raimundo says "rule the world" at the beginning of the episode, he has the main goal of Jack Spicer, Wuya, Raksha, Chase Young, Dyris or Kimiko when the latter turned evil temporary during a showdown at the beginning of The Life and Times of Hannibal Roy Bean.
- Wuya will make the same bored expression on her face at the beginning of The Life and Times of Hannibal Roy Bean when Kimiko is challenging her to a showdown.
- When Raimundo is feeling down during the episode foreshadows Citadel of Doom when he opens the Puzzle Box to imprison Wuya back inside it because he realized that he wanted his friends more than being on the Heylin side.
- The section of Raimundo asking the golems if the latter love air hockey foreshadows at the near of the beginning of the next episode when Raimundo plays air hockey against one of them.
- A frozen Omi can be shown briefly when Wuya is building her palace.
|Take the Pebble|
|Wagered:||Orb of Tornami|
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Take the Pebble
Dashi agrees to make another puzzle box for Omi provided Omi beats him in a contest. Omi inadvertently creates the name Xiaolin Showdown for the contest. Dashi says that if Omi can take a pebble from his hand before time runs out, he can have a new puzzle box.
When the showdown starts, a giant hourglass is placed in a courtyard, and stairs in every direction surround the hourglass. Dashi begins running through the stairs, and Omi struggles to follow him. Omi fails to catch up to him as time is passing. Omi uses the Orb of Tornami to flood the area, but Dashi breaks down a door and uses it to float on the water. Dashi mocks Omi for using Wu against a Grand Master Dragon, and Omi uses the Orb to freeze Dashi's hand with the pebble in it. Dashi slides down the stairs on his hand and escapes. Omi follows him, and tries one last attempt to get the pebble, but fails. As Omi fears he is about to lose, Dashi points out he never tried asking for the pebble. Omi, confused by this choice, asks him for the pebble, and receives it, winning the showdown.
|Jeff Bennett||Clay Bailey|
|Danny Cooksey||Jack Spicer|
|Grey DeLisle||Kimiko Tohomiko|
|Tom Kenny||Raimundo Pedrosa|
|Wayne Knight||Dojo Kanojo Cho|
|Maurice LaMarche||Master Fung|
- "Days Past". Matt Danner (director). Xiaolin Showdown. Kids WB. 2004-11-09.