| Sonic X episode #51|
"Chris' Long Journey"
|Written by: Kiyoko Yoshimura|
|Directed by: Shigeharu Takahashi|
|Production no.: 051|
|Original airdate: March 21, 2004|
Chris' Long Journey is the 51st episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Friends 'Til the End.
The episode opens with a look into Chris' memories: his mother and father would leave for long periods at a time, and even being well-behaved would not bring them back any faster. More recently, his school essay about his dream for the future was about wanting to be with Sonic forever. Faced with these memories, Chris stops the dimensional transporter before Sonic can step through it, and runs away with him. Taking a bicycle from the street, he rides off on it, with Sonic lounging on the cargo rack. Though Chris' family is worried about Sonic's inability to return home, Sonic is very relaxed about it, and lets Chris decide where to go.
Chris' parents launch a search-and-rescue operation, so Chris and Sonic evade them by hitching a ride in a truck. As Chuck chews out Nelson and Lindsey for not spending enough time with their son, Chris leads Sonic to a villa by a beautiful lake where he and his parents once visited.
At a campfire that evening, Chris and Sonic sort through Chris' conflicting feelings, and Sonic admits that he doesn't care which world he lives in; freedom to run is all he needs.
Nelson and Lindsey figure out that Chris is at the villa because it was the only place where they ever spent the summer together. Sure enough, they arrive to find Chris standing on the dock over the lake, looking at the moon...with Sonic nowhere to be seen.
|Sonic X Season 1, Episodes 27-52|
|The Beginning of the Disaster | The Puzzle of the Liquid Life Form, Chaos | Amy the Captive | Egg Carrier Battle | Gamma the Wanderer | The Scream of Perfect Chaos | The Puzzle of Project Shadow | Sonic the Fugitive | Escape From Prison Island | Threat From Outer Space | Space Colony ARK Battle | Maria's Request, Everyone's Request | The Chaotix Detective Agency | Eggman Corporation | We Can See the Light! | Amy, Love's Escape Journey?! | Huge Home Electronics Panic! | The Ridiculous Epic Spy Battle | Sonic Battle - Face Off!! | Sonic Battle - Finale!! | Decisive Battle on the Equator!! | Sonic VS Monster from the Underground | The Day the Earth Stood Still | Morning of Farewells | Chris' Long Journey | Memories of the Wind|