Giant Free For All! Chris' House Party
From Sonic Retro
| Sonic X episode #7|
"Giant Free For All! Chris' House Party"
|Written by: Chinatsu Houjou|
|Directed by: Keiko Oyamada|
|Production no.: 007|
|Original airdate: 18 May 2003|
Giant Free For All! Chris' House Party is the seventh episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Party Hardly.
Tails and Amy notice Cream picking flowers in the garden of the mansion, despite her being told to stay out of sight. Tails remembers that in their own world, she used to make bouquets of flowers for her mother. Sonic leaves abruptly, taking a picture of a mountain lake with him.
Later, Chris is at school telling his friends Danny and Frances about the party. Mr. Stewart, the undercover government spy, overhears. After class, he approaches Chris and invites himself to the party under the pretext of doing "home visits".
When Chris gets back to the mansion, he and Chuck start discussing what to do about Sonic & co during the party. Then they notice Cream and Cheese in the next room, putting up party decorations. Chris narrowly manages to hide them from his mother and Ella. Cream explains that she wanted to help out, and Mr. Tanaka notes that it was kind of her. He tells Chris that he already knew about Cream and the others.
Meanwhile, Sonic finds the lake in the mountains from the picture, surrounded by white flowers.
Lindsay receives a call from her agent about an important role in a movie. She reluctantly agrees to miss the party to get the part. She leaves and Mr. Stewart arrives a short time later.
When Mr. Stewart is left alone for a minute, he starts looking for a place to put a hidden camera. Cream is hiding behind a curtain when she sees Sonic is back with a bunch of flowers for her. She casually walks out in front of a shocked Ella. Tanaka and Chris attempt to cover by pretending Cream is a toy. Chris' uncle arrives, who it turns out is Sam Speed from the first episode. He introduces himself as "Sonic Boom" (apparently he changes his nickname regularly). Sam tells them there is one person who's faster than him - a giant blue hedgehog. Chris tries to change the subject by criticising his mother, but Cream becomes upset and shouts at him, then storms out of the room.
After Mr. Stewart (who decided not to plant a hidden camera) and Sam leave, Chris tells Ella the truth about Cream and the others.