Morning of Farewells
From Sonic Retro
| Sonic X episode #50|
"Morning of Farewells"
|Written by: Chinatsu Houjou|
|Directed by: Masami Furukawa|
|Production no.: 050|
|Original airdate: March 14, 2004|
The Morning of Farewells is the 50th episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Running Out of Time.
Most of the world is accepting Sonic's imminent departure gracefully, except for Chris and the GUN commander. The commander, as part of an attempted coup against the President, launches an attack against Dr. Eggman. Sonic arrives, and seeing Eggman seemingly helpless, actually fights off GUN; after all, the trip home won't work unless Eggman comes with them. As GUN takes damage, Eggman launches all his airships again, and combines them into one massive aerial fortress. This makes short work of GUN while Knuckles and Rouge rescue the President. As he gloats over his victory, Eggman tosses Sonic a small device: the last part Tails needs to make his dimensional transporter machine.
Chris and his family accompany Sonic and his friends to the machine when it is finished. For a moment, it seems they don't have enough Chaos Emeralds to make it work, but Sonic has the last one. They open a wormhole, which transports Eggman, but it closes before the main cast can make it through. Tails works on fixing it, but incredibly, a blast from the Eclipse Cannon powers it up again. In the Japanese and French versions, a brief glimpse of Shadow and Maria holding hands hints that her last wish may have contributed to this.
One by one, the cast bids farewell to their human friends, but Chris remains silent. Sonic is the last to leave, and Chris approaches him, as if to say goodbye. He almost manages it...but stops the machine at the very last moment.