Sonic the Fugitive

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Sonic X episode #34
"Sonic the Fugitive"
Written by:
Directed by: Masafumi Sato
Production no.: 034
Original airdate:
Country: Japan

Sonic the Fugitive is the 34th episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Shadow Knows. This episode is the second part of the series' adaptation of Sonic Adventure 2.

Episode Summary

The episode begins with Sonic escaping a GUN helicopter. GUN robots pursue him, but he evades them by running into the sewers. From the soldiers' remarks, it becomes clear that Sonic is accused of causing trouble on Prison Island. Soon, a news report shows Shadow stealing the green Chaos Emerald from an art museum; the military mistakes him for Sonic again and ramps up its search.

When the GUN robot F-6t BIG FOOT catches up with Sonic, he destroys it easily, but then meets Shadow standing atop its ruined corpse. The two hedgehogs first race each other, then fight, but Shadow's ability to use Chaos Control with a single Chaos Emerald brings him easy victory. GUN and Chris catch up to Sonic as Shadow finally warps away. The GUN troops demand that Sonic surrender peacefully, and Chris begs him to comply. Moved by Chris' insistence, Sonic turns himself in for the moment, though he resolves that the next time he and Shadow meet, it will be a fair fight.

As Dr. Eggman celebrates Shadow's success, Rouge arrives with a Chaos Emerald and a bouquet of flowers, and Eggman agrees to her terms in exchange for the locations of the rest of the Emeralds.

As the episode ends, there are two rescue operations headed towards Sonic's cell on Prison Island: Chris and Tanaka on a boat, and Tails and Amy in the X-Tornado. Sonic himself is kept in a cell seemingly tailor-made for him, suspended in a water-filled chamber...but with Gerald Robotnik's scribbling still covering the cell walls.

Eyecatch Cards

Sonic X Season 1, Episodes 27-52
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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