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The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Sonic X episode #49
"The Day the Earth Stood Still"

Written by:
Directed by: Hajime Kamigaki
Production no.: 049
Original airdate:
Country: Japan


The Day the Earth Stood Still is the 49th episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as The Beginning of the End.

Episode Summary

Sonic's influence on Earth's culture continues to gain momentum. Even Decoe and Bocoe are enjoying a newfound sense of freedom. Having renounced Dr. Eggman, they are finally serving their criminal sentence through volunteer work, trimming the hedges at Chris' house--a task they find extremely fulfilling. Everyone, from Chris' parents to Bokkun, is wearing a "Freedom" T-shirt. Eggman, meanwhile, is stuck doing his own cooking, and it's completely inedible.

A shadow is cast on these happy times when the President's aides arrive at Chris' house with a geophysicist, who explains to Chuck that Sonic's presence is causing time to die. Apparently, Sonic's world used to be the same as Earth, and split into parallel dimensions with different timelines. If Sonic and his friends remain in Chris' world, the timelines will interfere with each other and freeze, leaving no past or future. The way to prevent this fate would be to cause Chaos Control again, split the two worlds, and send everyone back home again.

Chris hears the end of the conversation, and doesn't like it one bit. Unwilling to lose Sonic, he thinks that the trouble must be Eggman's fault again. He asks Decoe and Bocoe to take him to Eggman. They don't know where he is, but they summon Bokkun, who is willing to take them in exchange for decent food and oil. Eggman plays off Chris' suspicions at first, but finally scolds him for acting childish: this time, Eggman has nothing to do with it. He sends Chris away, forbidding the robots to follow, and they sadly obey.

As Tails and Chuck gather the Chaos Emeralds for the return trip, Chris returns home, still unable to accept the truth.

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Miscellaneous

  • The Japanese title shares the same name with the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still", as they shared similar content. The name was changed for must obvious reasons.
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