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Give Him Back! The Great Mepo Mepo Strategy (取り返せ!メポメポ大作戦 "Torikaese! Mepo Mepo Daisakusen"?), dubbed Get Him Back! Operation Rescue! in the English dub, is the 9th episode of the season Futari wa Pretty Cure, and also the 9th episode of Pretty Cure franchise overall.

Synopsis

Mepple gets taken away from Nagisa after she gets caught talking to him during school. In order to get back she and Honoka must find a way into the school, a job easier said then done with the 'Vice Principal and Gekidrago lurking.

Summary

Hair Prep

Nagisa preparing for school

The episode begins as Nagisa is brushing her teeth and preparing for school. She thinks about the fight she had with Honoka the prior day, and how they were trying too hard to be nice to each other when they weren't even friends to begin with. But she feels that they can say they really are friends now that they made up.

While putting on her uniform Nagisa begins to wonder if they would still do well in a battle, while fighting each other, then she begins checking her hair until Mepple spots her and brings up that she's become self-conscious lately. Nagisa denies it but he continues going on, causing her to accidentally reveal why she started doing this. After realizing he tricked her, they begin to bicker.

Outside in the hallway, her brother overhears her yelling and worries that things are getting bad if she's talking to herself like this.

Shutting the Card Commune, Nagisa decides not to speak to Mepple after he starts mocking her, and she treatens him with no breakfast in return. He tries to appeal to her reasoning and claims not to be feeling well, but Nagisa refuses to let him trick her again. She leaves for breakfast, where her brother and mother watch with interest and concern. While she notices it she is unable to determine why they are so interested and takes off after a few more bites of food. Her mom comments that she seems to be fine, but Ryouta tries insisting otherwise.

On her way to school Nagisa continued to ignore Mepple, who keeps trying to say that he doesn't feel good. She doesn't listen, unaware that he is telling the truth.

As she arrives she comes across Shiho, who brings up the Pop Quiz they have in Math, causing  Rina to complain over having it as their first class today. Shiho wishes she could be an "elite student", which Rina agrees with. When Nagisa spots Honoka she runs off to go and meet her, but Rina and Shiho hold her back to ask about her sudden relationship with Honoka. She remains quiet as Honoka joins them and chats about the Pop Quiz, and when she claims not to be worried over it Nagisa comments that it "must be nice to be her" as they head to class.

During the exam, Mepple keeps trying to speak to Nagisa but she can't answer him and risk being caught. She attepts to tune him out and focus on the test. 

Meanwhile, in the Dotsuku Zone. Gekidrago and a mysterious man are seen before the Evil King who ask them if they obtained the 7 Prism Stones yet. The mysterious man assures that they will be getting them soon and tells Gekidrago to bring Mepple and Mipple here without harming them, since they know of the locations to the Prism Stones.

Back at school it is currently 9:30 when Nagisa is making her way through the hallway, very tired as she opens
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Mipple explains Nagisa about using the Parupu card

the Card Commune to see how red and hot Mepple is. She starts to worry, now realizing he wasn't lying about feeling sick, but suddenly the Vice Principal shows up. He confiscates the "cell phone" while stating that it isn't necessary for school.

In disbelief Nagisa can only watch as he tosses it into a box of other confiscated items just as Honoka and Mipple appear. Nagisa brings up that Mepple wasn't feeling well and Mipple starts to tell her abaout the Parupu card, a special little creature that can help them feel better.

After Nagisa starts to queston it, Honoka takes it out from her pocket to show her. While doing so, Mipple explains that it is hard for them to survive in the Garden of Rainbows, and since a lot of things keep happening lately it takes a toll on their bodies since they are used to the enviroment. By now Nagisa feels regret over scolding Mepple earlier, and Mipple quickly tells her that they must locate him and use the card because otherwise he can get even sicker, and possibly die.

Nagisa goes into the Principal's Office but finds that it doesn't help. The Vice Principal insists that Nagisa shouldn't have brought an unnecessary item to school unless she is prepared to lose it and makes her leave, stubbornly refusing to listen to her. Nagisa also tries to ask Ms. Yoshimi but this doesn't work either. 

By now the girls are worried and doubtful but Mipple convinces them to keep trying. With no other idea the girls sneak into the Drama Club and Nagisa puts on a disguise to pass herself off as a Ramen Shop worker, claiming to be someone who came to pick up the used dishes. But she gets distracted as two teachers are going over the math exam from earlier and she hears her name. She walks by and approaches the boxes- only for the Vice Principal to suddenly show up. She quickly explains why she is there again, but he claims that because he didn't eat ramen that day she head to the kitchen. 

Again Nagisa tries, this time dressing up as someone from Delivery services until being informed the school doesn't have one. Frustrated the girls take off for Akane's Takoyaki stand and tell her the problem. She begins to laugh and explains that his confiscation of the Cell Phone is only to cover his love of Manga after having gotten into it when he began to read the ones he took from students. After school he tends to stay there and read manga he took, but he started confiscating other items to avoid suspicion or letting others find out he isn't as strict as he makes himself look.

Curiously Honoka asks how she knows this and Akane admits that a lot of items were taken from her back when she was in school. Rather then say more, she goes on to mention how close Nagisa and Honoka have become lately without even noticing it until now, but when she hears another customer she is forced to deal with them, leaving the girls to resume discussion.

After school ends Nagisa and Honoka go to spy on the Vice Principal to find out that Akane was right. Honoka suggest they wait until he leaves and they hide nearby, and eventually evening approaches. To their surprise he observes the Card Commune to notice it's not a Cell phone, but he is unable to open it and wonders why it is so warm.

With that he decides to bring it home with him to do some investigating and heads out into the lonely hallway. He hears noise nearby and spots a figure, demanding to know what it wants. When it suddenly moves he yells out of fright upon realizing it's the Anatomy model- and it's alive.

The girls arrive to the office and watch as the model grab the Card Commune before screaming out of fright as they realize what it is. They run away as the frightening figure gives chase through the school, and they attempt to outrun it while panicking. When it suddenly catches up to them they split down a path further
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Disguised Gekidrago

ahead to confuse it, causing it to run right into a book case and fall apart.

Running outside, the girls suddenly recall that they forgot Mepple, but a voice grabs their attention and tells them that they will go no further.

Looking to the statue of tomorrow the girls see it is actually Gekidrago. He jumps down and starts to attack, revealing he is holding Mepple.

Nagisa tries to reason with him by claiming that if something were to happen to Mepple, it'd be his responsibility, and this causes him to realize she has a point. The Evil King told him not to bring Mepple and Mipple to him in any shape or form that wasn't safe and healthy, so after Nagisa reveals she can heal him, he believes her and hands him over. The girls use this as a chance to transform, but finding out he was tricked, Gekidrago sends the now giant Anatomy model Zakenna after them.

Instead of attacking the creepy Zakenna, Honoka and Nagisa transform and proceed to use Marble Screw on Gekidrago. He is sent flying away, causing the giant Zakenna to burst into several tiny dark stars that flee the scene as the girls return to normal.

Quickly Nagisa and uses the Parupu Card to heal an upset Mepple, who isn't at all happy it took them this long and now has to get an injection. Parupu promises to make it quick though, and he falls asleep after injecting him. With relief the girls watch as his fever lowers. But suddenly they remember the Vice Principal and run inside to make sure he is okay.

Startled and confused, he brings up the Anatomy model that attacked him but the girls play it off, with Nagisa claiming he probably read too much Manga and got confused. He goes on to say Nagisa is probably right, but then asks how they found out. Rather then answer, Honoka promises they won't tell anyone and Nagisa holds up her Card Commune and claims it to be a special charm for her. She asks to have it back, with Honoka showing her own and explains that it is a valueable item for them that they need to have. The Vice Principal is able to see how precious it is for them and decides that as a charm it shouldn't interrupt their studies, although he asks that they don't show them around the school during hours and hands it over.

The next morning, Nagisa expresses how happy she is that Mepple feels better. But he is annoyed because she didn't give him breakfast the day before. Nagisa asks him how he can be so rude when she tried her best and felt badly yesterday, but he claims to have forgotten.

As this is going on, Ryouta and Rie watch from outside Nagisa's door and believe Nagisa is "arguing with herself". Suddenly Nagisa exits her room to find them there. She observes them and starts to nervously laugh wondering why they are acting strangely.

Major Events

  • Honoka and Nagisa's friendship is officially announced as of this episode.
  • The Parupu Card makes her first appearance as the girls learn that Mepple and Mipple can get sick.

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