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Honoka Explodes! A Wonderful Birthday (ほのか炸裂!素敵な誕生日 "Honoka no Sakuretsu! Sutekina Tanjōbi"?), dubbed Birthday Heist in the English dub, is the 10th episode of the season Futari wa Pretty Cure, and also the 10th episode of Pretty Cure franchise overall.

Summary

Honoka is taken captive during the trip to the Jewelry Store on her Birthday. 

Synopsis

Nagisa watching

Nagisa decides to get Honoka a present

Nagisa hangs out with Honoka while Mepple and Mipple express their happiness in being together. Nagisa thinks back to the other day when Mepple was ill and how she almost let him die, so today she brought him there to let him see Mipple to make it up to him. The two mascots continue to nuzzle and hug as Mepple asks Mipple to come closer. She refuses since Nagisa is watching them, causing him to insult Nagisa and return to Card Commune form after infuriating her.

After a moment, Honoka goes to answer the nearby phone and begins to talk with her father for their plans the following day. Nagisa questions this once she returns, and Honoka explains that because they work so far away they can only return on occasion. Nagisa decides to leave a little while later and thinks about how happy Honoka looked before she realizes that it is her birthday the following day. With that she decides to get her a present.

The next morning Honoka arrives to the Airport to find her parents behind a big pile of presents. They embrace her tightly and begin to fawn over Honoka and how she's grown since last time. Doing this until Sanae returns and teases them. They show Honoka everything they got for her and she asks if they will be able to fit all of the presents into the taxi, but they reveal their plans of shipping the presents right over to the House. Sanae then suggests that they go out to have fun while she returns home to prepare dinner. 

Meanwhile, Nagisa realizes she only has 18 yen, which is not much to work with. She can't afford anything with such a low amount and tries to ask her mother for an advance, but it turns out that she is already six months advanced. She then turns to Ryouta, who already states he won't lend her any more no matter how much she sucks up to him; causing her to beat him up.

Honoka's parents ask her what she wishes to go out and do when they suddenly get a call. A jeweler wants to meet them, despite how many times they told him that they already had plans and turned him down. Honoka insists that they should go to do this first since it involves their jobs and it is highly important. She even tells them not to worry and that they can go to have fun after. 

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Honoka tells her parents not to worry

They head over to the Jewelry Store and have Honoka sit in the front by all of the Displays. Her parents go to the back room and she decides to examine the room she is inside of while waiting for them. 

Nagisa sadly tries to think of what she can do when she happens to spot a beautiful piece of jewelry in a stores window. Without the money she is unable to buy anything that Honoka would really like, but suddenly she gets an idea and quickly runs home, not noticing the three odd men who are heading to the nearby Jewelry Store. 

The Leader approaches the woman at the door and threatens to shoot. He claims that this is a robbery and they go in to explore the shop to get a good look at everything they can steal. It is revealed that he really does not have a gun on him as Honoka approaches to ask them what they are doing, wondering if they may be playing a game. Her parents have been tied up in the meeting room, while Honoka begins to ask them why they want to rob the store. They explain their desperate need for money and claim that stealing well-priced items is the best and quickest way to get it. 

An angry Honoka demands that they sit down, then she asks them if they would really feel very comfortable taking things people worked so hard to make. She goes on to explain that her parents are so busy most of the time that she can only see them once a year, and even then there's people who work harder. The guys begin to feel slightly bad and the one man, the leader, goes on to explain how they used to be like those people. However, before they can finish, Gekidrago suddenly appears.

He demands Honoka hand over the Prism Stones and Honoka states she will, but only if he can find them in the Store. She uses this free time to contact Nagisa as he sits down and starts to look through every pile of gems and jewelry he can find. 

Nagisa has just finished making a present for Honoka. A clay figure of both Mepple and Mipple. Mepple comments on how ugly he thinks it is, and Nagisa tries to remake it.

In the store, Honoka's father tries to tell people outside to call the police while Honoka tries to use the phone inside the store. The wires had been cut so they are unable to get out, nor can she even call for help. The robbers begin to regret what they did, as the leader explains how they were all in business together when it suddenly went bad and they were all left with nothing. As friends they were only doing this to help each other. The leader is convinced that only bad things happen, but Honoka tells them to not give up hope by saying that if they only had bad luck, good luck is sure to come soon. She then suggest that since the police and cameras have arrived, they should look for a way to get out.

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Gekidrago demands Prism Stones

Nagisa, happy with her results has finally finished her figures. She has them polished and painted, and wants to go and give it to Honoka now, but as she doesn't want to interrupt her time with her parents she decides to wait until later on and turns on the Television. She sees the Jewelry Store she passed by earlier and finds that it is being robbed and that the police are there. She sees Mipple and Mepple confirms that Honoka must be there, causing Nagisa to flee from her home and the entire way to the store. 

The police refuse to let Nagisa enter, despite her tries to convince them. She is pushed back into the crowd and happens to overhear some people mention the Ventiliation System - however, it is too small for an adult so nobody there can fit in. But it seems to be a suitable size for Nagisa. 

Gekidrago realizes he was tricked and he makes an attempt to harm Honoka after. The robbers defend her and tell her to run, and after she tries to warn them about Gekidrago, he easily knocks one away just as Nagisa arrives. The girls transform into Pretty Cure and start to attack, using Marble Screw on him. Gekidrago refuses to give up and the girls keep using it, soon seeing that the many gems surrounding them glisten brightly and form into the Marble Screw to create a stronger blast to send him flying.  

As they turn to normal, Mipple explains how the stones reacted with their powers and saved them. Nagisa puts her hand into Honoka's own and hands her the gift she made before going back through the vents she came in from, not wanting to get in the way of Honoka's day with her parents. The police put the three robbers under arrest as Honoka tries to explain that they didn't do anything, but the leader tells her that robbery is robbery and from now on, they are going to resign themselves.

As they are being escorted out, Honoka's parents rush to her and feel very bad that they couldn't do anything to help her. But Honoka tells them she knows that they love her, and she has friends that care about her too, so she's happy and claims that this has been her most wonderful birthday ever.

Major Events

  • Honoka's parents are first seen in this episode.

Characters

Cures

Mascots

Villains

Secondary Characters

Japanese vs English Dub

  • When Mipple feels embarrassed about cuddling Mepple in front of Nagisa, Mepple insults Nagisa by comparing her to a pumpkin. In the English Dub, he tells Mipple to pretend that Natalie is just a pumpkin.
  • When Nagisa is yelling at Mepple for calling her a pumpkin-head, he tells her to get a boyfriend if she's upset about it. In the English Dub, he tells Natalie to "plug [her] ears and hum a song to [herself]."
  • After Honoka scolds the robbers for stealing rather than working hard, the lead robber tells her that they have been working hard for several years. In the English Dub, the lead robber tells Hannah that somebody forced them to rob the jewelry store.
  • When Nagisa shows Mepple her first attempt at making a charm for Honoka, he says she won't like something that's poorly made. In the English Dub he asks, "Does it come with a barf bag, or is it sold separately?"

Trivia

  • This episode shows that Nagisa is good with small crafts.
  • The present Nagisa chose to made stands as a symbolic item for her friendship with Honoka. As they met through Mepple and Mipple.
  • One of the first and only episodes in which a Zakenna wasn't the villain.

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