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Ep. 4: The Fighting Bride
Choujin Sentai Jetman, Episode 4
Air date March 8, 1991
Written by Toshiki Inoue
Directed by Kiyoshi Arai
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The Fighting Bride (戦う花嫁 Tatakau Hanayome?) is the fourth episode of Choujin Sentai Jetman.

Synopsis

Kaori leaves the Jetman in anger over her princess-like attitude, yet sees who her real allies are when her childhood fiance returns to Japan.

Plot

Kaori is having trouble learning to fly Jet Swan. She crashes during the training sessions. When Chokan and Ryu insist that it is absolutely necessary for her to apply herself and not think of herself as a debutante, she leaves in a huff. While she is at home pouting, her butler ushers in a bunch of servants carrying bouquets of flowers. Her long-standing psuedo-boyfriend has arrived and takes her to dinner to ask her to marry him. "Your parents like me, we'd be uniting the two richest families in Japan."

She tells him that first she has a job to do, protecting the Earth. He bursts out laughing, thinking it a great joke. As he drives her home she insists it's true and he salutes her cheerfully. On the way back they encounter Radiege's traffic-light monster. Kaori calls in the team and they manage to drive it off for the time being. Her boyfriend is horrified at their insistence that Kaori come with them to fight. He is offended that Ryu has the temerity to lecture her. Gai asks, "just what is your stake in this?"

"I've asked her to marry me!"

When Ryu tells her she can't be selfish and she has to come with them. She gets angry and tells her boyfriend she wants to get married right away. Just then Chokan signals them saying they have to go now to fight the monster. They start to dash off when they realize Kaori isn't coming. Ryu turns and says to her, "We'll wait for you. We know you can do it."

At the church she can't concentrate on the wedding. Her mind is filled with Ryu's words and the ghostly echoes of her teammates' injuries as they fight. In the midst of the ceremony she realizes she has to be with them. Her boyfriend tries to get her to go through with the ceremony, revealing himself as an elitist when he tells her she's much too good to be involved with these low-class people anyway. She's becoming hysterical, the urge to go overpowering and finally she lashes out, connecting her foot rather firmly with his family jewels. In front of the church she crosses herself, tosses the bouquet aside and steals someone's motorcycle to beeline for the fight. The others are ecstatic to see her. Then they call in the planes which they would not do without her. She is doing okay with the flying until she takes a direct energy blast from the monster. The crash is a bad one.

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