Let’s start off by saying that we all agree that Vegeta definitively has the best vocabulary of any Super Saiyan in the universe. I know Gohan’s been nonexistent this season, and super boring since he hit high school because he’s a scholar, but he doesn’t drop bombs like throwing ‘infinitesimal’ into his dialogue as smoothly as the Prince of Saiyans. So dramatic.
Honestly, this episode was one of the most ridiculous episodes in the franchise. With a strange, but effective, plot, packed with tons of seriously funny scenes, that would leave many longtime fans relatively shocked, “Don’t Anger the God of Destruction! The Heart Pounding Birthday Party” does a really good job encapsulating the essence of what Dragon Ball Super has been shooting for this season. Props to the writers for giving the fans what they want and bringing back at least one more brief encounter between Vegeta and his one true arch nemesis in this entire godforsaken universe…no not Kakorot, Octopus.
“Don’t Anger the God of Destruction! The Heart Pounding Birthday Party” was actually a standout episode because of how memorable it’s going to be for a lot of people, as it will surely prove to be an episode that defines the series. The structure, a slow build-up, with tons of gags sprinkled throughout, until a big dramatic end point with some action, works for now. It’s better than where we were three or four episodes ago. And the end of Episode 6 just sets up so many possibilities for next week and maybe finally, one of the first big fight scenes of the season. If not, I don’t believe many would complain about another episode of Vegeta playing sushi chef for a good majority again, right?