|Above and Beyond|
|Original broadcast||March 12, 2010|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Eugene Son|
|Directed by||Butch Lukic|
|Previous episode||The Secret of Chromastone|
Above and Beyond is the forty-third episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
Max sends a message to the Plumbers' Helpers from a space station where Ben is on a rampage and attacking his own grandfather. Alan, Helen, Manny and Pierce arrive to the space station and plan to stop Ben. Pierce suggests they work and stay together, but no one listens. Helen, the first to leave the group, finds Ben, but is defeated by his Echo Echo form. Later the team splits into two.
Alan, and Pierce get separated and Pierce ends up getting attacked and beaten by Goop. Later, Manny and Helen get separated and Manny gets attacked and beaten by Rath. Helen, Manny and Pierce regroup and try to find Alan. Alan soon finds Ben where he is attacked by Big Chill. Pierce, Manny, and Helen rescue Alan, and together they manage to overwhelm Ben and force him to flee.
Pierce suggests they work and attack like a team to bring Ben down. Soon, they find Ben, who goes Humungousaur at full size and fights the Plumber's Helpers. They soon suggest to attack Ben at once and throw Humungousaur into space. Unfortunately Ben's earlier fight with Manny as Rath damaged the station's gravity control system, further more the fight with Humungousaur just now also destroyed their ship.
With the damage to the station it's on a collision course with the city of London so they sacrifice themselves for Earth by self-destructing the ship but it doesn't explode. Max and Ben tell them that it was a test to see if they were cut out for Plumber duties, except the part with the space station crashing to London, proving that they'll also willing to sacrifice themselves for the good, and that they're soon heading to the Plumbers' Academy.
- When Pierce was fighting Goop, he broke a single shoulder spike off and threw it but when he threw it and it went through Goop it showed that he broke off two.
- When Manny fires his blasters at Ben and Ben kicks them away only one blaster falls to the ground but both Manny's hands are empty, also Ben comments that Manny no longer has his blasters despite Manny still having two others in his lower arm holsters.
- Alan, Pierce and Helen gave their badges for the self-destruct of the ship, but when Pierce is placing the last one, Alan's badge is still on his chest.
- When Humungousaur chases Pierce, he smashes the airlock ledge that Pierce leaps over which dents and cracks the ledge. However, in the next scene, the ledge is shown to be intact.
- Somehow Helen knew Manny fought Rath, even though she wasn't around when the fight happened.
- The trajectory of the satellite shown on the monitor would not have it crash anywhere near London.
- In the credits of Brazilian dubbing, voice actors of Kevin and Gwen were credited despite not having participated in the episode.
Naming and Translations
|French||Travail d'équipe||Team work|
|Hungarian||Fent és lent||Above and Beyond|
|Portuguese (Br)||Acima e Além||Above and Beyond|
|Spanish (HA)||En Órbita y Más Allá||In Orbit and Beyond|
|Spanish (Spain)||Arriba y Más Alla||Above and Beyond|
- When the helpers are discussing Ben's odd behavior, Manny suggests that Ben needed to lay eggs again, referencing the events of Save the Last Dance.
- Max's Plumber rank is revealed to be Magister, like Labrid and Gilhil.
- Rath's transformation sequence is shown for the first time.
- Above and Beyond is the only episode in Alien Force that Gwen and Kevin didn't appear in.
- Cooper is the only member of the helpers to not appear in Above and Beyond.
- According to Dwayne McDuffie, Cooper didn't appear because his powers would've revealed the satellite's true nature and the reason why they were brought there.
|Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes|
|Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 • Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 • Everybody Talks About the Weather • Kevin's Big Score • All That Glitters • Max Out • Pier Pressure • What Are Little Girls Made Of? • The Gauntlet • Paradox • Be-Knighted • Plumbers' Helpers • X = Ben + 2|
|Darkstar Rising • Alone Together • Good Copy, Bad Copy • Save the Last Dance • Undercover • Pet Project • Grounded • Voided • Inside Man • Birds of a Feather • Unearthed • War of the Worlds: Part 1 • War of the Worlds: Part 2|
|Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 • Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 • Inferno • Fool's Gold • Simple • Vreedle, Vreedle • Singlehanded • If All Else Fails • In Charm's Way • Ghost Town • Trade-Off • Busy Box • Con of Rath • Primus • Time Heals • The Secret of Chromastone • Above and Beyond • Vendetta • The Final Battle: Part 1 • The Final Battle: Part 2|
|Ben 10: Alien Swarm|