|Save The Last Dance|
|Original broadcast||November 7, 2008|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Overall episode number||69|
|Written by||Amy Wolfram|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Previous episode||Good Copy, Bad Copy|
Save the Last Dance is the seventeenth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
Gwen asks Kevin to take her to her school's dance, forcing a clueless and panicking Kevin to seek advice from Ben. However, Ben has his own problems, as Big Chill takes over his body with each transformation and starts trying to eat every metal object in sight.
Despite this, Ben gave Kevin good advice (loaning him Max's tuxedo which was in his closet, reassuring Kevin when he tells Ben that he's "not like those prep guys from her school"), tying his bowtie for him, telling him Gwen likes yellow roses, and to get her a nice corsage).
Joined by Julie, Gwen and Kevin manage to subdue Big Chill, only to discover that Big Chill was only building a nest for eggs he had laid. The eggs hatch into infant Necrofriggians, and Kevin teases Ben about being a "mother". Julie takes Ben home on her scooter, while Gwen and Kevin miss the dance and decide to dance to the music in Kevin's Car.
They shared a personal dance with tender glances and smiles upon their face though the scene wasn't perfect but the moon shown up high in the sky.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Julie Yamamoto
- Big Chill's Offspring (first appearance)
- Big Chill is seen pushing the order button at the Burger Shack multiple times. The waitress comes out soon with his order, before being scared away. However, Big Chill never spoke into the speaker, and only pushed the button.
- When Big Chill was leaving after drinking the molten metal, his Omnitrix symbol was sideways.
- When Big Chill drinks the molten metal his teeth do not separate but the liquid gushes in rapidly.
- When Big Chill turns away from the metal Burger Shack mascot's statue before flying away, the mascot is no longer visible (even though at the angle shown, it should have been).
Naming and Translations
|Turkish||Son Dansa Sakla||Save For the Last Dance|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Reserve a última Dança||Save the Last Dance|
|Spanish (Latin America)||El Baile de Gwen||The Dance of Gwen|
|Spanish (Spain)||¿Bailas?||You Dance?|
|Hungarian||Mentsd meg az utolsó táncot!||Save the Last Dance!|
|French||Le Bal||The Dance|
- The title of this episode is an allusion to the 2001 movie Save the Last Dance, starring Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas.
- Ben recalls having had a problem with Ghostfreak that he had in this episode with Big Chill, referencing Ghostfreaked Out.
- When the police were firing at Big Chill, beams came out instead of bullets, making it look like alien technology. According to Dwayne McDuffie, bullets are not allowed to be shown, so they had to use beams.
- In this episode, Big Chill's species is revealed to be a Necrofriggian.
- It's revealed that Gwen goes to a prep school.
|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|