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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 loans Kevin one of Max's tuxedos in his closet. Ben also gives him good advice. When Kevin gets nervous and tells him that he's not like those prep guys from her school, Ben reassures him that's why she asked him to take her instead of one of them. Ben also ties his bowtie for him, tells him Gwen likes yellow roses, and advises him to get her a nice corsage.
However, Julie later calls them when they reach the school telling them that Ben has transformed into Big Chill again and is on a rampage, forcing them to change plans and leave.
Gwen, Kevin, and Julie manage to track down and 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 says that Ben made a great mother, and gives him a ride home on her scooter, leaving Gwen and Kevin alone.
After being disappointed by having to miss the dance, Kevin turns on the stereo in his Car and him and Gwen dance to its music.
- In this episode, Big Chill's species is revealed to be a Necrofriggian.
- It's revealed that Gwen goes to a prep school.
Naming and Translations
|French||Le Bal||The Dance|
|Hungarian||Mentsd meg az utolsó táncot!||Save the Last Dance!|
|Portuguese (Br)||Reserve a última Dança||Save the Last Dance|
|Spanish (HA)||El Baile de Gwen||The Dance of Gwen|
|Spanish (Spain)||¿Bailas?||You Dance?|
|Turkish||Son Dansa Sakla||Save For the Last 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.
|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|