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So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies is the seventh episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Plot

When three devices strike the ground from the sky, Crashhopper diverts them away from people and buildings, while Rook protects and evacuates the civilians. The devices cause a derelict ship to appear in Earth's orbit and anchor it to the planet via tractor beams. Crashhopper lands and transforms back into Ben. Some of the missiles send pink beams up to the ship.

Ben and Rook fly the Proto-TRUK to the ship and Rook says that the beams are anchors. Max calls on the comm. At the Plumbers' Base, Solid Plugg is causing a ruckus, but he is quickly apprehended by Max. Max tells Ben to be careful, but Ben brushes his concerns off. He promises to call him if he sees anything weird. Rook notices a giant hole in the ship that they fly into. They board. Rook finds a piece of bubble wrap. The explore the ship, finding more bubble wrap. Ben hears something, and he and Rook see the Vreedle Brothers, whom Rook refers to as the most vile creatures in the universe. Ben attempts to transform into Rath, but he transforms into Grey Matter instead and climbs onto the ceiling and breaks a pipe, freezing the Vreedles. In the ship's command room, Rook is disgusted with the Vreedles, confusing Grey Matter. Rook says that the Vreedles destroyed the Plumbers' Academy, disrupting his final exam. Grey Matter thinks that they hijacked the cruiser as revenge, but they were only scavenging. They also did not make the hole. They see the Proto-TRUK being stolen, so Grey Matter pulls it back with a tractor beam before transforming back into Ben. The four go to the Proto-TRUK to see that the thief is Argit. Argit is surprised to see Ben. He says that he has the Anihilarg, shocking Rook and the Vreedles and confusing Ben. Rook states that according to legend, there once was a race known as the Contemelia whose favorite hobby was jumping from universe to universe, scaring the locals and if they came to dislike it, it would be destroyed by the Anihilaarg.

While the Contemelia has long since been wiped out, this ship and its secret weapon are still well in existence. While Ben isn't entirely sure the weapon exists, a Incursean war ship captained by Emperor Milleous arrives and attaches itself to the derelict ship. The gathered group splits up to deal with the Incurseans. Ben teams with Argit, the Vreedles team with each other, and Rook goes on his own. Ben transforms into Spidermonkey and webs Argit to the wall. Spidermonkey webs Incursions as well, only to see that Argit is gone. Rook takes out Incursions, as do the Vreedles. Argit explores the ship. Ben finds Emperor Milleous, who is looking for the Annihilarg. Incursions arrive, so Ben transforms into NRG. NRG melts the Incursions' weapons. Rook arrives, as does Argit. Argit angrily confronts Milleous, who promised to buy the Annihilarg from him. NRG grabs Argit and demands the Annihilarg. Argit says that he gave it to the Vreedles, who left. Everyone sees them flying to Earth.

NRG transforms back into Ben and capturing all the Incurseans, Argit, Ben, and Rook arrive on the bridge, where Argit reveals that he was hired by Milleous to find the Anihilaarg. Argit also reveals that the Vreedle Brothers found him and forced him to hand over the Anihilaarg and now they're escaping to Earth in their ship. Ben and Rook chase after them, unwisely leaving Argit in charge of the Incurseans. 
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Alien X recreates the universe

The Incurseans overpower Argit and give chase to the Vreedle Brothers, with Ben shooting them both down in front of Mr. Smoothy. In the resulting dog pile for the Anihilaarg, the doomsday device is activated. Left with no other choice, Ben transforms into Alien X, just as the universe destroying energy pulse is fired off from the device. As they watch the universe being destroyed, Ben is able to convince Serena and Bellicus to let him use Alien X to recreate the universe and to undo the destruction of the universe and they recreate it exactly as it was - with a few changes, such as Ben's clothing and the appearance of Mr. Smoothy. Alien X transforms back into Ben and he discovers that he has received a new hoody as Rhomboid declares the Annihilarg a dud and destroys it. Argit tries to get Milleous to pay him, but reconsiders when Inursions aim at him.  Rook takes Argit into custody. The two Plumbers and con-man go for smoothies as Ben tries to explain that the device in fact did go off and he used Alien X to remake the universe. Rook and Argit believe that Ben instead suffered from a panic induced hallucination.

Ben still thinks something is different and it is shown that the Mr. Smoothy building and logo have been altered.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

Omnitrix Alien Debut

Characters

Neutral

  • Argit (first re-appearance)

Villains

Aliens Used

Quotes

Quotes


NRG: NRG? Ha ha. NRG is G-O-O-D!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: That is one big honking ship.
Rook: (turning up the volume knob) I cannot hear any honking.
Ben: Rook, it's an expression.
Rook: Ah, right. That honking ship has anchored itself to Earth!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: The Vreedle Brothers
Octagon: Ben Tennyson and... associate.
Rhomboid: 'Sup?
Rook: The two lowest beings in the universe.
Rhomboid: Oh see, now you've done hurt my fragile feelings.
Octagon: Boid, remember our recent musings about the inadvisability of surrender being as we is now fugitives and such?
Rhomboid: I do indeed recollect such a discussion Octagon. Why?
Octagon: (Sighs) Light'em up, Boid. (Vreedles pull out lasers)
Ben: Look out!


Quotes Right

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Argit: Why are you all standing around? Somebody has to stop this from happening! TH-THE UNIVERSE IS WHERE I KEEP ALL MY STUFF!!! (grabs Ben's hand and starts slapping the Omnitrix with it)
Ben: (Slapping Argit) Dude! Not helpful. Alright listen Omnitrix, I don't want Goop, I don't want Stinkfly. Just give me something I can use to defuse this thing so we can all get out all with our lives! (transforms into Alien X) Rook: (Gasps), Alien X! It is real! Argit: (walks up to Alien X) So, this is Alien X, huh? (taps Alien X twice) Great, we're toast! (The Anihilaarg is activated, destroying the Universe)


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: Disappointed? That's the Universe, it's everything I know, it's everything there is!
Bellicus: Was.
Serena: Definitely.
Ben: But Alien X can fix this, right? Right?
Serena: Alien X can do many things, we just both have to agree to it. Bellicus?
Bellicus: Serena? Fine! But the next time the universe is destroyed, don't come crying to me!


Quotes Right

Quotes


Argit: I've got the Anihilaarg! And I ain't afraid to use it!
Rook: The Anihilaarg!?
Vreedle Brothers: The Anihilarg!?
Ben: The what-ahaarg???


Quotes Right

Quotes


Milleous: I haven't got all day. Well actually I do.


Quotes Right

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Arabic الكون لذيذ... بطعم السموذيز The Universe is Delicious... with the Taste of Smoothies
Hungarian Bye-Bye, és kösz a turmixokat Bye-Bye, and Thanks for All the Smoothies
Portuguese (Br) Adeus, e Obrigado Pelos Sorvetes Goodbye, and Thanks for the Sorbets
Spanish (HA) Adiós y Gracias por Todos los Smoothies Goodbye and Thanks for All Smoothies
Spanish (Spain) Hasta Luego, Y Gracias Por Los Smootheles So Long, and Thanks for the Smoothies

Allusions

Trivia

  • This episode aired in Canada on October 6, 2012.
  • This episode aired in Australia on October 14, 2012.
  • The episode was unlocked in the Brazilian and Latin American game Ben 10 Hack on October 9, 2012 and become available on the Cartoon Network website. In October 15, 2012 the episode aired regularly.
  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt, Professor Paradox is well aware of the events of this episode.[1]
  • This episode leads to the events of Universe vs. Tennyson.
  • According to Matt Wayne, the script for the episode came together very late, but its production number has always been 004. Chronologically, the episode is set after It Was Them.[2]

References

Ben 10: Omniverse Episodes in Production Order
Arc 1
The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt from the Past · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · It Was Them · Trouble Helix · Hot Stretch · Have I Got a Deal for You · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Arc 2
Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Outbreak · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Bros in Space · Arrested Development · Rules of Engagement · Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2
Arc 3
T.G.I.S. · Tummy Trouble · Store 23 · Vilgax Must Croak · Ben Again · Special Delivery · Rad · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2
Arc 4
Food Around the Corner · The Ultimate Heist · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Max's Monster · Evil's Encore · Return to Forever · Mud Is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More
Arc 5 - Galactic Monsters
Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance Is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben
Arc 6
Catfight · Collect This · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Arc 7
Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Arc 8
From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn
Ben 10: Omniverse Episodes in U.S. Airing Order
Season 1
The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt from the Past · Trouble Helix · Have I Got a Deal for You · It Was Them · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · Hot Stretch · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Season 2
Outbreak · Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Arrested Development · Bros in Space · Ben Again · Store 23 · Special Delivery
Season 3
Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2 · Tummy Trouble · Vilgax Must Croak · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2 · Rules of Engagement · Rad · Evil's Encore
Season 4
T.G.I.S. · Food Around the Corner · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Return to Forever · Mud Is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · The Ultimate Heist · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More · Max's Monster
Season 5
Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance Is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · Catfight · Collect This
Season 6
And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Season 7
Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Season 8
From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn

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