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#42 - A Fine Mess (Season 2)
Screenplay & Synopsis: Bruno Regeste
First aired in France on 14 December 2005 (France 3)
First aired in the USA on 6 October 2005 (Cartoon Network)

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Official summary
At the end of another successful mission on Lyoko, our heroes rematerialize in the scanners. But something’s not quite right -- the program has malfunctioned a put Yumi in Odd’s body and vice versa. They are forced to make do as best they can in unfamiliar bodies, while the rest of the gang looks on in amusement. But things take a more serious turn when our heroes realize that Odd and Yumi’s atomic structures are unstable and that they could both disintegrate for good…

Detailed summary
The five kids return from a mission and get out of the scanners. But an error occurs in the program and Yumi finds herself in Odd’s body, while the boy is in the Japanese girl’s body.
Jeremy checks and finds a bug in the rematerialisation program. He can’t repair it just like that; the two kids need to live with their condition until the brainiac finds a cure… However, the numerous disadvantages and complaints start when Odd gets an itchy back from Yumi’s bra.
Jeremy and Aelita stay to work at the factory, but for Odd and Yumi, the truth is hard to handle: in exchanging their bodies, they also need to exchange lifestyles…

Odd spends a complicated night in Yumi’s body and needs to eat Japanese style, with the help of a fork that the girl in his body had gotten from his room for him. Yumi shares a room with Ulrich and must take all the slaps meant for Odd from the various girls he cheated on…
The two teens’ case worsens that night, when parts of their bodies begin to disappear, then reappear… More and more frequently and for longer each time.

The next morning is lively. Jeremy has found the solution, but they need to go to Lyoko. Odd has found ways to distract himself, arriving at the school in a motley and colourful outfit, the complete opposite of Yumi’s style. He poses in Ulrich’s arms in a photo in the school paper…

The team finally goes to Lyoko and Aelita goes into a tower. Meanwhile, XANA sends monsters, worrying the group, and Ulrich needs to face them alone, because Odd and Yumi don’t know how to fight in their respective bodies or use their weapons.
Two lots of bad news appear:
Inhibitors are blocking access to the program Jeremy needs, and the momentary disappearances of the catboy and the geisha are increasing in frequency and duration!
Jeremy is curt: the lives of his two friends are in danger, they need to go to Sector 5 to disable the inhibitors… Before taking the Transporter, Ulrich is devirtualised by a Megatank, while the other virtual kids leave for Sector 5.

The two remaining fighters seek the seemingly-inaccessible key on the other side of an empty void. In reality, it’s no big deal, as the heroes can float across because the gravity in the room has been modified. Fighting Creepers and reaching the key still remains difficult: Odd and Yumi are forced to combine their efforts in order to survive.
Barely escaping the Scyphozoa, Aelita reaches the interface and deactivates the inhibitors. Yumi and Odd are devirtualised by Sector 5’s monsters and materialised in their respective bodies, much to Yumi’s delight…

Everything is back to normal, except for Odd who has to face Yumi’s anger when she reads the latest edition of the school paper…

- Attack: None; On Lyoko, try to stop our heroes from reaching the interface, so Odd and Yumi’s bodies will disappear.
- Virtualisations: Aelita/Ulrich/Yumi (in Odd’s body)/Odd (in Yumi’s body)
- Visited Sectors: Ice; Sector 5
- Enemies met: Krankrelat (2); Megatank (1); Creepers (5); the Scyphozoa


About the characters

- Yumi owns colourful and interesting clothes that Odd wore while in her body.
- Ulrich plays heads or tails, and according to him, the smell of Odd’s feet is worse than his laser arrows.
- In this episode, we learn that Odd uses his laser arrows by visualising he’s shooting them, then concentrating. This contradicts the prequel episode “XANA Awakens Part 1” in which he fires his first arrow by accident.
- First and only time Odd rides the Overwing, and first time Yumi rides the Overboard (technically).

About errors

- During Ms Meyer’s class, the students often change place.
- The factory microphone disappears from Jeremy’s ear at the start of the episode.
- The colours of Odd’s pants are inversed when he gets ready to pick up his cup.
- The manhole cover in the park isn’t rusty when Yumi (in Odd’s body) takes it off.
- The halo of the tower Aelita goes into is red in one shot when XANA didn’t launch an attack in this episode.
- The top part of Aelita’s shoes is red instead of white when she walks under the arches with Yumi (in Odd’s body), Ulrich and Jeremy.
- The handle to Odd and Ulrich’s door is on the right instead of the left when Yumi (in Odd’s body) is in the corridor, and the door is brown instead of grey, like the other doors in the hallway.
- Odd (in Yumi’s body) can’t eat with chopsticks, but he had no trouble with it in episode 38, “Temptation”.
- In this episode, Ulrich and Odd swap beds and sleep with their heads where their feet would normally be. Odd’s stuff is also in the drawer under Ulrich’s bed.
- Aelita’s dress merges into her sweater when she sleeps in the lab, the whole thing being the one colour and missing some lines. It’s also drawn incorrectly when she asks what happened between Odd and Ulrich, the top part of her sweater being the same colour as her dress.

About the series

- French title: Désordre

- Only bug in the materialisation program (the only one without XANA’s interference, of course).
- First episode in which a Creeper isn’t destroyed by one only one shot.
- First appearance of Megatanks in the Ice Sector.
- First time we see the Transporter trip from the Ice Sector.
- In the original script, Odd did something much worse for Yumi and Ulrich’s reputation while on the steps outside the cafeteria: he didn’t hug Ulrich while in Yumi’s body – he kissed him! We’re not certain as to why the scene was changed, but we can guess.

About references

- Odd (in Yumi’s body): “I’m swimming through guacamole!”
Guacamole is a sort of avocado and onion soup, lemon-scented with a bit of cream. Coming from Odd, such a reference should be expected!

- Sissi: “Well, look who’s here! Romeo and Juliet!”
This is an allusion to the famous play by Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet,” written from 1594 to 1595. The two characters have remained universally known for their tragic love story.

- Yumi (in Odd’s body on Lyoko): “And now, let’s hear it for Catwoman!”
Catwoman is a character from the Batman series! The woman is a vigilante fighting in a cat suit!

- Odd (in Yumi’s body to William): “They call it a split personality, but nothing to worry about!”
A split personality can be a symptom of schizophrenia, a severe personality disorder.

- Yumi’s family eats sushi when Odd joins them for dinner in Yumi’s body. Sushi is a Japanese dish. Outside of Japan it’s one of the more emblematic dishes of Japanese cusine.


Ulrich: Ok! Heads, it’s Odd first…and tails, it’s Yumi! Heads, heh, Odd! …Huh, Yumi, I lose.
(Yumi examines herself, confused)
Ulrich: Hey Yumi, are you ok?
Yumi (in Odd’s body): What am I doing over here, huh?
Odd (in Yumi’s body): Uh…I uh…I think we’ve got a little problem here!

Jeremy: I guess there’s a little bug in the rematerialisation program!
Yumi (in Odd’s body): You call this a little bug?!

Jeremy: Gotta fix the program.
Odd (in Yumi’s body): How long will it take you? A couple of hours at the most?
Jeremy: Um…if I work through the night, it might be ready tomorrow morning.
Yumi (in Odd’s body): What?! You mean I’m going to have to sleep in a guy’s body?!
Jeremy: Well I’m not going to get any sleep at all, I’ll have you know!
Odd (in Yumi’s body): And if you haven’t noticed, I have a dynamite body! Better than yours, for example… (he scratches his back) Something’s itching me in my back…it’s uh…I think it’s the strap to your…
Yumi (in Odd’s body): Don’t you dare take it off, do you hear?!

Note: I think we get the gist of what’s going on now, so until otherwise stated, “Yumi:” refers to Yumi when she is in Odd’s body and “Odd:” refers to Odd when he is in Yumi’s body.

Yumi: Ok, so, what’s my schedule for this evening?
Odd: Well try the three Bs: Bacon, Bath, Bedtime!

Yumi: Can you eat with chopsticks?
Odd: Yeah, as long as they look like forks!
Yumi: Don’t do anything stupid with my body either!
Odd: Mine’s still under warranty!
Yumi: I think you’d better brush your teeth and go to bed early tonight!
Ulrich: Isn’t tonight the night you’re supposed to break up with Magali?
Odd: Yeah, that’s right…and with Claire too!
Ulrich: You’re going steady with two girls at the same time? I didn’t know that!
Odd: Neither do Magali and Claire! Up to now, that is…

Odd: Hey! I’ve got a great idea! You’re always too shy to ask Yumi out, right? Now you can practise on me!
Ulrich: Odd, that’s not a great idea, it’s a stupid idea, and anyway I’m not that crazy about Yumi!

Sissi: My dear Ulrich! When will you understand that I am the girl for you? What do you see in this string bean anyway?
Odd: At least I don’t have the mind of a vegetable! Give it a rest, Sissi! Ulrich and I were made for each other, you got that? (he hugs Ulrich)

Odd: Hey! Now I see why Sissi’s so crazy about you!
Ulrich: Do that one more time and you’re dead!
Odd: Well! You try to do a friend a favour, and that’s the thanks you get!

Magali: Odd!
Yumi: What?
Magali: I know all about Claire! You are so…despicable!
Claire: Odd? I know all about Magali, you sneaky rat!
Sissi: Odd!
(Yumi shields herself from a future slap!)
Sissi: You can tell Ulrich he’ll have to beg for a date with a real flower his string bean veggie drops him!

Yumi: Sissi just told me to tell you something, something about veggies? I didn’t get it… What’s going on?

Milly: Ulrich! Do you mind answering a few questions for our Academy gossip column?
Ulrich: Yes, I do mind!
Yumi: What has gotten into them now?
Ulrich: Ask that imbecile Odd!

Odd (to Yumi’s parents): Um…actually I’m…I’m not very hungry so uh, I’d better go to bed! Mingtian jian chang! (translation: see you tomorrow, with some stereotypical Chinese sounds thrown in)
Mr Ishiyama: Why is she speaking to us in…in Chinese now?
Hiroki: It’s wuuuv!

(Yumi tries to take off Odd’s shoes)
Ulrich: Watch yourself!
Yumi: Watch what? Oh! Ohhhh! Ohh, gross!
(She faints)
Ulrich: I warned you! Heheh, it’s more powerful than a laser arrow!

Ms Ishiyama: Yumi, are you up? Could you give me a hand with breakfast?
Odd (watching his hands disappear): Uh, yes! If…if…if I have a hand to give you…

Yumi (to Odd): You are so lucky that you are in my body right now or I would beat you to a pulp!

Milly: Yumi Ishiayama, haha! Transformed by love! Cool headline, huh?

Odd (looking at the quiz): Oh, man! Tough break…Yumi’s gonna kill me!
William: Do you always have conversations with yourself?
Odd: Well yes…they call it a split personality, but nothing to worry about!

Yumi: Huh? There was a math quiz this morning? Did you manage?
Odd: Well if you mean sharpening my pencils and all that, yeah!

Jeremy: Transfer Odd! No, I mean that is uh…Yumi. Ah, no, wait! Uuuuum…oh, whatever. Transfer, scanner, virtualisation!

Yumi (in Odd’s body on Lyoko): And now let’s hear it for Catwoman…!

Yumi: XANA’s a pretty lame architect, he forgot to put the stairs in!

Yumi: Great, anyone know how to fly?

Odd (to Yumi): Great shot! You missed a Creeper 10 yards in a hallway?!

Yumi: Odd, what are you doing?
Odd: Can’t you see? I’m swimming through guacamole!

Ulrich: Odd! Is that…is that you?
Odd (back in his own body): Of course! What’s the matter with you, don’t you recognise your own friends?
Ulrich: Dork!

Note: Everyone’s now back in their rightful bodies.

Ulrich: Speaking of, uh…did you tell her what happened between us?
Odd: No way! I plan on staying alive, good buddy!
Aelita: Why? What did happen between you?
Odd and Ulrich: Oh, nothing…
Jeremy: Hey, speaking of Yumi, look, she’s over there with the school paper!
Odd: Uh-oh…
(Yumi fixes Odd with a menacing stare after seeing the photo of herself and Ulrich)
Odd: I don’t like this…!
Yumi: Odd…
Odd: Ulrich, help me!
Ulrich: I warned you, sorry I can’t give you any pointers, good buddy!


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Comment from TAFFOREAU - Posted on 01-04-2013 à 10:35


Comment from bastrouille6915 - Posted on 05-01-2013 à 21:24

Bon épisode et bon résumé de la création de la série 8-)

Comment from William_fan - Posted on 22-07-2011 à 10:48

Moi j'ai bien aimé cet épisode ! Quelle cruche cette Sissi... De l'avanture, j'adore ça ! J'adore Yumi elle est trop forte (love) VIVE CODE LYOKO ET YUMI !!!!!!!!!!!

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