Cold Hearted Uranus? Makoto in Trouble

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Makoto recovering Haruka's scarf
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): 冷酷なウラヌス? まことのピンチ
Name (Romaji): Reikoku na Uranusu? Makoto no Pinchi
Name (Translated): Cold Hearted Uranus? Makoto in Trouble
Name (Viz Dub): Coldhearted Uranus: Makoto in Danger
Episode Number: 96
Director: Kounosuke Uda
Writer: Yoji Enokido
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando
Air Date: May 14, 1994
Previous Episode: Leave it to the Moon for Love Aid
Next Episode: The Labyrinth of Water! Ami the Targeted
First English Dub Episode
Name: Lita Borrows Trouble
Number: 89
Company: Cloverway
Air Date: June 20, 2000
Previous Episode: Blinded by Love's Light
Next Episode: Damp Spirits

Makoto is targeted by a Daimon, but manages to evade it. Keen to analyse her Pure Heart Crystal, Haruka befriends Makoto in order to get close to her.


Makoto and Usagi are walking to Rei's place for another study session after school. Usagi mentions Makoto's cooking skills, and Makoto says that everyone sees her as an unfeminine girl, and she wishes other people could see her as a regular girl who loves to cook and clean, like Usagi does. The two start to cross the street as they continue their conversation, and as they do someone on a motorcycle comes speeding around the corner and has to quickly brake to avoid hitting them. Makoto pushes Usagi out of the way, but injures her hand in the process. She turns to confront the biker, and notices that it's Haruka. Haruka apologizes for not paying attention, then ties her scarf around Makoto's injured hand while complimenting her on her bravery. As Haruka leaves, she winks and blows the girls a kiss, leaving Makoto staring after her and blushing. Usagi reminds her that Haruka is a woman, and Makoto says that she knows that.

Elsewhere, Michiru is floating in a swimming pool, remembering a conversation she had with Haruka about how they must find the talismans, even if it means sacrificing the owner of the Pure Heart Crystal in which they are found. They know the Silence is coming and must prevent it at all costs. Michiru climbs out of the pool and calls Haruka on their communicators, saying that the seas are in an uproar. Haruka, out on her motorcycle in the Azabu-Juuban district, agrees and says she can feel a presence but it hasn't moved yet.

As Makoto, Usagi, and Ami are walking to school, Makoto asks if anyone knows where Haruka lives. A suspicious Usagi questions Makoto's motives, but Makoto insists that she is just going to return Haruka's scarf. The three of them walk past Kaolinite, who observes to herself that her target is confirmed. A strong wind suddenly blows the scarf out of Makoto's hands, and she chases after it. The scarf lands under a car, and as Makoto reaches for it, a Daimon Egg merges with the scarf, and as soon as Makoto touches it the scarf turns into the Daimon Scar. Makoto is saved by Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury, but Kaolinite orders the Daimon to escape. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune watch from atop a building nearby. Sailor Neptune asks if they should tell the other Sailor Senshi what they're doing and fight with them, but Sailor Uranus angrily replies that the Silence is coming, and those girls wouldn't be able to sacrifice anyone. Sailor Neptune asks what they are going to do, then, and Uranus replies that the enemy will attack Makoto again, so they should stick close to her.

After school as Makoto and Usagi continue searching for the scarf, Haruka and Michiru pull up beside them. Haruka says that she has something she wants to talk to Makoto about, and asks if she wants to come for a ride. Makoto accepts, and they drive off, leaving Usagi behind. As they talk, Haruka says that she wanted to become better friends with Makoto.

Usagi goes to meet up with the other girls and tells them what happened. Usagi, Rei, and Minako talk about Makoto being on a "date" with a girl until Ami interrupts them and points out that the enemy is targeting Makoto and it's dangerous for her right now. The girls call Makoto on her communicator, but she assures them that she's fine and if an enemy shows up she'll defeat it. She adds that she isn't in love with Haruka, she simply admires and looks up to her.

Scar appears and attacks Makoto, and though Haruka and Michiru try to help her, but are knocked away by the Daimon's attack and disappear into some nearby bushes. Scar then removes Makoto's Pure Heart Crystal as the now transformed Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune watch from hiding, waiting to see if the Crystal holds a talisman. Kaolinite appears to take the Crystal, but Sailor Uranus uses World Shaking to knock it out of her hand and Kaolinite retreats, leaving the Daimon to fight them. The other Sailor Senshi arrive to help, and Sailor Uranus returns the Crystal to Sailor Moon, ordering her to give it back to Makoto. She does so, and then she and Sailor Mercury carry Makoto into the bushes to keep her away from danger. Makoto insists on fighting, now determined to know why Uranus and Neptune waited to save her. She transforms into Sailor Jupiter and attacks Scar, and Sailor Moon finishes her off with Moon Spiral Heart Attack.

As Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune start to leave Sailor Jupiter confronts them, accusing them of being just as bad as the Daimons. She attacks Sailor Uranus, who knocks her down with a hard blow to the stomach and escapes with Neptune. As the two run away, however, Sailor Neptune notices that Sailor Uranus is bleeding from Sailor Jupiter's attack, and Sailor Uranus admits that she is strong.

Sailor Jupiter finds Haruka's scarf and remembers that the two were attacked by the Daimon as well. She detransforms and goes to find them in the bushes, and discovers that Haruka's hand is injured. She apologizes for putting them in danger, and wraps the scarf around the injury, saying that she needed to return it anyway. Makoto thinks that Haruka is a wonderful person, and she hopes she can be that kind of person someday.

Later, as the girls are walking together down the street, Ami sees Makoto in a shop trying on a scarf. Makoto admires herself in the mirror, then blows a kiss and winks at her reflection just like Haruka.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • This episode included the first mention of the Messiah.


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