Tai Kamiya Presents "Gatekeepers"
Episode One- Start the New Show!
This is a little bit off the beaten path for me, but if you stick with it, it should be fun nevertheless. This is a strange combination of a regular "kids save the world" anime, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and a Toastyfrog Thumbnail Theater. The plot is the same as the anime (a few liberties may be taken to keep it more simple), and I hope you do get into it later on, as I believe it would appeal to Digimon fans, especially those in the fanfic community. The humor will be a mix of anime humor, with some light political humor thrown in (Gatekeepers was set in 1969, and had tons of parallels to the Cold War). Each chapter will represent one episode, although Im definitely not doing all twenty-four. When I decide to skip one, anything important will be covered in the chapter before or after it. The first episode tries to explain everything, so sit back and enjoy, as Tai Kamiya presents "Gatekeepers."
(A dramatic fanfare, as several key structures in Tokyo are
shown as photographs. Tai narrates.)
Tai: (VO) The year was 2002. A time when Japanese anime flourished. Among those were several stories where bands of children united to stop a common enemy most often coming from another world. That way nobody was offended. Among those stories is the one you are about to hear. The story is one for the ages, and the only way to truly capture that story, is for my friends to act it out for you. At least that was what the guys over at Fox Kids told me. I dont quite get it either. But nevertheless, a new enemy was arriving and I guess somebody had to stop them, right?
Episode One- Start the Earth Defense!
(A plane is flying overhead at Haneda Airport, preparing to land. Several people are watching, including Joe Kido. A thankless guy in a suit turns to Joe.)
Guy in Suit: I have a bad feeling about this.
Joe: I always have a bad feeling about this kind of stuff.
Guy in Suit: I know. For all we know, they could attack at this very minute.
Joe: Its a tense moment to be sure. I wont sleep a wink until that plane lands safely.
(The plane lands safely. Joe smiles and turns to the guy.)
Joe: Wow, that was rough Im going to hit the sack.
Guy in Suit: Hold on! We still have the mystery of whos on the plane.
(Joe heads to the plane.)
Joe: Hey there Mimi!
(Mimi is exiting the plane.)
Mimi: Hi Joe!
Guy in Suit: Thats it- were doomed! Its the end of the world, we should all just
(The guy continues to ramble, as Joe and Mimi turn to the camera.)
Mimi: Tai, could you cut his mike?
(Guy in Suit is suddenly muted.)
Mimi: Thank you!
(Tai walks up to Mimi.)
Tai: You know, Mimi, I dont know if youve ever acted before, but a good rule of thumb is NOT to address the director while were filming.
Joe: Tai, another good rule is to not walk on stage while were filming.
(Tai takes a look at the camera.)
Tai: Oh yeah dont mind me!
(Tai hustles off.)
Joe: Anyway, Mimi, Im glad youre here. Its only a matter of time before they arrive. When they do get here, youll have a task of the utmost importance. Thats why we brought you here from New York- you are the only person in the world that can do this job.
Mimi: And what job would that be?
Joe: My secretary.
(Mimi stares at Joe for a second.)
Joe: Hey I wanted to make you feel important.
Mimi: I guess thats alright. I guess I wont get myself killed if Im your secretary.
Joe: Well, maybe, maybe not. The kids we will be working with can be extremely temperamental.
Mimi: Thats not a problem- I live in New York, remember?
Joe: Oh yeah. I guess that theres no problem then. Well be ready for them before they arrive. That way they wont get the jump on us
(As soon as he finishes the sentence, another plane flying overhead explodes in midair. Joe and Mimi freeze, then turn around to watch the remains of it fall to the ground.)
Joe: or maybe I spoke too soon.
Mimi: Theyre here
(A small house on the outskirts of town. A television is on,
and is showing the news, which is covering that crash.)
Newscaster: (VO) Investigators still have not determined the cause of this explosion. We will keep you updated around the clock on the incident, since theres nothing else on anyway. For more on exactly what made the plane give off that sound of blowing up, heres a scientist with nothing better to do.
Scientist: (VO) Its been two days since the crash, so
(The channel changes to a kids anime, featuring a boy and girl walking through the jungle. The girl stops and eats an entire fern. Laughter is heard. The laughter of TK Takaishi, enjoying the show from the couch. His mother sits nearby and is visibly upset.)
Mrs. Takaishi: TK, I was watching that news program.
TK: Thats all theyve been showing for the last two days, Mom. This is much more relevant to modern day life.
Mrs. Takaishi: (sad) If you say so.
(TK laughs again.)
TK: Did you see that? She just ate an elephant!
(Mrs. Takaishi breaks down into tears.)
Mrs. Takaishi: I cant believe hes gone! Taken away from us in the prime of his life!
TK: Um you divorced him, Mom.
Mrs. Takaishi: But he didnt deserve to die!
TK: Great- I have to get to school. See you Mom!
(TK runs off.)
Mrs. Takaishi: And he still owed child support!!
(TK is walking to school. He seems more serious.)
TK: Not like it matters anyway. My dad was never there for me to begin with. In reality nothings changed.
(An older man swears offscreen.)
Mr. Matsuda: (OS) Dammit!
(TK looks over, and sees Mr. Matsuda struggling with his broken-down car.)
TK: Mr. Matsuda! Is something wrong?
Tai: (OS) CUT!!
(Tai walks on the set.)
Tai: Take five everybody, I have to talk to TK.
(Mr. Matsuda remains on the set.)
TK: I have to talk to you, Tai, this is getting really confusing. First off- why am I being called TK? If this is supposed to be a filming of Gatekeepers, shouldnt I be going as whats his face the guy Im playing?
Tai: Shun Ukiya? Look, TK, you obviously have no clue what Im going for here. TK, nobodys heard of Shun Ukiya. But TK Takaishi? Everybody knows TK Takaishi. Everybody loves TK Takaishi! So your name is TK Takaishi. Got that?
TK: Okay so this guys really named Mr. Matsuda?
Mr. Matsuda: Nope. My names Phil.
Tai: Yeah. Hes Phil. I found him on the street on the way to the set. He doesnt have a very important character, so hell do fine.
TK: But why is he named Mr. Matsuda instead of Phil?
Tai: Because nobody knows who Phil is. Nobody loves Phil!
Mr. Matsuda: (offended) Hey Ill have you know that Im happily married.
Tai: Shut up Phil.
TK: So nobody knows who Phil is, so we call him Mr. Matsuda, because thats his name in the original?
(Tai paces around angrily)
Tai: No! No! No! No! No! This is the dubbed version!
TK: So what? Hes Mr. Matsuda in the dub, isnt he?
Tai: I dont know Ive never seen the dub. Do you know how much those DVDs cost?!
TK: So why cant we use Matsuda?
Tai: Simple! Im very familiar with how things work at anime companies so we have to assume that theyre going to change it to Mr. Matsuki. Got it?
TK: I guess
Tai: Great. Move on to the next scene!
TK: Wait a second cant we finish this one?
Tai: Nope, we have to rush this thing, and we used up all our time arguing. This scene isnt important anyway.
TK: But what about all that stuff with my Dad?
Tai: Thats just standard backstory. Its a written law that with any group of people saving the world, at least half of them have to have some sort of issue with their parents. In your case, your negligent father has recently passed away, leaving you alone with your mother and sister.
TK: I have a sister?
Tai: Next scene!!
(Joe and Mimi are in an underground headquarters. Another plane explodes on a video monitor.)
Joe: Weve sent out eight decoy planes. Six have exploded.
Mimi: This is getting serious. Do you think it has anything to do with the passengers?
Joe: They were decoy planes. They didnt have passengers.
Mimi: The pilots then?
Joe: I think those decoy planes had pilots.
(Joe leans towards an intercom.)
Joe: Guy in Suit? Did those decoy planes have pilots?
Guy in Suit: (VO) Yes they did Commander.
Joe: Hmm maybe the pilots union was fed up with low wages, so they decided to have pilots blow up their planes on purpose.
Mimi: Damn those suicidal madmen.
Joe: No it cant be. Mimi, it has to be them. Theres no other explanation. We have to find some way to stop them before the public finds out about this.
Mimi: Um, Joe, seven planes have blown up in the last week. I think the publics already a little bit suspicious.
Joe: Either way, were running out of time. Mimi- we need her.
Mimi: What, a new secretary?
the most powerful weapon we currently have to
(A tour bus in Tokyo. Joe is innocently driving, while the tour guide is none other than Kari Kamiya. She has a microphone and is addressing the passengers.)
Kari: Thank you for taking a tour with us. I will be your tour guide, Kari Kamiya.
(Applause from half of the passengers- who are normal tourists. The other half are all clean-shaven young men with crew cuts and no-nonsense looks on their faces. In the alley of the bus is a giant metal cover that obstructs the entire alley.)
Kari: (OS) On your right is the Haneda Airport
(The bus drives along.)
(A kendo club at a high school. TK is facing off against an opponent. While the opponent is using standard kendo techniques, TK is going at it with all the flashy stuff youre used to seeing on television.)
TK: All right, prepare for this special technique- fuujin ranbu!!
(TK takes another spectacular swing at his opponent and misses completely. With TK off guard, the opponent lightly taps TK on the wrist.)
Opponent: I win! You lose! Im good! You suck!
Kendo Instructor: You are dismissed.
(Everybody walks out except TK and the instructor.)
Instructor: TK, how many times do I have to tell you, you have no concept of the fundamentals. Youve been watching that Pay-Per-View kendo havent you?
TK: At least I didnt hit anybody with a folding chair.
Instructor: TK, you are very good at kendo. But unless you learn the fundamentals you will never be able to turn it into anything. You should join the club. Learn the basics.
TK: You just want me in because the club plays Furinkan next week and you want my help, right?
Instructor: Its not just that. I seriously think you could get a scholarship if you practice hard enough. After what happened to your father, Im sure your family could benefit from it.
TK: Sorry Sensei but I like being poor. Its more romantic than being rich.
Instructor: Tell that to Hugh Hefner.
TK: Ill think about it. Okay?
Instructor: Ill take that as a no. At least think about it, okay?
TK: Um right. Bye!
(TK bows to the instructor and heads out.)
(Back at the underground HQ, Mimi is watching the monitor with Guy in Suit. On it, two guys are creating a lot of fuss on the streets, supposedly protesting something.)
Guy in Suit: (paranoid) It could be anybody. Anybody out there could be one of them. Anybody disturbing the peace, causing problems in the world even everyday annoyances could be because of them. Theyre setting us up. Theyre going to get us. Look at those two theyre disrupting society theyre causing chaos, theyre one of them.
(Guy in Suit screams. Mimi shushes him.)
Mimi: Youre just being paranoid.
Guy in Suit: (normal) No Im not. Look at those two, theyre marching towards the highway.
(Sure enough, the two protesters are marching away in unison, seemingly possessed. Mimi does become concerned.)
Mimi: What does this mean?
Guy in Suit: Theyre about to attack.
Mimi: What are we supposed to do?
(Guy in Suit grabs his hat and runs out the door.)
Guy in Suit: Im cashing in on my paid vacation time!
(Mr. Matsuda, er, uh, Matsuki is still struggling with his car. By now, theres about a hundred possessed men and women marching down the street in a nice orderly fashion.)
Mr. Matsuki: Hey, could one of you help me with this?
(One of the men stop and kicks the car. It starts running. The man gets back into line.)
Mr. Matsuki: Hey thanks mister!
(The car immediately takes off and crashes into a lamppost.)
Mr. Matsuki: Hey! Did you do that on purpose? Come back here!
(No such luck. The group continues to march undisturbed. They
reach a spot in the street and stop simultaneously. In unison,
they each grab a pair of sunglasses and put them on. They
transform into their true forms- aliens that resemble men with
black suits, hats, and sunglasses. Each has a blank expression.)
(On the bus, an alarm goes off on the dash. Kari turns to Joe.)
Kari: What does that mean?
Joe: Theyre preparing to attack. You know what to do.
(Kari picks up the mike and addresses the passengers as the bus comes to a stop.)
Kari: (cheery) Attention everybody, this is the end of the tour. If you arent a member of a secret government organization, please exit the bus now. Please move forward in an orderly fashion until you reach the nearest exit. Thank you for choosing AEGIS bus tours, please hurry and get off or were all going to die.
(Kari puts away the mike and holds up a cup labeled "Tips.")
Joe: Theyre all off
(Kari puts away the cup.)
Kari: And theyre all cheapskates.
(Kari looks back at the seats. All that are left are the clean-shaven men with buzzcuts. The bus takes off, speeding towards the army.)
Kari: Wow, Joe, how did you get all these guys to enlist?
Joe: Simple. I just told them theyd be seeing Kari Kamiya in one of those sailor fukus later on and they signed right up!
Man in Back: When will be that be, anyway?
Joe: Just hold your horses! Itll be very soon.
Kari: What now?
Joe: A massive transformation sequence.
(Kari and Joe smile.)
Joe/Kari: Tour Bus Digivolve to Über Tour Bus!!
(Sure enough, it lives up to its name- while still driving down the road, the bus develops metallic armor plating, a few missiles on the roof, a machine gun on both sides, and anything else that looks really cool. The cover inside the bus lowers, to reveal a massive engine. Each of the men in the seats pull out a rifle. The bus stops in front of the army of mysterious men in black.)
Joe: There they are Kari the Invaders.
Kari: Invaders I thought they were just going to be called "them" the entire series.
Man in Back: Sir can we go kill them now?
Joe: Yes. Start attacking. Kari will be up in a minute. And shell wear the fuku too.
(The men excitedly head up towards the roof.)
Joe: Kari, remember what to do. Use your abilities wisely, be brave, and make sure not to panic.
Kari: What about you?
Joe: Ill be a panicking coward down here, but fortunately I dont have to fight!
Kari: Lucky me.
(On the roof, the good guy army starts to attack the Invaders. The Invaders pull out briefcases that can apparently shoot beams of energy. The Invaders return fire. During this massive fire fight, which does no damage to the Invaders, Kari rises up to the roof, and strips off her tour guide outfit, revealing everybodys favorite school uniform- the sailor fuku. She reaches under her skirt, pulls out a small object which extends to become a bow. Tied to her other leg way up there is a small holder, which extends to form a quiver of arrows. Kari raises both dramatically as the army stares at Kari, practically drooling.)
Kari: Um arent you guys supposed to be holding off the Invaders?
Joe: (OS) Its okay Kari. What you just did was technically considered a transformation sequence, so the enemy was forced to stop and watch in amazement. It's a rule.
Kari: Oh. Well Im done now.
(As soon as she says that, the Invaders resume firing, taking out a couple good guys.)
Joe: (OS) Do it Kari!
(Dramatic close-up of Karis face. She has a spinning circle in her pupils.)
Kari: GATE OPEN!!
(She pulls out an arrow and fires at the Invaders. It takes
out one whole column of suits.)
(Meanwhile, behind the camera, Tai is watching the action. Mimi is standing nearby.)
Mimi: Wow. She takes them out with one shot who did you get to play the Invaders anyway?
Tai: Thats simple. Theyre just regular foot soldiers who lay down and die easily, so I just got a bunch of people who are used to doing that. A bunch of unemployed Stormtroopers, those bad guys who always end up getting punched in the head in Jackie Chan movies, and of course- the Arizona Cardinals.
Mimi: This is all well and good, but wheres TK? He has this completely different plot that has no connection to what Kari and Joe are going through. Im just dying to know how the two are interrelated!
Tai: You havent figured it out yet?
Mimi: Figured what out?
Tai: Never mind. Lets go see how hes doing.
(TK has come across Mr. Matsuki, struggling with his car.)
TK: Mr. Matsuda er Matsuki oh whoever the hell you are- what happened?
Mr. Matsuki: Some nice young men fixed my car so that it would drive into a lamppost.
TK: That doesnt sound very nice.
Mr. Matsuki: It certainly wasnt.
TK: Where are they now?
Mr. Matsuki: Over there
(Mr. Matsuki points down the street, TK looks over. About ten feet away, the massive battle is going on.)
TK: Wow. How come I didnt notice that before?
(Back at the battle, Kari is shooting arrow after arrow, taking out column after column of Invaders.)
Kari: Just a few more
Joe: Kari! Were going to run away while we still have a chance.
Joe: Because Im in charge.
Kari: Oh yeah. Come on, everybody!
(Kari and the other good guys head back into the bus.)
Joe: Kari- use your powers to heal them.
Kari: Oh yeah. Light of Life!!
(Kari holds up a hand, and the injured men are miraculously healed.)
Kari: So are we just going to let them get away?
Joe: We arent strong enough to defeat them all. You dont have enough energy. Hopefully weve weakened them enough to give us enough time to get the gate engine perfected.
(Kari looks at the engine in the center of the bus.)
Joe: Well do good with that but we have enough stuff to explain this episode so we wont worry about it.
Kari: Good idea. So is the episode over now?
(Joe looks in his rear-view mirror and frowns.)
Joe: Of course not just my luck.
(Another invader falls from the sky. This one is red instead of black. He apparently is the leader of this group.)
Kari: What are they going to do?
Joe: My guess is that they go into combat mode.
Kari: Combat mode?! What were they doing before, morning calisthenics?!
(Sure enough, the remaining invaders merge. Led by the red invader, the fuse, forming a giant black ball that takes up the entire street. It starts rolling towards the bus, taking anything out in its path.)
Joe: (watching from the rear-view mirror) Thats it- I resign.
Kari: No! We have to stop them!
Kari: Because theyre catching up to us!
(The ball is extremely close to the bus. Kari gets on the roof and fires a few arrows at it. Nothing works. The giant ball o invaders shoots miniature black balls at Kari. A few connect, and she goes down. The passengers get Kari down and into safety before any more damage can be done.)
Kari: (hurt) Im just not strong enough.
Joe: This is where I usually scream and run away but Im already doing that! Its not helping!
Kari: Hold on its stopping.
(They watch as the giant ball stops. It begins to turn around.)
Kari: Why is it stopping?
Joe: The only reason it would stop is if it detected a greater threat. Something that has more power than you.
Kari: Thanks for the compliment.
Joe: Dont take it up with me, talk to the Invaders.
Kari: What could be more powerful?
(As if you didnt know, a furious TK runs after the giant ball.)
TK: How dare you trash Mr. Matsukis car! You best NOT be disrespecting a minor character like that!
(The ball stops right in front of TK.)
TK: Take this!!!
(TK hurls a soda can at the ball, which bounces harmlessly off it. The ball begins firing at TK. TK wisely runs away screaming. The ball chases after him, firing all the while.)
TK: Ha! You cant catch me! Im a good guy!
(The ball hits TK, sending him flying off to the side, crashing into some construction site. A few extra shots seem to finish him off.)
(Back in the bus, Kari and Joe watch in amazement.)
Kari: Why did the ball stop now?
Joe: I guess it neutralized the greater power threat.
Kari: Is that good?
Joe: No thats not good.
Kari: Why not?
(The ball starts to turn back towards the bus.)
Joe: (panicked) Because now its going after us again!!
Man in Back: Hey, Commander?
Joe: Cant you see were busy!?
Man in Back: Take a look at this engine its detecting something.
(Joe goes in back and takes a look. The engine is glowing madly.)
Joe: A another one?
Kari: Another Gatekeeper?
Joe: (sarcastic) No Kari, another Eva pilot.
Man in Back: Do you think this has something to do with the greater power source?
Kari: Well, we wont find out staying in here. Im going to find this power source!
(Kari rushes out of the bus, and makes a beeline towards TK. Hes down, and he doesnt look good. She clears away some of the junk surrounding him.)
Kari: You call yourself a Gatekeeper?
Kari: Ill take that as a no.
(Kari bends down and puts both of her hands over both of his. They glow.)
Kari: Listen to me, okay? Im giving you the last of my power. The fate of the world is up to you. I know you can do this. I have faith in you.
Tai: (VO) Cut!!
(Kari stands up.)
Kari: What was wrong with that?
(Tai walks up. TKs still down.)
Tai: I dunno too um .
TK: (head buried in the ground) Suggestive?
Tai: Yeah. It just cries out romance.
Kari: Is that a bad thing?
Tai: Well it does when its this early in the series. Nobody wants to see the mushy stuff. Later on mushy stuff is okay and well have more characters to add to the complexity. But right now we have to lay off it.
Kari: But I have to heal him. Why is healing suggestive?
Tai: It just is. Your hands over his. The obvious concern you have. Its suggestive!
Kari: But I just healed six guys fifteen minutes ago!
Tai: (serious) Kari, Im your brother. And I know youre a girl of good morals. I dont want you playing the field like that. Soon you'll be healing any guy who owns a motorcycle. You dont want to get a reputation, do you?
(Kari just stands there, confused.)
Tai: Okay then. Cut down on the mushy stuff, and get to the part where TK saves the day.
(Tai heads back to his chair, and walks past the giant ball.)
Giant Ball: Whats my motivation for this scene, anyway?
(Tai thinks for a minute.)
Tai: Pride. You are the giant ball.
(Tai continues back.)
Tai: Places everybody! And action!
(TK is getting better, and rises up. Kari, meanwhile, has used up all her strength and falls.)
Kari: Youre our last hope the weakness is the red sphere in the center. Good luck.
(Kari falls down. TK stands up.)
TK: Okay, giant ball, its just you, me and my giant bat!
(TK walks out of the site, picks up the fallen lamppost that Mr. Matsukis car ran into, and charges after the giant ball. The giant ball shoots at TK, but TK swings the lamppost to dodge everything. Finally, TK prepares for one giant swing at the giant ball with the giant bat. He two has the circles in his pupils.)
TK: GATE OPEN!!!
(TK swings, and connects with the red sphere in the center. With it damaged, the whole thing falls apart, and dissipates. He stops, drops the lamppost, and catches his breath.)
TK: How how did I just do that?
(Joe exits the bus and approaches TK.)
Joe: Nice work. Ive never seen that kind of power before. Whats your name?
TK: TK. TK Takaishi.
Joe: TK, it is clear now that you are a Gatekeeper. The second one that we have found. You have the amazing ability to channel energy from a distant location through a gate. And we need that energy in order to defeat the Invaders
(As Joe continues, TK begins to doze off. Joe finishes his spiel.)
Joe: And we need you to join this team. You and Kari are all that stand in the way of the Invaders. Are you in?
(TK wakes up suddenly.)
TK: Um Ill think about it. Okay?
Joe: Ill take that as a yes. Welcome aboard!
(Joe shakes TKs hand. Kari approaches and smiles at the two.)
Joe: This looks like the start of a beautiful friendship.
Kari: Or two people that are so different that they completely hate each other.
Joe: Either way sounds like fun!
Tai: (VO) And cut!
(Joe stops shaking TKs hand. Joe, TK, and Kari head towards Tai.)
Tai: Thats a wrap everybody! One episode down, God knows how many to go! Now everybody gather round.
(Mimi, Mr. Matsuki, the extras, and the Giant Ball all gather towards Tai.)
Tai: This turned out very well. And things are only going to get better within time. And I think that special recognition needs to be given to the one person who made this episode what it was. He definitely stole the show, and he deserves our applause.
Tai: Good work, Guy in Suit.
(Guy in Suit smiles, and bows. He now speaks with a British accent.)
Guy in Suit: Thank you very much. Its been an honour. Now if youll excuse me, the local Shakespeare company is in need of an Othello, and I just cant pass the role up! Ta!
(He takes off. Everybody else has a giant sweatdrop except for Tai.)
Tai: See I hire only the best nameless extras. As for the rest of you, get to the dirt holes whence you came.
(The group disburses, save for Tai, Joe, Mimi, TK, and Kari.)
Mimi: So are the rest of our friends going to show up?
Tai: Sure are. Theres a whole ton of Gatekeepers.
TK: How many?
Tai: Um well Im not entirely sure. You just reminded me that I have to do something though!
(Tai starts to head out.)
Joe: What is it?
Tai: I have to go watch some more episodes I should probably find out what happens, I only watched the first tape!
(Tai runs out, leaving the other four.)
TK: Oh yeah were in good hands.
End Episode One
Like I said, innocent fun. This anime does have a really fun plot, but that doesnt come until later. Right now, were just getting started, so things might come across as a bit predictable. Once the "smart kid gone to the dark side" and the "friends from other countries" show up, things will be a lot more surprising!
After each episode that introduces a new character, I'll list
exactly who plays who, in case you feel like looking anything up
regarding who these people really are (Here's a hint- http://www.bestanime.com has
a bunch of character pics right on the Gatekeepers page). To keep
things a surprise, I'll only do this after a character is
Commander- Joe Kido
Keiko Ochiai- Mimi Tachikawa
Shun Ukiya- TK Takaishi
Ruriko Ikusawa- Kari Kamiya
The anime TK was watching is a real anime, and a hilarious one at that. Its called "Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu," or "Jungle Guu" for shot. If nothing else, it has most fun theme song ever. Love Love Love T ro pi ca na!
Next Episode- Play That Funky Music, Sora!
TK gets accustomed to his new life as a Gatekeeper, and has more issues with his late father. Meanwhile, he and Kari are on the prowl for new Gatekeepers, leading them to a strange piano player with the power to create illusions through her music. But can they get to her before the Invaders do?