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Rendez-vous (also titled Meeting) is the eleventh episode of Code Lyoko Evolution and the one-hundred-sixth episode of Code Lyoko.

Plot

Two towers are activated in the Desert and Mountain Sector, X.A.N.A. is launching an attack in the early hours of the morning. In the twilight of his room, Jeremie receives an alert. He warns his friends and calls an immediate meeting at the factory. Laura is sidelined.

The whole group goes to the factory…after having passed Jim in the middle of Tai-Chi exercises in the park at dawn… However, one person missed the call: Aelita. While getting up to go to the factory, the young Schaeffer saw a message on her computer marked “Confidential,” asking her to go to the chapel to learn more about her parents. Laura interrupts Aelita in her room. Aelita, pensive, shoos her away by sending her to the factory…before making her way to the chapel.

Meanwhile in the lab, Jeremie tries in vain to contact Aelita. Another problem: two towers have been activated...and deactivated! The two Towers in the Desert and Mountain are taking turns. When one activates, the other deactivates…and so on. Jeremie sees one of X.A.N.A.'s traps. One thing’s for sure, whatever the solution of the problem, the two towers need to be deactivated at the same time.

Ulrich and Yumi are then sent to the Desert. Odd and William go to the Mountains. The ambience in the Desert is light and romantic. In the Mountains, Odd and William are bickering. Odd is growing sceptical and questioning about his role while William rebuts curtly, more quick when it comes to the action than talking.

Laura then arrives at the factory. When she tells Jeremie about Aelita’s abnormal behaviour, the young Belpois leaves her to deal with the two towers problem as he goes back to Kadic. Arriving in Aelita’s room, he checks her email and runs to the chapel. Aelita has already arrived. She finds her someone claiming to be mother there, who is waiting for her with slippery sweet words about her childhood memories.

Aelita, filled with happiness at the sight of her long lost mother, hugs her and falls into the trap. It is soon revealed that this not her real mother, but a Spectre of Anthea Hopper. Jeremie, realizing the truth immediately, makes his first interruption. However, even after a discussion in the park, Aelita loses all sense of reason and refuses to believe her friend who is trying to warn her. She returns to the chapel and leaps into her mother’s arms for another hug, thus draining even more source codes. Jeremie tries to react, but the spectre knocks him to the ground with a blast of energy.

UIrich and Yumi are confronted by a strong group of Krabes in front of the Desert Tower. William exterminates two Bloks before taking on a huge number of Kankrelats in a Mountainous labyrinth around the Tower. Odd drags him down more than he helps. Laura analyses the towers’ operation. She then understands that their activating and deactivating respond to a precise mathematical model. She determines a brief window during which the towers are activated at the same time. It’s at that moment that they must act!

When the window presents itself, the Lyoko Warriors seize the opportunity, Yumi entering the Tower with Ulrich’s help. William throws Odd into the Tower without warning. After the deactivation, Anthea’s spectre disappears in Aelita’s arms as she finally realizes that it was never her real mother at all.

Regrouped in the lab, the result is bad: Aelita has lost an enormous amount of Source Codes. She apologises to Jeremie. Laura, ignored by the group, leaves the lab a bit miffed. Aelita catches up to her in the sewers to thank her for what she did.

Production

The title Rendezvous is referring to Aelita meeting with her "mother", Anthea, after her unusual disappearance.

Continuity

  • The original French name for this episode is Rendez-vous.
  • First nighttime scene shown in Season 5.
  • Anthea Schaeffer's actress premieres in this episode as a spectre of X.A.N.A..
  • Laura takes control of commanding the four Lyoko Warriors in the supercomputer for the first time.
  • Aelita thanks Laura at the end of the episode.
  • First time Odd tucks the Overboard.

Trivia

  • As of this episode, every Lyoko Warrior, minus Jeremy and Laura for obvious reasons, have piloted the Overbike at least once.
  • Anthea does not have pink hair, which Aelita had clearly inherited.
  • The elf Mr. Pück is referenced by the specter of Aelita's mother.

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