What would happen if Ben's parents found out about his anti-DNAlien exploits and Omnitrix adventures? He's about to find out.



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Episode cast overview:
Ben Tennyson (voice)
Gwen Tennyson (voice)
Kevin Levin (voice)
Carl Tennyson (voice)
Sandra Tennyson (voice)


Ben's parents witness Ben changing into an alien hero and watch him fight a HighBreed alien. When he returns home with a black eye and a lame story, he's forbidden from using the Omnitrix and grounded. They contact Gwen's parents, who subsequently restrict her activities as well, forcing Kevin to face the latest menace on his own. Kevin's going to need help. Can Ben and Gwen turn their backs on their friend in his hour of need? Written by Jesse Sanchez / revise by statmanjeff

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23 November 2008 (USA)  »

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This episode originally aired at the end of a Ben 10: Alien Force marathon on Cartoon Network. Instead of showing just this episode's credits, all the credits from all the aired episodes were combined into one grand set of final credits. See more »


It's been established that injuries sustained by the Omnitrix aliens transfer proportionately to Ben when he returns to human form. The reverse does not appear to be true, as Ben's black eye, sustained while fighting as Swampfire, disappears completely in transforming into Echo Echo before becoming Ben again. Black eyes aren't all that swift to go away, and it seems only fair that Ben and all the other Omnitrix aliens should share in Swampfire's black eye for awhile. See more »


Ben Tennyson: I'm sorry. I love you guys. You're awesome parents. You raised me by example, and time after time I've seen you put people's needs first. I can't obey you now without disobeying everything you've ever taught me about life, the world, and responsibility.
Sandra Tennyson: Ben, we FORBID you to...
Ben Tennyson: So when I get back, punish me however you want, but right now I have a friend who's in trouble!
[activates the Omnitrix]
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