Oct. 28, 1967 on Syndicated
Summary: With Lilly passed out at the wheel, Speed realizes that Slash Jr. is driving the Melange via remote control. Unable to overtake it, Speed pulls over and discovers that Trixie has stowed away. Up ahead, the Melange approaches the Three Roses Club cars. Trixie sends a message in the homing robot that car number 3 is really the X3 Melange. Meanwhile, the Melange causes two of the Club cars to crash. Speed takes a shortcut over the mountain. He intersects the remaining Club car and the Melange car. Slash Jr. follows overhead, shooting at Speed. The sound of the gunfire, coupled with the thunder of the helicopter, causes an avalanche. Speed and Trixie climb to safety. Meanwhile, Inspector Detector, Pops, and a convoy of police officials head out to capture Slash Jr. Speed catches up to the driverless Melange. While Trixie takes over the Mach 5's steering wheel, Speed jumps into the Melange. Unfortunately, Speed is too late, and the Melange collides with the third Club car. Both
Who appeared in this episode?
- Goof (continuity error): There is a scene in which Trixie is shown to be driving the Mach 5 and Speed is sitting in the passenger seat. In the very next scene they have switched.
- SPOILER: This two-parter episode was based on the "Speed Racer" manga comic 'The Return of Malenga'. A key difference is that in the comic Speed manages to save the drivers and Flash gives up his vengeance, whereas in the anime Flash's vendetta causes the death of the drivers and his own death.