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21st Jan '18 4:41:12 PM Vrahno
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* The 13th ''Toys/{{Bionicle 2015}}'' webisode ''Fallen Heroes'' offers a quick rundown on the preceding story. Since episodes were only one and a half minutes in length, they were literally flashing back to what happened minutes ago in videos that were only a few clicks away.
17th Jan '18 11:57:42 AM Rhyme
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*** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' also had one in-between the Guyana Highlands arc and the Gundam Fighter Finals arc that recaps the major combatants and their motivations with clips from their respective episodes.
12th Jan '18 6:53:45 PM LadyNorbert
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* Chapter 40 of ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' is a variant of this. The main cast is off to what they assume will be the final battle, and are aware that they might not all return, so they sit around their campfire reminiscing. It's a variant because roughly half of the stories they share are [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition events from the game]] which were not directly covered in the story up to that point.



* For awhile, each ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book would begin with a Recap Chapter, which would basically consist of Harry sitting around and thinking about the events of previous books for the benefit of anyone not starting the series with the first book. Eventually, Creator/JKRowling just gave up and started assuming everyone had read the previous books.

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* For awhile, a while, each ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book would begin with a Recap Chapter, which would basically consist of Harry sitting around and thinking about the events of previous books for the benefit of anyone not starting the series with the first book. Eventually, Creator/JKRowling just gave up and started assuming everyone had read the previous books.



* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' did a cleverly-framed recap set in a house across the street from a wanted criminal's. The house's owners (audience standins) are asked if they mind the BPD officers using their living room for a while. While they're staking out and have nothing better to do, the cops talk, and the residents' questions (as 'new viewers' to the cops' stories) make it into a recap.

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* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' did a cleverly-framed recap set in a house across the street from a wanted criminal's. The house's owners (audience standins) stand-ins) are asked if they mind the BPD officers using their living room for a while. While they're staking out and have nothing better to do, the cops talk, and the residents' questions (as 'new viewers' to the cops' stories) make it into a recap.



** The Alien Rangers and Karone were not the only Rangers slighted in the 500th episode: While Tanya Sloan was briefly seen, she was never mentioned. Also, we never see Cole Evans in his cvilian form in it, either.

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** The Alien Rangers and Karone were not the only Rangers slighted in the 500th episode: While Tanya Sloan was briefly seen, she was never mentioned. Also, we never see Cole Evans in his cvilian civilian form in it, either.



** This was repeated in another episode in season 7. The show managed to use its 20% of original content on a story-line involving Robert Picardo.

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** This was repeated in another episode in season 7. The show managed to use its 20% of original content on a story-line storyline involving Robert Picardo.



* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes'' had one, where Shirley received an Orchid from an unknown person. A bee that was in the orchid stings her, and she collapses; in her subconscious, she starts looking back at previous adventures trying to figure out who sent the flower, and whether the bee was there intentionally to hurt her, or just there by accident.

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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes'' had one, where Shirley received an Orchid orchid from an unknown person. A bee that was in the orchid stings her, and she collapses; in her subconscious, she starts looking back at previous adventures trying to figure out who sent the flower, and whether the bee was there intentionally to hurt her, or just there by accident.



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' had an episode, "The Voice of Reason", composed largely of clips taken from earlier oneshot stories, smushed together into one continuity.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' had an episode, "The Voice of Reason", composed largely of clips taken from earlier oneshot one-shot stories, smushed mushed together into one continuity.



* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'': Did two such episodes, both early in the series' run (unlike most shows, which wait at least a few years to use this device):

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* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'': Did ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' did two such episodes, both early in the series' show's run (unlike most shows, which wait at least a few years to use this device):
17th Dec '17 8:33:21 PM Kayube
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* The episodes of ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' included in the ''Genshiken'' [=DVDs=] included this, with the twist that it is supposed to be episode 21 of a 26-episode TV series, only the first and 25th episodes of which are also included. This means that the episode is "recapping" events that were never made as actual episodes.

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* The episodes of ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' included in the ''Genshiken'' ''Anime/{{Genshiken}}'' [=DVDs=] included this, with the twist that it is supposed to be episode 21 of a 26-episode TV series, only the first and 25th episodes of which are also included. This means that the episode is "recapping" events that were never made as actual episodes. This allowed the creators to combine several of the scenes from various episodes shown when the ''Genshiken'' cast [[ShowWithinAShow watch the show]] into one episode.



* Used in the ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' episodes that come with the DVD of ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' so you can see clips from all the different episodes to get an idea of what [[ClicheStorm the series is like.]]
16th Dec '17 8:30:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''NeonExodusEvangelion's'' Recap Episode, [[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/NXE/nxe3-0.txt The Big Show,]] is also a CrowningMomentOfFunny, because [[spoiler:it's narrated by the announcers of SportsCenter]].

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* ''NeonExodusEvangelion's'' ''Fanfic/NeonExodusEvangelion's'' Recap Episode, [[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/NXE/nxe3-0.txt The Big Show,]] is also a CrowningMomentOfFunny, because [[spoiler:it's narrated by the announcers of SportsCenter]].''Series/SportsCenter'']].
13th Oct '17 3:43:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Recap episodes can also be used to fill out episode orders if the show's creators don't have quite enough material--a common occurrence if shows prove popular enough after their first few episodes that additional episodes are ordered beyond the series's original plan (as with ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). Sometimes recap episodes are created by licensees when a show is localized from one market to another; material cut for being too risqué for local audiences (or, more rarely, too risqué for broadcast ''in its original market'' after production, as with the infamous ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' HotSpringsEpisode) has to be replaced by something, and all the footage from previous episodes is readily available to edit in. And sometimes the two cases are combined, as when Harmony Gold created a RecapEpisode of out of thin air so ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' would reach 85 episodes.

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Recap episodes can also be used to fill out episode orders if the show's creators don't have quite enough material--a common occurrence if shows prove popular enough after their first few episodes that additional episodes are ordered beyond the series's original plan (as with ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). Sometimes recap episodes are created by licensees when a show is localized from one market to another; material cut for being too risqué for local audiences (or, more rarely, too risqué for broadcast ''in its original market'' after production, as with the infamous ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' HotSpringsEpisode) has to be replaced by something, and all the footage from previous episodes is readily available to edit in. And sometimes the two cases are combined, as when Harmony Gold created a RecapEpisode Recap Episode of out of thin air so ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' would reach 85 episodes.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has a RecapEpisode toward the end of its first season, but it was more of a summation than a review as the series' renewal was uncertain at the time. The basic plotline was Ranma and Genma sparring shortly after Shampoo's first departure, with Ranma complaining about all the problems he has to put up with because of Genma's brilliant idea to go to Jusenkyo and then strand them here in Nerima.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has a RecapEpisode Recap Episode toward the end of its first season, but it was more of a summation than a review as the series' renewal was uncertain at the time. The basic plotline was Ranma and Genma sparring shortly after Shampoo's first departure, with Ranma complaining about all the problems he has to put up with because of Genma's brilliant idea to go to Jusenkyo and then strand them here in Nerima.



* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' has a RecapEpisode in which the characters are all at a party, but the visuals are all from previous episodes (explained as being a video being played in some room at the party, apparently taken by a MagicalSecurityCam). Some of the dialogue is amusing (characters seeing events that they were not present for), though other parts simply use the original scenes' dialogue.

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* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' has a RecapEpisode Recap Episode in which the characters are all at a party, but the visuals are all from previous episodes (explained as being a video being played in some room at the party, apparently taken by a MagicalSecurityCam). Some of the dialogue is amusing (characters seeing events that they were not present for), though other parts simply use the original scenes' dialogue.



** More notable still is "The Prince Who Runs Through The Night," which was both a RecapEpisode and an intensely {{squick}}y WhamEpisode.

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** More notable still is "The Prince Who Runs Through The Night," which was both a RecapEpisode Recap Episode and an intensely {{squick}}y WhamEpisode.



* The final episode of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}: ~After Story~'' was a RecapEpisode with a small twist: the debate on whether [[spoiler: the universe/reality where Nagisa and Ushio died really existed/happened was addressed.]] It really did happen.

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* The final episode of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}: ~After Story~'' was a RecapEpisode Recap Episode with a small twist: the debate on whether [[spoiler: the universe/reality where Nagisa and Ushio died really existed/happened was addressed.]] It really did happen.



* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Anime/KillLaKill'', where Senketsu sets up Episode 16 as a RecapEpisode, then [[MotorMouth zips through]] fifteen episodes worth of story in ''one minute'' with Music/TheCancanSong playing in the background. The rest of the episode plays out as usual.

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Anime/KillLaKill'', where Senketsu sets up Episode 16 as a RecapEpisode, Recap Episode, then [[MotorMouth zips through]] fifteen episodes worth of story in ''one minute'' with Music/TheCancanSong playing in the background. The rest of the episode plays out as usual.



* ''PowerRangers'' usually has one right before the GrandFinale; once or twice the writers tried to give them a point by having the characters use all the reflections and remembrances to put together some kind of mystery or figure something out, but they're just an excuse to make a cheap, minimum effort episode right before the season goes out with a bang. However, the 500th episode was one big RecapEpisode for the entire franchise, framed as a ranger history lesson Tommy left for Conner, Kira and Ethan. While it omitted certain details (the events of the ''Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers'' mini-season, Karone's non-Astronema history, the events of ''Forever Red''), it was still a fun episode and firmly established that all of the PR seasons take place in the same continuity.

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* ''PowerRangers'' usually has one right before the GrandFinale; once or twice the writers tried to give them a point by having the characters use all the reflections and remembrances to put together some kind of mystery or figure something out, but they're just an excuse to make a cheap, minimum effort episode right before the season goes out with a bang. However, the 500th episode was one big RecapEpisode Recap Episode for the entire franchise, framed as a ranger history lesson Tommy left for Conner, Kira and Ethan. While it omitted certain details (the events of the ''Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers'' mini-season, Karone's non-Astronema history, the events of ''Forever Red''), it was still a fun episode and firmly established that all of the PR seasons take place in the same continuity.
9th Sep '17 5:46:45 PM thatother1dude
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** Also, the second-to-last episode of season 2, where Aang reflects on different emotions he's felt during the show to unlock his chakras and embrace the Avatar State. Thankfully, there's also a lot of great original material.
10th Aug '17 7:49:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling traditionally has two main shows, a BShow, and one of these. What they are called depends on the time period. On Samurai TV ''Royal Road Club'' serves as the recap to ''Kings Road''.


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* Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s ''[=ReAction=]'' was this to ''Impact'', although it sometimes contained information that could not or would be hard to discern even if you had seen every ''Impact''.
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor has quite a few standalone recaps since the SBG purchase, such as ''Honor Vs Evil'', detailing the activities of SCUM. Various shorts such as the ROH Updates hosted by Kevin Kelley, ''Inside ROH'' and ''Story Time With Adam Cole''(who hijacked ''Inside ROH'' from Mandy Leon) can also be viewed on the website.
15th Jun '17 10:06:37 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' had a scene where the rookies were shown Nanoha's past so they may understand why she [[TrainingFromHell trains them in a slow and very thorough manner]]. Incidentally, it also served as a quick summary of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first]] [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs two]] seasons for those who missed them.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' had a scene where the rookies were shown Nanoha's past so they may understand why she [[TrainingFromHell trains them in a slow and very thorough manner]]. Incidentally, it also served as a quick summary of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first]] [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs two]] seasons for those who missed them.
4th Jun '17 10:38:58 AM nombretomado
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