-A shutterbug on a rooftop opens this one with a lot of junk food, a parabolic microphone in addition to his camera & an interest in Yoriko. A bit creepy, no?
-Bokuto Station is organizing an all-female Color Guard? Uh no, Saori...The Color Guard is not a sentai superhero group! A check of the website shows what the Color Guard actually is (Think marching band flag bearers) and...Isn't that Inspector Kinoshita as one of the flag bearers back in the day? How 'bout that?
-No takers? That might change when the Chief tells Yoriko that her Color Guard proposal was formally approved & their first assignment is the New Century Sumida River Festival 21...NEXT WEEK! No getting out of it now...
-Off duty and just as everyone is headed home a tractor trailer pulls up in front of Bokuto Station. "Gorgeous Angels"? This isn't Dirty Pair
-What's all this about? The answer comes from the truck's PA with a familiar laugh & an open challenge to Yoriko from...Chie Sagami-Ono! Yes, she's back & she still has a chip on her shoulder where Yoriko is concerned, organizing her own Color Guard at her police station & challenging Yoriko to a final showdown at next week's festival. Who are you, again?
-No sex appeal? No class? You asked for it, Chie-This...means...war!
First, know your enemy-The other four girls with Chie are all former beauty queens according to their website but we'll win by winning the hearts of the audience! All of the female officers are in but Yoriko...
-Second, we need a costume & a name. Saori & Aoi's designs are too flamboyant but it's Yoriko that provides the inspiration for their costumes (Along with one of the window curtains). The flag design comes together as well along with the team name-"Barca a Vela" ("Sailboat" in Italian) thanks to Saori & Kaneko. A portable PA system will play the music they've selected while they perform (BTW, the team will be Miyuki, Natsumi, Saori & Aoi).
-Hey, when did Ken & the other male officers come in? NO MEN ALLOWED!
-Don't you love it when the opposition's bubble of overconfidence is suddenly burst (As is Chie & company's when they learn that the Bokuto Color Guard has their costumes ready)? I do!
-So Chie has hired a trainer to work with her & her team? She's getting desperate so there's just one more thing to do...Yoriko, you're joining us!
There's that creepy guy with the camera again on an nearby rooftop...He can't get enough of Yoriko, can't he?
-What, Bokuto doubled the size of their flags? We'll double the size of ours AND use two rather than one!
-Natsumi's really pushing them hard & that's not all...The male cops have to do all of the paperwork while the girls continue to train! Just hang in there until the end of the parade tomorrow, Ok guys?
-Late afternoon & Yoriko is still practicing but it's still hard to do and...Inspector Kinoshita? No, she won't talk to Natsumi about letting you out of this but she did come to offer you encouragement...Even after all these years, Kinoshita can still handle a flag with the best of them!
-Yoriko, you're late! And you lost your shorts to wear under your costume? Hopefully wearing the navy-blue panties won't make it that obvious. And yes Chie, she's in it to the end!
-C'mon Chief, wake up! Don't nod off with Inspector Kinoshita sitting next to you! Besides, the "Gorgeous Angels" are up first & you have to admit that they look impressive. "Barca a Vela" is next-Ken, don't drop the speakers! And focus on the sound system & not on Miyuki!
Just a second-Who's that guy with the camera? And why is he taking so many close shots of Yoriko?
-Yoriko's creeped out by this guy & accidentally hits him with her flag pole, causing him to drop his bag and...Hey, those are Yoriko's shorts! A panty thief! You're Under Arrest!
And guess who gets the collar? Chie's team may have won the competition but-For the last time-who's the REAL winner here?
-Apparently this perp's been a busy boy as a large collection of videos (All of Yoriko) & women's underwear were found in his apartment along with some 128 hidden cameras & bugs that he planted in Yoriko's place. C'mon Yoriko, were you THAT clueless? And what's this about prize money for winning the Color Guard competition?
Next time-File 10, "For Their Bond"