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Swarming Attack is the twelfth episode of Season 1 of Code Lyoko.

Plot

In the Science Building, a hornet flies in the window and lands on a microscope, and a spectre possesses it. The computer in the room detects an anomaly in the hornet's body, but nobody is in the room, so nobody notices. The hornet then flies out to its nest and spreads X.A.N.A.'s new means of attack to his fellow insects.

Meanwhile, in Ulrich and Odd's dorm, Ulrich is reading something when he hears someone run up to his door and slip a paper inside, then runs away. Ulrich takes the paper, finding out it is a letter from Yumi saying she loves him. He then goes and meets with the rest of the gang, and asks Yumi if she's okay. Yumi says yes, then asks why, to which Ulrich says "Nothing. Just asking.", and goes to PE class, in which Jeremie, Ulrich, and Odd are playing soccer, with Jeremie as the goalie. Ulrich doesn't pay attention, and is still thinking about the letter, when a ball hits him in the face, making him faint for a short time. He wakes up to see Odd, Jeremie, and Jim standing over him.

In the locker room, Odd inquires why he wasn't playing well that day, saying that even Jeremie was better that game, and Ulrich says that he got a letter from a girl, not specifying it was Yumi. Odd jokes about this, and afterwards, Jeremie asks Odd whether he really did play better than Ulrich or not.

In the cafeteria, Odd and Jeremie converse about whom might be Ulrich's secret admirer. Odd suggests Sandra, Claire, Milly, and Tamiya, but Jeremie says they're all too young. Then Odd decides it must be Emily, as he spots her in line to get food. When Yumi overhears and asks Odd whom Emily is in love with, as Odd didn't mention Ulrich, Odd answers Jim, leading Yumi to say a comment about love being blind, only to find Jim behind her, who luckily didn't seem to hear.

Later, Ulrich is in the park, reading Yumi's letter again and walking Kiwi, when the canine is attacked by a swarm of hornets. Ulrich informs Mr. Delmas, who sends Mr. Roullier to exterminate the dangerous flying bugs. After trying to kill the hornets, Mr. Roullier comes screaming back to the Administrative Building as students flee. The team happens to be present, and the four split up. Ulrich runs towards the garden shed and is almost stung, but Yumi saves him, falling on top of him. The group gets back together in the infirmary, where Jeremie says he and Odd should go to the Factory whilst Ulrich and Yumi try to destroy the hornets on Earth. Ulrich then pulls Yumi aside to talk to her, but instead of telling her about the letter, she tells him the rumor about Emily being in love with Jim. In the hallway, the boys are confronted by Emily herself, who punches Odd for making up the rumor.

In the Sewer, Jeremie and Odd encounter the hornet s, who nearly kill them. They escape by jumping into the sewer water. Once they return to Kadic, Jeremie decides to make a robot to get the hornets out of the way. Ulrich finally talks to Yumi about her letter, and tells her that he feels the same way. She says she didn't write the letter, resulting in the hysterical laughter of Sissi, Herb, and Nicholas in the background. Then Jeremie and Odd return, and inform the two they must go to Lyoko ASAP. They get to the Factory, where Jeremie virtualizes all three of them into Forest Sector, where Aelita is waiting.

Meanwhile, Sissi is talking to Herb and Nicholas about how her genius plan, the letter, worked out. Herb and Nicholas suddenly look at something, drop their books, and begin to run screaming towards the cafeteria. Sissi turns to see what they were so frightened about, only to observe the gigantic swarm of hornets coming straight towards her. She quickly outruns her two accomplices, and actually makes it to the Cafeteria before them.

On Lyoko, Odd and Yumi valiantly protect Aelita against a group of Hornets while Ulrich justs stands there, infuriating Jeremie, who sees Odd and Yumi losing life points rapidly. Odd and Yumi have 80 life points. Odd takes a chance and runs to a Hornet. It sprays poison, giving him 30 life points and is hit again with the poison but before being devirtualized, he manages to destroy it. Yumi and Aelita head for the tower while Ulrich holds off the Hornet. Yumi has only 20 life points left and tries to destroy a Hornet, but fails and gets Devirtualized. Ulrich comes just in time and destroys it with his katana.

In the Cafeteria, firemen have come to aid of the children, but they are all stranded inside the eatery. One of the hornet s makes it inside, and soon, the entire swarm is inside the lunchroom. The students panic wildly, crouching under tables and such. Just as a bunch of hornets are about to kill Sissi and her cronies, Aelita types in the code in the activated Tower, and Jeremie activates a return to the past.

Once back in time, Ulrich is in his dorm like he was in the morning. Knowing Sissi would put her letter under his door, he opens it before she can run away. Yumi is there as well, waiting. Sissi blushes and says it was for someone else. Yumi, knowing it was not, tells the brat to put it under Herb or Nicholas's door, saying they (especially Herb) would be delighted.

Trivia

  • The original French name of this episode is Attaque en piqué.
  • This episode marks the first production appearance of Jeremie's Hornet Control Robot.
  • This episode first aired on May 4th, 2004 in Columbia.
  • This episode was included in "X.A.N.A. Possessed".

Errors

  • After Ulrich reads the letter the school yard is shown. And Ulrich and Odd can be seen facing each other, but in the next scene where Ulrich and Odd are present Ulrich arrives and meets the rest of the group, including Odd.
  • Jeremie told Yumi that she had 20 life points remaining after a laser strike from a Hornet at the beginning of the fight on Lyoko. However, after being hit by another laser and being damaged by a physical hit-and-run from another Hornet, Jeremie told Yumi that she still had only 20 life points.
  • When Ulrich Yumi and Odd were fighting the three Hornets Odd and Yumi defeated two out of the three, but when Ulrich went to fight three Hornets were featured instead of one.

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