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Episode 1: The Heart of the Cards

Inside a classroom, Yugi Muto and Joey Wheeler are in the midst of a practice Duel with Tea` Gardener looking on. Life Points are unknown but Joey's turn has come and while he tries his best, he comes up short and loses, learning how Yugi has gotten so good. They visit the Game Shop where Yugi hopes his grandpa will unveil the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card. They're in luck as they get a peek at a rare card that Yugi's grandpa has treasured but they aren't alone as champion Seto Kaiba also gets a look. Kaiba makes multiple offers but ends up empty handed and vows to get it one day. Kaiba asks his henchmen to visit the Game Shop before Yugi and the gamg  arrive and learn of an impending situation with Yugi's grandpa.

They arrive to see Yugi's grandpa on the ground and learn that he'd lost a duel to Kaiba, thus also losing his Blue-Eyes card. Kaiba insults them further by tearing up the Blue-Eyes card to prevent it ever turning against him in a Duel. Yugi turns into Yami Yugi and challenges Kaiba to a Duel to re-obtain the card and to punish Kaiba for his actions. Yami gets an early lead in the Duel but finds himself struggling against Kaiba's powered up Saggi the Dark Clown. Yami overcomes this, only to face the Blue-Eyes White Dragon itself. Just when Yami gets on the ropes, he draws all 5 pieces of Exodia and wins the Duel, sending part of Kaiba's mind to the Shadow Realm using his Millenium Puzzle.

Episode Cards
Yugi: Blackland Fire Dragon
Joey: Kagemusha of the Blue Flame
Yami: Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress #1, Sangan (not named), Battle Steer (not named), Gaia the Fierce Knight, Horn Imp (not named), Beaver Warrior (not named), Swords of Revealing Light, Dark Magician, Rude Kaiser  *Exodia excluded as it's played for dramatic effect

Kaiba: Hitotsu-Me Giant, Saggi the Dark Clown, Negative Energy Generator, Blue-Eyes White Dragon
(3 copies), Judge Man,
Deviations from the TCG
1. Swords of Revealing Light didn't affect monsters Summoned after it was activated.
2. 1. Players started with only 2000 LP and could Normal Summon monsters of any Level without Tributing.
1. Blackland Fire Dragon had no symbol for its Attribute when it was played.
2. Negative Energy Generator wasn't formatted for the Dub.
3. 2 Left Arm of the Forbidden One cards are shown being drawn in the Dub.