Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Trying to escape Piccolo's rigorous training program, Gohan sails away on a raft. He ends up rescuing a group of orphans from an evil social worker, then experiences an epiphany. Piccolo shows up again when Gohan wises up to his true purpose in life. First broadcast in Japan on August 9, 1989, "Escape from Piccolo" was not included in the original American syndicated package of Dragon Ball Z, though it was subsequently shown on the Cartoon Network cable service.