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"Kindred Spirits" is the thirty-seventh episode of the TV-series Danny Phantom. Danny meets his cousin Danielle, who possesses the same ghost powers as he does. Unknown to him, she's part of Vlad's plan to make a perfect clone of Danny himself!

Episode Recap

Vlad studies recordings of Danny Phantom during his battles with Valerie. He has his Maddie program analyze the data, which concludes that Vlad cannot complete his experiment without a mid-morph sample. Three containment chambers behind him open, revealing three different ghosts: one wearing a bed sheet, one that looks like a grey Frankenstein, and one a tiny green blob. He sends them all to find Danny.

Sam and Tucker are at a mini-golf course. Danny pulls a prank on Tucker by making Tucker's golf ball intangible, then reveals himself. Sam and Tucker get angry with him for being late, to which Danny begins to tell a wild story involving Pariah Dark, but quickly admits he really just overslept. This annoys his friends. They complain to him that lately, they feel like he has been treating them less like friends and more like sidekicks.

Just then, the bed sheet ghost appears. Danny and this ghost do battle. The ghost's bed sheet comes off mid-battle, revealing a half-complete, black skeleton. The skeleton orders Danny to "change back", but Danny blasts it away with a very powerful ghost ray that also ends up destroying the mini-golf course. Danny quickly flies away to protect his secret identity, leaving Sam and Tucker to take the blame.

Danny returns home. Danny enters his room and is surprised to see a 12-year-old girl sitting on his bed reading his comic books. She introduces herself as Danielle, Danny's third cousin once removed. After getting her some food, Danny discovers that they share many of the same interests, though he remains suspicious of her. Danny leaves the room with her to tell his parents, but Dani, not keen on the idea, rushes back into his room. When he returns to his room, Dani is gone.

Danny goes ghost to look for her. Just as he leaves, the Frankenstein ghost attacks him. Dani shows up immediately and tells Danny she knows who he is. She strikes a pose and, to Danny's surprise, transforms into a ghost girl just like Danny. She offers to help him fight. Working together, they make short work of the Frankenstein ghost. Danny questions her afterwards, but she fakes a faint, forcing Danny to take her back home.

At school the next day, Danny tries to tell Sam and Tucker about Dani, but they are not interested as they are still angry over the previous day. Dani phases into the cafeteria through the table, knocking over Sam and Tucker's lunches. Danny drags her of to the side and once again tries to interrogate her, but their ghost senses go off as the tiny blob ghost comes in, destroying the cafeteria. Danny and Dani chase after it, again leaving Tucker and Sam to take the blame for the mess.

Danny and Dani chase the ghost across Amity Park, but they to run into Vlad. The older hybrid, more serious than ever, fights Danny. They appear to be evenly matched, but Danny is knocked unconscious by a shot from behind from Dani. It was all a set-up by Dani's "daddy", Vlad. Vlad congratulates his "daughter" and they fly away. Sam and Tucker see them and realize Danny is in trouble. They fake an excuse to Mr. Lancer and run to Fenton Works. They take the Specter Deflector and fly away in the Specter Speeder, using the Booo-merang to track down Danny.

Danny awakens in Vlad's cabin, trapped and bound in a chamber. Vlad tells Danny his evil plan: Throughout Vlad's life, he had used his ghost powers to become rich and famous, but all he really wanted was love. Because of this, he is trying to make a clone of Danny, who once complete is going to be his very own perfect son and plans to kill off Danny. The other ghosts Danny encountered, including Dani, are revealed to be clones that Vlad had deemed "imperfect." Dani, observing them invisibly from the ceiling, is horrified to hear this.

The one missing piece Vlad still needs for his perfect clone is a sample of Danny's DNA taken mid-morph. After revealing this, Vlad sends the tiny blob ghost (which, as it turns out, is a small ghost that greatly resembles Danny) to try to overshadow Danny to get him to transform. Danny attempts to resist. The ensuing amount of power is too much for the chamber to contain, and it explodes, flinging the tiny blob ghost and Danny away. Dani, heartbroken, asks Vlad if she, too is imperfect; the tiny blob ghost then dissolves into ectoplasm, which only heightens her fear. Vlad lies to her, saying that he is going to use Danny's DNA to stabilize hers, as she too is currently unstable. Believing his words, she sets out to find Danny. Danny tries to warn her that Vlad won't save her and is only using her, but she refuses to believe him and knocks him out again.

S02e17 Danny and Dani

The Phantoms team up.

Danny wakes up in a containment chamber. Vlad orders Dani to overshadow Danny, but Dani argues against it, as she is afraid the strain would destabilize her. Vlad harshly snaps at her hesitation, demanding that she follow his orders. Dani then realizes that what Danny said was true and that she was being used the entire time. Dani releases Danny, and they both transform and knock Vlad into the chamber containing Vlad's perfect clone, destroying the chamber. Vlad watches in horror as his perfect son-to-be slowly dissolves.

With his plan a failure, Vlad eyes Dani with pure rage and comes at her to get revenge on her for the loss of his "son". Danny, however, steps in and uses his Ghostly Wail, blowing away Vlad and forcing him to detransform, and destroying most of the machinery in the lab. Vlad immediately gets up and transforms again, and comes in for an attack. The Ghostly Wail drained Danny of all his energy, so Dani steps in to defend him despite her still-unstable body. Luckily, she is saved when Vlad is suddenly hit in the head by the Booo-merang. The Specter Speeder, with Sam and Tucker in it, then crashes into the building, slamming into Vlad. Tucker puts the Specter Deflector on Vlad, turning him back to human, and Dani punches him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Danny, greatly relieved to have his friends and now genuinely thankful, promises to his friends that he will never take them for granted again.

At Fenton Works, Danny and Sam and Tucker face a potentially huge punishment from the Fenton parents and Mr. Lancer for skipping school and wrecking the Specter Speeder. They plan to call Sam's and Tucker's parents as well. Suddenly, Maddie declares that there's no need to call their parents; Mr. Lancer strangely agrees as well. In Danny's room, Danny's friends are impressed that he seemingly overshadowed the adults from a distance, but Danny says it wasn't him. Dani then reveals herself as the one who really overshadowed them. She introduces herself formally to the trio, then flies off, promising they will meet again.

Series continuity

  • This is the last episode in which Mr. Lancer acts antagonistic. In later episodes, he acts serious and caring.

Trivia

S02e17 explorer hartman

Explorer Hartman.

  • Allusions: See List of allusions
  • Goofs: See List of goofs
  • In this episode, Danny has a blueprint of the space shuttle "Explorer Hartman" on his wall.
  • This is the first and only time that AnnaSophia Robb is featured as the voice of Dani. In "D-Stabilized," Dani's next appearance, she is voiced by Krista Swan.
  • This episode was parodied in The Fairly OddParents under the name Chindred Spirits.
  • Danny was preparing to use his ghostly wail when he was fighting his hulking clone, but he grabbed him by the mouth before he could.
  • Near the end, when Danny uses his ghostly wail to destroy the cloning lab in Vlad's Colorado mansion, there is a transparent green color between each wave. This is the 2nd and last time the ghostly wail has looked like this. The 1st was in King Tuck. In every other episode, there is nothing between the waves.

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S02e01 Sam's photo album
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Season 1
1. Mystery Meat | 2. Parental Bonding | 3. One of a Kind | 4. Attack of the Killer Garage Sale | 5. Splitting Images | 6. What You Want | 7. Bitter Reunions | 8. Prisoners of Love | 9. My Brother's Keeper | 10. Shades of Gray | 11. Fanning the Flames | 12. Teacher of the Year | 13. Fright Night | 14. 13 | 15. Public Enemies | 16. Lucky in Love | 17. Maternal Instinct | 18. Life Lessons | 19. The Million Dollar Ghost | 20. Control Freaks
Season 2
1. Memory Blank | 2. Doctor's Disorders | 3. Pirate Radio | 4-5. Reign Storm | 6. Identity Crisis | 7. The Fenton Menace | 8-9. The Ultimate Enemy | 10. The Fright Before Christmas | 11. Secret Weapons | 12. Flirting With Disaster | 13. Micro Management | 14. Beauty Marked | 15. King Tuck | 16. Masters of All Time | 17. Kindred Spirits | 18. Double Cross My Heart | 19-20. Reality Trip
Season 3
1. Eye for an Eye | 2. Infinite Realms | 3. Girls' Night Out | 4. Torrent of Terror | 5. Forever Phantom | 6. Urban Jungle | 7. Livin' Large | 8. Boxed Up Fury | 9. Frightmare | 10. Claw of the Wild | 11. D-Stabilized | 12-13. Phantom Planet
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