Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode.
The hunt for allies continues as Goku meets up with Master Roshi and Tien. Since this was the last recruitment episode, I expected things to end on a bang. Instead, Episode 89 ends things on a whimper, as it focuses less on the powerful allies Goku is trying to recruit and instead more on the clowny, perverted antics of Master Roshi.
The most interesting part of Episode 89 is what it shows us of Tien’s new life. He’s been out of the spotlight for a very long time, and it’s great to see that he’s moved on and opened up his own dojo and started training students. Tien is up there with Krillin for being one of the longest running side characters in the Dragonball franchise, so it was a pleasant surprise to see Super give him some new character growth. Although brief, I was also quite happy to see Chiaotzu was still with him.