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How is the Golden Drive Born (黄金のドライブはどうやって生まれたのか Ōgon no Doraibu wa dōyatte Umareta no ka) is the forty-first episode of Kamen Rider Drive. It marks the debut of Gold Drive, Tenjuro Banno's copy of Kamen Rider Drive.
This episode's broadcast was followed by the fourth and final installment of Kamen Rider Drive: Movie Roadshow Commemoration! 1 Minute Stories, produced to promote the movie Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future.
An unusual number of people have suddenly lost consciousness at a hospital and all of the victims are young females who all said something about wanting to be with someone named Sho. However, no trace of Heavy Acceleration has been found. A mysterious patient with no matching record has surfaced and she is identical to Medic, most likely being her copy model. Shinnosuke starts the investigation based on the Sho testimonies.
At a hospital, 18 women, (patients, nurses and doctors) fell victim after they said they wanted to meet Sho and fainted. The Special Investigation Unit investigate and finds that no sign of Heavy Acceleration particles detected. After asking an eyewitness, Rinna reveals that all victims heard a strange noise before they react and she is as well, surprising them. The eyewitness suspects a patient as the culprit, whom revealed to be a woman that Medic copied.
Elsewhere, Medic watches the investigation on the hospital from faraway as the plan comes in. Brain is curious of what she plans but Medic forces him to take care of her pet dog. At the Unit's office, Kyu reveals that in one of the hospital's surveillance camera, the patient was carried by Brain and Medic as well appears. Similarly, the unnamed woman and every victim show the same strange activity in some part of their brains. Meaning, the wave would synchronized to any successful emotional parts to a woman and made them faints. It is possible that their devotion had been targets, making Chase learn another meaning of love from Genpachiro. Shinnosuke and Belt spies Banno in the same tape as Go leaves to find his father. The rest of the team then investigates.
Medic disappoints that her plan goes slowly. Brain protests his cooperation to Medic again and getting turned into a Core as a punishment. Banno appears and forcefully attaches himself to Medic. As Mach arrives, Banno controls Medic and overpowers him but before he can deliver the killing blow, the Over Evolved Heart dashed in and removed Banno from Medic. Medic turns Brain back to normal and orders him to bring her dog away. Chase appears, uneven the odds, forcing Banno to escape. Chase suggest Heart to cooperate in order to defeat Banno but Heart refuses, having known how Chase as Protodrive in the Global Freeze attacking his race until Medic healed them along with a weakened Heart, allowing him to evolve and defeated Protodrive.
At the hospital, Go can't even believe her as a "goddess" to the Roidmudes, since she willingly killed her own kind in the past. As Go leaves to find Banno again, a stranger dashes in and reveals that he had saw the news. He reveals the mysterious woman as Misuzu Hatori, his girlfriend that gone missing since a year prior. The man introduced himself as Kazuya Igarashi, a ballet teacher, thus further cementing Medic's relation to Misuzu. Kazuya however has no idea of whom "Sho" is. 006 offers himself to attack Banno and assures that he will be a part of the Promised Number. Kazuya takes Misuzu to the outside as Chase learns more about romantic love from Shinnosuke. Genpachiro gives Shinnosuke a poster of a ballet dancing performance regarding Misuzu and discovers that both of them disappears from their sight.
Meanwhile, Brain takes Medic's dog on a walk, the dog leads him to Banno, 006 and six other Roidmudes as the two spies Banno killing all seven of them and used 006's homunculus as a main body for his ultimate form: Gold Drive. Deadheat Mach confronts Gold Drive but easily had the Zenrin Shooter and Signal Tomarle hijacked. Medic's dog pee on Brain's shoe, unintentionally exposes his cover as Gold Drive approaches him and asks for his help.
Medic chokes Kazuya and asks him about Misuzu until Drive Type Tridoron frees him. Drive theorizes that Medic wanted Misuzu so that she can evolve using her love emotion. Medic's dog approaches Misuzu, awakening her and simultaneously turns Medic as an open target. Chase was about to kill her but Drive stops him. Cancelling his transformation, Shinnosuke peacefully asks Medic what really happened as she likewise reverted to her human form.
- Shinnosuke Tomari (泊 進ノ介 Tomari Shinnosuke): Ryoma Takeuchi (竹内 涼真 Takeuchi Ryōma)
- Kiriko Shijima (詩島 霧子 Shijima Kiriko): Rio Uchida (内田 理央 Uchida Rio)
- Chase (チェイス Cheisu): Taiko Katono (上遠野 太洸 Katōno Taikō)
- Go Shijima (詩島 剛 Shijima Gō): Yuu Inaba (稲葉 友 Inaba Yū)
- Rinna Sawagami (沢神 りんな Sawagami Rinna): Rei Yoshii (吉井 怜 Yoshii Rei)
- Kyu Saijo (西城 究 Saijō Kyū): Kenta Hamano (浜野 謙太 Hamano Kenta)
- Genpachiro Otta (追田 現八郎 Otta Genpachirō): Taira Imata (井俣 太良 Imata Taira)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon), Drive Driver's voice (ドライブドライバーの声 Doraibu Doraibā no koe): Chris Peppler (クリス・ペプラー Kurisu Pepurā)
- Brain (ブレン Buren): Shota Matsushima (松島 庄汰 Matsushima Shōta)
- Heart (ハート Hāto): Tomoya Warabino (蕨野 友也 Warabino Tomoya)
- Medic (メディック Medikku), Misuzu Hatori (羽鳥 美鈴 Hatori Misuzu): Fumika Baba (馬場ふみか Baba Fumika)
- Tenjuro Banno (蛮野 天十郎 Banno Tenjūrō, Voice): Masakazu Morita (森田 成一 Morita Masakazu)
- Roidmude 006: Arata Matsuura (松浦 新 Matsuura Arata)
- Kazuya Igarashi (五十嵐 一也 Igarashi Kazuya): Ren Yagami (八神 蓮 Yagami Ren)
- Nurse: Mana Wada (和田 麻菜 Wada Mana), Elly Nanami (七海 エリー Nanami Erī)
Shift Cars & Signal Bikes
- Car Used:
- Type Change: Shift Tridoron
- Tire Exchange: N/A
- Type Used:
- Type Tridoron
- Type Change: Shift Deadheat
- Tire Exchange: N/A
- Form Used:
- Deadheat Mach
- Tire Blending used in Type Tridoron:
- Bike Used:
- Form Change: Signal Mach, Shift Deadheat
- Signal Exchange: Signal Tomarle (in Zenrin Shooter)
- Form Used:
- Mach, Deadheat Mach
- Form Change: Signal Chaser
- Form Used:
- Gold Drive
- Signal Tomarle
- When Deadheat Mach puts Signal Tomarle in the Zenrin Shooter, instead of saying "Hissatsu! Full Throttle!", it announces "Signal Bike, Tomarle".
- When Gold Drive activates the Full Throttle function in his Shift Brace, after inserting the Signal Tomarle Bike on the Brace, it announces the Zenrin Shooter's "Hissatsu! Full Throttle!" despite the Zenrin Shooter not having any Signal Bike inserted in it.
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Shuriken Sentai Ninninger episode 24, Shinobi 24: It's Summer! The Chilling Arrival of Western Yokai!.
- This episode aired on August 23, 2015 in the Kansai region, alongside Shuriken Sentai Ninninger episode 26, Shinobi 26: It's Summer! Last Ninja Race Intermediate Announcement!. This is because of a pre-emption for local sports.
- Viewership: 5.0%
- Closing Screen Shift Car/Signal Bike
- Roidmude Count
- Answer to the episode's question: Through the copied data of Mr. Belt and Drive Type Speed using Roidmude 006's body.
- This episode would have marked the largest number of Roidmude casualties, with a grand total of seven. This beats the record of six set by episode 36, which fell just short of a seventh when Brain's Core survived the destruction of his Over Evolved body. The record would be beaten again by episode 44, with a total of 8 casualties.
- This is the only time a Signal Bike is used in a Shift Brace.
- It is also the last time Mach uses a Signal Exchange Signal Bike.
- This is the first episode where Drive Type Tridoron does not assume a Tire Blending mode.
- In the flashback of the Global Freeze, Medic can be seen healing a group of at least seven Cores: 006, 012, 021, 066, 074, 097, and 101.
Kamen Rider Drive Volume 11 features episode 41-44: How is the Golden Drive Born?, Where is the Truth About the Goddess?, When Will the Second Global Freeze Start? and Who Loves Heart the Most? 
Collection 4 comes with 12 episodes.