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LAND OF THE GIANTS-The Trap, The Creed, Double Cross, The Lost Ones


Chase - Posted on 08 August 2009

THE TRAP

PRODUCTION THREE

AIRED--11-24-1968--8TH

WRITER-JACK TURLEY

DIR-SOBEY MARTIN

IDEA-ANTHONY WILSON


TEASER

Steve and Dan manage to get a discarded ball of tin foil from a giant who tossed it away after eating. This would make a good radioactive shield. The two giants that were eating, just above them, spot them and chase them. A giant praying mantis blocks their escape.

 

ACT ONE

They hide and overhear the two giants mention a government reward which is out for the capture of little people. After the giants leave, Steve wants to go out and regain the foil, which he, followed by Dan, does. Dan, at first, was very afraid of the mantis (oddly neither he nor Dan mentions it as a mantis)---he has been ever since he was a kid. At night, Val tells Steve that since supper is soon--Fitzhugh will be back from the outpost with the larger flashlight Steve needs---even though his hitch there isn't over for quite awhile. Before Fitz can talk Barry into abandoning his post (his watch being set on Grenwich mean time), the same two giants that chased Steve and Dan, mug a third--knocking Fitzhugh over with the fallen giant's hand. Barry calls Mark, Steve, and Val to the scene. After reviving Fitz, who was afraid of lights in his face, they find the victim's fallen watch--an alarm time piece which has enough radium to be a power source, if modified. Mark takes charge and sends Fitzhugh to the ship to help Dan with lead couplers--and Valerie to make sure Fitz doesn't "lose his way."  Val mushes Fitzhugh when he tries to get to stay with Mark. Fitz stops to remove a pebble--telling her that they are young people who are so impertinent to his needs. He and Val avoid a wire trap but going two different ways, get separated. Fitz is hung up in a net from which Val rescues him, pulling it down--some kind of animal trap. The party work all night into morning. At morning light, Steve wants to stop working since it is too dangerous. Mark disagrees and he and Steve have a short verbal fight but Betty acts to stop it. Steve and Mark spot a truck with two giants, setting up a sound detector, presumably to find the time piece clock. Mark and Steve cover the clock and stop the others, who were using a makeshift cart (with soda cap wheels) to bring the radium back to camp. Val sees that "those boys have scoop nets and you can be sure they didn't bring them to hunt butterflies."   They watch the giants from cover--wondering how to stop the hands of the clock from ticking---if not, the sound detector will pick it up and the giants will find it.   

 

ACT TWO


While Fitz dismisses Betty's idea to try to save the clock, he tells Steve they should just wait until the clock runs down, something Steve scoffs at. When Chipper arrives back to them, covered in mud, Mark gets an idea--pour mud in the arms of the clock. Fitzhugh cons Barry into doing their duty to all mankind by sitting and waiting--to which Barry answers, "Yes sir, I only hope mankind will be proud of us."   The men try to pry the hands off the clock while the women follow Chipper to a mudhole to collect mud. It doesn't work: the giants get the clock and, despite warnings from an alert Chipper) also get the girls--by dropping a net over the pair.

 

ACT THREE

In a tent, the slow talking giant questions the girls who are in a jar that contains a microphone and speaker. Val gives many flip answers until she learns the giants have other Earth people. Betty devises a way for them to lie and to tell Val this using code of having it sound like "George Washington."  Val tells the giant their spaceship is called a "magnetically charged skateboard."  When the giant sets them down on some books, Val apologizes to Betty, telling her she is just using flip answers and humor to cover for being frightened out of her mind. Betty tells her she is also frightened out of her mind and hopes it will help her. The others vote to use one of the ship's hydrogen fuel cells to blow up the detector (a small nuclear blast) and save the girls. Everyone votes yes against Fitzhugh, all aware that without the cell they may never return to Earth. Fitz tried to con Barry into voting with him but the boy saw through it and votes to save the girls. Later, when Fitzhugh asks Barry to define discipline, Barry tells him it means saving themselves at any cost and letting Betty and Valerie go hang. Fitz blames it on the youth today--being barbaric. All does not go according to plan. ...but he hangs from the metal detector as the giant searches with a flashlight. Steve stops Dan from trying to help...as they have to be inside the tent to help the girls when and if the blast goes off. Mark hangs from the detector and falls--the giant shines his flashlight in that direction.

 

ACT FOUR


Mark, nearly spotted by one of the giants, falls off the detector, injuring his ankle and catching the wire under rock when the huge cord to the detector is kicked up by the giant. Mark, who thought his job was a snap, is now helpless. Steve and Dan saw all this but couldn't do anything about it as they had to get inside the tent. They now wait for Mark to do his explosion. Barry, being extra obnoxious, is getting on Fitzhugh's nerves, even though apologizing. Barry follows Fitzhugh toward the others even though Fitzhugh told him he would not, could not help them on account of his principles. When Fitzhugh sees Barry follow him, Barry tells him if he was just going for a walk, he should have went the other way. Fitzhugh, for a moment, gets angry and almost hits the boy, yelling at him. Fitz doesn't--he takes Barry with him and at first, Barry thinks Mr. Erickson is hurt in the bushes but it is Mr. Wilson. Steve and Dan free the girls from the jar but they all are trapped inside the tent with the giants only half sleeping between them and the way out. To make matters worse, the giants seem to be waking up more. Fitzhugh gets the wire out of the cord and the rock, refusing Barry's help and ignoring Mark's snide, arrogant doubts and comments. Barry urges Fitzhugh on but asks, "You got it free?"---sounding surprised that Fitzhugh got the cord free. Mark tells him, "It wasn't Barry who had the doubts."    Fitz answers, "Yes, I presumed that much."  He asks Mark if his twisted leg is still very painful. The girls and the pilots are still trapped inside while the giants seem to be waking up, fully. They hide behind the giant books.

 

TAG

Fitzhugh finds himself hesitating to connect the last wires to the detonator battery to blow up the giant device tower---Mark taunts him--telling him after all his long winded speeches and principals, Fitzhugh still cannot sacrifice the cell. Mark drives it home with, "You either destroy that cell or the girls!"  Fitz does connect it. The giants rush outside to see what happened after the giant blast. The girls and Steve run out. Dan lingers, drawing a moustache on one of the giants' scale drawings of an Earthman. The next morning, the giants leave the area. Fitzhugh is washing up his face when Barry calls him. "What is it? Can't a man have privacy?"  He is speechless when Barry presents Fitz with a homemade reward which reads "hero"  on behalf of the crew and passengers of flight 6-12, temporarily delayed to London. Barry pins it to his shirt; the girls kiss him; Mark shakes his hand; and Val tells him the pin and "medal"  will cover up a dirty spot on his shirt. Fitzhugh, choked up, thanks them, "Hero, me?"  He then moves to Steve and Dan, "We'll find another power source, captain, don't you worry. I always thought there was hope for our situation."   Steve smiles and sincerely says, "Thank you, Fitzhugh. That's very encouraging."

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CREED

PRODUCTION NINE

AIRED--12-1-1968-NINTH

WRITERS-BOB AND ESTHER MITCHELL

STORY: RP MCDONAGUH

DIR-SOBEY MARTIN

MUSIC-IRVING GERTZ

 

TEASER

It is Barry's birthday and the group at camp prepare a surprise party comprised of a giant candle and fruit, bells, etc. Barry was taken by Fitzhugh on a phony mission to get a pair of shoelaces Fitz said he found--Mark joking this is not a good cover. Steve notes Barry's moping around; Betty thinks it is because Barry believes they forgot his birthday. Fitzhugh calls and Steve answers from the cockpit. He tells him Barry collapsed just as two giant police pursued them with nets. (This sequence was used as one of the last LAND OF THE GIANTS promos with a narrator saying, "They're a billion light years from home on a strange LAND OF THE GIANTS.") Steve and Dan come running as Barry goes into spasms of pain--alerting the giants who think they heard something.

 

ACT ONE


Steve has Barry bite on a handkerchief until the giants pass the area. Dan carries the boy back to the ship where Betty, lead into the ship by Steve so Barry cannot hear their discussion, tells them the medical book explains the symptoms as appendicitis. Mark and Dan use the compressor to make cold packs. Fitz tells Steve he does not want pilot's reassurances; he wants to know what he will do about the boy. Steve throws the pilot manual in frustration. Steve tells him not to panic--but later, Barry gets worse--it is acute and Betty tells them they have to face it. Without an operation, Barry will die. The men elect Betty to do the operation--she is the medical and first aide expert among them. Steve tells them he will do it when Betty gets upset. They must first get some ether. Fitzhugh refuses to stay behind when the men plan and go toward the hospital. The four hide at a fire hydrant. A boy unloading a truck (Oggo) spots Fitzhugh but Fitzhugh runs back to camp while the other three men get into a crate the boy carries into the hospital. They see an operating room but the doors are closed and worse: they are menaced by the sweeping mop of a giant janitor called Zacor!  

ACT TWO   

The janitor puts a tray down which Mark and Steve search--and are forced to hide in when he returns. They had opened a bottle but the head doctor, Dr. Brule returns, blaming the janitor for not corking it. The janitor wants to drop the tray down the incinerator but Brule orders him to do it later. Dan rejoins the two and they race into the operating room, the doors being left open by Brule this time. They climb up to the desk top while the doors remain open--they are too big for them to close again. They find ether. At Spindrift, Fitzhugh gives Barry all his money in order to give him the will to survive but Barry says he cannot take it. Whimpering, Chipper lays under Barry's makeshift bed outside. Betty tells Val that a call from them could put the men in danger so they will wait to tell them Barry is getting worse. Brule discovers the trio of men and when he hears their dilemma, he offers to help. Steve tells him Barry is a boy about 11. Brule tells them he will help only if Fitz can translate a German medical book which he recovered from an Earth ship which crashed years ago--everyone on board dead. Mark, at first, doubted Brule's honesty but the doctor closed the doors and got some equipment for them to use. Fitzhugh will start by translating the chapter on appendicitis first (Kurt Krasnar really knowing German). The janitor, jealous of the doctor and just a working stiff (and seeming to be a Brooklyn-ite), calls the police. When Brule leaves again--to get some tiny surgeon's kit which he also found on the former spacecraft, the janitor tries to grab the three Earth men!  

 

ACT THREE


Dan uses a scalpel to stab the janitor's hand, then the three knock over the bottle of ether to get the janitor out of the room. Brule returns with ether in tiny bottles in order for them to do the operation in the forest. He takes the trio out of the room in his medical bag. The police don't believe Zacor--they cannot accuse a prominent doctor without proof and they leave. With Brule's help, Dan and Steve form a windbreaker out of leaves, twigs, and stems. On the way to Brule, Val tells Fitz they do not trust Brule, the trust Steve, Dan, and Mark. She also makes Fitzhugh feel better by telling him that he is the only one who can translate the German book the time of which it may take seems to Fitzhugh in his own words to be "from now to DOOMSDAY."  However, Fitzhugh says he would translate a whole library to help Barry. Mark puts Barry to sleep with the ether while Dan and Fitzhugh go to a tree to keep watch. The janitor arrives and nearly gets Chipper. Dan races out to get the dog and takes him back to the tree undercover. The giant shines his flashlight toward the tree--and Fitz, Dan, and Chipper.

 

ACT FOUR

The giant leaves, now holding Dan's dropped radio. Steve is doing the operation as Brule watches over through a magnifying glass. Steve needs cotton from a nervous Betty and has to remind her twice. He uses it to stop the bleeding, then he begins to suture. Steve feels he is not doing it right but Brule urges him on to finish and checks Barry with his giant stethoscope. Brule tells them, "You are amazing creature."  Steve smiles, "More amazed than amazing right now."  They cover Barry with giant leaves and try to lead the police away on a false trail using ether. The police shoot and wound Dr. Brule, then handcuff him around a tree. 

 

TAG

Brule, points the callous guards and Zacor on a false trail, made even more plausible when Steve orders Dan and Mark to use the ether to make the trail go that way. Steve and Fitzhugh go to Brule who warns them off when Steve asks what they can for him. Fitz is forever grateful. Steve asks why he risked his career and life for them. Brule did it for oath he took to the doctor's ancient creed which no one knows from where it came. It is almost ignored by all these days. It is the doctor's Hippocratic Oath from Earth--to render help to all those who need it. Fitzhugh says, "I'm sorry, doctor,"  and starts to raise the German book up to him. Brule tells him to keep it--the day may yet come when he will need Fitzhugh to translate it. Fitzhugh holds himself at Brule's disposal, sad. The next morning Steve brings Chipper to a recovered Barry, who wears a robe. Barry says, "You know, that doctor was a pretty good guy...for a giant."   Steve corrects him, "That doctor was a pretty good guy."  He pats Barry on the head.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE CROSS

PRODUCTION 12

AIRED-12-8-1968--10TH

WRITERS-BOB AND ESTHER MITCHELL

DIR-HARRY HARRIS

 

TEASER


At night, Val, Barry, and Fitz drag giant rags which will be used to repair their clothes. They rest, hearing some music (from THE PROMISED PLANET and composed by the same man who did the music to the series THE FUGITIVE) from a far off party at some mansion (which also seems to be near a dock or pier). Fitzhugh recalls nights when he attended such lavish parties and mingled with aristocracy. Just then, two giant crooks, wearing masks (a one eyed cyclops from LOST IN SPACE-THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH and FLIGHT INTO THE FUTURE and some alien monster from LOST IN SPACE-TWO WEEKS IN SPACE) tower over the three humans. The crooks argue over a gold bracelet taken from a "dame"  and drop the bracelet--onto Fitzhugh, which knocks him out cold. Val and Barry, having run off one at a time to a safer spot, watch helplessly as the two crooks find Fitzhugh and pick him up--taking him with them when they leave, brushing past giant leaves.

 

ACT ONE

Val and Barry follow the crooks to their hideout in the woods. Val tells Barry he is a brave kid and that the others will chew her out good if she left him alone. He insists they wouldn't. Barry tells her he has Chipper with him. She tells him to keep the dog quiet and goes off to get the others. Fitz doesn't recall who he is or why he is on a giants' planet. He looks over the edge of the table, horrified at the drop. Fitz tells Lobo, the crook with two hands, he is a thief, too. The two crooks are looking for someone to open the front door lock to a museum that holds the Flaming Star ruby. They have a copy of the size of it--but Fitzhugh cannot fit through. Fitz orders Hook-the one with a hook for a hand to get him a drink in an eye dropper. He tells them to call him Professor. Val tells the others about a one eyed giant. She also mentions she should never have left Barry to which Betty responds with, "Knowing Barry it wasn't your idea."  Barry goes through a mousehole into the crook's shambles of a hideout, to a Fitzhugh who is sleeping on the floor. Fitzhugh grabs Barry and lifts him off the ground, calling the giants into the room loudly, "Hook! Lobo! The key to the lock on the museum door!"  

 

ACT TWO

Steve take a look into the room and hears the giants and Fitzhugh plotting. He tells the others he has a theory that Fitzhugh may have reverted to his old ways, especially if the giants are involved in something shady. Val is off, looking for Barry, whom Steve already knows is in the shack. She finds Chipper. Hook throws a blanket over Betty and the men, "Haha, got ya! I got all of ya, every last one."  Val follows him with Chipper, telling the whimpering dog, "I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what to do."  Hook drops everyone onto the table at Fitzhugh's and Barry's feet. Barry yells as Fitzhugh threatens all the others if Barry will not cooperate, putting their great sense of loyalty to the test. Hook throws a rag at Mark who threatened Fitzhugh if anything happens to Barry. They use this to make a rope after the giants leave with Barry and Fitzhugh in Lobo's pocket. Val and Chipper come inside, with Val apologizing to Steve. Their exit is blocked by Hook's pet cat Fluffy which appears at the mouse hole looking for more fish Hook feeds it. Barry, inside the keyhole, opens the door lock and hides as the curator returns to do some night work...and puts his key into the lock, turning it at Barry's head, threatening to smash it.

 

ACT THREE


After the curator goes in, Barry has to unlock it again and then lock it after the three crooks go inside. Barry calls Lobo "sir." Steve and Dan step on a can of red pepper the men lowered down using the rag. This shoots it out at the cat, which makes it leave. Using a stethoscope, Fitz is helping open the safe. Steve climbs up the outside awning to near the lock and talks to Barry and unsuccessfully tries to get Barry out via the pin and rope. Steve orders Barry to unlock the door so the curator will call the police. Barry was afraid that the police would capture Mr. Fitzhugh, too if he did that. Steve tells him he'd be safer with the police than in the hands of Hook and Lobo. Barry obeys. From a phone booth outside the museum, the curator calls the police. Steve plans to get Barry out later but the crooks make Barry come out of the keyhole and take him with them. Alarms ring out and police start in.

 

ACT FOUR

Steve, Dan, and Mark get to the cabin before Hook and Lobo, explaining Betty's absence (Steve refused to let her come back in with the men) as Fluffy having eaten her. Barry, angered and upset at this news, pushes Fitzhugh hard, "No! I hate you! I'll never help you again!"   Lobo floors Barry with a swipe down of his giant knife, telling the boy he will help them. The giants drop Steve, Mark, and Dan on the table. Dan escapes, insulting Hook and promoting the Professor and Lobo. While the giants chase him, Steve and Mark put the ruby into a glass of celebration wine the giants left on the table. The giants start to blame each other for its disappearance. Steve pulls a crying Barry over to the side and tells him that Betty is alive--outside with Valerie and Chipper but can't say more. The giants fight as their argument escalates into a physical one. They tip over a lantern and a fire starts. Steve gets Mark and Barry down the rope, telling Mark, "Watch the lad."  He also gets Fitzhugh over the table top and down the rope. The four stop short--above their heads the two giants grapple with a giant chair between them. Fitzhugh screams.

 

TAG


The four escape through the mousehole but Steve, outside, has to punch and slap Fitzhugh when the con man wants to return to the towering inferno for his ruby. Hook and Lobo emerge from the burning shack and fight. Val, watching the fight, says, "I don't know which one to wish the worst luck."    Steve compliments Dan's acting ability, "You should've been an actor."   The police and fire men arrive, stopping the fight and the fire, capturing the crooks. Steve's punch brings Fitzhugh's memory back to normal. Fitzhugh didn't under stand Steve's cryptic comment about calling him professor. The fire and police men figure they will find the ruby inside--in what Mark tells the others is, "a glass of ruby red wine."  When Barry asks Mr. Fitzhugh if he knows who he is, Fitzhugh tells him not to bother him with such inquiries at a time like this. The others, happy to have him back, walk off with their friend.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LOST ONES


PRODUCTION SIX

AIRED-1-5-1969--13TH

WRITERS-BOB AND ESTHER MITCHELL

DIR-HARRIS HARRIS

 

TEASER

The girls, Mark, and Steve search for an oil bearing plant. Oil will be needed in the guidance system of the Spindrift as lubricant. Steve warns Val not to taste a berry until it is tested. A giant trapper passes by Dan, Fitzhugh, and Barry. Strange whistling sounds are heard. Investigating, Mark and Steve are knocked down and out by teenagers--Dolph and Hopper, lead by a leather jacket wearing Nick--who has a gun. The girls are grabbed and Nick tells them that he knows they are working for the giants--sent out to bring them in to the giants--but it "ain't gonna work that way."

 

ACT ONE

Mark, tied up on a rock with Steve, tells the teens, "You're out of your minds, you know that."  The teens reveal they are the only survivors of an All American Youth Flight--a free trip around the world they were picked for. They are four out of 28. 15 died in the crash when they spun into the giant world, 9 died out of sickness. Nick tells them about Pete and Robbie, saying they already know about them: he blames them for capturing them and turning them over to the giants. Betty tells them they wouldn't do that and expresses concern over the fact that Nick and his three buddies have been here for two whole years. Nick scoffs, "She's sympathetic--that's a nice touch."  Nick threatens to starve them until they tell the truth. While Nick's brother Joey plays the drums on a nut, Val tries to get Nick to dance with her. Mark tells Steve, "She's either trying to save her own skin or she's flipped."  Val gets close enough to turn on the radio Nick wears around his neck--alerting Dan. Nick slaps her, knowing this, making Steve angry, "Go ahead, Nick, slap her around, you're not man enough to try it with me."  Nick stops, tossing Val to Betty. Dolph, curly dark haired and elfin, takes the girls, their hands tied, away. Dan avoids the other three teens and unties a surprised but happy Mark and Steve--who wonder how Dan knew the three boys knew he was coming. The trio get Nick's gun and Hopper's knife, demanding to be taken to the girls. The girls almost escape Dolph when the trapper comes by, baiting traps. Nick's group starts a fight near a cage. It ends with Joey trapped inside the cage. They try to get it open but the trapper takes it away. Nick now levels a threat: Get him out of the cage if you ever want to see those girls again."

 

ACT TWO


Nick tells the Spindrift men-Dan, Mark, and Steve that at four o'clock the trapper's buddies from up north meet him and they all leave together. Mark, impatient, attacks Nick as they walk in the woods, but Nick beats Mark down with a great deal of help from stout, tall, blond Hopper. Dan intervenes, pulling Nick aside, "Where I came from I've had plenty of experience with guys like you. You foul up one more time and I'll demonstrate! You got that?"  Dan tosses Nick aside, seemingly also angry at himself, too. Fitzhugh cons Barry away from the trapper whom they know has someone in a cage. The cage is set down and the men try to get it open with Steve telling the insistent Mark to forget the blocks to wedge it open. For a few moments, Nick's group and the Spindrift men work together. The trapper returns and finds a stick they left in the cage door, making Nick think it was a message to him from Steve and Mark. Nick and Hopper "split" from the three Spindrifters and watch from a higher ground. Betty asks Dolph to loosen the ties which are cutting her wrists. When he gets close, making snide comments, she kicks him down. He threatens her with the hatchet, "You want me to cut the ropes. I'll cut them all right."  He advances.

 

ACT THREE


Dolph explains when he was 16 the judge laid down the law--no one was to raise their hand against Dolph--it causes him to get feel insecure, mad and he will hit back, violently. Val kicks Dolph from the other side even harder and he hits his head against the rocks. The girls untie each other and tie and gag Dolph causing him not to be able to send whistle signals. Val says, "Poor little delinquent, he's gonna feel real insecure when he wakes up."  They meet up with the other three. Mark wants to collect Fitzhugh and Barry and leave the area now. Steve still wants to help Joey. The girls go off and set off more cage traps with Val claiming she and Betty are two escape artists. The trapper is lured toward the set off cages. The men find a huge boulder in front of the cage Joey is in. Fitzhugh eats a berry and keels over, groaning, then stops and falls still. Nick and Hopper, watching the others work, join them in trying to get Joey out. They tie a rope around the boulder to move it. Nick tells them they may be in the same league but not on the same team--there's only room for one head man. Nick gets mad when Steve and his group leave, alerted by Barry that Fitzhugh is lying helpless...and Barry thought Fitz was dead. Nick asks what kind of berry it was and tells them it is harmless...it caused paralysis and then the person recovers--he'll be okay. "Yeah, maybe,"  Steve still wants to go help him. The Spindrifters put leaves over Fitzhugh and hide when the trapper returns. Chipper, who only means to defend Fitzhugh, barks out at the giant, who is now alerted to Fitzhugh. He takes Fitzhugh off with him. They return to Nick to help get Joey out. Nick laughs, "The giant got your man so you came back to help."  Steve throws the rope at him, "Are you gonna help?"  They try to pull the cage door up and move the boulder. Steve sends Nick to the back of the cage (why? How can they open the door from back there?). The trapper returns, making Barry warn the others, "Giant!"  The trapper nearly gets Steve and does get a fighting Nick (who thinks punching the giant hand will help free him). He throws Nick into the cage with Joey. Nick blames Steve for this and yells out, "You, captain! I'm gonna get you! I'm gonna break every bone in your body! I'm gonna kill you!"

 

ACT FOUR

When Fitzhugh wakes up in the cage, Joey slaps him down before he can say anything. Joey tells Nick if it weren't for Fitzhugh, Nick wouldn't have been caught. Nick only wants to hurt Steve, "It's that captain I want."  Hopper returns from freeing Dolph and Steve tells them what happened, "If you want to help, fall in."   Barry brings the others to more of those plum-berries. They get a lot of them. Val and Barry joke about Rip Van Winkle. Hopper wonders how they are going to get the giant to mickey himself. Steve will distract the giant. Dan, Mark, and Val protest that Steve is giving himself to the giant and Mark even wants it to be put to a vote. Steve tells him, "It won't be. Because there is no other way."   Steve goes to the trapper's foot--the giant is resting but awake, near the cage waiting for his buddies to show up. Dan climbs the trapper's thermos and puts the drug in. While this is happening, Steve faces Nick. Fitzhugh tries to pull Joey away from Steve to keep the fight fair but Steve tells him, "Fitzhugh, just stay out of this."  Nick tells Joey not to interfere. Steve, as he and Nick fight, tells Fitzhugh to watch the thermos and tell him what is going on. Nick and Steve have a long and violent fight on the floor and against the walls of the cage while the trapper looks in to watch the fight. While Hopper with Barry watch, the trapper finally drinks his thermos and passes out.

 

TAG


Hopper tells Barry that's it, kid, that's the ball game and we won. He and Barry join up with the others. The others all work together to free Nick, Joey, Fitzhugh, and Steve, Val on top of the cage with Dan. Steve tells Nick it was a good fight--at least the audience sure liked it. As everyone gets out, Mark points to his watch, "2 minutes to 4."  Steve laughs, "You worry too much."  They run away from the gully area. Nick tells them he has to keep looking for Pete and Robbie. He knows their parents real well and wants them to know he did everything to find them (are Pete and Robbie brothers, too? Or does Nick know four parents?). Steve had offered to have them join up with their group. Joey likes Chipper and asks Barry what he'll take for the dog. Barry tells him he couldn't sell Chipper. Hopper, Joey, Dolph, and Nick leave, saying goodbye and the Spindrifters say goodbye and wish them luck. Steve tells them they've lost enough time for one day--they should get back to work. Fitz complains, "Work?! Those young upstarts. I'd be tempted to go with them if I were ten years younger."  Fitzhugh sounds sincere, not just trying to get out of work. Barry looks at Fitzhugh, "I like you just the way you are, Mr. Fitzhugh."  Fitzhugh smiles and pats Barry's head; Steve smiling also. With Steve, Barry and Fitzhugh follow the others back toward Spindrift.

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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