Run, Steve, Run
Submitted by sock on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:50
The Six Million Dollar Blog - The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman
Friday, April 26, 1974
Plot in a Nutshell:
The Robot Maker returns without any robots.
Steve is being offered a job at a construction site. Unbeknownst to him, he is also being watched by our villain, Dr. Chester Dolenz, the Robot Maker from Day of the Robot. As Steve enters an elevator to leave, our villain grabs his trusty bomb detonator.
As the elevator descends, Dolenz activates his detonator and sets off a bomb.
The elevator plummets to the ground, but Steve uses his bionic hand to slow the descent and save his own life.
Later, Steve tries to convince Oscar that someone is trying to kill him. Oscar is bored and pretty much tells him to shut up and go away.
Steve sits down and flashes back to his adventures in Population: Zero.
Steve reminds Oscar about Bacon and his desire to kill Steve. Oscar reminds Steve that he fried Bacon (pun intended) in a fiery explosion at the end of the episode.
Oscar tells Steve he's being a paranoid delusional and to take a vacation. Understandably, Steve gets angry and walks out.
Leaving for his vacation, boards the same plane and takes the same flight he was on in Survival of the Fittest.
Then, in what may be the most surreal moment ever in a bionic tv show, Steve, while re-living the Survival of the Fittest flight, has a flashback to an adventure that happened AFTER that flight in Dr. Wells is Missing.
Anyway, Steve arrives at Salt Lake City Airport to see his old friend Tom Molson. He is picked up by Suzie Lund.
After arriving at Tom's ranch, Steve is being watched by Dolenz and his crew.
While drinking coffee the next morning, Steve flashes back to his fight with Maskatron in Day of the Robot.
Steve and Suzie go out riding and while picking up some stray horses, Dolenz's (Dolenzes? Dolenz'? Dolenz'z?) men cause Suzie's horse to spook and run away. Steve gives chase on foot.
Back at the ranch, Oscar calls Steve and they figure out that Dolenz must be the bad guy. Steve decides to leave the ranch to keep Suzie and Tom safe.
Dolenz and his men attack and Steve is shot with a tranquilizer dart during the melee.
They chain him up in a barn somewhere and set his legs in cartoon-fast, quick-drying cement. They ask him some questions about his bionics, but are interrupted when Tom Molson and his ranch hands show up. Tom forces the bad guys to drive away in their pick-up as Steve escapes his concrete bonds.
Steve chases the baddies down and leaps on their truck.
All the baddies are captured with the exception of Dolenz. What will happen to him?
How Did You Do That Quote:
Suzie: "I was gonna ask you a whole lotta questions about how you could run faster than my horse. But I don't think you better tell me."
Move your mouse over Steve to see his answer.
And Season One comes to a close. Nice way to wrap up the events of Steve's first year of being bionic. However, in Season Two let's lose the stuntmen and the cute girls who can't act.
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