Recap: Jaime is enjoying a cozy night in, sitting in front of the fire with her granny glasses perched on her face, doing needlepoint. A car quietly pulls up to the carriage house, and two strange men wearing top hats get out. They open her door a crack, release some kind of knock-out gas into the carriage house...and Jaime gets sleepier and sleepier - probably figures it's the needlepoint that's boring her into unconscious oblivion - then finally passes out. A few seconds later, the men break into her apartment and carry her out.
The men load Jaime onto a small plane and transport her to wherever her evil doppelganger, Lisa Galloway (last seen in the Mirror Image episode), is serving her prison sentence. Two guards (one of whom is a scary woman), who are clearly in on the scam, let Lisa out of her prison cell, then drive her to the airstrip. She's instructed to climb aboard the plane and switch clothes with Jaime...and in the next scene, an unconscious Jaime now dressed in prison clothes is brought to the prison and carried into Lisa's cell. The scary woman guard locks up her cell and snarks, "Welcome to the penitentiary, Jaime." Nooooo!!
Lisa is greeted by Dr. Courtney, who's also aboard the Ojai-bound plane. He offers her a cigarette, and she eagerly grabs it and starts puffing away, calls him shuguh-paaa in her cartoonish southern drawl, and says it feels good to be out of her prison cell and "flaahin' above it aaall". Dr. Courtney asks her if she did what he instructed her to do, so she assures him that for the last few months or so she's been insisting to everyone at the prison that she's Jaime Sommers...to the extent that the prison psychiatrist thinks she developed a serious identity crisis. Dr. Courtney tells her, "From now on, you are Jaime Sommers" ... and when she asks him how she's supposed to fake Jaime's superhuman strength, he hands her a vial containing pink goo that looks like silly putty. He tells her it's a drug called adrenalizine, then tells the story (with hilarious faux flashbacks) of when he was an inmate worker in the drug testing ward of the prison. Apparently, he had been ordered to administer the drug to a wheelchair-bound inmate, and seconds after taking a dose of adrenalizine he was magically able to get up and start walking around. Dr. Courtney was so intrigued with the silly putty drug that he couldn't help wondering what would happen if an able-bodied man took it, so one day he ate some of it and felt tingley, electrical charges surge throughout his body...and within seconds he possessed superhuman strength. He took the opportunity to bend the bars of his cell and escape the prison - but quickly figured out that the drug only lasts about thirty minutes. And since he's one of the few people left in America who hasn't yet seen a live demo of Jaime's bionics, he assumes she gets her superhuman strength from taking regular doses of adrenalizine. He tells Lisa he needs her to help him get the formula for the drug so he can replicate it and get mega-rich selling it on the black market.
Dr. Courtney drops Lisa off at Jaime's apartment and warns her not to take any adrenalizine unless it's absolutely necessary - or at least until she finds more.
Lisa bounds around Jaime's apartment, giddy with joy to be living in such a beautiful home. She jumps on the comfy bed, puts a log in the fire, then tries her hand at the needlepoint.
Over at the prison, the shrill morning bell wakes Jaime...and she stares around Lisa's cell in total confusion. She's like, "What the..?" and wanders around the tiny space. She looks at a photo of Lisa Galloway standing next to her boyfriend Perkins...then flashes back to the Mirror Image episode and recalls when Lisa tried to kill her with poison darts. Jaime yells for the guard...and tries to explain that she's Jaime Sommers and somehow woke up in her doppelganger's prison cell - but the guard she's telling this to is the scary woman guard who helped Lisa escape. She barks at Jaime to take it easy, and Jaime barks back that she wants to see the warden asap.
Lisa is puffing away on a cigarette and searching Jaime's apartment for a supply of adrenalizine...and, no surprise, she isn't able to find any. She comes across Jaime's scrapbook and looks intrigued, and continues to puff away while she peruses Jaime's family photos and clipped newspaper articles. Mama Austin's husband, Jim Elgin, interrupts when he appears on the stairwell and asks her whassup with her broken front door...and Lisa quickly puts out her cigarette and tells him she accidentally locked herself out last night and used her superhuman strength to break in. Jim looks like he can buy that explanation, then tells her not to be late for her teaching job...and Lisa looks startled and is all, "Omma gosh!" and rushes around to get dressed.
The prison inmates are let out of their cells for their morning exercise. The scary woman guard barks, "Galloway!" and tells Jaime they're off to see the warden.
Lisa enters the classroom at the base school...and when the kids ask her if they're going to arrange their desks in a circle like they usually do after the janitor lines them up in boring rows, she disinterestedly retorts, "Nah, let's just keep them this way." The kids look at each other in surprise, then scrunch their faces in disappointment.
The scary woman guard brings Jaime to the infirmary and tells her that the warden and prison doctor will be by shortly.
Lisa tells the kids they're going to do science now, and they're like, "Kewl!" and start rearranging their desks in a circle. When Lisa irritably barks at them to stop, they explain that last week she told them the next science lesson would entail using the center of the classroom to do a cell building exercise. When she shoots that idea down, they get peeved and start throwing wads of paper at her, and she rushes out of the room so she can get tearful in private. As she sniffles self-piteously, she has an audio flashback of Dr. Courtney telling her, "You are Jaime Sommers" ... and after a few seconds decides to bravely face the class. The kids are apologetic and tell her she's the best teacher in the world...and she says she had a rough weekend, then gives them permission to move their desks so they can get started with the cell building exercise.
On the way to the infirmary, the prison doctor (Dr. Harkens) tells the warden that she's pretty sure Lisa Galloway is schizophrenic 'cause of how she keeps insisting that she's Jaime Sommers. That sounds more like a multiple personality disorder symptom, but OK. When they enter the infirmary, Jaime starts telling the bizarre story about how someone knocked her out while she was needlepointing in her apartment and brought her to this prison so that whatever sinister forces are behind this scheme could exchange her identity with that of Lisa Galloway. She's about to needlessly demo her bionic strength when the orderly advances on her and sticks her non-bionic arm with a needle. A few seconds later Jaime sinks to the floor...and as she stares despondently into space, Dr. Harkens shows her a photo of Lisa Galloway - as in, her blechy pre-plastic surgery face - and tells her she's going under the knife tomorrow to get her mug back. Nooooo!!
Jaime is brought to a padded solitary confinement cell...and Dr. Harkens tells the orderly to put a sedative in her food so she doesn't cause any trouble before her surgery.
Lisa is in Jaime's apartment, sitting cozily by the fire and talking to Dr. Courtney on the phone. She tells him she wasn't able to find any adrenalizine anywhere - but on the upside, she's very much enjoying pretending to be a teacher and luxuriating in her fabulous new home. Dr. Courtney's like, "Whatever" and tells her she's going to need to accompany him to D.C. tomorrow in order to track down some more adrenalizine, 'cause he lined up a foreign buyer who's willing to pay a small fortune for the silly putty drug. He orders her to arrange for a sub for her class at the base school and meet him at the airport first thing tomorrow.
Jaime wakes up in the padded room, stares around groggily, and hears voices referring to her as Lisa. She cries, "Nooooo!!" and has a hallucination that one of the padded walls is covered with photos of Lisa's original face and that she's tearing them down while shriek-crying, "I'm Jaime!" ... and this hysterical segment seems to go on for a really loooooong time. She tries to bionically break through the padded door, but the drugs have made her too weak...and later, when she's huddled on the floor weeping, someone slips in a tray with a sandwich and beverage. She contemplates the tray for a few seconds, then reaches for the sustenance.
Jim drives Lisa to the Ojai airport, then urges her to be careful and gives her a warm hug goodbye. She boards the plane where Dr. Courtney is waiting and looks genuinely touched when she says that Jim Elgin is so super sweet...and Dr. Courtney's like, "Whatever" and offers her a cigarette, but she declines and says she's trying to quit. Good for you, Lisa.
Jaime is carried out of the padded cell, placed atop a gurney, and wheeled to the infirmary for her plastic surgery reversal. Dr. Harkens tells the orderly that the sedative he put in her food will keep her adequately knocked out for the surgery...which seems crazily risky from a medical standpoint, but then I'm a recapper not an anesthesiologist.
Rudy and Oscar are hanging out in the lab together, watching a white lab rat named Plato run on his mouse-wheel...and the little guy's so energetic 'cause he's all hopped up on adrenalizine. Lisa enters the room, and the two men - who are oblivious that she's not Jaime - give her a hug and tell her they weren't expecting her for her regular superhuman strength check until next week, Lisa says that since she's here now she'd really like to get it over with. Rudy points at the mouse cage and tells her that Plato is able to run so fast on his little mouse-wheel 'cause he's been fed an experimental drug called adrenalizine, then shows her a glass box that contains an ample supply of the pink silly putty. Oscar returns after stepping out to take a phone call and tells Lisa he just got a call from the warden where Lisa Galloway is incarcerated to report that she's about to go under the knife to get her plastic surgery reversal. He jokes, "Looks like you're losing your twin" and Lisa lets out a huge sigh of relief, calls the news terrific, and excuses herself to go use the powder room.
Jaime is wheeled to the infirmary for the surgery and is left unattended.
Lisa sneaks into a maintenance closet at the OSI, pulls out the supply of adrenalizine that Dr. Courtney gave her and takes a bite. She smiles gleefully when she suddenly feels tingly all over, then tests her new-found strength by bending a metal bucket. She happily murmurs, "Just like Jaime."
Jaime leaps off the gurney and leaves behind the uneaten sandwich from the night before as kind of a "fuck you" gesture, then flees the infirmary.
Lisa returns to Rudy's lab decked out in her workout clothes...and when he tells her to hold onto the metal pole/test meter thingy with her arm, she does it with her left [oops, Jaime's non-bionic] arm. Rudy tells her to stop kidding around and put her right arm on the pole so they can get started.
Jaime bionically breaks out of the prison just as a hopped-up-on-adrenalizine Lisa tests her "bionics" by bending the metal pole.
Dr. Harkens and the orderly are aghast when they see that Jaime is missing from the infirmary. They alert the guards, who activate a loud siren.
Jaime bionically jogs away from the prison while Lisa performs her treadmill test. Rudy and Oscar look on and grin stupidly at each other, clearly fooled by Jaime's clever doppelganger.
Rudy asks Lisa if she wouldn't mind delivering the last of his supply of adrenalizine to the federal testing lab so the scientists can figure out how to reproduce it, and Lisa tries not to look too thrilled by how easy it was to get her hands on the drug. Oscar wryly tells Lisa she's probably the safest person to be delivering it, and Rudy hands her the glass box.
The prison guards leash up the bloodhounds and head out to pursue Jaime. The warden demands to know why the inmate was left unattended in the infirmary, and Dr. Harkens sheepishly says she thought she had been fully sedated.
Oscar gets a call from the warden, informing him that Lisa Galloway has just escaped from prison before they could perform the plastic surgery reversal. Oscar barks, "You need to capture her!", reminds the warden what a dangerous woman she is, and that her face operation needs to proceed as soon as she's recaptured.
Jaime, meanwhile, continues to bionically jog in slo-mo through the woods. Run, Jaime. Run!
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