Recap: Steve drops by the hospital to check on Jaime, who's recuperating under Rudy's watchful eye after blowing out both bionic legs after a desperate jump at the end of the previous episode. Rudy tells Steve he's worried that Jaime's body may be starting to reject her bionics (again) ... and both men stare concernedly as she lays motionless in her bed.
Steve arrives at the NSB to check in with Hanson on Operation Rescue (or Execute?) Oscar. Hanson grumbles at Steve about the major security breach coming from the OSI, then criticizes Jaime for going all lone wolf when she went to Callahan's apartment to look into her weird behavior. He snarks that because of the bad outcome of that decision, the NSB can't locate Callahan or fully investigate "the robot story". When Steve's all, "Wha-a-a? Robots?", Hanson impatiently explains that before losing consciousness in the hospital, Jaime had muttered something about Callahan being a robot. He curls his lips with disdain as he says he hates that brand of heroics, and also that they need to locate Oscar before he starts spilling government secrets. When Steve perks up at the prospect of showcasing his furry chest and slo-mo bionics during a rescue mission, Hanson sternly reminds him that the job of locating Oscar is officially under NSB jurisdiction...but Steve doesn't look as though he has any intention of obeying that edict.
Steve heads back to the hospital to ask Rudy if he remembers what Jaime had said about Callahan the night she leaped from her apartment window. When Rudy replies, "Not much", the two agree that they're going to need to temporarily revive Jaime so she can provide them with whatever relevant information she has...even though it seemed pretty clear that Rudy heard her mutter, "They're robots" at the end of the previous episode. Rudy gets a syringe with some kind of wake-up potion in it, lifts the bed sheets and injects it into one of Jaime's buttocks (!), and within a few seconds she's moaning her way back to consciousness. She tells them that Callahan and a shapely redhead who appeared at the apartment were both robots...and that she knows this 'cause their face skins got ripped off during the scuffle, and also 'cause they were physically stronger than her bionics could handle. Rudy chirps, "That explains it!" and says that the robots' wiring is probably what caused Jaime's newly enhanced bionic ear to detect the weird buzzing noise. Steve suggests high-tuning Jaime's ear back to supersonic levels so she can better detect the robots, and then he and Rudy rush over to a nearby lab to re-calibrate the cumbersome looking ear tuning machine. While they're doing that, Dr. Franklin - via the live feed installed in Fembot Linda - eavesdrops on their conversation and watches in puzzlement as Steve uses his bionic hands to speedily rewire the ear tuning machine. It suddenly dawns on him that the OSI has developed not one, but two bionic people! Steve and Rudy wheel the machine over to Jaime's room to reset her ear...and after that Steve returns to the lab, where Fembot Linda continues to mill around so that Dr. Franklin can keep monitoring what's going on. Steve taps some numbers into the OSI's giant '70s computer to pinpoint the exact coordinates of Dr. Franklin's base...and I dunno exactly how that secret intel came about 'cause I kind of checked out during this scene and then couldn't bring myself to hit rewind.
Dr. Franklin announces to Oscar (and the fembots standing nearby) that Steve Austin has just learned where his base is - and Oscar smugly warns him that it's just a matter of time before the OSI swoops in to rescue him. Dr. Franklin looks unfazed and says he's off to prepare for "their guest" ... and as he scampers off, Oscar stares after him worriedly.
Steve flies a helicopter to Dr. Franklin's secret base...and his arrival is monitored by Dr. Franklin and his fembot harem. Steve exits the helicopter and is sneaking around the base when Callahan suddenly pokes her head out of a window covered with iron bars, cries out, "Hey Steve!", and tells him that Oscar is being held in the main building. Steve rips the iron bars off the window and helps Callahan climb out...and she tells him that while the base has infrared beams everywhere, there are very few armed guards on the premises. The two quickly encounter Fembot Katie, who's holding a large metal pole and standing in a ready-to-attack position. She swings it at Steve, but his bionics are strong enough to deflect the blows. Amid all the chaos, Callahan's face skin gets ripped off - ack! - revealing that she too is a googly-eyed fembot. Steve grabs a metal pole that just happens to be laying nearby, bionically leaps over the two fembots, and lands on a wooden platform that's conveniently located a few feet away. Dr. Franklin speaks to him via an outdoor loudspeaker system and taunts him about how much stronger the fembots are than his bionic limbs...then says that if he surrenders easily, he'll get fair treatment. Steve mulls that over for a few seconds before throwing his metal pole like a javelin at the communications tower...and as it sizzles and fizzles, the Katie and Callahan fembots go into offline mode and wander around in circles, bumping into each other like windup dolls.
Dr. Franklin looks miffed that his plan to capture the OSI's Six Million Dollar Man has gone awry...while Oscar smiles in gleeful satisfaction. Two armed guards are dispatched to chase after Steve, so he flees to a nearby building, where he finds Linda tied to a chair. As he quickly deduces that the Linda back in DC must be a fembot, he quickly unties her...and she directs him to the computer lab, where she last saw Oscar being held. As he rushes toward the computer lab, he spots Dr. Franklin making a hasty escape, then finds Oscar standing in a nearby holding cell. When Steve asks if he has any idea where Callahan is, Oscar sadly tells him that she was killed by a guard when he assumed she was trying to escape. The armed guards move in on Steve and open fire - but they miss and accidentally shoot up Dr. Franklin's computers. Steve manages to narrowly escape the building with Oscar and Linda, then bionically barricades the exit door with giant steel drums that always seem to be laying around for his convenience whenever he appears in a Bionic Woman crossover episode. The three make it to Steve's chopper and climb aboard...but as Steve starts up the engine, he scrunches his face bemusedly and remarks that he's going to have to make adjustments for the extra weight. He ignores that red flag and manages to lift the helicopter off the ground...and a few seconds later, the buildings on the base suddenly blow up. Oscar tells Steve it must have happened 'cause of all the hydrogen Dr. Franklin had laying around from working with so much plastic (to cobble together his fembots)...then jokes that he'd better tell Hanson to cancel his orders to kill him.
Callahan (who's not really dead - yay!) is being restrained by a face skin-less fembot as the two of them and Dr. Franklin stand on a hill and watch the base go up in flames. When Callahan calls his actions insane, he explains that he wants everyone to think his entire base was destroyed so that they can travel undetected to his real base, somewhere in the Caribbean. Once he settles in, he's going to work on his life's mission: gain control of the OSI's weather control device...even though it seems like a highly unreliable device that's still very much in beta test mode.
Back at the OSI, Hanson peppers Oscar with questions about Dr. Franklin, his destroyed base of operations, and Callahan's death. After the inquisition, Oscar asks Steve to tell Rudy to run frequency tests on everyone to make sure there are no more fembots roaming around, then gets on the phone with the Secretary [of Whatever] to report that Dr. Franklin has infiltrated the OSI with realistic looking fembots for the purpose of infiltrating the OSI and stealing the weather control device. He says he's not certain if the nutter was killed during the explosion - but to be prudent he recommends they move the component parts of the device from White Sands to a new location: Base 5.
Rudy performs surgery on Jaime's messed up legs...and when he's finished, he assures Steve that she's going to be A-OK. The two wander over to an exam room to stare down at Fembot Linda, who's been powered down and is laying motionless on a stretcher. Rudy says that the fembot weighs 482 lbs. (!) and that he's just itching to bring her back to life so he can study her CPU innards. Steve scrunches his face concernedly and cautions him about the dangers of a functioning fembot, but Rudy breezily tells him he's got it under control. He then removes the fembot's face skin and gushes about how beauuuuutiful Dr. Franklin's design work is, despite the flaw of not better securing the face skin to the rest of the head so it doesn't get ripped off every time the bots engage in a tussle. Steve looks unimpressed and says he's off to check on Jaime.
Oscar tells whatever minion he's on the phone with that his top priority is to move the weather control device components to a more secure location.
Jaime regains consciousness and lets out a happy cry when she sees both Oscar and Steve at her bedside. She clutches Steve's hand, then tells Oscar she's soooo happy he made it home safely after being abducted. When a call comes in for Oscar, he tells whoever's on the other end that he'll take it in his office. Steve tells Jaime he's off to get some sleep, then gives her an intense smooch and a wink on his way out. Squeal!
When Steve drops in on the lab to needlessly bid goodnight to Rudy, Rudy giddily tells him he's enjoying studying Fembot Linda's innards 'cause of everything he's learning about robot technology. Suddenly, Fembot Linda's power source re-beams signals to Dr. Franklin's communication system, and she starts making beepy computer noises.
Steve stops by Oscar's office just as Oscar is making arrangements for the transfer of the weather control device. As Steve eavesdrops and watches Oscar pace the room, he becomes quietly alarmed when he notices that his heavy gait is leaving shoe imprints on the carpet. He has a flashback of the earlier scene in the helicopter with Linda and Oscar when he had to make an adjustment for the additional [400+ lbs.] weight...then decides to test his suspicions by tossing a pencil onto the carpet to see what happens. Oscar unwittingly crushes it when he steps on it - eeeeek! - and while that's happening, Dr. Franklin is monitoring the transport of the weather machine. A dismayed Human Oscar watches the latest developments unfold and solemnly tells Dr. Franklin, "The game isn't over yet." No shit, Oscar. We still have Part 3 to slog through.
Steve rushes back to the lab, closes the door, and tells Rudy it looks like he didn't rescue the real Oscar after all...and that the Oscar who's been milling around the OSI is a man robot: a manbot. Which is weird 'cause I thought Dr. Franklin was a misogynist assbag who was strictly into building female bots "as beautiful or as deadly" as he chooses to make them. Rudy says he'd really like to believe him, but that he's resistant to let his brain go there 'cause it means that Dr. Franklin is still holding the real Oscar Goldman hostage. Steve reminds Rudy that when he was looking up Dr. Franklin's base coordinates on the lab computer, Fembot Linda had been lurking around, watching - and Rudy decides to face reality and cries, "Yes!" and says that that must have prompted Dr. Franklin to plot the infiltration of the OSI via an Oscar manbot. Both men agree that they need to figure out how to stop the doctor's nefarious plan and get Oscar back without revealing to Manbot Oscar that they're onto him.
And speaking of Manbot Oscar...
He lumbers into the lab to tell Steve he needs to send him to Hawaii this minute 'cause of "something funny" going on there (must be all that poi and hula dancing) ... and when Steve stubbornly digs in and agrees to fly out only after he's had a good night's rest, Manbot Oscar relents and allows him to leave in the morning. Dr. Franklin narrows his face suspiciously and wonders aloud if Steve is onto his manbot - but Human Oscar tells him it's doubtful, and that Steve refuses direct orders all the time. Dr. Franklin glares at him, says he doesn't buy it, and declares that Steve is going to have to be neutralized asap. Oh no!
Manbot Oscar calls Hanson and tells him he suspects Steve Austin of being one of Dr. Franklin's robots, and that he should get on that right away.
When Steve enters the OSI parking garage, Hanson appears with several armed officers and accuses Steve of being a bot and impersonating an OSI agent. One of the officers runs a robot detection scanner over him (LOL), detects the wires in his bionic limbs, and everyone leaps to the conclusion that he's a robot. Steve tries to explain why his limbs are made of wires - but when Hanson refuses to listen, he bionically leaps atop a van that's exiting the parking garage, then jumps over a brick fence and jogs off in dun dun dun dun slo-mo. He quickly scurries over to Linda's apartment, tells her that Hanson thinks he's a manbot, then asks her to call Rudy and arrange a meeting in Jaime's hospital room.
Steve sneaks into the OSI hospital disguised as an orderly...and by disguised, I mean he's dressed in a white shirt and pants while pushing a wheelchair around. Rudy shows him the ludicrous looking high frequency microwave gun he was given by the props department and says if fired accurately it will interrupt the video feed that's getting beamed back to Dr. Franklin. Sounds remotely plausible. He then calls Manbot Oscar and tells him there's a problem with Jaime, namely that she's been moaning about how he (Oscar) is a robot. Manbot Oscar says he's on his way, then stares into space looking very sinister. Rudy reminds Steve that the microwave gun will interrupt just the video feed...so if they want to cut Dr. Franklin off entirely, they'll need to disconnect Manbot Oscar's power source, located at the back of his head.
Manbot Oscar enters Jaime's hospital room, lifts up both robotic arms, and slams them onto the bed in an effort to permanently shut Jaime up - but Steve, who was hiding under the sheets, leaps out of the way just in time and then lunges across the bed. The two crash into the hallway and wrestle around on the floor...and Rudy runs out after them and yells at the bewildered hospital staff, "Clear the area!" LOL. Manbot Oscar attempts to punch Steve, but hits the wall and gets his fists trapped in drywall...and somehow does that twice. Steve drops a large shelf atop him...and just as Hanson arrives to open fire on Steve, Manbot Oscar's face skin gets ripped off so he can be revealed as a robot, and Steve quickly pulls off his wig and yanks out the power source from the back of his head. Over in the Caribbean, Dr. Franklin is staring confusedly at his computer monitor, which is suddenly no longer streaming surveillance video from Manbot Oscar. Steve shoots Hanson an irritated stink-eye and snarkishly tells him he's a bionic man, not a robotic killing machine.
Jaime is sitting up in bed, insisting to Rudy and Steve that she feels well enough to co-star with Steve in Part 3 of this inane trilogy. A few seconds later, Linda bursts into the room to inform them that Fembot Linda has come back to life (!) ... and everyone runs over to the lab, where Fembot Linda is sitting up and acting as a Bluetooth speaker for Dr. Franklin's latest news. He informs them that he's now in control of their bum weather control device, then points out how windy it currently is in DC. He threatens to increase the wind to the point that it will destroy the city...then laughs evilly as Jaime and Steve stare out the window and note the swaying trees, and exchange concerned glances.
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