Recap: Mad marine scientist Dr. Henry Klempt radios his flunkies, who are aboard a boat spying on an OSI diving team as they futz around the ocean installing a state-of-the-art submarine detection system. Klempt's bad guy compadre, Anton Dasovic, stops by his office to praise his geniusness and happily announce that soon he'll be a very rich man. Apparently, Dr. Klempt has succeeded where great minds in marine biology have failed...meaning he just developed a transponder that gives off a low frequency vibration which attracts sharks and incites them to attack. Anton rubs his hands excitedly and says he'd love to see a demo of the device in action...and a few seconds later, the two watch an underwater video of a shark circling around a diving dummy that has the shark attack transponder attached to its arm. The shark advances on the dummy, bites into the foam arm, and within minutes rips the entire dummy to shreds. Anton says he's absolutely DE-lighted with the demo, and that he's been looking for a device that can cause this type of underwater human carnage...and Dr. Klempt's like, "Er, OK..?" and says he needs a few more days to put his finishing touches on the transponder and then make some duplicates. Anton gets a phone call from a disgruntled Navy diver named Ritter, who says he wants out of their nefarious arrangement 'cause he's too afraid of getting caught. Anton tells him not to make any rash decisions 'cause he's about to unveil a foolproof way of stealing the OSI's new submarine detecting system [no doubt to sell to high paying "Eastern customers"] by way of a transponder that can harness shark violence and then unleash it upon unsuspecting victims of his choosing. He urges Ritter to show up as scheduled at the San Pedro pier in two days...and Ritter agrees and gleefully says he can't wait to see the shark attack transponder in action. Whatever, ya sick fuck.
Jaime is hanging with Max in her apartment...and by hanging, I mean that the poor pooch is standing beside his empty food bowl, whining hungrily, while Jaime shrugs and tells him she forgot to buy food for him yet again 'cause she's too negligent to provide even the bare basics for a sweet dog like Max, who I thought had been transferred to Colorado Springs with cowboy Billy Cole. Oscar drops by to give Jaime this episode's assignment: become a deep sea diving expert in the next forty-eight hours so she can look into why his crop of Navy divers keep having freak accidents while they try to install the OSI's new submarine detection system. Jaime looks less than thrilled by the horrible sounding mission - but Oscar, who looks like he couldn't give even the tiniest of rat's asses, tells her to hurry up and pack so that he can drop Max off at the lab and then ferry her over to Deep Sea Diving School.
After an accelerated deep sea diving crash course [which thankfully occurred off-camera], Oscar accompanies Jaime to the San Pedro pier where the Naval ship is docked...and Jaime spots a former hot date, Jed Kimball, who just happens to be the ship's commander. Oscar doesn't look thrilled by the flirty reunion - hee! - and barks at Jed to gather up the other divers, Ritter and Marsden, so they can ogle Jaime and joke about how easy on the eyes this "new foxy lady" is going to be. Oscar warns them to not let Jaime's good looks fool them 'cause she has tons of diving experience...and when the two misogynist boneheads quiz her with diving related questions, she's able to confidently answer all of them. Eventually, the two decide she's knowledgeable enough to dive alongside them, and welcome her aboard their ship of fools.
Anton drops by Ritter's motel room to deliver the shark attack transponder and its activating beeper. Anton explains that he simply needs to attach the transponder onto the gear of the diver he'd like a hungry shark to rip into pieces, press the attack now! button, then stand back and watch the mayhem ensue. Once the pesky diver has met his grisly end, Anton's men will move in, steal the OSI's submarine detection system, and be on their way. It remains unclear why Anton's men couldn't just steal the detection system (sans shark carnage) after the divers have completed the installation and exited the ocean. Anton adds that he checked out the newest diver, Jaime Sommers, and found out that she's an OSI agent. He orders Ritter to get rid of her before she has a chance to aid in the diving mission.
The next morning, Jed gives Jaime a tour of the ship and explains that she and the other two divers will be lowered to the ocean floor inside a giant capsule thing, which they'll exit and then install the OSI's submarine detection system. Jaime, who's clearly bored by this episode's mission, stares dreamily at Jed and tells him how much she'd looooove to spend a romantic weekend with him in Mexico (!), then hilariously adds that she's not so much into deep sea diving. Jed scrunches his face confusedly, then puts a pin in trying to make sense of that bizarre pronouncement. He gathers the three divers in a room and tells them that their diving gear will be equipped with a relay device that allows them to communicate with each other while underwater, along with the non-diver staff aboard the ship.
Later, Jaime is ambling near the bottom of a stairwell when suddenly a large oxygen tank comes hurtling at her from the top of the stairs. She bionically deflects it, then races up the stairs to see who the culprit was, but finds no one. She pulls out her mini walkie-talkie and radios Oscar to report the murder attempt...and he tells her that while he'd love to extract her for safety reasons, the OSI really really needs the submarine detection system installed, like yesterday. Jaime somehow refrains from calling him out as a heartless dickwad and telling him where he can shove his weekly pain-in-the-ass OSI missions that always seem to devolve into scary brushes with death.
The next morning, Anton is aboard a boat with Dr. Klempt's flunkies, watching the activities aboard the Naval ship through a pair of binoculars. The flunkies report that they've been chumming the waters so that there'll be lots of sharks around for when Ritter presses attack now! on his beeper.
During the diving gear check process, Ritter surreptitiously attaches the shark attack transponders to Marsden's and Jaime's oxygen tanks. A few seconds later, Jed announces that the giant capsule thing is ready to transport them to the ocean floor.
Oscar gets a call that the divers are in the process of descending into the deep. He nods approvingly and says he wants to be given regular updates on how the mission is going.
Jaime, Marsden, and Ritter reach the ocean floor, and everything looks as though it's going smoothly as they start installing the submarine detection devices. Ritter presses the attack now! button on his beeper, and Jaime's bionic ear immediately detects the weird buzzing noise and she reports to Jed that she's getting some strange sounding audio feedback.
A group of sharks, meanwhile, respond to the low frequency vibration and swim over - and Jaime and Marsden are all, "Ack! There's sharks everywhere!" Marsden gets body slammed by a shark, and Jaime swims over to check on him and calls out to Ritter for help, but he pretends as though he can't 'cause he too is surrounded by sharks. Jaime grabs Marsden and swims with back to the capsule before his tank runs out of air, bionically smacking an aggressive shark in the process.
Anton watches the activity around the naval ship and is confused by the lack of shark induced chaos.
Oscar gets a call telling him that a group of hungry sharks is circling the divers. He tells Jed that while he really really wants the submarine detection system installed today, the divers can be excused from the task if things looks like they're going to deteriorate into a 'you're gonna need a bigger boat' type situation.
Inside the safety of the capsule, Jaime asks a dismayed Ritter if he's game to finish the installation, and he's like, "Yeah, sure, whatever" and pissily exits the capsule. Jaime notices the transponder on Marsden's air tank, and also sees one on hers...and when Marsden asks what the strange looking devices are, she tells him she suspects they're what made them look and sound like shark bait.
Jaime covertly attaches a transponder to Ritter's air tank, then accuses him of summoning the killer sharks that tried to attack her and Marsden. Ritter plays dumb and is all, "Wha-at are you talking about?" just as a shark swims over. Jaime gives it a bionic shove and, with Jed, Oscar and the rest of the ship's non-diver staff listening in, demands to know who's behind the nefarious scheme...and Ritter cracks under the pressure and shrieks, "It was Anton Dasovic!" LOL. Jaime grabs an iron rod from the submarine detection set-up to fend off the aggressive sharks, and the two manage to return to the safety of the capsule.
Jaime is decked out in a pretty sundress as she flirts with Jed aboard the Navy ship. She natters about shark attack beepers while he stares dreamily at her and describes the date he'd like to take her on. She chuckles and says it would be far less contrived for the viewers if they talked about the same thing at the same time...and the two chuckle happily as they firm up their romantic weekend plans.
I wonder if this means that Chris Williams is no longer in the picture??
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