Recap: Jaime is ambling the labyrinthine halls of the OSI basement and finds Oscar in a storage room, gathering files for an upcoming hearing of the Congressional Oversight Committee. He tells Jaime that the storage room contains sealed evidence of past OSI missions, including the fully intact Callahan fembot from the Season 2 fembot trilogy that, for some strange reason, they're keeping on display [with the operating system still installed so it can come back to life and re-wreak havoc for the OSI...and rest of the world]. Jaime has a flashback of when she wrestled the Callahan and Katie fembots and then pooched her bionic legs after leaping from an apartment window. When Jaime looks visibly spooked by the recollection, Oscar soothingly says, "She's only alive in your memory, babe", then informs her that the diabolical fembot creator, Dr. Franklin, died in prison two months ago. Callahan suddenly bounds into the room to inform Oscar that his plane is ready to jet him and Jaime to the Vandenberg Air Force Base...and then the three leave the storage room, Oscar firmly latching the steel door behind him. Once they're out of earshot, we hear a male voice command Fembot Callahan to put on her face mask. She obeys, opens her eyes, and then we hear the voice declare, "It's time, Callahan." The fembot gets up, rips the steel latch off of the door, and robotically exits the storage room. Eeeeeek!!
Oscar and Jaime arrive at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, where Rudy is preparing to launch a space telescope into orbit. Once the contraption has been fully assembled and is ready to shoot into space in precisely twenty-four hours, Oscar suggests to Jaime that the two of them go to Las Vegas for some fun. When Jaime laughs about how uncharacteristic it is of him to seek out anything resembling fun, he admits that his ulterior motive in wanting to go to Vegas is to hook up with Rod Kyler, owner of the mega-successful Kyler Industries (along with a swanky Vegas hotel), to discuss the OSI's decision to turn down funding for the solar energy ray weapon he wanted to develop. When Jaime scrunches her face confusedly, Rudy interjects and explains that the weapon is "a high intensity fluoride beam that focuses and directs atomic particles at the speed of light" ... then translates that to mean it's a deadly thing that shoots out destructive beams from outer space so whoever controls it can blow shit up anywhere on earth. Apparently, Rod was upset and somehow perplexed that the OSI would decline to finance his proposed weapon of mass destruction that would pose a danger to all of mankind...and, long story short, the Russians got wind of his insane notion and have been pouring resources into it. Oscar grimly says the reports on their progress have been alarming, so he desperately needs to talk to Rod about "closing the gap". He then gets on the phone with Callahan and asks her to pull the Kyler file from his OSI office and bring it along when she joins them on their impromptu Vegas vacay.
Callahan goes into Oscar's office to pull the Kyler file, when suddenly - ack!! - Fembot Callahan (in her outdated, Season 2 hairdo) enters the room, pulls out her Aqua Net spray bottle and spritzes Callahan in the face until she collapses. The male voice controlling the fembot says, "Nice work", then orders Fembot Callahan to bring human Callahan back to their base, so they can spend some time restyling her 'do so she sports Callahan's shorter, sassier cut. After that, she'll join the other fembots, who are already in place in Rod Kyler's Vegas hotel. Eeeeeek!!
Oscar cruises in his rented convertible, then grins over at Jaime in the passenger seat and happily says, "Welcome to Las Vegas. Here we are, babe." When Jaime expresses surprise at his unusually cheery mood, he tells her he loooooves driving with the top down and indulging in a rare loosening up. Jaime tells him she'd like to see a Vegas show, and he's like, "Can do" once he sets up a meeting with Rod Kyler, which may not be easy 'cause he's uber-private and always surrounded by security.
While Oscar's on a pay phone trying to contact Rod, Jaime's bionic ear picks up a weird buzzing noise...and when it quickly goes away, she brushes it off as nothing. Oscar calls Dan Mayers, the flunky who runs Rod's research lab, and asks him if he could assist him in getting a meeting with Rod...and Dan promises to try, but isn't optimistic that his call will get through. With that request pending, Oscar and Jaime head over to the theater to catch a Vegas showgirls show.
Oscar perks up when he recognizes one of the performing showgirls as Tami Cross, Rod Kyler's girlfriend. He asks Jaime if she wouldn't mind sneaking backstage to implore Tami to arrange a one-on-one with him and Rod...and when Jaime looks less than thrilled by the task, Oscar puts his most solemn face on and says it's critical for national security that he speak with Rod about his energy ray weapon asap.
During a break in the show, Jaime wanders around backstage and quickly gets snapped at by the stage manager and told to return to her seat. While pretending to leave, her bionic ear picks up the strange buzzing noise again, and she murmurs to herself, "The fembot hum. I'm sure of it." She grabs a spare showgirls costume, 'cause...was there ever any doubt she'd be required to gratuitously slip into something ultra skimpy during an episode featuring other scantily clad Vegas showgirls? Now that she's able to wander around the backstage area "incognito", she overhears Tami talk on the phone with Rod's assistant, Neil. He tells her that Rod wants to see her tonight, and that she's to come upstairs to the penthouse in an hour. As Tami walks past Jaime, Jaime's bionic ear once again detects the fembot hum.
Oscar is over at Dan Mayers' office, and the two are putting their heads together to figure out the quickest way Oscar could arrange a meeting with Rod. Oscar asks Dan if he knows whether or not Rod has moved ahead with building an energy directed weapon...and when Dan cagily says he can't answer that, Oscar grimly retorts, "You just did." Jaime, who somehow knew exactly where Oscar could be found, calls Dan's office to report that Tami Cross is a fembot, evidenced by the telltale fembot hum her bionic ear has been picking up. Oscar condescendingly tells her that's impossible and reminds her that Dr. Franklin is dead, then says he's going to ask Rudy to give her ear a much needed tune up. When Jaime hears the fembot hum as Tami wanders past her again, she hangs up the phone and discreetly pursues her.
Jaime follows Tami into the casino, sees her get onto an elevator, then bionically races up the stairwell to beat her to the penthouse floor so she can eavesdrop on her conversation with Rod.
Over at Fembot Headquarters (in a secret, unspecified location), a fembot informs Carl Franklin - aka weird son of the late Dr. Franklin - that Tami is on her way up to Rod Kyler's penthouse. Carl's like, "Mmm...excellent" and orders Tami to keep Kyler talking for at least five minutes so they can get a recorded sample of his vocal patterns. When Tami enters the penthouse, she finds Rod standing behind a glass wall with a despondent look on his face...and when she asks him whassup, he tells her he caught a rare immunization disease the last time he was in Mexico, and now has to avoid infection by living out the rest of his life as a grown bubble-boy. He tells Tami he loves her and just wanted to see her one last time to say goodbye. Tami tells him she'll probably pop by again tomorrow for a final final goodbye, returns his I love you, then exits the penthouse.
Jaime overhears Carl order Tami to pass along the cassette recording of Rod's voice to Gina, a brunette fembot who's posing as a casino employee. While that's happening, a fembot at Fembot Headquarters alerts Carl that Tami is being followed...and Carl examines the video footage and quickly zooms in on Jaime. He tells his fembots her name is Jaime Sommers, and that his father told him she has a bionic ear that can detect the fembot hum. He barks out orders to change the transistor frequency on all fembots, then orders Tami to lead Jaime into the backstage area of the theater so she can attack her then do away with her. Tami dutifully lures Jaime behind a black curtain, then leaps at her from the rafters and shoves her around with her super strong robotic blows...and Jaime throws things at her and shoves her back...and the attack goes on for what seems like a loooooong time. During the scuffle, Tami's face mask slips off, 'cause somehow Carl hasn't gotten around to fixing this basic design flaw with a simple adhesive, revealing her robot face innards, googly eyes, and central vac mouth. Carl orders her to put her face mask back on and not let Jaime get away.
Tami chases Jaime outside the hotel, but doesn't look both ways before crossing the street and gets hit by a car. The wires in her robot body spark, explode, and sizzle...and she falls to the ground, her entire body short-circuited. Jaime peeks over at the damaged bot with her creepy googly eyes and central vac mouth and moans, "Oh my God.."
In the next scene, Rudy is in his lab examining the lifeless fembot. He tells Jaime it definitely looks like Dr. Franklin's design, but that the bot contains a new transistor that's only been on the market for the last six months. Oscar enters the lab and sheepishly apologizes to Jaime-babe for doubting her about hearing the fembot hum. He then informs Rudy and Jaime that Dr. Franklin had a son named Carl who's now in his late twenties.
Carl informs Fembot Callahan that Oscar Goldman took custody of Tami, then orders her to find out how much he knows about his plot. He then tells Fembot Gina he's going to upload Rod Kyler's vocal patterns into her memory bank so she can take Tami's place and proceed with his sinister operation.
Oscar tells Rudy and Jaime that Carl paid frequent visits to his father in prison, and that the two spent as much time with each other as regulations would allow - up until six months ago, when the visits abruptly ended. Fembot Callahan enters the room, hands Oscar the Kyler file, and looks visibly disturbed by the sight of the short-circuited Tami bot. Carl remarks to his fembot harem that the three people who destroyed his father are all in one room right now, then scrunches his face angrily and snarls, "They have much to answer for." Rudy tells Jaime and Oscar that Rod Kyler is suffering from an acute immunization disorder and now has to live in a sterilized environment, and Oscar chimes in and says it's a foregone conclusion that he developed an energy ray weapon, which Carl is trying to acquire via his fembots - much like the way Carl's deranged father plotted to acquire the OSI's badly functioning weather control machine. Back at Fembot Headquarters, a pretty fembot named Nancy appears out of nowhere dressed in a Navy uniform, and Carl orders her to head over to Rod Kyler's research lab and carry out the next step of his evil plan.
Oscar is able to get a court order to enter Rod Kyler's penthouse...and as he and Jaime enter the elevator, Fembots Callahan and Gina follow them upstairs.
Oscar informs Rod, who's standing behind his glass wall, that a formidable force is after his energy ray weapon...and by formidable force, he means an army of busty fembots who are being controlled by a second generation nutter named Carl Franklin. Rod says he read all about the fembots in Rudy's report ['cause he somehow has OSI clearance??], and Jaime tells him he talked to one last night...then pulls Tami's face mask out of her purse and says she was a robot posing as his girlfriend, and has no idea if the real Tami is still alive. A few seconds later, the fembots break into the penthouse and knock down Jaime and Oscar. Fembot Callahan tells Rod they've come for his energy ray weapon, then orders him to pick up the red phone inside his bubble and give the order to Dan Mayers to turn it over to Fembot Nancy, who's going to be showing up at the Kyler research lab, posing as a naval officer. He refuses and tells her the order can only be given on the red phone with his voice, and that the weapon can only operate when it's in orbit. Fembot Callahan tells him he doesn't need to concern himself with their problems and threatens to break the glass wall if he doesn't comply. Oscar shrieks, "Don't break the glass! He'll die! Noooo!!" and heroically lunges across the room - LOL - but Fembot Callahan's stunt double smashes the glass, then violently shoves Oscar out of the way. Rod runs out and cooingly asks Jaime if she's OK - just as Fembot Gina picks up the red phone and talks in Rod's voice as she orders Dan Mayers to turn over the energy ray weapon to the Navy...and Dan is easily fooled by the fembot's voice trick and replies, "Sure thing, boss!" Jaime tells Rod they can't let this happen, so she throws furniture at the fembots as Rod escapes the penthouse and races up to the roof where his helicopter just happens to be parked.
Rod climbs into the helicopter and starts it up, while Jaime stays behind for a two-on-one wrestling match with the fembots. When there's a break in the tedious fighting, Jaime escapes by bionically leaping up and grabbing onto one of the helicopter's landing skids...and hangs on for dear life until she's finally able to hoist herself up and climb inside the chopper for a more comfortable ride.
Carl orders the fembots to bring Oscar to their secret base asap...but Oscar quickly comes to, escapes the penthouse, and dashes into the elevator. Yay!
Fembot Nancy arrives at the Kyler research lab to take possession of the energy ray weapon...and Dan Mayers hands it over without incident and looks smitten with the faux naval officer.
Jaime and Rod see the military plane take off from Kyler's research lab and realize they're too late to prevent the theft of the energy ray weapon. Carl tells Fembot Nancy he's ready to launch Phase Two, then sourly adds, "Now they'll pay for what they did to my father."
Dan sheepishly apologizes to Rod for unwittingly allowing a fembot posing as a naval officer to make off with the energy ray weapon, but Rod just shrugs and is all, "Ah well, whaddya gonna do?" When Oscar calls for a status check on the weapon, Jaime tells him it's gone, then somehow predicts that Carl is planning to load the weapon onto the space booster that Rudy is using to launch the telescope at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Oscar says he'll get on the horn with the base and try to stop it asap, then calls the base's communications center.
A brunette fembot, who has used her Aqua Net hairspray can to spritz the entire staff of the air base's communications center, intercepts Oscar's call. He orders a suspension of the launch, and the fembot assures him she'll get right on that...then promptly calls mission control and orders the launch to proceed as scheduled. Back at Fembot Headquarters, Carl cackles maniacally as he tells his coterie of fembot gal pals that in four hours the energy ray weapon will be launched into space - and that he'll have full control over it! Mwuahahaha!!
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8/17/2022 11:56:27 pm
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