The Tunnel of Fears - August 23|
Last time, the lair was ransacked
and secret identities and prized possessions were stolen. The
guys went undercover to recover their items, but too much
inaction led to Basura's departure. Now only five heroes
The next morning... a power outage
rocks the lair... and we have breaking news. Electricity is
being diverted from the power plant, and rolling blackouts are
happening all over the city (welcome to California). And big
surprise, Dr. Dark is causing it. Stan traced the power
diversion to a converter in the edge of town. Let's move out.
If you want to save the city from
blackout, the heroes have to remove the fuses from each of five
tunnels. And you have six minutes to do it. Oh, and one more
thing... each tunnel has their deepest fears from the dossiers
borrowed from last week's episode. BEGIN THE ACTION!
Whip-Snap is first. She heads into
her tunnel and finds... rats. She's not afraid.. she's mad. She
disabled her fuse. Hey, listen, I know we all want to console
her, but we have less than 5 minutes!
Parthenon finds some motherf'n
snakes in his motherf'n tunnel. Number 2 is disabled. Parthenon
reaches out to go out and grabs... a snake.
For Hygena.. just being in a dirty
hole oughta be fear enough, but she's a claustrophobic. She gets
the third fuse disabled.
The Striker's next. He hates
spiders. And there's a spider. He doesn't look at it. He just
goes for broke. And there's broke. One more fuse left.
And one minute left. Time for the
Defuser to go into it. He's also claustrophobic... and large.
That's a deathly combination. He shuts down the reactor with
three seconds left to go. Fuses unite! Heh.
Stan's got a night out prepared for
a successful mission. Tonight, we go Mexican! And at Mexican, we
find kids looking at the heroes in awe.
They went Mexican. Unfortunately,
they also went Dutch. And since they have no way of storing
money in superhero clothes... "There's dishes in the back, you
better roll up your sleeves."
Stan tells the heroes that night
Diverting power was part of Dr. Dark's plan... But first, Dr.
Dark has some info for him...
Whip-Snap's friend Brandon tells us
of the story about a crush named T... Turns out that love makes
you do some crazy things, like stealing keys to someone else's
Hygena's husband Mark reveals that
Hygena likes burlesque dancing.
Hyper-Strike's friends in the circus
revealed that he was fired from a show for incorrectly
performing a stunt. Twenty. Times.
Stan thinks his team has the edge,
but what about Parthenon... an evil little ship. Apparently
Parthenon was a pirate. Derek shows us the room.
What about the Defuser? Darko has a
high-school diploma. He never graduated high school, apparently.
He's made peace with that, but what about making peace with...
being an intoxilyzer school student... and drinking... a lot.
And destroying... a lot.
1) Defuser and Parthenon are
believed to be the strongest.
2) Whip-Snap tends to overreact when under pressure.
3) Hygena consistently underperforms in missions.
4) Over half of you think that Whip-Snap is the least heroic.
Whip-Snap doesn't want to let her
team down. Hyper-Strike tells Whip-Snap that he was the one that
said that she was the weakest link. Whip-Snap appears to be
accepting of that.
Time for an elimination.
Parthenon shrieked... Stan is
concerned that he doesn't know what's going on in his inner
heroics. Hygena faced her fears, but her own fears hindered her
ability to complete the task again. Stan was impressed about
Hyper-Strike owning up to Whip-Snap's remark. Whip-Snap was
gracious at the restaurant, but she continues to buckle under
the pressure. The Defuser ... doesn't hold alcohol too well AND
gave out articles of his uniform are weapons, not souvenirs for
Coming forward and in danger of
elimination: Defuser... Whip-Snap... and Hygena.
Defuser says that he is learning
from his errors. Hygena says she feels like a hero after the
last mission. She is very appreciative of that. Whip-Snap
realizes that by always doubting herself, she hasn't stepped up
to the plate. But she deserves to be here.
Leaving tonight... is Whip-Snap.
Stan couldn't ignore the difficulty she's been having since day
one, but he respects her for what she's done up to this point.
"I don't look at it as a blow. It's just life. I look at it as
something that has given me confidence."
Somewhere in the city meanwhile,
Dr. Dark looks to have created an exact clone of Stan from the
DNA on his pencil...
This is not good...
To be continued...