Dead Men's Doubloons
Seen briefly in background after first explosion.
Chip is directing their guest, Capt. Brent to the Missile Room and
goes over to check out minisub, making notes on his clipboard.
Captain Brent is intrigued by the minisub, asking
if it has limited range. Chip replies that it can go about 500 nautical
miles, then heads over to mike by the missile firing control panel to
inform Crane that the minisub is ready to go.
Capt.Brent asks about the minisub's top speed and
Chip replies that he's getting into classified information. Lee tells
Chip to hold the launch and sent out the divers first and that he'll be
right down. Chip tells Brent that they have work to do and that any more
questions should be directed towards the Admiral. Brent apologizes and
Chip heads towards divers, briefs them and sends out first team. While
Crane supervises the minisub, Chip, in background, continues helping
teams prep and go out hatch. Nice bit of background scene
work with the extras and Ski.
After we see Brent waylay diver, scene shifts back to Missile Room where
Chip is briefing team that will go over the place where other team was
lost. As last team enters lock, Chip orders the divers released and
checks the time via his watch, making a note on his clipboard.
Lee comes over to him and asks where Henderson is, Chip
hasn't seen him either.
Brent, dressed in borrowed gear climbs aboard minisub.
Later, Ski tells Morton that last diving team is back aboard with
nothing new to report. Morton tells him to secure the diving mission.
Ski says he'd like to make a request. Chip says 'go ahead' and Ski tells
him that the team that was lost were good buddies and, if there was any
sort of extra or special duties needed, he'd like to be involved. Chip
says we'd all like to and that he'll see what he can do. Gives Ski a
smile and a pat on the shoulder. Ski returns the smile and thanks him.
Chip is heard over intercom in Control Room asking Captain to report to
corridor B and that it's an emergency and urgent. Lee and Nelson leave
the Control Room only to find Chip supervising the crew taking the
unconscious Henderson to Sick Bay. He tells them how they found
Henderson but not his wetsuit.
Back in Control Room when minisub explodes shaking up Seaview. Passes on
command to rig for explosion. Rock 'n roll! Reports end of emergency
When Nelson gets call from Pentagon about Brent, Nelson waves Chip over
to take down the info. Looks over at Chip with look of wry disbelief at
the report from Pentagon. Nelson tells Chip the saying 'too little too
late' seemed appropriate. Chip responds that it's worse as Sparks
reports he's lost contact with the Flying Sub ten minutes ago and its
last position was close to where the minisub blew up. Nelson slams down
the mike he was holding and stalks off.
Nelson, having been told that Seaview cannot divert its mission, gets
even more ticked and hands over command to Chip with orders for Morton
to continue the mission checking out the defense system and cables. Chip
asks what he should tell the Pentagon if they ask for Nelson. Admiral
says, very forcefully, to tell him that he's left to treat an incurable
disease, Fleet Commander bullheadedness. As Nelson stomps up stairs,
Chip turns back to lean on plotting table, shaking head and pursing lips
as he exhales.