Chip is sitting with Lee, monitoring the Navy sub's speed test of a new
fuel. Chip is
wondering what Gant is doing as the sub's speed is up to 65 knots. Lee
concerned. As the sub's speed increases, Chip says the hull won't be
able to take
the stress. Lee says it might, but that the instrumentation isn't
calibrated for such
speed. Chip replies that means they'll be running blind and that maybe
can talk some sense into him. Lee sends him off to talk to Nelson.
Gant comes aboard boat to supervise more fuel tests. Is out of uniform
since he's under a
board of inquiry regarding his lost boat. Lee and Chip are at plotting
table where Lee gives
Chip the approx. coordinates and tells Chip to plot a course there at
flank speed as Gant and
Nelson will be searching via the Flying Sub. Chip is not impressed with
Lee tells Chip to get Riley ready for Flying Sub detail with Nelson and
Chip heads out of CR. Later reports to Nelson that FS is ready to
As Nelson (only partially seen 'cause this is when he gets sick), Riley
and Gant link up with
sub, underwater spider webs up the Flying Sub, trapping the men. Chip
and Lee are in Radio
Shack trying to make contact with the Admiral.
Spider wraps up FS and starts dragging it away. Meanwhile, back on
and Chip have no idea what's happening. They are at plotting table when
a contact which might be the FS. Chip says to activate the nose
They see the FS wrapped up in webbing. Chip says when they get back
he'll be the first one to apologize to Gant for doubting him.
Lee and Chip are in Radio Shack again, trying to reach FS as they see it
try to break free.
Chip says it's big trouble. Lee says with Gant they should have expected
it. Lee heads off to suit up with Ski and redshirt. Chip
supervises their suiting up and watches as they leave.
After divers free FS, Riley flies it back and reports to Morton about
Balter, the sub's exec. Chip has them take both men to Sick Bay.
Heads to Missile Room to check out returning divers. Asks
Ski where the skipper is. Is told that he's still out there with Gant.
Overhears Nelson and Crane on intercom.
Tells Nelson that the nose laser is ready to fire and is told to come
about for a nose shot. Orders laser fired, which injures the spider and
drives it away for the moment.
Helps the returned Crane out of gear, then heads back to
Back in CR, Ski calls Morton's attention to the obs. windows where they
see the spider
returning toward Seaview. Ski ask if they can make a run for it. Chip
replies that the
movement would catch its attention but it might ignore them if they stay
Spider doesn't listen and attacks Seaview. Rock 'n roll time!!!
Lee enters CR and joins Ski and Chip. Lee orders
Chip to prepare to fire a charge through the hull. Chip heads over to
plotting table mike. Orders the charge through the hull. It works!
Lee and Chip watch Gant head out in diving gear to
deal with spider using his explosive on a spear gun head. Explosion
rocks the boat, then they see Gant floating in front of the windows.