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Season 1, episode 12
Series 112
1st release: 05-01-00
2nd release:
Production number: 1211
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 11-16-00

SYNOPSIS by Sally Dye

Gina Torres (Hel)
Victoria Pratt (Sarge)
Jennifer Sky (Cleopatra)
Patrick Kake (Mauser)
Elizabeth Hawthorne (Voice)

Bruce Hopkins (Jake Lawson)
Eryn Wilson (Jerbo)

Written by Jessica Scott and Mike Wollaeger
Directed by T. J. Scott

Filmed in Auckland, New Zealand, by Renaissance Pictures in association with Studios USA. Executive producers Rob Tapert, SamRaimi, R. J. Stewart; co-executive producer, Eric Gruendemann; producer, Chris Black, Janine Dickins; co-producer, Mike McDonald,associate producer, Sam Clark; camera, Kevin Riley; editor, Cushla Dillon; music, JosephLoDuca; casting, Marie Adams, Beth Hymson-Ayer, Tracy Hampton.


The trio must prevent a plutonium supply from falling into the wrong hands and restore a force field.

Hel, Sarge and Cleo must prevent a supply of plutonium from getting into the wrong hands.


This synopsis is by Sally Dye .


Cleo gets her first gauntlet. She is pleased that it matches her outfit. She is disappointed, however, that it only has a shield protector and a heat sensor -- no laser weapon. Cleo likens it to a training bra and plans to paint flowers on it. Voice alerts the team that she is picking up a distress transmission. A man's voice comes over the speaker and identifies himself as Jake Lawson. Hel and Sarge recognize the name as a protector who is hired by different levels to fight for them. Sarge wants to go to his assistance. She explains that she fought Jake Lawson once when she was a member of the Black Watch and had tried to take Level 6. Hel is surprised that Sarge was a member of the Watch. Sarge says that Jake shot her and that's how she lost her kidney, but he didn't kill her when he had the chance. She seems to feel that she owes him.

They find a battle going on and join in. They finally find Jake Lawson and another guy, a techie named Jerbo (?), and ask what is going on. Jake points to a huge arsenal of nuclear material.

Act I

Cleo laments the fact that the "No Nukes is Good Nukes" campaign apparently failed. Jake says that the attackers are mercenaries who are out to get part of the arsenal. Jerbo takes Cleo's gauntlet to create a field to protect the arsenal. Jake is suspicious of the team, wondering if they are there for the nukes, too. Sarge keeps looking at Jake curiously, so Jake asks her, "Do I know you?" Sarge says no, but Cleo pipes up with, "But you shot her once." They realize they are outnumbered and must put up their shields. Cleo has to double up with Jerbo since she doesn't have her shield, and says if she'd realized it would come to this, she would have protested a lot harder.

Jake tells Sarge he is surprised that he didn't finish her off when he shot her because it usually wasn't his style to be generous. Sarge says he became a kind of role model for her after that because she heard he always fought for just causes and never shot anyone in the back. Jake says that's not true, that when the shot is there you take it regardless. Sarge and Jake team up to kill several of the mercenaries.

One of the mercenaries shoots part of the relay switch that is needed to start up the force field by remote control. Now the field must be turned on manually and whoever turns it on will be trapped there. Sarge volunteers to be the one, but Hel says no, she'll do it. Sarge says no, that Hel has Voice's transmitter and they need her. Cleo says she knows she is the expendable one and she should stay because all she needs to do is push a button.

Act II

They draw straws to see who stays. Jake draws the short straw. Sarge realizes that Jake rigged the draw. Jake says he is not as brave as she thinks. He says he lied before, that he did remember Sarge and he didn't kill her because he'd never seen anyone as beautiful and fearless. He says he had expected this to be his last mission anyway.

Jake says he'll cover them and tells them all to leave. Sarge kisses him goodbye. They all get out and Jake activates the force field.

Sarge tells Mauser and Jerbo to figure out a way to get Jake out of the field. They speculate that there might be a way to get there through a tunnel, but if that was the case, why didn't Jake tell them about it. Hel suspects that it was all part of Jake's plan to get the plutonium for himself.

Sarge goes in through the tunnel and confronts Jake. She tells Jake to walk away, that Jerbo will come in and fix the field. Jake says walking away is not an option, that he can trade the nukes for a whole level if he wants to. Jake goes for his weapon, but Sarge is too fast for him. She leaps over him and takes him out with a shot to the chest. As he lies dying, Jake says "You couldn't shoot me in the back." Sarge responds, "Just call me sentimental" and walks away.

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