Tweeg is overjoyed at a
chance to prove himself to Quellor, but picks a fight with
Bognostroclum when the latter insists that Tweeg swab the deck. Quellor breaks up the
quarrel and Tweeg offers to lure the Airship and the Crystals into
Quellor's clutches. Tweeg
invites the Trio over for a "tea party", which Teddy refuses.
The Anythings suggest they
try to trick M.A.V.O., so the Airship closes and changes course just
before it gets in range of the Eclipse.
Losing his patience, Quellor assumes command
and orders the Eclipse in hot pursuit.
Gimmick uses the heavy clouds as cover to
backtrack, but one of the M.A.V.O. pirates sees them escape. Meanwhile, Louie the
reporter captures the entire sequence on film.
As the Eclipse closes, the
pirates use a grappling hook to attach it to the Airship. With no place to run, the
Trio surrenders. Quellor's
men board the Ship. Teddy is thrown to the Eclipse and hides
the Crystals in the gaping mouth of the face on the front of the
M.A.V.O. ship. Eventually
the Airship is overrun and Gimmick and Grubby are brought aboard as
The Trio is brought before
Quellor who demands they surrender the Crystals.
When Teddy says they don't have them the
pirates search the Airship. The
Anythings spook the pirates into believing the Ship is haunted. Quellor orders the Ship
towed back to M.A.V.O. to be torn apart "board by board" in hopes of
finding the crystals hidden on it.
With the pirates gone, the Anythings find a
stray pirate sword to cut the tow line.
Meanwhile, the Trio continue
to refuse to surrender the Crystals and Teddy is made to walk the plank. When he's pushed off the
edge, Grubby drops a rope over the ship for Teddy to grab onto. Quellor orders his men to
haul Teddy up, but Teddy manages to cling to the hull of the Eclipse. When Teddy doesn’t come up
with the rope, Grubby and Gimmick presume him to be dead.
Finally, the Anythings find
a pair of binoculars. As
they peer over to the Eclipse they watch as Teddy slips off the side of
the ship and plummets toward the valley below.
TEDDY: Okay, Tweeg! We'll be right over the
party! Pour our tea!
Yeah—uh--and I’d like an extra helping of
TWEEG: Do we have extra
not really having a tea party, you dimwit!
TEDDY: You can't put a price on
the Crystals. They
represent riches of the spirit, and you want to use them for evil!
is one of the most exciting episodes of the entire series. It is essentially the
climax of the first half of the show, as M.A.V.O. poses a very real and
immediate threat to the Trio and the Crystals.
It is also the first time we deal with the
possibility of a character’s death, bringing a darkness to the series
that had not been there at the outset.
Finally, this episode kicks off the struggle
between good and evil that would keep the series going until the very
end. Quellor will
now pursue Teddy and the Crystals constantly for the remainder of the
episode features a great lesson of loyalty and friendship. Towards the end, Gimmick
is almost willing to tell Quellor where the Crystals are if he will
spare Teddy's life. Teddy
in turn, feels a great responsibility to the Crystals and to Grundo,
allowing himself to be captured and punished for his goodness.