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CLEOPATRA 2525

BABY BOOM


EPISODE NO. 16
Season 2, episode 02
Series 202
1st release: 10-09-00
2nd release:
Production number: V1220
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 10-11-00


REGULAR CAST, GUEST CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
SYNOPSIS by Sally Dye


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

GUEST CAST
David Telford
Ted Clarke
Clint Sharplin
Chris Easley

CREDITS
Written by Melissa Blake
Directed by John Laing

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.

TV GUIDE PROMO

Hel, Cleopatra and Sarge must save a programmed infant before he explodes like a bomb. TVGrid.

The Bailies program an infant to detonate in the Underground. ExciteTV

SYNOPSIS:

This synopsis is by Sally Dye .

Teaser

Sarge and Hel are relaxing in a tanning salon. Sarge adds a virtual reality fantasy to her session. She is surrounded by scantily clad surfer types on a tropical beach. Meanwhile at the bar in the salon, a fight breaks out between the bartender and a patron at the bar. Sarge: "Is that anything we need to get involved in?" Hel: "No, just a run-of-the-mill testosterone flare-up." They change their minds, though, when the fighters knock into their tanning loungers and dislodge Sarge's fantasy. They get up to intervene, but before they can get involved, the bartender knocks the other guy down the shaft. When they get back to their loungers, there is a baby lying in Sarge's lounger. Hel: "Tell me you ordered that." Sarge: "Very funny". They decide the baby must have belonged to the guy that was thrown down the shaft.

Cut to the guy, who is still falling, but suddenly morphs into a betrayer robot.

Act I

The falling betrayer hits a ledge in the shaft and its head is knocked off. The head is then caught by some underground scavengers, who decide to see what the head is made of. They hook it up to an analyzer, and look concerned at what the machine shows. They decide to go get Sluggo.

Back at the lab, Cleo is worried about her appearance. Mauser is not very reassuring. Cleo hears a baby crying and Hel and Sarge enter with the baby. Cleo is thrilled and wants to hold the baby. Hel asks Mauser to post a hologram on all the underground boards so they can find out where the baby belongs.

Cleo determines that the baby is a boy: "Someday you'll be showing that off every chance you get." Voice is not pleased that they have the baby. Sarge is irritated that the baby is crying, so Cleo sings "Rock a Bye, Baby", in a slightly off key manner. Sarge doesn't see this as an improvement, but the baby stops crying.

The underground scavengers have shown the betrayer head to Sluggo, the Jabba-like android from "Run, Cleo, Run." They now know about the baby and want to get their hands on him. Sluggo realizes that the team who have the baby are the same ones who gave him the big hole in his chest.

Hel admits that the baby is cute while he is sleeping. Cleo: "Do I hear somebody's biological clock ticking?" This is another Cleoism that Hel and Sarge find strange. They look around for the baby and see that he is playing with Sarge's gauntlet. He accidently fires it a couple of times before Sarge gets it away from him. Mauser comes to say that the child's guardians want to meet them at the tanning salon.

When they arrive there, two of the ugly underground mutants claim to be the guardians. Hel and company are suspicious, of course, and gauntlet fire breaks out between the two groups. Hel says the two are Gandarans -- deep level dwellers. Hel and Sarge begin targeting the solar panels from the tanning areas, because they know that the Gandarans can't stand light or heat. Sarge is then able to overpower one of them and he tells them that the baby is really a Bailey bomb.

Act II

The Gandaran says the betrayer head they found gave them the information about the baby. He tells them that Sluggo wants the baby because he can make a fortune with the bomb on the black market. Also, the only way to deactivate the bomb is to kill the baby. Mauser confirms that the baby has been injected with a cell that will detonate and says that they have about 8 minutes until the baby explodes. Voice tells Hel to take the baby to the surface so that the underground won't be damaged when he blows up, but Hel decides to get the betrayer head and use it to save the baby.

As they fly down the shaft, they are met by more Gandarans who are determined to get the baby. In the ensuing battle, Cleo drops the baby, who falls on down the shaft. Hel shoots a net under the baby, which springs him back up, and Sarge catches him. Mauser reports that three minutes remain to detonation.

They arrive at Sluggo's level. The Gandarans scatter when they see the baby. Sarge covers Sluggo while Hel accesses the machine that holds the info from the betrayer head. Mauser tells her to isolate the gene sequence in the baby to find the original cell. Sluggo manages to escape, but not before Sarge blows his arm off: "Just a little something to remember me by." Sluggo disappears, vowing to "get even with you, Blondie, just wait!" Mauser reports that one minute remains.

Hel finds the original cell just as the bartender from the tanning salon -- who happens to be a betrayer robot himself -- bursts in. Sarge fights him while Hel and Cleo place the baby in the machine. Sarge takes out the betrayer and the cell is removed with one second to go. The baby is safe. Mauser says that the baby's real parents are waiting back at the lab. The three take turns holding him and then start back up the shaft.








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