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CLEOPATRA 2525

MAUSER'S DAY OUT


EPISODE NO. 18
Season 2, episode 04
Series 204
1st release: 10-30-00
2nd release:
Production number: V1218
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 01-31-01


REGULAR CAST, GUEST CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
AIRING AND RATING INFORMATION
SYNOPSIS by Sally Dye


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

GUEST CAST
Judy McIntosh (Cara)
Mark Rounthwaite (Betrayer)

CREDITS
Written by Chris Black
Directed by Rick Jacobson

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

When Sarge attempts to reprogram Mauser, he turns back to his old Betrayer form.

Mauser reverts to his old betrayer form when Sarge attempts to reprogram him to meet her needs.

AIRING AND RATING INFORMATION
1st RELEASE: 10/30/00
An AA average of 2.0
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SYNOPSIS:

This synopsis is by Sally Dye .

Teaser

Sarge, dressed in seductive clothing, dims the lights in the lab and arranges herself in an alluring pose just as Mauser enters. He is concerned with the dimness, thinking there is a problem with the power units. Sarge has him sit and sits on his lap. Mauser asks if he is interpreting the situation correctly by assuming Sarge is participating in a seduction ritual. Sarge confirms this assumption. He cautions that he is not programmed for sexual activity, but Sarge says she can fix that "frustrating little gap" in his program and reaches for a small computer chip on the table. She says the chip will bypass the moral inhibitions that have been locked into his matrix. She asks Mauser's permission to insert the chip, and he says she may proceed. She inserts the chip into the back of his neck, saying that he might feel a slight tingle behind his eyes. Mauser stands and turns to face her, saying, "The tingling's not behind my eyes." They kiss passionately. Suddenly Mauser pushes Sarge against the wall and starts strangling her. His eyes glow red and begin firing laser blasts. Sarge avoids the blasts and hides behind a panel, just as Cleo and Hel enter. Sarge yells that Mauser has gone crazy. Hel tries the command to shut Mauser down, but it doesn't work. Mauser runs out of the lab and disappears down the shaft. Cleo: "Did we miss anything important?" Hel just looks accusingly at Sarge.

Act I

They manage to put out the fires. Sarge says she must have gotten some wires crossed when she tried to reprogram Mauser, but, after all, he is just a tool, like their defense gauntlets, and she will find him and fix it. Cleo is indignant, saying Mauser is not a toaster, he's a member of their team. Hel says Mauser was originally programmed to kill people.

Mauser is falling down the shaft. He lands on a secure level and takes out some guards who try to stop him.

Voice contacts Hel and directs them to the correct level. They find the doors smashed and the guards unconscious. Hel says Mauser must have reverted to his original mission. Cleo asks if anyone knows what that mission was. Hel looks grim. She asks Voice if Mauser knows Voice's location. Voice replies that he does, and he's headed her way. They realize that Mauser is going after Voice.

A woman whom we assume to be Voice is at a command console (we only see her from behind). Mauser enters the area and turns into a betrayer robot. The guards' gauntlet fire just bounces off him. Hel, Sarge and Cleo arrive just as Mauser knocks out the guards and changes back to humanlike form. Hel again commands him to stand down, but he ignores her. Voice says to destroy him. Cleo begs Mauser to listen, but he just turns away. Sarge fires, but Hel deflects her aim. Mauser disappears down the passageway. Hel says if Mauser has to be terminated, she'll be the one to do it.

The woman at the console is still tracking Mauser. She knows he is close. She turns in her chair to face the door and we see that she is a beautiful woman. Mauser breaks in the door and enters the room. He advances toward her just as Hel, Sarge and Cleo arrive. The woman stands and faces them all. Cleo: "Hel, is that....?" Hel: "Voice?"

Act II

Voice asks Hel over her transmitter what their status is. The woman is looking at Mauser and says in a bewildered voice, "Edward? Darling?" Cleo is bemused: "Voice and Mauser are an item?" Hel tells them that the woman is not Voice. Mauser identifies the woman as his wife, Cara. Mauser says that the neural bypass Sarge gave him reactivated his core memories. Sarge: "Memories of being a betrayer?" Mauser says yes, but before that, too. He apologizes to Sarge for trying to kill her. Cara says she knows what a betrayer robot is and that she had feared the worst when Mauser had disappeared 12 years ago. She says she also knows something about cybernetic programming. She reaches out to touch Mauser's face, when suddenly a laser blast strikes Mauser. Another betrayer enters the room, firing at all of them. Hel tells Cleo to get Cara to safety. Hel and Sarge take on the betrayer, but he knocks both of them down. Mauser recovers from the laser blast, and his arms turn into betrayer weapons. He turns to fire at Cleo and Cara, but Cleo puts up her shield. The other betrayer comes up behind Mauser and says to finish the mission and lead them to Voice. They leave together before Hel and Sarge can stop them.

Hel says the Bailey network must have picked up Mauser's reactivated signal. Voice says that Mauser must be destroyed. Sarge gets a fix on Mauser's location. They set out to find him, but Hel tells Cara that she will do what she can to bring him back to her.

They find Mauser and the other betrayer blasting the door that apparently leads to Voice's sanctuary. Hel says for Sarge to take the other betrayer and she will take Mauser. Sarge says no, that Mauser is a member of their team, right? Cleo nods happily. Before Hel can stop her, Sarge steps out and confronts Mauser. He blasts her, but her shield holds. She talks to him, asking if he remembers Hel and Cleo. Mauser keeps blasting, weakening Sarge's shield. Voice tells Hel that Sarge's shield is gone -- one more blast will kill her, and Hel must shoot Mauser now. Cleo begs for just a few more seconds. Sarge reminds Mauser of Cara. The other betrayer finally blasts through the door. Sarge keeps talking, expecting Mauser to blast her at any moment, but Mauser suddenly turns his weapons on the other betrayer. Together, Hel, Sarge and Mauser take out the other betrayer. Sarge apologizes to Mauser for "messing with his head." She says she didn't have the right -- he's not a toaster. Mauser: "What's a toaster?"

Hel, Sarge and Cleo go into Voice's sanctuary. It is full of blinking holograms of people and places, but Voice is nowhere to be seen. Hel picks up a small hologram projector and takes it with her.

Mauser remembers the life he and Cara had. They had tended the power reactors and had planned to have children someday. Cara says that she had searched everywhere for him when he disappeared, but that now she has another family, with two sons who will take over the reactors someday. Mauser says for her not to be sorry. They embrace.

As they leave, Hel activates the small hologram projector. It shows a woman with a man embracing her. The man is Creegan.








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