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26 Jan. 1991
A World Below Us
Gi and Ma-Ti investigate polluted areas of water, suspecting Sly Sludge is pouring garbage and sewage there, and Ma-Ti is pained from hearing many cries for help underwater. Gi goes down to examine pollution levels, and is attacked by Sludge's robotic octopus, losing her oxygen-tank and consciousness. She's rescued by Pontus, a resident of the secret underwater city Oceanus, and discovers that the protective dome around it is leaking from the contaminants. The civilization's Council forbids her leaving to bring the other Planeteers back to help, and the others, ...
2 Feb. 1991
Plunder Dam
Looten Plunder dams off an African village's river and offers the people electricity to improve services the river once provided, and some luxuries. The Planeteers realize that this means severe loss of fish-life and animals becoming wild with thirst, especially since Plunder had Argos Bleak block the water he didn't dam up. They convince Chief Morla, but not his people, not to do business with him. Shortly after they arrive, an elephant-stampede convince the villagers to reject his technology, but Plunder still hands out the electric bill for everything he's given ...
9 Feb. 1991
Meltdown Syndrome
Duke Nukem enters a nuclear power plant with a radiation-leak while the manager is seeing reporters instead of repairing it. He breaks into the machinery and prepares to trigger a meltdown to give himself strength. The Planeteers arrive to stop him, but Dr. Borzon mistakes them for more reporters and locks them in a cramped room full of radiation where their rings don't work. They need Captain Planet to prevent Nukem's creating a worldwide fallout, but first must save themselves and regain their powers.
16 Feb. 1991
Smog Hog
Hoggish Greedly steals a factory to mass-produce horribly polluting vehicles. But the resulting smog goes so far out of control, that eventually Greedly himself has to ask Captain Planet for help in order to save his son's life.
23 Feb. 1991
Polluting by Computer
Sly Sludge, Dr. Blight and her computer, MAL, hack into the government's computer system to falsify the Planeteers' records and clean Sly Sludge's background check as he appears to be a committed environmentalist.
2 Mar. 1991
Don't Drink the Water
Looten Plunder, Verminous Skumm, Hoggish Greedly, and Dr. Blight team up to dump contaminants in the water-supply for many cities so they can get rich off of selling Plunder's clean water at high prices. The Planeteers go to see what is causing such pollution, and investigate the water and the polluters' operation. Gi and Wheeler are captured while entering the headquarters, so Captain Planet is summoned to get them out and stop the business. But the other three are attacked with the large supply of powerful pollutants, and though he shields them, it proves a major ...
9 Mar. 1991
Kwame's Crisis
Sly Sludge is dumping trash on an unsuspecting town, but no one cares, which causes Kwame to lose hope in humanity, and therefore his ability to summon Captain Planet. It's up to one little girl to restore Kwame's faith and save the day.
13 Apr. 1991
Ozone Hole
Duke Nukem enters Antarctica with stolen factory-equipment, fridges, and ACs to cause chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to enlarge the hole in the ozone so he will get the radioactivity he needs to survive. The Planeteers arrive to prevent Earth from suffering for good, but when Linka, Kwame, and Gi are trapped by Nukem, they have to deal with the cold weather and his radiation at the same time, so have to think fast to get out in time to save the planet.
20 Apr. 1991
The Ultimate Pollution
Two Middle Eastern village leaders have declared war on one another, despite their sons' friendship and pleas for peace, when an arms-dealer claims that each will attack the other and sells them weapons. The Planeteers, like the children, are aware of the needlessness of the fighting, and the loss of life, destruction of the land, and suffering for both peoples it will ultimately bring. But they learn that Looten Plunder is the one selling weapons, and suddenly not only have to convince the chiefs to end combat, but also have to make sure Plunder doesn't stop them ...
27 Apr. 1991
Population Bomb
Captain Planet prevents part of a wall breaking and falling on a crowded street in an overpopulated city. Back on Hope Island, the Planeteers learn that the world is very overpopulated and some countries try to slow it down. Wheeler, annoyed at the idea of anyone recommending how many children to have, goes out windsurfing despite an approaching storm. He's blown off-course and is washed up on an island with a miniature city. The inhabitants, genetically-effected mice with human characteristics including overpopulation and its resulting polluted land, capture Wheeler ...
4 May 1991
Mission to Save Earth: Part 1
Looten Plunder, Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem, and Sly Sludge team up to defeat the Planeteers by getting powers similar to the ones they have from their rings. Sludge and Skumm send a fake distress-call from an island, then shoot sleeping-gas over the Geocruiser so it crash-lands and they can steal the Planeteers' rings. Before they can take the Planeteers prisoner as well, though, they find the "deserted" island actually has a soldier's radar-station on it, and he orders them to leave. Blight contacts Commander Clash, posing as a soldier claiming that the ...
11 May 1991
Mission to Save Earth: Part 2
The Planeteers learn Commander Clash's radar station he releases Ma-Ti and Gi from was set up during the Cold War, which he doesn't know ended. He is depressed and doubts he has any purpose when he learns the truth, but when Captain Pollution arrives to attack the leaving Planeteers, he manages to beat him back, at their advice, by spraying him with uncontaminated water. They tell Clash that Captain Pollution and his creators will return, but can't convince him that his help is necessary to defeat them. While the villains help Pollution regain his strength, the ...
18 May 1991
Two Futures: Part 1
Hoggish Greedly prepares to enter Dr. Blight's time pool to travel back to the 1950s where he can profit through development as much as he pleases without having to worry about environmental policies. The Planeteers track down their cave in Greenland, and though Captain Planet slows down Greedly and Rigger, Wheeler's pursuit of them near the pool separates him from the others when a sound-wave machine causes an ice-fall. Cap is weakened by radiation and must depart, and the others can't see an easy way to get through the blockade. Bitter about being trapped in a ...
25 May 1991
Two Futures: Part 2
Wheeler gets his wish to see how those who were once his fellow Planeteers are living, but discovers life really has changed for the worse without him as part of their team. Gi lives alone on her island trying to rescue the last few fish species from extinction, angry with humanity in general since too few became Planeteers and the group failed. Kwame feels forced into, and accepting of, a position of constant battle to defend the few trees he alone planted from land-developers, thinking since nobody helped him before he can't possibly undo damage on a global scale. ...
1 Jun. 1991
Heat Wave
Dr. Blight attempts to destroy Hope Island by turning it into a huge greenhouse surrounded by a force field. Gaia and the Planeteers are trapped inside the force field, and cannot summon Captain Planet. Will this be the end of them?
14 Sep. 1991
Mind Pollution
Using a drug called "Bliss" Verminous Skumm turns people into drug addict zombies. He even manages to trick Linka into taking the drug and becoming his slave. But without her the team cannot summon Captain Planet.
21 Sep. 1991
The Garbage Strikes
Dr. Helix, a scientist Gi is a fan of, appears to have found a solution for oil-spills by placing his invented substance in water where it absorbs the oil. Sly Sludge decides to get rich off of this so poses as an interested scientist then steals the formula before it's tested, offering to let it devour trash in France where garbage-collectors prove a problem by going on strike. It turns out that the substance grows after "eating" the garbage, turning into a type of blob with an appetite growing with its size. The Planeteers must stop it before its hunger-rampage ...
28 Sep. 1991
Domes of Doom
While Ma-Ti and Wheeler visit Ma-Ti's village in the Amazon, they learn a man called Baron Giftus promises to show the countries of the world a solution to Earth's air-pollution problem - though none of them realize it's a trick of Looten Plunder's. While Wheeler, who doubts his promise, stays behind, Ma-Ti goes to Washington DC with the gift of a headdress from his tribe - and learns of the man's true identity when he sees Argos Bleak and uses Heart to see through Plunder's disguise as Giftus, but he is captured and his ring is stolen so he can't contact the others. ...
5 Oct. 1991
Send in the Clones
On Moghal Island, Looten Plunder plans to open a factory and hires Dr. Blight to use her cloning-ray to give him many workers so he won't have to pay them much. The Planeteers don't know exactly what the two are planning as go to investigate, but after they arrive and meet an ambitious but unappreciated local girl named Leela, they're just in time to see her lazy brother Vico captured. Blight and Plunder didn't get to keep their first test-subject, a locust, to see how and what would happen when it clones, but use the ray on Vico anyway. The Planeteers and Leela get ...
12 Oct. 1991
The Predator
Gi tells Ma-Ti the shark he thought was attacking him during their swim on vacation was a plant-eater, but a Florida Keys local overhears and misunderstands part of their conversation and soon the town believes the beach is overrun by man-eating beasts. Argos Bleak takes advantage of the promises of a reward for someone who will keep the people safe by vowing to kill all sharks. Ma-Ti and Gi try to warn people that harming sharks will mean harming the environment when the animals they control become too populous, then attempt to stop Bleak's hunting, but they are ...
19 Oct. 1991
The Ark
The Planeteers are trying to save the tigers whose habitat is being destroyed by Greedly and Blight, when suddenly they are abducted by an alien who collects endangered animals.
26 Oct. 1991
Isle of Solar Energy
Professor Apollo invents a solar beam which can power anything, but Duke Nukem steals the beam and converts it into a deadly radiation ray to power himself. The Planeteers must stop Nukem before the ray destroys the island.
2 Nov. 1991
The Coral Killer
Hoggish Greedly introduces "dynamite-fishing" to the Philippines, since fishing by placing explosives in the water quickly kills fish...and is the perfect cover for him to dig in the coral reef their ocean ecosystem thrives on and steal and sell its remains. The Planeteers arrive to caution the locals to stop using explosives before the reef, and ultimately their way of life, is destroyed. They have trouble convincing Marcaria, a fisherman's wife, that any gains made will be overshadowed by the losses of sea-life and the length of time the reef would take to grow back...
9 Nov. 1991
The Big Clam-Up
In San Francisco, many are falling sick to poisonings of what look like various toxins and chemicals. The Planeteers go to investigate. Ma-Ti's obsession for old mystery novels makes him eager to prove how good a detective he is. However, none of them notice Verminous Skumm's presence when every place they examine is sabotaged and those they get information from sicken. Ma-Ti's distractions don't help the others learn everything soon enough to solve the problem, so they have him stay behind while they meet a talking mime who invites them to a restaurant at the Bay ...
16 Nov. 1991
An Inside Job
The Planeteers get shrunk to microscopic size and put into polluted water, which Kwame drinks. They battle hideous water-borne parasites in Kwame's body so that he can recover, and the Planeteers restore themselves to proper size.
23 Nov. 1991
The Fine Print
The Planeteers visit an organic farm to see how natural insect-repellents are used on crops, but Joe, a neighboring illiterate farmer too ashamed to admit he can't read, receives a job offer operating sprayers from Looten Plunder and Argos Bleak. Their machines are full of pesticide that not only kills the insects, but also other animals. This nearly causes a mass- poisoning when a cloud of it heads for the town. The Planeteers succeed in warning Angela, a schoolteacher, and her students, and Captain Planet removes the gas before leaving. The Planeteers decide to ...
30 Nov. 1991
Off Road Hog
While touring the desert, Ma-Ti is surprised how many animals live there - but is even more shocked to see that it's the spot Hoggish Greedly has chosen for his off-road racing, despite the threats his guide Josh says it gives to the animals there. Gaia reveals also that even small vehicles cause bad damage by unleashing much sand that will be eroded during a rain and prevent plants and animals from surviving. The other Planeteers join Ma-Ti and Josh to find Greedly already attacking, getting a young dirt-biker named Pete on his side by claiming there's nothing to ...
7 Dec. 1991
Trouble on the Half Shell
During a boating voyage, Hoggish Greedly and Verminous Skumm land on the Galapagos Islands after Greedly accidentally knocks a toxin over Skumm's rats, causing them to grow and mutate form. They find some endangered Galapagos tortoise eggs, and plan to use them for food. The Planeteers, sent by Gaia to a museum with a camera-operated robot called JASON which can explore anywhere, see the two poaching and fly out to stop it. They have to defeat Greedly, Skumm, and the mutant rats, and even Captain Planet has to get past their supply of toxins in order to help.

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