During a time of dangerously high temperatures and severe drought, the only glimmer of relief comes in the form of native fruit found floating in an undrinkable pool. It might be toxic. Before the fruit can be properly tested, Debbie the Bloop and Dr. Smith help themselves to it. Dr. Smith believes the Robinsons left it out deliberately for him to find and poison himself with it. Thinking he'll soon die by their treachery, he enacts revenge by taking the last working fuel cell to their water reclamation unit, leaving them to slowly die of thirst while he himself wanders off to die alone. As it turns out, the fruit isn't poisonous but it isn't harmless either, having a monstrous effect on all who eat it. Written by
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The fruit is supposedly responsible for making both Debbie and Doctor Smith grow to three times their normal size, but no explanation is given for the source of the additional body mass nor the fact that Smith's clothes appear to have expanded as well. See more
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