After discovering a lost WWII submarine a scuba diver has a violent seizure. His wife radios for help and Nelson and a friend respond. After giving resuscitation Nelson also has a seizure. Upon recovering Nelson is told that a nerve gas may be leaking from the submarine. He agrees to return to the submarine to verify the danger. Written by
"Sea Hunt" wasn't great television, but few episodes were out-and-out bad. This, unfortunately, is one of them. It's risible throughout, provoking almost constant laughter at the over-written dialog, technical errors, and the characters' seemingly foolish/careless/poorly-motivated/possibly illegal behavior.
The plot seems to have been "inspired" by "What can we do with a Japanese submarine full of nerve gas?", with the "drama" driven by "What dumb thing will someone do next?".
There's an overly long scene of Mike Nelson giving mouth-to-mouth to a male diver, and when Doctor Winnick smooths the unconscious Mike's hair, one wonders what he's thinking. When Mike asks the doctor "What's in this can?", you hope a spring snake will pop out. (It doesn't.)
Turning out a weekly TV show on a tight budget isn't easy. But there's no excuse for something this poor.
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