Jaime learns that a bionic prototype was applied to a German Sheppard six years earlier. Every defect that Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers have suffered from over the years, Maxamillion (whose bionics cost a million dollars) suffered from first. Now Max is acting lifeless and depressed and Rudy Wells is planning to put the dog down. So, Jaime takes it upon herself to prove Max still has the will to live.
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
The toddler's waving the colorful bouquet as the VW Beetle is rolling down the street "under gravity power alone" is obviously a humorous reference to the then-popular hippie-term "flower power" that was often emblazoned on the sides of VW vehicles, indicating the occupants' strong advocation of research into alternative/environmentally-responsible energy sources. See more
The shadows of roadside trees pass across Jaime's face to indicate that the truck has started to move, yet the sound of the transmission being engaged had just sounded an instant earlier, and the revving engine sound is heard a moment later (but again, this is heard AFTER the shadows pass across Jaime's face), so the truck supposedly had been stationary until then, and thus the tree-shadows should have been stationary, also. See more
Dr. Rudy Wells
[showing filmed footage of Maxamillion in action
Lab animals are a fact of life in research science, Jaime. It's thankless, it's sometimes inhumane, but necessary.
Max was critically injured in a chemical lab fire six years ago. A tragic story, but a happy ending. Rudy was testing his bionic prototype and Max was just the strong-willed animal that we were looking for.
[watching Maxamillion jump
Dr. Rudy Wells
It's a simple case of being in the right place at the right time.
Just like me.
Not quite, ...