The Battle, Part 1
Dr. Regis Blackgaard has finally opened Blackgaard's Castle. Whit and Eugene stop by for a visit and discover the place is the antithesis of Whit's End: noisy, rowdy, and full of unwholesome games. Blackgaard tries to dismiss all this with a "kids-will-be-kids" nonchalance. Soon Whit and Eugene have had enough, and they leave.
What they don't know is that the place is just a cover for Blackgaard and Richard Maxwell, who are trying to steal Whit's "Applesauce" computer program. They have a computer and modem of their own and log into Whit's computer, Mabel, causing "Applesauce" to wreak havoc on Whit's End. But they soon run into the password problem. Blackgaard tells Richard he must use Lucy to get more information about "Applesauce" from Whit. But Lucy overhears them and rushes off to tell Whit.
Meanwhile, Blackgaard has Richard use Mabel to produce a power surge in the Imagination Station. Richard reluctantly causes it to blow up right as Lucy rushes into the Station! Lucy is taken to the hospital. Because of her injuries, Whit must conduct an investigation. To do that, he decides to close down Whit's End.
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- Dr. Blackgaard said that children already have too much structure in their lives and should be given more freedom. Was he right?
- Why or why not?
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|Nicholas Adamsworth||Eugene Meltsner|
|Hal Cunningham||Dr. Farber|
|Mrs. Cunningham-Schultz||Dr. Farber|
- Oddly enough, the actor who played Richard Maxwell, Lucy's "crush" in these episodes, also played Lucy's father in #68: “Choices”.
- In the background of several scenes, sound effects from the video game Galaga can be heard.
- The episode features the first appearance of Regis Blackgaard's cat Sasha.
- The theme of the occult, previously dealt with in #24: “Gotcha!”, would later be dealt with more seriously in #788: “Between the Lines, Part 2”.
- Lucy Cunningham-Schultz's relationship with Richard Maxwell in this episode is similar to Emily Jones' relationship with Buck Oliver in The Green Ring Conspiracy.
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John Whittaker: Hey—instead of taking the bus, let's walk back to Whit's End. Whaddya say?
Eugene Meltsner: Are you sure, Mr. Whittaker? That's quite a distance for a man of your—
John Whittaker: Uh, careful, careful.
Eugene Meltsner: Uh... social position.