ReBoot Episode 26 (3_03)
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Originally shown in the UK on 31-Jul-1997.
This summary courtesy of Keith Lawler in the UK.

Title credits

Written by
Dan Didio
Story by
Gavin Blair, Phil Mitchell, Ian Pearson
This is the third part of a four-part story: "To Mend And Defend"


As Megabyte plans the final onslaught against the Principal Office, Enzo and AndrAIa must fight alone again in the game cube to prove that Enzo is a true Guardian against all the propaganda that Cyrus is putting around. Meanwhile Dot and Mouse plan to stop Megabyte from coming any further and seal his fate.


The story opens James Bond style, a pre title sequence starting with a shot from a monocular of Santa Claus skiing down a snowy mountain, sack in hand. He passes a couple of snowmen standing watching beneath a snowy outcrop as Santa passes. They pursue We then are treated to a first person view of a pair of skis travelling downhill past nice little christmas trees and snowy ferns. One of the snowmen launches a snowball at Santa, who is constantly saying 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' as usual. Santa is hit square in the face by the projectile. The snowmen continue their pursuit as one of them announces, 'Cut him off AndrAIa'. We are in a game. Christmas style. AndrAIa jumps over an arch with stockings hanging from it as Santa and Enzo pass through. Then we get an overhead shot of the three figures and an approaching cliffs edge. Below the cliff is a quaint little snowy cottage. Enzo overtakes Santa travelling on his icicle and changes into a ice ramp, as the jolly fat fellow heads towards the edge. He looks stunned as he head over the ramp and into fresh air travelling dangerously towards the ground, he kicks off his skis, pulls a cord and a giant inflatable bauble opens up allowing the red suited guy to float gently towards the ground. Enzo scuppers his plans by launching an icicle which hits the bauble and bursts causing the gent to fall to a snowy death, ending the game, and straight into title sequence, Bond Style. Ho Ho Hoooooooooooooo!.

[Dot floats past camera, very closeup from head to toe. Whoah!]

[AndrAIa swims past left to right, backstroke then front]

{Created by Gavin Blair, John Grace, Phil Mitchell, Ian Pearson}

Fire!! [Frisket doggy paddles left to right]

See it burning in the skies, [Mouse slides left to right horizontally lying on her arm]

A deadly flame that nullifies, Will the city stand or fall? [Phong flails down the left of the screen as if sinking]

{Executive Producers: Mark Ralston Glenn Griffiths}

Fire!! [Enzo head/shoulder shot]

See it burning in his eyes, [Camera zooms to his left eye, a small flame is seen within]

Its the flame that never dies, burning brighter than them all..... [flaming paths break out]

Like a Fireball. [Flaming Reboot logo which explodes]

[Dot slinks up the screen on the left]

{Producer Ian Pearson}



{Written by Dan Didio}

{Story by Gavin Blair, Phil Mitchell, Ian Pearson}

[Enzo standing on one of Hexes masks]

Which fate is his master? [Camera slides up column of various of Hex's expressions]

Which path will he choose? [Happy and evil masks]

Success [Happy glides towards the camera] or disaster, [followed by evil]

To win or to loose, [Megabyte with Hack and Slash standing by each shoulder]

[Camera flys down Megabytes body, Enzo holding up one foot, Struggling]

Guardian, [Closeup of Enzos icon]

he's a hero to the end [Pullback to Enzo, Glitch flys by, Enzo dissapears]

[a tumbling shadow of Enzo rolls left to right] {


{Music by Robert Buckly}

{Lyrics by Blair, Buckley, Pearson}

His code: to mend and defend [falling Enzo away from the screen]

When evil stand to conquer all, [Enzo tumbles across the screen]

his only hope, [Enzo stands holding hands in air]

A Firewall. {F I R E W A L L}

[AndrAIa appears looking at the camera]

A Firewall [Mouse]

{Directed by James Boshier, Michaela Zabranska}

[Dot] a Firewall [Flames the Megabyte appears, T2 style, the flames reflecting off his face]

A Firewaaaaaaalll.

	[The voice is Jane Mortifee - a local Vancouver singer and
	stage actress.  She has recorded a couple of CD's I think,
	but I had no idea it was her as it doesn't sound anything 
	like her regular singing voice. She really laid it on thick
	for Firewall.
	(Jane's sister, Ann Mortifee, is a folk singer in Vancouver.)]

Game over. AndrAIa and Enzo celebrate their success and note what a stupid looking user, 'Ho! Ho! Ho! What sort of a catch phrase is that?' There is no recovery team to pick them both up, but Megabyte is here telling Enzo to deliver a message. Megabyte picks Enzo up by the throat and throws him to the ground, 'Now listen carefully, Boy!'

Back at the PO, the shield is up protecting its occupants but AndrAIa is explaining to the gathered crowd that Megabyte is going to make the rest of Mainframe suffer a lot. Enzo is downhearted, after his run in with Megabyte he is starting to believe that he's no guardian, and that he's only a delivery boy. AndrAIa points out that Megabyte could have deleted them both, she understands what propanganda is and they must fight. Enzo thinks its useless with the ABC's surrounding the building, Megabyte at the helm. All seems lost. 'I'm only glad that Bob hasn't seen this,' Mouse is trying to build up Enzo courage, it works, Bob wouldn't have stayed in the PO, a guardian would find a way to lock Megabyte up. An inverted firewall could work. Phong and Mouse have put a plan in Enzos mouth, and bolstered him up.

Meanwhile Hex is held in her stasis chamber by Megabyte at the medical facility. She is feeling weak, so Megabyte gives her a little shock to her collar, featured last episode. It is time. Prepare transportation for the chamber. Hex is lifted away.

Dot, Phong, Mouse and Enzo exit a lift into what looks like and underground laboratory. At the far end Mouse's craft stands ready for action. They are testing many items including laser retardant vests killing two binomes in the process, ejection seats, exploding toilets.

They are greeted by Hue Branch, who explains a device called a Sender which redirects energy from one source to another. They plan to redirect the PO sheild energy to surround a sector containing Megabyte. Then there is the signal for an incoming game cube.

Inside the game we see around a young childs bedroom, toys scattered around, a nice comfy bedspread. We hear Enzo disembodied voice. It's only when the camera pans around the room and zooms close to the floor that we realise both AndrAIa and Enzo are tiny. The user only has to exit this room to win. But what is to stop him? A toy snake rears up behind the two sprites. They duck as it passes. They are then greeted by a mob lead by Cyrus on his propaganda trail. Enzos only a kid, he's not guardian. Even a baby binome tosses a blue teddy at poor Enzo.

Mouse's ship is being reloaded with equipment and goodies including the senders. Dot warns Mouse to be careful, but Mouse assures Dot that they won't catch her.

Back in the game, Frisket appears. As a pink user mobile heads towards the group separating them. The game is on. AndrAIa and Enzo know Cyrus is working for Megabyte. Time to Reboot. AndrAIa gets ANOTHER motorcycle and Enzo get to be Bond. They tell Cyrus to Reboot, but he has never done it before, 'Beetroot!... erm, Reboot!' Cyrus gets stuck in a Dick Dastardly car with Frisket as Muttley along for the ride.

Mouse flys out of the shield and sits back for the ride as her ship starts launching the senders around the sector.

The race is on, dodging various items from darts balloons, a solid line of cop cars and wooden dinosaurs skeleton. A line AndrAIa jumps the traffic using the dinosaurs back as a ramp. The dino wrecks Cyrus's car tearing the tyre, and having a good chew. Cyrus cries for help.

Back at the PO, Hue is telling Phong and Dot that the Senders are on their first test run. Phong explains that if this doesn't work the shield energy will be transmitted to the senders and the PO will be defenceless. Hue just says 'Lets hope it works'

As the dino is chewing, Enzo distracts it, as Frisket grabs the tail and Enzo picks up Cyrus. The user has now got herself a pink jet, while AndrAIa is being chased by a Red Angle-poise lamp. Luxo Jnr. Enzo tells Cyrus that they need his help. Frisket has frightened the dinosaur and is running after it.

Outside Megabyte is preparing his troops and Hex for an attack.

As the user prepares to take off, with Cyrus at the controls of the car, Enzo jumps onto the wing via the ejector seat. Cyrus breaks in time to see a gyrocopter. On the wing Enzo has lost his gun which has somehow been replaced by the blue teddybear the baby threw at Enzo. He jams it in the flaps. Knocking Enzo off the plane towards the ground, past an Indian standing on a cupboard. He is miraculously picked up by Cyrus in the gyrocopter. As the plane crashes into a dart board. With screams of 'Heyelp! Heyelp!'. Game Over.

AndrAIa and Enzo are back and the binomes confidence in Enzo has returned making, Cyrus is the hero. Megabyte turns up and demands that he is taken away. But Frisket protects him. Mouses ship appears overhead dropping senders between the good guys and the bad. Dot requests Enzos command to activate the fire wall. 'Firewall' The power is transmitted to the senders encasing Megabyte and Hex in a single Sector. They take Cyrus with them. Hex laughs as Megabyte is now trapped, with Hack and Slash and the rest of his minions.


End Credits


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(See also the quotes for episode 313)

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