Lost In Space “Trajectory”

Oh, you’ve really done it this time, Dr. Smith…

So, yeah, Victor The Bossman decides since there isn’t enough fuel for all the Jupiters, he’s gonna take his with his family and blast off before the planet explodes.  Sure, he says he’s only going for help, but it sure is convenient he chose himself and his own family to be the ones going for help.  Maureen tries explaining that the ships were set for Earth and don’t actually have enough fuel to get out of the atmosphere, but does the Bossman listen?  Nooooooo…

John has to go onboard and bust up a few things.

So, yeah, now everyone knows the planet isn’t going to be all that habitable soon, and there are some problems, and people are mad at Maureen for not saying anything, and Penny ends her relationship with Victor’s son so she doesn’t have a plotline anymore.  Why doesn’t anyone get mad at the mild-mannered Dr. Watanabe?  He’d figured out the planet was doomed on his own and also never said anything.  Sheesh.

But there is a plan, and part of it involves locking up Dr. Smith after Judy tells Maureen that Dr. Smith isn’t really Dr. Smith.  And that leads to Smith telling different lies to different people, and it may have worked in the past, but John and Maureen are currently reconciled, but Will?  Oh, Smith has the Robot’s head in her cell…

That doesn’t have anything to do with the new escape plan, but it comes back to bite people in the butt later.  Oh, you’ve really done it this time, Dr. Smith…

See, the new plan involves stripping one Jupiter of as much as they can, including life support, and navigating as much as possible from the ground.  Maureen can do that last part, but they need someone who can wake up quickly to do some stuff manually onboard.  That’d be John.  And Don, well, he points out that the ships can do things a little differently than expected, and a second person is needed, and he’s light enough and has a fast enough wake-up time…

He won’t do it.

Not really.

Nope.

Then Judy looks at him a certain way…

As it is, with Maureen guiding from the ground, John and Don take off and may actually be doing OK.  John just needs Maureen on the ground to guide him.

Bad news there.  Will let Smith out because the Robot could easily fly the ship.  Then Smith tied up Will and knocked out Maureen at a very critical time for John and Don.  Did Smith mean to knock her out at a time when John and Don really needed directions and the escape ship appears to explode in the upper atmosphere?  Probably not.

Oh, Dr. Smith has really done it this time…

tomk74

Defender of the faith, contributing writer, debonair man-about-town.

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