We’ve back at Ratooi headquarters, experiencing a moment of deja vu!
Laura makes her way through the maze of machines again, but this time she’s not alone.
When Izzy’s security system kicks in, Arnoch and Steele are alarmed, but Laura remains smugly cool. “It’s nothing,” she says, conveniently forgetting to tell them how she reacted last time.
We see an eerie bit of foreshadowing on one of the darkened game screens: Game Over.
As the bells and whistles continue, Steele asks Laura if she’s sure there’s nothing to worry about. “It’s just noise,” she assures him. “Trust me.”
“You first,” says Arnoch.
Laura leads them to Izzy’s office.
Arnoch brings up the rear. All seems normal and uneventful so far …
Oops! Arnoch’s day just got even worse! (And Izzy isn’t having a red-letter day himself.)
Arnoch’s hollering attracts the attention of Laura and Steele.
The timing is right; the movie and accompanying arcade came were released in 1982. Looks like the Ratooi gang are working on a cheap knock-off!
Laura and Steele race to the stricken
man men! “He’s trying to say something,” Steele shouts over the din.
“Let’s look for a switch!” Laura shouts back.
“Okay!” shouts Steele.
Arnoch doesn’t say anything. Neither does Izzy.
The detectives race to find a way to shut off the noise, offering a nice opportunity for another gratuitous butt shot! And look! There’s ANOTHER Tron-esque poster!
Bruce Boxleitner may be entitled to residuals from this episode! Meanwhile …
… Creepy Izzy is fading fast. And another Tron sighting!
“Never again, I swear,” Arnoch moans. Steele and Laura rush back to the suffering victim (and Izzy).
Izzy mouths his last word: “Toodle-loo.”
“That’s what I call shuffling off with class,” Steele comments.
FADE TO BLACK
Since this scene was so short, I’ll leave you with a YouTube video of a Japanese Tron dance. Because … why not? Feel free to comment on this scene, Izzy’s tragic death, Steele taut derriere or Tron. It’s all good!