The Bionic Woman (1976–1978): Season 3, Episode 17 - Deadly Music - full transcript

Dr. Henry Klempt has isolated a frequency that makes sharks attack anything or anyone he wants. When Jaime Sommers joins a diving team that is deploying a submarine detection system, she becomes the first human test subject of this 'deadly music'.


That's it.

The deadly music that turns a shark
into a killer.

The sharks will attack
only the beeper.

ANTON: You just make sure the beeper is attached
to the other divers.


Klempt to the Mary Louise. Klempt to the Mary
Louise. Come in, Mary Louise.

FRANK: (OVER RADIO) - This is the Mary Louise.
Do you read me?

Poorly, Frank.
Try another channel.

How's this, Dr. Klempt?

That's better.
He's here, Frank.

His plane just arrived.
Is everything set there?

Yes, sir. The divers
are checking the cameras.

All we have to do is lower the transponder,
turn it on and hope it works.

Stand by, Frank.

Well, you certainly arrived quickly.

I would've sprouted wings if I had to.

You're looking good, Henry.

Well, if what you said
on the phone is true,

you're going to be a very rich man.

Yeah? How rich?

Have I ever cheated you before, Henry?

In all the years we've done business?

This is gonna cost you
a great deal, Anton.

I've succeeded where the greatest minds in
marine biology have failed.

That's why I stopped at the bank before
l went to the airport.

Are you pleased?



That's it.

That's the sound I finally isolated
and reproduced.


That's the sound that a shark can hear
underwater from miles away.

That's the sound,
the deadly music,

that turns a shark into a killer.


Where does that sound come from?

Everything on this earth
has sounds, Anton.

Vibrations. We just can't hear
all of them yet.

What you're listening to is the low frequency

that a weak or sick or injured fish
gives off.

Look, Henry...

It's in the range of 25 to 100 Hertz
pulsed sounds.

Forgive me, Henry.
I don't want a lecture.

I just want to see it work.

All right?


All right.


Let's get started, Frank.

FRANK: Okay, Dr. Klempt.

We'll have a picture
in a few minutes.

Divers in the water.

Transponder down.

I'm turning on the tape
for the transponder now.

Here goes the underwater
TV camera.

Underwater camera switch on.


That works.

I mean, I can see that
the sharks are attracted,

but you said that sound
makes them attack, Henry.

It will.

But first,
it changes its behavior.

Before it attacks, the shark takes on
an aggressive posture.

It lowers its fins and arches its back.

This, just before the attack.

Oh, my word.

Great work, Henry.


That's exactly what I need...

For a shark to attack a specific person
in the water.

A person?


Don't, Henry. Please.

This is very important to me.

Now this is just a down payment
of what you'll get.


How much of a down payment?

Hmm. Oh,
let's say 50%.

Let's say this is just 10%.


Okay. Ten percent.

Ten percent.

But what I want is a device

that can be attached
to a diver's wetsuit.

A device that will give
off that same sound,

that same deadly music,

which will make a shark
attack that diver.

That'll take several days
and I'll have to make a test.


Two days at most you've got.


Okay. Two days.


It's for you, Anton.


Thank you.

This is Dasovic.

Ritter here.

So? What's going on?

I want out.

What? Look,
you've been paid.

Yeah. Yeah, I've been paid.
It's just...

Well, security's tightening up and I don't want to
risk getting caught.

Just a minute.

You can delay that dive
for two days, can't you?

You can't quit.
Just not now.

You can't pull a cat burglary on
a naval ship offshore,

and with those camera monitors,

how can you steal anything underwater?

Ritter, will you listen to me?

I've got a device

and the means to help us steal the O.S.I.
sub-detecting device.

You're dreaming.

Sharks, Ritter.

I've got a device that makes
them attack the other divers.

I've been diving for a long time now,

and if there's one thing I know,
sharks are unpredictable.

And now you're telling me you can control 'em?
Come on, Dasovic.

No, what I'm telling you is that I'm gonna be
in San Pedro in two days

and you delay that dive
and just be there.

Okay, I've gotta see this shark control device
you're talking about.


I know. I know, Max.
There's gotta be...

There's gotta be some
dog food here somewhere.

I can't believe that I let it run out.




Looks like I did. I'm sorry, Max.
I can go to the store.

What's going on in that furry head
of yours?

Max, what are you doing with that book?
You can't read.



No. Absolutely not.

There will be no spaghetti marinara
for dinner tonight.

We had it two nights ago. I mean, once a week
is enough.

Especially because you're a dog,
that's much too much anyway.

Besides, we don't have any anchovies.

OSCAR: Jaime?
- Yeah. We're up here.


Hi, babe. How are you?

Hi. I'm okay.

Good to see you.
Well, Max, hello there.

Yeah. Max is trying to get me to cook spaghetti
marinara for dinner.

Jaime, we're in a lot of trouble.
I need your help.

All I need is anchovies.

And what I need is for you to start doing
some deep sea diving.

Oh, that's close. I could get some

You're gonna be trained
and briefed tonight.

Sit down.
And tomorrow morning.

Now, here's the setup.

Somebody is trying to prevent us from testing our
new submarine detector device.

One of the divers quit this morning because
of so-called accidents,

and the other two are about to.

Jaime, you're gonna be diving in several
hundred feet of water.

You're gonna have to be checked out
on your safety techniques.

Babe, we've gotta get these devices planted
and checked.

It's very important to us.

Oh, well, do you mind if...

And besides, if you, a beautiful,
frail young lady,

is ready to go down there
after what’s happened,

I'm counting on the men's macho to keep
them from backing out.

I thought, uh, chauvinism
was a thing of the past.

What do you say you pack a bag
and I'll take Max to the lab.

Wait a minute.

Okay, Max. Looks like it's a fast food
line for you today, kid.

You are gonna love it.

Don't give me any lip about this.

I'll give 'em to you
raw like Rocky has 'em.


Welcome aboard.

Thank you.


Hi. Oh, boy! (LAUGHING)
How are you?

You look great!

Thank you. You look pretty
good yourself.

Oh, and you know how many times I tried
to get a hold of you?

You just disappeared.

(STUTTERING) I took a job
that involves a lot of traveling, so I just...

I'm so glad to see you.

Oh, Oscar, this is Jed.

We met a couple of years ago
at a... At a Washington party,

and we just kind of danced all night.

And we drove down to Chesapeake Bay.

And then we sailed all day.

Yeah. Yeah.

Oh, and we drove to Annapolis.

Annapolis. We had dinner at this, uh, little
old inn and pewter plates.

That all sounds just marvelous, Commander.

Uh, my name is Oscar Goldman.

Oscar Goldman of O.S.I.?

That's right.

I have an appointment with my divers
aboard the ship.

Yes, sir!
Uh, but...

That's okay.
I'm with the O.S.I., too.

Wait, wait.

The message I got from CNO

was that Mr. Goldman was bringing a new
diver on board, but...

Right. That's me.
Well, that's her.


It's you?
Uh, the divers, Commander.

Yes, sir.

Right this way.
Ooh, it's good to see you!

I'm sorry, sir, I really didn't
know who you were.

It's quite all right.

The divers are in the conference room.
Watch your step.

This way.


this is Miss Jaime SOMMERS,
your new diver.


You're on your own.
I'll be on the bridge.

So, this foxy lady's
the new diver, huh?

It'll sure make those hours
in the decompression chamber just whiz by.

Yeah and just think,
this morning I was fixing

on takin' a quit on this jinxed project,
but, uh...

Might be kind of nice
to have her around.

There's only one little problem.

She doesn't look much like a diver
to me.

Well, just because she's prettier than you guys,
don't be misled.

She's had a lot of diving experience.

Oh, cut it out, will you? I bet she wouldn't know
the difference between a...

A PTC and a DDC.

A PTC is a Personnel
Transport Capsule.

A DDC is a Deck Decompression Chamber.
Anything else?

What kind of diving have you done?

Not much saturation diving, but I scuba dive
to 300 feet.

Okay, so you've crammed a lot of diving experience
into a couple of years,

but see, this gig’s jinxed.

A couple of guys have been hurt already
in practice runs.

And just yesterday,
a piece of equipment

that I checked myself,
broke down

and put another diver
in the hospital.

I know. I heard... I heard about
the accidents.

But I also heard about the bonus that we get
when the job was done, see.

Okay, pretty lady.
What would you do

if the umbilical from the PTC
to the ship broke?

Well, the PTC has enough oxygen in it to support
four men for four days.

It also has its own emergency batteries
that come on automatically.

Okay, I'll dive with you.

Yeah. We've got three towels.
Are you ready?

All right, gentlemen,
it's settled.

You'll sail for the moorings

as soon as the devices
are brought on board.

How 'bout a cup of coffee?

I drink tea.

Whatever you say, uh...

I'm Chet, and this ol' boy's Ritter.

Welcome aboard.

Thank you. Thank you.
See you.



The miniaturized transponder is on
and working, Dr. Klempt.

- Stand by, Frank.

It worked.

Tore the arm right off the dummy!


That's exactly what I need.



Just hold it!
Just a minute.


Who is it?

It's me, Dasovic.

Thought you were coming earlier.

The plane was delayed.
Is that all right, Ritter?

Here it is.

That's it?

This is what's gonna
make the sharks attack?

It's a modified depth gauge.

Transmits low frequency
sound vibrations,

is picked up, then broadcast
by this beeper.

Wait a minute.

Now, what happens if the sharks go crazy
and attack me?

I've seen it work.

Look, I've spent a lot of money
to see it perfected.

The sharks will attack
only the beeper.


You just make sure the beeper is attached
to the other divers,

because once the switch is thrown,

you can be as far away
as you want to.

Oh, by the way, the transmitter,

the range is over one mile.

Well, I still don't see how this is gonna get you
your sub-detecting device

and me my bonus.

The O.S.I: s protection is on the ship,
not on the ocean floor.

We just move right in, we pick them up,
and then we're on our way.

It won't hurt if you knock over the TV monitors
when the sharks attack, all right?

You know, Dasovic,

for the first time I can see this crazy
scheme of yours working.

That's great, Ritter.
I'm glad.

I have something else
for you to do for me.

The name of that new diver...


I had the pretty lady
checked out.

Seems like she's an agent for the O.S.I.

Yeah, I figured that.

I want her out of the way.

I'll make sure she doesn't dive.

I hope so.

This is the Personnel
Transport Capsule,

Watch your step.

Jed, why don't we just
set a course for Hawaii

and forget all about
this project. Okay?

Yes, you and the other divers will be lowered
in the capsule

to the ocean floor about 250 feet.

We could go to South Mexico.

As you descend...

Ole. As you descend, the capsule
will be pressurized

to correspond with the depth.

All right, we'll just, uh, cruise on up to San
Francisco for dinner, how's that?

Oh, and miss the cuisine
aboard my ship?

You must be out of your mind.

This ship is always connected to the capsule
by these cables.

They provide radio communication, emergency
oxygen, helium and...

And nitrogen, as well as the power for the lights
and the TV cameras,

and I really have no desire to go diving.

The water's much too cold.

Now, let's take a look at the monitoring and life
supply control systems,

and the decompression
chamber. Please...

Follow me, Miss SOMMERS.
This way. Thank you.

So when you and the other divers have completed
your undersea work,

you'll be brought back up in the capsule at the
rate of 15 feet per minute.

Oh, that's fascinating.

That's about the size of the computer brain
that runs this entire system.

Oh, really?


Now, if you'll follow me, I'll show you
the decompression chamber.

Another unique feature of this dive is this
two-way, underwater voice relay,

so that you can talk to each other
and the ship at all times.

The steel mounting rods
for the devices

are placed no closer than 10 feet and no
further apart than 12.

In position, they form a triangle
around this TV monitor.

The detector device once in position,

must be connected to their power packs
and clamped

to the steel rods in a horizontal position.

Once connected,

they are calibrated with this device.

Once calibrated,
they're operational.


Come in, Snow White.
This is Grumpy.

This is Snow White. What happened?
Did anything go wrong?

Uh, yeah. Somebody just tried to put me
on the injured list, too.

Are you all right?

Yeah, I'm all right.

Any ideas?

The divers are the only ones who have access
to the bridge I came from.

Grumpy, I'd like nothing better
than to send a helicopter

and get you out of there,

but we've gotta get those detectors planted
on the ocean floor.

Yeah, okay. I'm gone.

Yeah. How's it going?

Good. I speared a half a dozen fish
and the chumming has worked.

The sharks are circling down below.

Good deal. You better get
yourself some hot coffee. Okay.

The water looks cold.
It is.


Well, Ritter didn't get that 08! woman
on the ship.

Doesn't matter, though.

When she dives, the sharks are gonna
be more efficient.

I'm very thorough.

I don't understand why we had to
chum for sharks.

There must be hundreds
of them in these waters.

I have to make sure when the beeper
gives off the sound,

there're a lot of sharks nearby.

Jaime... Good luck.
Jed... Thank you.

Jed, I really enjoyed dinner last night,
as well as the conversation.

Well, we'll do it again sometime.

As soon as you've earned your keep.

Okay. It's a date.

Listen, if anything funky
happens down there...

Like what?

Uh, just...

If anything happens, please just don't bring
that capsule up,

until I say so, all right?

What are you worried about?


Of course.


The divers are aboard.

Have them check their gear again.

Divers, check your gear.

Repeat, divers, check your gear.

Checking gear.
Turn around.

Marsden's okay.

You next, Miss SOMMERS.

Miss SOMMERS' gear is okay.

Check me, will you?

Okay. Ritter's gear's
all right.

Seal the hatches.

Seal the hatches.

Hatch sealed.

Well, good luck to us all.

MAN: (OVER PA) - All hands prepare to lower
Personnel Transport Carrier.

Top deck line operators,

stand by.


This is Oscar Goldman speaking.

MAN: We just got word that the divers
are in the carrier

and about to be lowered
to the ocean bottom.

Good. I want a report
every 10 minutes, please.

Yes, sir.

MAN: (OVER PA) All stations
manned and ready.

Deck decompression chamber is on alert.

The PTC and divers are now in the water.

They're lowering the PTC.

PTC give any pressure reading?

A hundred and fifty feet.

Roger. Continue to relay information
every 50 feet.

How do the life support systems feel?

Fine. Everything's smooth down here.

Depth 200 feet. Everything's fine,

Good. Allow yourselves two minutes
before opening the hatch.

MARSDEN: Two hundred
and fifty feet.

The coordinates for the anchoring devices

are marked on steel plates on the ocean floor.

You may have to dig around
in the sand to find them.

JAIME: Okay, Jed. We copy.

JAIME: Oh, look over here. I found
one of the markers.

RITTER: I'll go get the steel rods.

Complete each device before moving on
to the next.

Roger, Kimball. We read you
loud and clear.

First detector's being calibrated.

We've located marker
number two, Kimball.

I'll try and find the last marker, Chet.

I'll have to go back
for the third rod.


JAIME: Jed, there's something wrong
with my earphones.

I'm... I'm getting some kind of a funny
feedback sound.

Jaime, you're coming through all right. Must be in
your circuit. We'll check it.

One detector working.
Two to go.

JAIME: So far so good.


JAIME: Marsden,
we got some sharks.

Where'd they come from?

I don't know, but let's not stick around
to ask. Come on.

JAIME: Elk River, come in.
- Marsden's been hit by a shark.

Jaime, how badly was he hit?

I'm going to him now, and I'll let you know
in just a second.

Chet! Chet,
are you okay?

Yeah. I think so, Jaime.

All right. Hang on.
I'm gonna check your gear.

Ritter, give us a hand, will you?

RITTER: I can't move. Two sharks are
circling around me.

Well, there's no blood
on your back, Chet.

The shark bit right through your air hose,
okay. I... I can't fix it.

But we can buddy breathe till I get you back
to the carrier, all right?

You've gotta get Marsden back into the capsule
before you're out of air.

How much time do they have left?

They're buddy breathing. At that depth,
they've got...

Two minutes and 40 seconds.

Jaime, you've got to get him there in two minutes.
Do you hear me?

JAIME: We're on our way, Jed.
Hang on, Chet.

Ritter, what's happening?

RITTER: One shark still circling around me.

I'm almost to the carrier.

JAIME: Stay put, Chet. I've gotta take care
of our friend here.


RITTER: I'm in the carrier,
Jaime. Now, where are you and Marsden?

You've got one minute,
20 seconds left, Jaime.

I don't get it.

Those sharks...

They should have attacked by now.

How are we gonna know
if they did or not?

When they bring the capsule
up in about 10 minutes or so,

with what's left of the divers,

that'll be the signal, Reese.

Thank you, Louise. This is Oscar Goldman


Was Jaime injured?

Thank God.

Now, how many detectors were put into place
before the sharks attacked?

All three detectors have to be connected.

No, we can't ask Jaime to do that. Not after
she's risked her life.

Let me know when they're all safe
aboard the Elk River.

I'll wait here.

You sure you're okay, Marsden?

Yeah, Kimball, I'm gonna live.

Ritter, you all right?

Never been better.


Yeah, I'm okay.

Still got that noise
in your earphones?

No. It's gone,
thank goodness.

Okay. Close the hatch,
we're bringing you up.

Well, now, wait a minute. We've still got one more
detector to set in place.

The word from Oscar Goldman
is negative on that.

Negative, Jaime, you hear me?

I'm game.
How about you, Ritter?

Yeah. She's right, Kimball.

Your system '5 worthless without that
third detector working.

Yeah, I'm game.

Okay. After you,
Mr. Ritter.

You okay?
Yeah, I'm good.

Help me with a fresh
tank, will you?

Easy does it.

Hold this for me, will you?

What's this?

Well, I think it's what's been
giving me an earache.

And I also think it's what makes us look
and sound like shark bait.


What do you know.

Don't leave without us, all right?

Don't worry. I won't.
Take it easy.

Jaime, don't do it.

It's too dangerous.

It's too late, Kimball.
She's already gone.


This one's all set to go, Jaime.

JAIME: And so are you, Ritter.

This time the sharks are going to be coming
in your direction.

RITTER: I don't know what
you're talking about.

To send out signals to the sharks,

you've gotta have a transmitter, right?

Where is it?

What's going on down there?

The only piece of extra gear you've got, Ritter,
is your depth gauge.

I think you've been down
here too long, SOMMERS.

Look, either you tell me who paid you to sabotage
this project,

or those sharks are gonna
get very friendly with you.


Another shark approaching, Ritter.
This is your last chance.

You're right. The transmitter,
it's inside the depth gauge.

Turn it off!

You still haven't told me
who paid you for this job.

It's Dasovic. Dasovic!
That's his name!

He's in a boat a few miles from here.
Turn it off!

Please! Turn it off!

Did you get all that, Jed?

You bet.

Jed, I think the transmitter
is shorting out.

Now the sharks are coming after me.


Jaime, you okay?

JAIME: Now, lam, yeah.

You sure you're okay?

Yeah, I'm okay.
I'm just a little scared.

Now you're scared?

I can afford to be scared now.

I've got the whole Navy
here to protect me.

Well, not the whole Navy, but the most
important part.

A very important part.

Jed, do you really think that those beepers
made those sharks attack?

I'm off this weekend.

I mean, I know that the OS! is gonna test 'em,

but I can't imagine them
being that reliable.

That's incredible.

You'll love San Diego. Mission Bay’s just as
beautiful as the Chesapeake.

Uh... Of course, uh, we
don't have Annapolis.

I'm still gonna have to go down next week and set
up those sub-detectors.

Oh, there's Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada,
you'll love it.

You know what I'd love?

I would love it if we could both talk about the
same thing at the same time.

Oh, yeah.


All right.

Now, about this weekend.
About this weekend.

About this weekend.