While Scott, Virgil and Alan are fighting a fire in an English mine, Chip stows away in Thunderbird 2's Pod. When they arrive back on Tracy Island the intruder alert goes off, and Jeff Tracy finds himself with a security hazard on his hands.
Safely Tucked up in BedEdit
Mr. Morrison puts his son to bed and tells him to settle down for the night. Chip is so excited about the rescue he looks out the window - and can see Thunderbird 2, its pod flap open, close by his house. After his dad sets off to help with the fire, Chip sneaks aboard the craft...
Saboteur on Board!Edit
As Thunderbird 2 reverses into its hangar, an alarm sounds: there's a saboteur on board! Jeff, Scott and Gordon stand by armed with hand guns while Virgil releases the pod and opens the flap. Over the tan Jeff warns the saboteur to come out or he will blast him out. To their surprise, the young Chip sticks his head around the corner of the pod entrance - and pleads with them not to shoot!
Thunderbird 1 is More ImportantEdit
Chip tells Virgil he wants to fly Thunderbird 1 as it's faster, and more important, than the other Thunderbirds. Virgil explains how the craft was instrumental in the rescue of Eddie Houseman (in End Of The Road), trapped in his explosives truck and balanced precariously on a mountain ledge.
Alan appears in the hangar and takes over looking after Chip.
Not so Involved?Edit
It's Alan's turn to look after Chip and he tells him all about the Sun Probe rescue, after Chip thinks Thunderbird 3 is not needed much on rescue missions.
Gosh, Thunderbird 1!Edit
Scott also hides nothing from young Chip and brags about the time he helped with the rescue of the passengers aboard the stricken Fireflash aircraft.
That Can't Happen Very Often...Edit
Finally, Chip gets to see Thunderbird 4, and thinks it's not used too much. Gordon, keen to impress the boy, tells him all about the rescue at the Allington Suspension Bridge, when he rescued the crew of the Martian Space Probe rocket, from the bottom of the river.
Jeff's Gonna go Berserk...Edit
Last of all, Jeff takes the boy into the lounge and shows him where and how he controls the rescues - to the astonishment of the rest of the family.
Any Bright Ideas?Edit
Jeff tells the boys that they must get Chip back to his home, and they need to prevent a security leak. And he's come up with an idea...
As Chip stowed away in England, almost directly the other side of the world from their base, instead of Chip being asleep at home, he's been awake - and very much awake - for a very long time...
Because, when it's night in England, it's daylight on Tracy Island - and so, they put Chip to bed. He sleeps like a log. His bed is then transferred to Thunderbird 2; and, at top speed, Scott and Virgil get him back to his home, and settled in his own room, before dawn breaks. When the boy wakes up in the morning, he thinks that the whole thing has been just a dream!
- By some strange coincidence, Chip is wearing a housecoat and pyjamas that are identical to the ones Brains had on in Atlantic Inferno, and the blanket used in Thunderbird 2 is exactly the same colour and design as in Chip's bedroom. Some other furnishings previously seen in John's quarters aboard Thunderbird 5 can also be identified.
- The puppet used to play Chip previously appeared as Bob Williams in Cry Wolf. It also puts in a cameo in Danger At Ocean Deep and The Duchess Assignment.
- The toy airplane Chip has in his room also appeared at London Airport in The Duchess Assignment. The model is a modified version of the Arrowhead Jet seen previously in the "Stingray" episode Rescue from the Skies.