Time for certainly one of the best underwater peril scenes from Flipper!
Damn, I wish this newer Flipper series would be released on Blu-ray, HD TV/streaming, or at least on DVD at some point, as the picture quality is rather bad.
But as this show is over 20 years old and isn’t well known…this might never happen 🙁
Nevertheless, I really like this scene as there are quite some interesting aspects to it!
(click to enlarge)
And here is the video:
Ok, the whole “rock floats down, slices her high-pressure air hose, but doesn’t hurt her at all” aspect is really, really weird and makes no sense.
But besides that realism aspect….it’s a pretty great scene!
First of all, these two are experienced divers in the show, it’s completely irresponsible that her dive buddy decides to leave her and surfaces without her.
Well, the scene dictates that she has to be alone down there as the mysterious guy couldn’t save the “frogwoman in distress” when the other one would be there to help her.
It’s a little odd that she doesn’t react to the other woman trying to contact her and that she seemingly isn’t much concerned that her air hose was ruptured and doesn’t react to it. But ok, maybe she was in shock by the whole development, so…..I guess that’s somehow understandable.
Lucky for her the mysterious guy shows up, yanks her mask off, and puts the octopus regulator into her mouth. Nice timing dude!
And yeah…. spoiler alert….he is a real human…. and not a product of her imagination.
Later in the episode, they have 2 short dive scenes together without action.
And by the way: “My air hose was ruptured!” …..that’s a real trigger sentence for me! 😆
Wanna know from which episode this scene is?
IMDB is all messed up on season 4 of this show.
But it should be season 4, episode 8, “Waterworld”
What do you think of these scenes?
Leave your comment below!
P.S.: BONUS snippet!
Too late I realized that the scene is continued on the boat after the starting credits, so check this out:
“Sure it wasn’t Sean Connery?” she asks smiling big time….
LOVE IT! 🙂