|The Deadly Dolls
Original Air date 10/1/1967
Multiple and his world famous puppets entertain the Seaview crew and officers
while they are in port.
The Puppets bear a striking resemblance to the Admiral, the Captain and the Exec. They go through a Punch and Judy routine lambasting each other with belaying pins until Multiple breaks it up.
The crew loves it, but when Crane remarks on how much the puppets look like them, Multiple shows them blank faced puppets and claims it's nothing but make-up.
Multiple has to leave the ship so the submarine can sail, but in the middle of escorting him out, Crane is called away.
Sharkey then finds puppets left behind in a storage locker. He calls the Exec to find out what to do.
They are about to send the puppets after Multiple when the Nelson one comes to life, Multiple comes in and Sharkey and Morton are put into a deep sleep and instantaneously transported to crew's quarters.
Multiple then makes the puppets life-size doubles of the crew and sends them off to the control room to take over the boat.
Crane returns to the control room not knowing his crew has been replaced. Seaview suddenly makes an uncontrolled dive and Crane can't get anyone to obey him.
Multiple appears with the Nelson puppet on his shoulder and tells Crane of their plan to take Seaview to their alien ship, which was damaged when it came through the atmosphere and now needs Seaview to become it's new "shell."
The Puppet crew advances menacingly on Crane, and Nelson throws in a smoke bomb from the stairwell, which allows Crane to escape capture, but not before he sees he has been replaced by a puppet as well.
Putting the crash doors in between themselves and the irate puppets Nelson decides to use the laser in The Flying Sub to destroy the alien craft but he will need Lee to help him break free again.
Crane leaves him to get ready and is ambushed by his puppet double in the armory. Lee grabs up a flame thrower and they wrestle for it, but Crane finally manages to get the upper hand and fry the puppet.
When Multiple arrives, Crane tells him he has killed the Captain and they go back to the control room, after the Morton puppet reports that Nelson has launched The Flying Sub and has attacked their ship.
Crane tricks Multiple into letting him throw a switch that sends a nuclear charge through Seaview's hull as she is about to be absorbed by the alien. Nelson needs Crane to throw another switch to break him free, but the puppets all jump on Crane and start beating him up.
Crane manages to break free, throw himself on the switch and receive a healthy shock while doing it. He falls to the deck, unconscious.
The Flying Sub breaks free, the charged Seaview blows up the alien ship and Multiple; the puppets wind up in a lifeless blank faced heap on the chart table.
The crew is released from their trance and they successfully revive Crane.
Then the Nelson Puppet stirs on the table and tells them it's too bad the puppets didn't take over.
Crane orders the puppets destroyed and Seaview sails for home.